Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 02, 2013
We are now officially in Beastie Boys month in conjunction with our very special June 2013 issue, and we kick off the festivities with this fantastic animated treatment of a classic BB's interview from 1985. PBS' Digital Studios took the interview and put it through their "Blank on Blank" series, and the result is the Beastie Boys animated by Patrick Smith, saying things like "There's a way we talk and it includes profanity. We never figured we'd be arrested for it." Enjoy!
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
Lauren YS, who we have put on the site in the past, has captured some of her excellent Moleskine sketches via a stop-motion animation designed to showcase the work of numerous years into one single view. The pages themselves are changing chronicle of development, showing the sketches and how they have evolved over the years. Thank you to our Juxtapoz Latin America staff for the find.
Vault // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
As we showed you earlier on the site today, Los Angeles-based Gary Baseman will be opening his first solo musuem survey this week at Skirball Cultural Center. In conjunction with the opening and our 10+ years of covering Gary's work in the magazine, we look back on a classic article we had in the Jan/Feb 2001issue, #30, where Cleatus Broadus (yep, things were silly in 2001) catches up the "Dumb Luck" of Baseman. Congrats Gary on the museum show....
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 17, 2013
With the chaos of magazine deadlines upon us, we took a few minutes today to enjoy this nice animated short created by 3dar Studios, an American and Argentina-based animation studio. If we told you that this piece let's you follow a monkey into space and beyond, and that it was a true story, would you watch it? You should watch it.
Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Directed by Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim for the London-based animation collective "The Line," this haunting and somber short animation possesses a narrative simplicity that is almost hypnotizing in its mysterious ambiance. The quality of the short's storytelling and visual artistry is all the more impressive considering that "Everything I Can See From Here" was created with no budget over the course of two years during the filmmakers' evenings, weekends, and days off.
Erotica // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In this sweetly erotic short animation from Spanish filmmakers and sisters Rosa Peris and Mercedes Peris, a man and a woman strip themselves of their skin in an act of loving and sensual intimacy. "Libidinis" was produced by the research group Plastic Art Expression of Movement, Animation and Light-Kinetics at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and was specially made for the exhibition SKIN, which aimed to show human skin as a humanistic object of study.
Music // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Today, Iron and Wine has released a new LP, Ghost on Ghost, via Nonesuch Recoreds, and we have this great new animated video from Hayley Morris for the track "Joy" to show you. Colors transform, things grow, and there is fantastic treatment throughout by Morris and all the artists involved. Watch after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
We suggest you take 10 minutes out of your day to watch this beatifully animated short entitled Premiere Automne direct by Carlos De Darvalho & Aude Danset. The characters, Abel who lives in winter and Apolline who lives in summer unexpectedly meet, resulting in a rush of curiosity and then, complications and compromises.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 06, 2013
JO JO IN THE STARS is an animated short directed by Marc Craste and produced by Studio AKA. The BAFTA winning debut film is a '12 minute story of love, self-sacrifice, and jealousy played out against a black and white world that is both nightmarish and hauntingly beautiful.'
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
"You can use bed sheets to make a fort, or in this case, make them into a horse that will take you on an adventure." That is how Homemade Horse is described. We are just excited to see Mel Kadel's work in animated form, done with the tender editing and animating skills of Jim Dirschberger. Those words you will hear are from the pen of Andreas Trolf. Watch after the jump...