Japanther "Come Back Home" Stop Motion Video and Auction

Music // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Film makers Kirk Dianda recently collaborated with Amber B in making Japanther's latest stop-moton music video for "Come Back Home," and the animation cels from it are for sale on eBay—which ends Tuesday, May 2. All the art cel proceeds go to Mentalpod.com, a free podcast out of LA that deals with mental health, so click here to purchase original Japanther artwork used in production.

Inside by Slovenia's Rok Predin

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 22, 2012
Directed by Slovenian animator and director Rok Predin, "Inside" is a mesmerizing little video that was created through Trunk Animation studio using Cinema 4D and composited using After Effects. The animation's deceptively simple concept, peeling away the layers of objects to reveal a hidden and unexpected core, slowly builds a strange philosophical depth as its objects and revelations become more abstract and surreal.

PEZ: Magic Box in Harjuku, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 22, 2012
The universal language of this video, produced by Mountain Dew in Japan and involving a Magic Box event going on in Harajuku, Tokyo this weekend, is skateboarding and the artwork of former Juxtapoz featured artist, PEZ. The SF-based graffiti artist has his famed pyramids and color style animated for each skater to navigate around.

Evolution by Boolab

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 21, 2012
Boolab is a production house dedicated to motion graphics, animation (2D and 3D) and the development of other visual techniques, both traditional and cutting or bleeding edge, and this is a reminder of where we came from and where we are going. A simple, infectious piece of animated art.

The Big Winner

Illustration // Friday, April 20, 2012
Rubber House is an award- winning animation studio in Melbourne with a unique and wild style that draws from a broad range of experiences to provide hand-drawn animation and art direction for TV, film and interactivity. Their humorous short 'The Big Winner' is a perfect depiction of their awkward, witty humor and hand-illustrated style.

Drawings from the Hospital Bed

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
There is an obvious antsy, excitable amount of energy and roughness in this short, graphic, slightly insane animation put together with drawings Tim O’Hern made while stuck in a hospital bed. Sometimes being at the mercy of your health isn't necessarily a bad thing, though from the looks of it things can get kind of maddening. Get well soon!

Vampire Bash Animation

Illustration // Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Adorably witty little animation from António Silva who won 1st place in Greyscale Gorilla's 5 Second Project contest under the Monster Bash theme for the piece. 'My animation is a 5 second story about a little vampire that comes to life in paper and gets bashed with a poetic wooden stake - a pencil.' Awwww...

Sleeping Betty by Claude Cloutier

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 09, 2012
We just saw this video, Sleeping Betty, by Claude Cloutier, posted by the National Film Board of Canada. Drawn in India ink, this animation video sets the "Perrault classic in Claude Cloutier’s disjointed, anachronistic and playful universe."

Naked Unborn Child illustrated animation

Illustration // Thursday, April 05, 2012
'Naked Unborn Child' is an illustration animation by Benoit Guillaume created completley out of graphite and charcoal, in his signature raw, agressive style, narrating theabstracted storyline in which he has created. Benoit is an illustrator out of Paris, France.

Buried Treasure (1929)

Erotica // Monday, March 26, 2012
'Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure' or 'Pecker Island' is a pornographic animated cartoon, perhaps the first pornographic animation, made in the United States circa 1928 (1929, according to the Internet Movie Database), depicting the unlikely adventures of the perpetually aroused title character with a woman, a man, a donkey and a cow...

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