Music // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In this glorious interview, recorded on cassette tape in London in 1988, Chris Roberts interviews Tom Waits. Blank on Blank is one of our favorite PBS series and Tom Waits one of our favorite people, so naturally, we thouroughly enjoyed this.
In Session // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Alyce Tzue, a 2014 MFA graduate of the School of Animation & Visual Effects at Academy of Art University and currently studio director at San Francisco-based Smule, San Francisco-based developer of music apps. Her 3D animated film SOAR has been awarded a Student Academy Award and numerous additional awards.
Illustration // Tuesday, September 15, 2015
We’ve posted before on Jake Fried’s drawings and animations and are thrilled that he’s created a new animation. Fried created the animation using only ink and white out (though in the past he’s incorporated coffee, collage, and gouache). The piece, “Night Vision,” is a trippy journey through drawings lost and created. He employs a mix of abstract imagery and reflections of the natural landscape, the animation eventually blinking out into stars.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In this trippy animation, simplified nude humans swim and bounce around the screen, only to be remixed by apparent glitches in reality. Watch it. Mike Pelletier animated the piece with music by Robot Repair. Pelletier is originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada and now lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 10, 2015
Do yourself a favor and spend the next five minutes watching “Owl and Mouse,” a new stop-motion animated short created by NYU student Emma Noble and distributed by the PBS production, Film School Shorts. The craft behind her adorably endearing characters, and the simple, suspenseful story are enough to keep you riveted until you click “play again” (and again).
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
PBS just released the latest video in their fantastic Blank on Blank series of animated interviews from their archives. In the 1960s, Hunter S. Thompson spent more than a year living and drinking with members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club, riding up and down the California coast.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of all-time masters of visual comedy. Tony Zhou explores the evolution of his sensibilities as an artist.
Music // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Knxwledge's Hud Dreams has been on heavy rotation in the Jux office since it dropped earlier this year. The Stones Throw artist has collaborated with Joey Bada$$, Blu, Iman Omari, and more recently on one of our favorite tracks off Kenrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, "Momma." Today Knxwledge released this welcomingly psychedelic video for the tracks "Flyinglizrds" and "Shuremng," animated by Ruff Mercy (who did this RTJ video) with footage from Ross Harris. Watch and enjoy! Light green, lime green, avocado...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Because I still have the intense memories of seeing the original and always-will-be-the-best "Jurassic Park" in a movie theater, I probably will be a little disappointed by the new installment of the Park legacy that opens this Friday, "Jurassic World." But I will be there regardless. There is a ton of Jurassic stuff on the web right now, and we love this 8-bit, Nintendo vibe'd version of "Jurassic Park" that we watched this morning.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 08, 2015
Chinese animator Wong Ping has one of the most wonderfully bizarre imaginations we've encountered. Where his ideas come from we don't know, but we love his animations and always look forward to seeing more. This latest one, called "An Emo Nose," explores his loneliness after his nose tragically decides to leave him. As a result of his nose being gone he loses interest in any kind of social activity and actually starts to enjoy the loneliness as he observes the ugliness of people around him.