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.
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!
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...
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."
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.
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...
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
Regardless that this was made with LEGOs (and might we say, some wonderful beheading scenes here and great effects with the LEGO characters), somebody took a ton of time to create this stop-motion piece, The Duel. The director's note: All effects (incl. motion blur/explosions/wind/wood etc.) are in shot and were happening as the picture is taken."
Music // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Mark Whalen (featured in the January 2012 issue) had his signature characters featured in a brilliant animated music video for Autolux's track, "The Science of Imaginary Solutions." We are here to present a behind the scenes look at the making of Autolux's music video based on artwork of Mark Whalen, with direction by designer and animator, Thomas McMahan.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We all know the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, but lets just imagine if Little Red was a cold-blooded killer with a vendetta to be had? Directors Jorge Jaramillo and Carlo Guillot have reimagined the tale to include a horror story, full of pulsing drama and classic horror film gore. If you want to start your day off dark, now is your chance.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 18, 2012
This animated short circa 1982 titled Malice in Wonderland by Vince Collins takes you through a terrifying psychedelic adventure through morphing and shifting shapes that refer to op art as much as they do to grotesque distortions of bodily form. Roughly based on Lewis Carroll's Alice and Wonderland with characters like Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and the Chesire Cate making appearances, the film still seems to be in its own world of insanity.