Music Video: Shugo Tokumaru "Katachi"

Music // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Stop-motion seems like it has been around and been done well for a long time now, but we still get a kick out of a really well done stop-motion animation. The music video for Shugo Tokumaru's Katachi features a long winding tale of stop-motion fun by directors Kijek/Adamski. It sort of crawls along, literally, and features a footballer, a wolf, a palm tree, an explosion, and people radiating positive vibes.

(notes on) biology

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 04, 2013
I was never a good doodler. I tried, but mainly I made attempts at recreating the Stussy and Mossimo signature logos when any class that wasn't English or History. So I get the doodling during Biology class routine, but I was never this good. Created by Danny Madden, Will Madden, and Jonathan Silva of Ornana Films, this short (notes on) biology, won an animation award at last year's SXSW.

An Animation from Rickard Bengtsson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
'I've been a big fan of music by the great composer Ludovico Einaudi for a long time. About 2 years ago I found this great, very different and mysterious track of his. After searching for it I couldn't find any info on it. Who are the people, where is it from? Which just made me even more interested and right after hearing it for the first time I knew I had to make an animation for it. It was a project that has always been in the back of  my mind and hasnt changed a whole lot since day 1.'  

An Animation by Rickard Bengtsson

Illustration // Tuesday, December 04, 2012
'I've been a big fan of music by the great composer Ludovico Einaudi for a long time. About 2 years ago I found this great, very different and mysterious track of his. After searching for it I couldn't find any info on it. Who are the people, where is it from? Which just made me even more interested and right after hearing it for the first time I knew I had to make an animation for it. It was a project that has always been in the back of  my mind and hasnt changed a whole lot since day 1.'  

Stop Motion: The Modern Dance by Rogier Wieland

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Video stills, to cardboard cutouts, to stop motion video. Although perhaps we may not have the biggest opinion on modern dance, or even the great critical eye, Rogier Wieland's work in this stop-motion is fantastic, and we can only assume time-intensive. Some of the scenes of waving arms must have taken days!

Stop Motion: Rot by Erica Luke

Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 03, 2012
We may have missed posting this on Halloween, but here on Juxtapoz.com, if you can create something that can sort of scare us, intrigue us, and make us watch 3 times in a row like Erica Luke just did, then we are going to post it 12 months out of the year. Watch this great stop-motion after the jump . . . 

S-Crew's Métamorphose Animation

Illustration // Friday, November 02, 2012
Just when we thought French hip hop was dead, we came across this great animated video made by a group of designers and visual artists named Les Marqueurs for the hip hop group S-Crew. They first filmed and later and rendered all members with a cartoon style, creating this banger of an illustrated animation. Trust me, I don't know French either, but its worth the visual appeal.  

The 3D Drawings by Ramon Bruin

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2012
A little something playful for your Friday workday. Ramon Bruin creates fun 3D drawings that he then interacts with and photographs to make it seem like he is incorporating himself into an animation. His technique is to create the works using airbrush methods. 

Animations by Lisette Berndt

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2012
Lisette Berndt (aka Thoka Maer) produces these charming, low-production animated gifs. The characters run through simple, funny gestures, trembling with each color pencil-scribbled frame. The tumblr she posts them too has a great name too: "it's no biggie."

Pardee's Picks: The Work of Stefan deCarlo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I happily paid my first visit to New York's MoCCA Festival earlier this year after hearing about it for years from artists and book publishers comparing it to San Francisco's APE (Alternative Press Expo). And amongst the 200 hundred or so artists, independent publishers, screen printers and eccentric literary folk, one person's art in particular stood out to me more than any other.

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