'Tom Waits for No One,' an Animated Short from 1979

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
We are celebrating our October 2013; Tom Waits issue in the office this month and begin with this short rotoscoped movie staring Tom from 1979. Produced and directed by John Lam, it was among the first music videos created specifically for the up and coming MTV market. Inspired by his performance at the Roxy in 1977, the short was unfortunately never released commercially and didn't see the light of day until the advent of YouTube. The combination of rotoscoping and pencil test used in the short was innovative at the time and helped Lamb win an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement. The production team also consisted of future animators for the Simpsons, Monster’s Inc. and Disney!

Terry Gilliam's Do It Yourself Animation Show

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
In this 1974 video, legendary movie director, screenwriter, animator, and Monty Python member, Terry Gilliam shows us how to create stop-motion animations. 

"Skhizein," A Short Animation About A Man who is 91cm From Himself

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 26, 2013
This short, charming animation by Jeremy Clapin follows the life of a man who is randomly struck by a giant meteor nobody else saw. Rather than kill him, it moved his physical form 91cm away from where it normally should be. We recommened taking a few minutes out of your day to watch this delightful story.

Aardman Animations' "The Dark Side Of The Moon" Trailer

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Aardman Animations has created animations for BBC Radio 2's radio drama celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of The Moon. A looped film that will complement the radio show online accompanies the 3 minute promotional film. The visuals they created are juxtaposed with dialogue and narration from the play. 

A Sexy Animation from Adams Carvalho

Erotica // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
This super sexy animation from Adams Carvalho also has a wonderfully charming tactile feel to it. By rotoscoping over film, Carvalho gives a cartoonish feel to this simple character as she performs a sexy little dance, allowing the hand of the artist to seep into the project. We love the simple use of white to demarcate the t-shirt and blackspots to create moments of shadow and depth. Though simple, this animation was sure to have taken a lot of work and effort, and we love the outcome in this lovely little homage to a lover.

Animation: Anete Melece's "The Kiosk"

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
We recommend taking a minute out of your morning to watch this trailer for a wonderful looking new animation by Anete Melece. "For years now, the kiosk has been Olga's little home simply because her sweet tooth and monotonous life has made her bigger than the exit. To distract herself, she reads travel magazines and dreams of being far away. An absurd incident starts the beginning of her journey." We are looking forward to the full feature!

Tyrus Wong "Water to Paper, Paint to Sky" @ Disney Family Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A kite springs from a flat dimension into billowing buoyancy, flight or failure, but always guided by aspiration. Tyrus Wong flew his first kite at age seven in 1917, designed his first in 1978, and at age 102 still has the world on a veritable string. Muralist, illustrator, calligrapher and sketch artist, Wong will be celebrated at the Walt Disney Family Museum show Water to Paper, Paint to Sky. The show opens August 15, 2013. Naturally, I had questions for the man who worked on both Bambi and The Wild Bunch.

Mike Pelletier's Haunting 3D Animations of Human Emotions

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
Mike Pelletier is an Amsterdam-based interative artist who explores 'quantified emotion' using a techology to monitor 'the relative state of human beings, most closely associated with facial recognition software. Watch the video and GIFs after the jump to see eerie computer generated bodies with devilish grins, twisted, and exploading angrily...'

Magritte as 8-Bit... SuperMagritte.

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
I think from time to time we can expose a little fun, Internet art on the site. So whoever is behind this Tumblr/Blog page dedicated to 8-bit Mario-izing Rene Magritte's famous surreal paintings, we say bravo. Mostly what this work does for us is wish we had a Nintendo in the office to play Super Mario Bros 2. That one was our favorite. 

Watch: "LSD ABC" by Laura Sicouri & Kadavre Exquis

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
A is for Abusurd Accident, B is for Boring, C is for Cruise, and D? Well, D is for Dim Sum. And you'll have to watch this wonderful little animation to find out what the rest of the LSD ABCs are. Hint: F is for Fantastic Forest.

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