A Kaleidoscope of Monsters, Animals and Other Strange Creatures

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 25, 2015
"Pandemonio" is animated kaleidoscope of monsters, animals and other strange creatures brought to life by the primitive and franzied pace of Zu's music. Each figure is made by overlapping felt circles. The animation is obtained by moving, resizing and painting every circle without deforming its perfect shape. Have fun!

Illustrations by Thomas Hedger

Illustration // Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Thomas Hedger is a UK artist, and his illustrative style could be described as the love child of Parra and Peter Max, but with a twist that is all his own, unique subjects, and a distinctly strong color sensibility. Check out his website for a page full of fun animations. 

Bill Plympton in Conversation with Matthew Modine

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 05, 2015
Bill Plympton needs no introduction. He has directed ten feature films, seven of them animated, and has received two Oscar nominations for his short films Your Face and Guard Dog. Plympton went first to his audience on Kickstarter to bring to life his latest animated project, Cheatin’, which opened in Los Angeles in August.

Hypnotizing Animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 03, 2015
We are diggin these hypnotizing, tripped-out animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong...

"California Inspires Me" Narrated by Mike Mills

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Director/artist Mike Mills (featured in our Beastie Boys issue) narrates this fantastic short animation by Brian Rea and Pablo Delcan, telling his creative journey and speaks on his influences in “California Inspires Me,” a Google Play x California Sunday Magazine video collaboration. 

EAGER by Allison Schulnik

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 23, 2015
We are going to take the advice of the filmmakers: "Turn up the volume, turn off the lights and make full screen. Allow a few minutes for film to load/buffer first before viewing so it won't play choppy. "Eager" is just a brilliant clay-mation and stop-motion creation from LA-based fine artist Allison Schulnik made in conjunction with a museum show at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT as well as a solo show at ZieherSmith NYC in early 2014.

Frame on Frame: The Hand-Drawn Animations of Jake Fried

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Jake Fried recently posted a new video. The artist creates his experimental animations by slowly adding countless layers to his illustrations. His materials include White-Out, coffee, ink, gouche, and paper. The Boston-based artist hand-drawn style and unpredictable stream-of-conciousness content are almost overwhelming...

Yukai Du's "Way Out" Animation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
‘Way out’, Yukai Du's MA graduation animation is inspired by ‘Alone Together’ by Sherry Turkle and a reflection of modern life in this digital age. The exaggerated contrast between emotionless citizens and characterized phones reveals our over-­‐dependence on virtual communication. A dramatic and extreme consequence shows a negative attitude, for which no one can escape the trend of technology that originally comes from the endless appetence of human beings.  

Shabazz Palaces "Forerunner Foray" by Chad Van Gaalen

Music // Friday, January 09, 2015
We've been fans of Shabazz Palaces for a while now and they've always done a fantastic job seeking out the best talent to do their music videos. Their latest is no exception. Directed by musician, animator, and label mate Chad VanGaalen, "Forerunner Foray" (off their latest album Le Majesty) is a surreal, psychedelic animated time-travelling, pizza-surfing adventure through space.

Best of 2014: These Fruits and Veggies All Faker Than Potato Head

Music // Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Butter Ya'Self is a new track featuring a banana (Nana Splits) and bread roll (ButterKrust) letting us know how much tastier they are. "We on a roll. Bitch, I am a roll. Getting hot and heavy in the oven like a casserole. Making bread. Shit, I'm made of bread. And these fruits and veggies all faker than Potato Head." You need to watch it.