The Creepy Carrots Zone

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A bizarre animated video from illustrator Peter Brown, as he gives an inside look at the art he created for CREEPY CARROTS!, a picture book written by Aaron Reynolds, and published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. Remember how the Twilight Zone used to haunt my dreams?? Yeah, its kind of like that....

Belly: An Animation from Julia Pott

Illustration // Friday, August 17, 2012
In this trailer of 'Belly, illustrated and directed by Julia Pott Oscar, is coming of age, against his better judgment. In doing so he must experience the necessary evil of leaving something behind, but he can still feel it in the pit of his stomach.

The LEGO 80th Anniversary Animated Film

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
We love how this video starts, and how 17 minutes later, we love LEGO even more than we do everyday. You have probably seen this before, a LEGO brick, but the story of the now 80-year old brand is something we should all know. Especially when animated and made by the good people of LEGO themselves. 

Works of Frank Stockton

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
This isn't the first time we have shown the works of Frank Stockton, and it probably won't be the last: "My work evolved very quickly both during school and after I graduated... Since the unifying element in all of my work has been my drawing, it was only a matter of time until I found a way to add color that was exciting to me. After lots of experimentation..."

"Nostalgia" Featuring The Art of Shawn McKinney

Illustration // Saturday, August 04, 2012
Arbor Collective artist Shawn McKinney discusses his love of motorcycles, outlaw culture, and his skateboard collaboration with Kody Noble. This video is the second in a series of artist profile pieces to be released throughout 2012.

The 8-Bit Olympic Games

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Admit it, you have a little bit of Olympic fever? We are paying attention far more than expected, and perhaps because London provides a familiar backdrop, we don't mind archery at 3AM anymore. Artists are getting into the spirit, and each Olympics that pass is a new opportunity for the creative community to apply their taste and sensibility to various sports. Flikli has produced a nice 8-bot montage of the Olympics, getting us one step closer to watching Fencing.

Music Video: Liars "Brats" by Ian Cheng

Music // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
As we have stated on this site time and time again, the state of music videos, since the advent of this thing called the Internet, is in a quite strong place. Enter this fantastic new video by Ian Cheng for the band Liars (whose new album, WIXIW, is really quite good) and their new single, "Brats." An Elmer Fudd character, a Donnie Darko killer bunny rabbit, and an intense thunder dance beat make this a good wake-up call for your afternoon.

"Nest" by Michael Ruocco

Illustration // Friday, July 27, 2012
  'A little bird builds a nest... but has a bit of a problem.' Nest is a short but sweet animation by New York animator Michael Ruocco. Simplicity goes a long way.

The History of the World, Made with Paper and Fabric

Music // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Kevin Parry has taken on the daunting task of teaching us all about the History of the World, only he has decided it would be best to make an animation and make that animation out of paper and fabric. The animation is the basis for the music video of Kalle Mattson's "Thick As Thieves." When we get to the Jetsons-style future, that is when we are getting excited.

Animated Gifs by Mimi Leung

Illustration // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Check out these colorful & fun animated gifs brought to you from the hand of Mimi Leung. Mimi says of her work, "I dream up frenetic compositions and think of funny/gross things to draw using pen, paper and paint. Sometimes, I colour digitally in Photoshop but nothing beats using a fine brush to paint all the tiny details and leaving fine white lines between blocks of colour. I love the effect and find the whole process really satisfying."

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