Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 31, 2012
We were looking through the Oscar-nominated animated short films this morning, and came across this great one, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore. We were caught by it because it was inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books. That is a lot of interesting inspirations.
Illustration // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Slander from Trash Talk's Awake EP is a new piece of animation, Art Directed and illustrated by LA based artist Jay Howell and Directed and Animated by Jim Dirschberger. Partyyyyyy!!!
Illustration // Tuesday, January 17, 2012
'It’s almost a guarantee that every time Philly-based Anthony Francisco Schepperd creates a piece of animation, it’s going to be more incredible than the time before. I don’t know how he keeps topping himself, but the guy is a one-man animation monster. He delivers again with stunning drawn animation on “Two Against One,” a music video he co-directed with Chris Milk for Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi.'
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 14, 2012
We would like to thank the people who created this stop-motion, husband and wife team Sean and Lisa Ohlenkamp and their crew for making this incredibly time intensive piece, The Joy of Books. Filmed in Type bookstore in Toronto, we can only imagine how long just the stacking and restacking must have taken.
Erotica // Friday, January 13, 2012
I came across this hallucinogenic, twisted piece of animation called Malice in Wonderland, by Vince Collins back in 1982. It’s probably NSFW but don’t let that stop you. Creator Collins also has a MySpace with an entertaining account of his animation career thus far and links to more of his work.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 12, 2012
We try and catch a few animations during the week to keep up with who is making great work, and we just saw this short by ellusive French duo CRCR called, Les Chiens Isolés (Lonely Dogs). It is beautifully rendered, well-paced, well-sounddtracked, following two friends as they work on an isolated oil rig.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 11, 2012
You know it, we know it, everyone knows it; we love LEGO art. Atlanta-based filmmaker Walt Thompson just created this incredible and time-consuming stop motion of a marriage proposal. The best part?It documents the proposal and courtship of his girlfriend Nealey Dozier.
Illustration // Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A little reminder of one of the greatest hallucinogenic animated freak-outs in movie history, a clip from Beavis and Butthead Do America, from the ever talented creator Mike Judge. I'm glad to have these guys back on, somethings never die. Come to Butthead....
Music // Friday, January 06, 2012
Though it was released a year or two ago, the music video for the title track of Blockhead's album "The Music Scene", is one of the most incredibly illustrated animations that I have EVER seen. I recently came across it again, and if you have yet to witness this masterpiece by Anthony Schepperd, please do yourself a favor.
Illustration // Thursday, January 05, 2012
'This was my first (and last) traditional animation project. The one that almost killed me.... it all started on paper, with layouts and keyframes pencilled on a lightbox. This material was then scanned into photoshop. The photoshop frames were then brought into Illustrator, animated and the rest is Griddleville.' An animation by Ba Blackstock.