I was pleased to be an artist in residence at the innovative desktop 3D printing company MakerBot Industries. Takeshi Murata was another artist in residence and he printed a mind-blowing 3D zoetrope recently on view at Frieze art fair in London. It was related to his wonderful I, Popeye animation.
My friend Cliff Evans creates amazing video installations using found imagery taken from the internet. Like moving Dadaist collages for modern times, the animations are subversive and also have a wonderfully subtle wit to them.
We love the animated video for the new single from Belgium-born Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist and producer, Gotye. He releases Easy Way Out on November 28, the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album, Making Mirrors.
Ned Wenlock is an animator, designer and illustrator from New Zealand. I found out about his work from his incredible Apache video. I just love the inventiveness and playfulness of his work, and the way he can get so much energy and emotion out of such simple and economical designs.
I fell in love with Superjail from episode one and I was worried that there might not be a season 2. But it’s back! It’s probably not safe for work, has endless super graphic violence (though cartoon), and sometimes it’s just plain wrong. If you crossed the HBO series Oz with a Bosch painting and a Trapper Keeper bursting with drawings of unicorns and dragons and robots, that would be kind of something like Superjail!
This video is amazing. I hope somebody does half the stuff they speak about. Regardless, the animation is flawless, and the way it follows the spoken word is so precise. It reminds me of an environmental version of that I Met The Walrus animation. I’ve been obsessed with issues related to sustainability since I was […]
Laurina Paperina loves contemporary art, especially contemporary artists. She loves them so much that she has several videos depicting ways in which she would kill them. Like Marina Abramovic dying from running into her lover several times naked, or Takashi Murakami being eaten by one of his flowers, or Damien Hirst being attacked by butterflies! Apparently you can love anybody to death.
This animation takes me all the way back to kindergarten, when this is all I knew how to draw. The creators, Lonut Negrila and Mihai Calota, make stick figures look cool with 57 stencils, three spray cans, eight nine volt batteries, three light sources, many nights, calculations, measurements and 5,313 pictures.
Social and political education has a history of oftenwise being dust-dry. The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) have set out to change this. They’ve come up with a video series called RSA Animate in which a talented illustrator draws images as a speaker presents a topic. These short videos are real thought provokers, they are both entertaining and educating at the same time, which I think is phenomenal.
Raising awareness for Aids in France, this gorgeous animation tells the story of a lonely doodle (in more ways than one!) and his plight to find friends amongst the graffiti on a bathroom wall. It’ll change the way you view public loos forever.