This looks amazin’!!
Here’s a witty wee animation from David Shrigley whose work I have posted in the past. As with all his work it made me smile.
Hee hee. Check out his website here.
Sod Coca Cola’s “holidays are coming” advert it’s officially Christmas now that this classic Irn-Bru advert has appeared on the box.
I never grow tired of it.
Arcade Fire’s interactive video The Wilderness Downtown by Chris Milk is amazin’! The video, used in Google Chrome, is a combination of animation, video and google earth/ street view all shown in multiple windows in your screen. You write in where you grew up and then a personalised video of that area is generated. Half way through the song We Used To Wait a screen pops up asking you to draw or write a message on a postcard to the younger you that lived there. It makes a pretty sweet watch, (I am a bit of a geek for maps) if anything it’s a new way of looking at music videos which is always a good thing… Go do yours HERE!!
Below are some screen shots from my journey, the bottom image is my postcard…
I have been meaning to blog about short film Safari London by Rick Symonds and Roddy Macintyre for a while now. The film was shot for the 2009 International Bicycle Festival and was shown world-wide as part of the Urban Shorts program. Safari London is a time-lapse film showing the journey across the city from the cyclists perspective complete with a puncture change too!! Approximately 3500 stills were used from a Nikon D300 which was fixed to the bike with a home-made rig. The film was produced, shot and edited by Rick and Roddy and music from Operator.
Sit back and enjoy!
Here’s hoping the duo work together again at some point!
Watch Patrick Jean’s cool animation of New York getting taken over by Tetris, Donkey Kong, Pac Man and Pixels.
I want to pay homage to the beautiful work of StudioAKA, who have produced the new BBC Sport – 2010 Winter Olympics Animation in Vancouver. If you haven’t seen it or noticed it, shame on you (or you just have a life and don’t watch TV or live abroad) Watch the ad below and enjoy.
Directed by Marc Craste and Designed by John Klassen
Here’s a reminder of how good the BBC advert for the 2008 Beijing Olympics was.
Good job Beeb!
This is brilliant and highly recommend taking the 3 minute 10 seconds out of your busy life to enjoy this animation. Luxury knitwear Pringle commissioned David Shrigley to create a humorous animation about life behind-the-scenes at Pringle to celebrate the brands return to Milan Fashion Week. I love the voice over and all the subtle humour within the illustration.
Normally at this time of year I start to feel depressed that yet again a long, wet and windy winter is approaching us and I will not be going off to the mountains to have a season of snow, mountains, boarding and liver disease. So I will have to do a snow dance now in the hope the wee hills in Scotland get a decent dusting and I can look forward to a few days of button tow inner thigh agony, a scraped up board and 2 minutes of boarding from top to bottom, while dodging the mud and rocks… sounds great doesn’t it! Heee heee.
So when I came across freeboarding I was very intrigued…
Freeboarding is sold as Snowboarding all year long, any hill, any time, no lift ticket, no lift lines, no off season. Ohh but the snow, the goggle marks, the powder, the air… It’s not the same.
compromise Lixa! Yes, we can’t always live at the bottom of a mountain and if this is the deal then why not give it a shot. The freebord’s outside wheels act like the edge of a snowboard and the middle wheel looks like it takes your central balance from going heel to toe. Stopping is apparently exactly the same as you would do on snow and the Freebord combines both carving and sliding. Well Edinburgh is full of hills so why not give it a shot? Although it’s a possible alternative to the mountains it will never have the same kind of freedom as the mountains. All you folk planning your seasons now, enjoy not having to compromise anything.
Freeborders do tetris
I have blogged before about Origami and I’m always on the look out for paper sculptures and structures. Today I found this sweet wee animation by Makoto Yabuki called White Box and had to share it with you all. Enjoy.
This stool was made out of paper by Simone Pullens and she ensures that you can sit on the paper structure.
Yulia Brodskaya is a Russian Graphic Designer who practices in Textile Painting, Origami, Collage and more traditional fine art.
If you haven’t watched Makoto Yabuki’s White Box by the time you have got down here, scroll up and watch it now!!
Tuesday was the last day of the Edinburgh College of Art Degree show so after work I hauled myself over to Lauriston Place to have a quick wee look. I didn’t have time to see every department but here’s a few of the ones I saw…
Photos of some of the cards I picked up
Here are some other websites worth a look in,
www.catnelson.co.uk Drawing and Painting
www.edshek.com Graphic Designer
www.thompaynedesign.com Product Design
I received an email the other day from a guy I went to primary school with called Joe Richardson, with a link to his website that has animations and drawings (including some funny wee monster dolls). Its a quirky site with very amusing content, slightly sick and twisted sometimes but definitely worth a look. In some of the animation he uses collages either of pictures or painted images which are scanned in and animated using flash, I’m not going to pretend I know what I am talking about when it comes to flash so have a look for yourselves. I found ‘Lollies’ particularly entertaining.