Gary Baseman, Jan/Feb 2001

Vault // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
As we showed you earlier on the site today, Los Angeles-based Gary Baseman will be opening his first solo musuem survey this week at Skirball Cultural Center. In conjunction with the opening and our 10+ years  of covering Gary's work in the magazine, we look back on a classic article we had in the Jan/Feb 2001issue, #30, where Cleatus Broadus (yep, things were silly in 2001) catches up the "Dumb Luck" of Baseman. Congrats Gary on the museum show.... 

"Shave It": Animated short film by 3dar Studios

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 17, 2013
With the chaos of magazine deadlines upon us, we took a few minutes today to enjoy this nice animated short created by 3dar Studios, an American and Argentina-based animation studio. If we told you that this piece let's you follow a monkey into space and beyond, and that it was a true story, would you watch it? You should watch it. 

Everything I Can See From Here

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Directed by Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim for the London-based animation collective "The Line," this haunting and somber short animation possesses a narrative simplicity that is almost hypnotizing in its mysterious ambiance. The quality of the short's storytelling and visual artistry is all the more impressive considering that  "Everything I Can See From Here" was created with no budget over the course of two years during the filmmakers' evenings, weekends, and days off.

Libidinis

Erotica // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In this sweetly erotic short animation from Spanish filmmakers and sisters Rosa Peris and Mercedes Peris, a man and a woman strip themselves of their skin in an act of loving and sensual intimacy. "Libidinis" was produced by the research group Plastic Art Expression of Movement, Animation and Light-Kinetics at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and was specially made for the exhibition SKIN, which aimed to show human skin as a humanistic object of study.

Music Video: Iron and Wine "Joy" by Hayley Morris

Music // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Today, Iron and Wine has released a new LP, Ghost on Ghost, via Nonesuch Recoreds, and we have this great new animated video from Hayley Morris for the track "Joy" to show you. Colors transform, things grow, and there is fantastic treatment throughout by Morris and all the artists involved. Watch after the jump... 

Beautiful, Heartbreaking Animation from Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
We suggest you take 10 minutes out of your day to watch this beatifully animated short entitled Premiere Automne direct by Carlos De Darvalho & Aude Danset. The characters, Abel who lives in winter and Apolline who lives in summer unexpectedly meet, resulting in a rush of curiosity and then, complications and compromises.

'Jo Jo in the Stars,' an animated short by Studio AKA and Marc Craste

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 06, 2013
  JO JO IN THE STARS is an animated short directed by Marc Craste and produced by Studio AKA. The BAFTA winning debut film is a '12 minute story of love, self-sacrifice, and jealousy played out against a black and white world that is both nightmarish and hauntingly beautiful.'  

Animation: "Homemade Horse" by Mel Kadel & Jim Dirschberger

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
"You can use bed sheets to make a fort, or in this case, make them into a horse that will take you on an adventure." That is how Homemade Horse is described. We are just excited to see Mel Kadel's work in animated form, done with the tender editing and animating skills of Jim Dirschberger. Those words you will hear are from the pen of Andreas Trolf. Watch after the jump...

Riot: An 8-Bit Game Experience

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Tis the mood of the world, we guess? Director Leonard Menchiari has created an 8-bit game for your mobile device around the topic of Riots, hence the name, Riot Game. According to the PR for the game, in Riot, the player will experience both sides of a fight in which there is no such thing as "victory" or "defeat".

Night Videos

Illustration // Saturday, March 02, 2013
Night Videos is an incredibly bizarre, future-focused animation courtesy of Stockholm-based duo Kungen and Hertigen. Completed for MTV, their Night Videos are surreal slices of stunningly-animated, abstract visions of an otherworldly experience. I love everything about it though- from the harsh geometry of features, to the strange compositions and awkward fluidity. Enjoy x

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