"MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair" @ Walt Disney Family Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair, a comprehensive exhibition exploring the artistic process and development of one of Walt Disney’s most original, beloved, and influential designer and art directors, Mary Blair. From Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice and Wonderland, and the development of the visual identity of Disneyland (it's a small world, especially), Blair is one of the most iconic artists from the classic Disney era. 

The Works of Andy Rementer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 11, 2014
There is so much to show you about Andy Rementer, the cover artist of the brand new April 2014 Juxtapoz. We have loved his work for years, whether seeing it at Pick Me UP in London, or in various commercial avenues such as New York Magazine or the NY Times. His cartoon-insprired works, whether actually in cartoon-format or in fine art form, are colorful, unique characters that bring to mind some of the best in animation and comics. We are so happy to have him in the alumni of Juxtapoz cover artists.

"Loving Vincent," The 1st Feature-Length Painted Animation

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
The Oscar-winning studio BreakThru Films is working on a remarkable and groundbreaking animated film, "Loving Vincent," in which every frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas, the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted...

Going West by Andy Rementer and Margherita Urbani

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 18, 2014
What you are going to notice over the next few months is that we are huge fans of Andy Rementer, and the works he does with Margherita Urbani are just fantastic. This particular animation was a teaser for a comic story by Rementer and Urbani that was featured in Apartamento magazine #12.

Watch: "Beauty" Animates Hundreds of Years of Art History

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
A series of well-selected images from the tradition of pictorial beauty are appropriated by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro in this short video bringing to life frozen moments of art history through animation. In this interpretation by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, this beauty is brought back to the expressive force of gestures that he springs from the immobility of canvas, animating a sentiment lost to the fixedness masterpieces.

Allison Schulnik's Clay-Mations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
We are in awe of Allison Schulnik's latest animation. Her use of stop-motion oil painting and incredible clay-mation alongside a haunting soundtrack makes for yet another breathtaking short. 'Although a haunting sense of foreboding, discomfort and unease is palpable, a sense of understanding, compassion and hopefulness for her cast of characters is still evident...'

"The Simpsons" Honor Japanese animator/director, Hayao Miyazaki

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Crazy to think the venerable television mainstay "The Simpsons" is 25 years old, even though most of us on staff can't think of a time when the show wasn't part of global pop culture (pretty sure a few people on this staff actually never lived in a world of Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie, but we digress) In a recent episode of the show, the creators made a homage to Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, the man behind beloved animation films like Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Totoro.

Kilian Eng's Concept Art for 'Koyakatsi'

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
One of our favorite artists, Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng, seems to pump out incredible work faster than we can keep up with. One of his more recent projects has been the concept art for a "mind-bending action film" called Koyakatsi and directed by Ayoub Qanir.  

Brian Andrews Animates Animals with Human Skeletons

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
In this animation by artist Brian Andrews, animals with visible human skeletons are animated doing insect things. As our friend Skinner put it, the video is "CREEP LEVEL OMEGA." Titled Hominid, the video is an animated teaser based on the Hominid series of photo composites by the Andrews. 

"Le Muertre"

Illustration // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A beautiful blue-and-red cutout animation film that captures some fragment of the great enigma of life and death with wonderful poise. "Le Muertre" is a short film project directed by Tom Haugornat and Bruno Mangyoku, and this teaser makes us want so much more! Can't get enough 2D animation over here. Check it out.

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