Music // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Yo La Tengo is one of the last true American indie bands from the heyday of the 1990s that is still together, making excellent music and putting on a fantastic live show. They also have a bit of fun with their image, and recently had "Simpsons" writer Donick Cary direct an animated, bizarre video for the track "Ohm", with animation done by Sugarshack Animation. The video follows a classroom instructional on what Yo La Tengo is. And there seems to be psychedelics involved, but that is just a guess we have.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
We are excited for Mikey Please's latest short film Marilyn Myller!. Mikey is the man behind the wonderful The Eagleman Stag and TV on The Radio's Second Song video. Watch the trailer after the jump and get ready for a 6 minute stopmotion short featuring 'one zillion hand carved tiiny things, literally tens of carved foam puppets, two ey fulls of in-camera, long-exposure light trickery and a pair of dophins, smooching.'
Erotica // Monday, June 10, 2013
We hope you enjoy this infectiously joyous and sweetly naughty animation from filmmaker and mask designer Shishi Yamazaki. After entering the Department of Design at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Yamazaki began experimenting with rotoscope animation using hand drawn watercolor paintings for each animated cel. Additionally, in May of 2010, this superbly talented multi-disciplinary artist began working on her lifelong project: creating one face mask each and every day of the year for years to come.
Graffiti // Monday, June 03, 2013
Crazed and silent animation created by Horfe and Jonathan Djob Nkondo for the IMAGINARIUM Exhibition a few months back.
Music // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Queens of the Stone Age have been pumping the promotion of their new LP, ...Like Clockwork, all over the web over the past month, and we have been excited to see one of our favorite artists, Boneface, get the attention he deserves. The artist created the album cover artwork for QOTSA, and now has over 15 minutes of animation going along with Queens' new music. Epic.
Erotica // Monday, May 20, 2013
Here's a fun video to round out your Monday afternoon, and it might even inspire you to beat the heat and go skinny dipping. This series of animated walks and runs, created using Flash by German-born, London-based animator Felix Sputnik, is a simple yet impressive exercise in basic locomotive techniques, featuring various animated female models to demonstrate the physics of movement, including the sway and bounce of the naked body as it runs, walks, and skinny dips with gleeful abandon.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 20, 2013
For his MFA Computer Art Thesis at School of Visual Arts in NYC, Daniel Sierra explored and visualized "waveform patterns that evolve from the fundamental sine wave to more complex patterns, creating a mesmerizing audio-visual experience in which sight and sound work in unison to capture the viewer's attention." It sure worked on us. Watch the video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I flew on Virgin America on Monday, and their airplane/flight safety video is one of the better ones in the industry if you think a bit of irony and humor is good with your "danger, your seat can't float ,you will drown" scenario you face with while they serve you white wine and diet coke on your way to San Francisco. Tom Sachs, one of the more innovative and interesting big wig artists of the moment, created a safety video for luxury private jet company, VistaJet. Who says stop-motion and Barbie doesn't equate to feeling safe?
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present the exhibition Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole. On view from May 9 to November 3, 2013, the exhibition features some 40 works by Garcia alongside ten Alice in Wonderland concept paintings by Disney artist Mary Blair from the Museum’s collection. Organized by guest curator Tere Romo, the exhibition celebrates not only Garcia and Blair’s artistry across decades and artistic styles, but also the power of art to draw us into magical worlds that spark engagement and inspiration.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 02, 2013
We are now officially in Beastie Boys month in conjunction with our very special June 2013 issue, and we kick off the festivities with this fantastic animated treatment of a classic BB's interview from 1985. PBS' Digital Studios took the interview and put it through their "Blank on Blank" series, and the result is the Beastie Boys animated by Patrick Smith, saying things like "There's a way we talk and it includes profanity. We never figured we'd be arrested for it." Enjoy!