Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
PBS' Off the Book specials are fantastic short documentaries covering a wide-range of subjects, and new one recently aired and posted was "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art", talking about the wide-reaching impact the simple pixelated artform has had on the greater whole of contemporary culture, music, art, and memory. It has grown so far beyond Atari and Nintendo, with even the current E3 convention showcasing a nostalgia for the power of 8-bit.
Illustration // Saturday, June 02, 2012
Simon’s Cat is a charming, yet mischievous cat that lives with Simon. He made his first appearance online, in a film called 'Cat Man Do'. Since then he has also appeared in his own books, game and comic strip. Simon is an English animator who has a great interest in British wildlife, painting, the great outdoors and of course cats. He started animating at a very young age, and in real life owns 4 cats Jess, Maisy, Hugh and Teddy.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
There’s no question Chris Ware’s work appeals heavily to a desire for buy-able products of today that hearken back to a vintage period in American advertising. He is one of the top artists able to do something with those nostalgic aesthetics. His first forays into animation–for National Public Radio’s televised This American Life– work perfectly within the show’s context.
Illustration // Monday, May 28, 2012
There’s no question Chris Ware’s work appeals heavily to a desire for buy-able products of today that hearken back to a vintage period in American advertising. He is one of the top artists able to do something with those nostalgic aesthetics. His first forays into animation–for National Public Radio’s televised This American Life– work perfectly within the show’s context. Ware has a talent for observation done in his certain small, sad mode by bringing a certain aesthetic touch to a small story.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Topsafe London and ILoveDust combined efforts to animate this short video of Horfe’s quirky drawings. Excellent!
Illustration // Sunday, May 20, 2012
Benjamin Ducroz, is a Melbourne based artist, illustrator and motion designer who references the environment to find shapes, patterns and movements that inspire him to create the amazing, gorgeously abstract animation work that he does. While some of his work has an organic feel, they are also full of geometric tension- call it sacred geometry.
Illustration // Thursday, May 17, 2012
In this little expedition, an explorer adventures into an unknown world, yet it seems that he has been there before. 'Umbra' is a short animated film directed by Malcolm Sutherland in with music by Alison Melville and Ben Grossman, and foley by Leon Lo. Sound design by Malcolm Sutherland as well. This animation is all hand-drawn using a mix of pastels on paper and digital animation with Toonboom Studio and a wacom cintiq tablet.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We don't care if you are tired of cats on the web, because what Lee Hardcastle does is beyond just cats. He recreates films with claymation cats, violence and gore all included. His newest claymation is a remake of the 2011 Indonesian film, The Raid, an extremely violent movie directed by Gareth Evans. But we are here to talk about cats.
Illustration // Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Gino & The Garlic Myth is a creative collaboration between dutch artists Gino Hoiting and Daniel Roozendaal. This amazing animation, with its vintage Dadaist feel, perfectly expresses their preference in creating raw, analog imagery. The weird humor of their everyday lives plays a major role in the final product of the projects they complete together.
Illustration // Monday, May 14, 2012
Another transient day at the beach...... In this animated short Malcolm Sutherland lovingly pokes fun at the transient yet timeless life of the beach tourist. Animated ink on paper, made in 2007. Malcom is a filmmaker, animator and illustrator who is alive & well in Montreal, Quebec.