Studio Visit: Mark Whalen in Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 12, 2011
We went to hang out with Mark Whalen (aka Kill Pixie, the Australian graffiti writer turned graphic designer turned amazing painter) recently at his studio in Silver Lake as he was prepping up for his new show ANOMALY that  opened this past weekend at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles.

The Schwarzenegger Trilogy by Brainbowinc

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Schwarzenegger Trilogy is an animation video created by Brainbowinc design to be displayed at the Standard Hotel in downtown LA. What you see here is a hand-drawn 1600 frames cell animation with Highlighters used for color featuring 3 Arnold movies you probably have learned to love.

In Illustration: Luna by Thomas Knowler

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 23, 2011
'Luna' is a short story about space, romance, memory and progress, created a few years ago by Thomas Knowler. A nice illustrative video to start your morning...

An Animated Explanation of a Raptor

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 22, 2011
We can all agree that Jurassic Park is one of the great blockbuster/fantasy movies of our time, introducing the world to one of the great predators of all time, the raptor. ThisIsColossal found this great video that Tal Moskovich created as an infographic animation of Dr Alan Grant explaining the danger of the raptor.

Jamie Caliri for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 16, 2011
We know this is about a year old, but we really enjoy the work of director Jamie Caliri, and Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is a fantastic book. So Caliri doing an exploration of animation concepts for the upcoming, yet-to-be scheduled film seems appropriate to share.

Mobius: Stop-Motion Installation

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 13, 2011
That is a mouthful. This project, MÖBIUS, by Melbourne, Australia-based design and public art installation firm ENESS, seems simple enough: a lot of effects done on a computer to make the effect of objects moving in and around a city center. But this is one painstaking, deliberate, detailed piece of stop motion, public art.

On this date: August 11, 1991, Ren & Stimpy was born

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 11, 2011
Today, August 11, is the 20th anniversary of Nickelodeon airing of the groundbreaking cartoon, Ren & Stimpy. The show, created by John Kricfalusi and produced by Spumco, paved the way for so many shows today, including "South Park" and a lot of Adult Swin shows you see today. And basically every great dirty ass YouTube video owes something to Ren & Stimpy.

Two Animated Films by Georges Schwizgebel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Swiss animated film director Georges Schwizgebel is the man behind Jeu (2006) and The Man With No Shadow (2004), two great short animated films. Watch 'em!

"Dwellings": An Animation by Aaron Wendel

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 07, 2011
"Dwellings" is a great animation short created by Aaron Wendel back in 2010.  Wendel brings you two houses, or "dwellings" if you must, that are simultaneously destroying each other. The last sequence is especially pleasing.

Gulp: A Very Large Stop-Motion Animation Short

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 04, 2011
Who isn't a fan of some good stop-motion animation? Whether you are a fan of Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox or The Brother's Quay's Street of Crocodiles, almost everyone has a little place in their heart for some well-captured moving things. Gulp was released today by Aardman Animations and W + K.