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Enjoy this rather weird social distancing flipbook animation

Keep on doing your part by staying inside and keeping a safe distance from one another. For those who don’t have that option for whatever reason...thank you and stay safe #FlattenTheCuve #QuaratineLife— The Flippist (@TheFlippist) March 21, 2020 The Flippist presents "Social Distancing... A Flipbook," inspired by Kirsten Lepore's wonderful "Hi Stranger" (2017) and Juan Delcan's "Safety Match" (2020).
Tags: Art, Video, News, Weird, Illustration, Animation, Kirsten Lepore, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Flipbooks, Juan Delcan

10 Paintings by Edward Hopper, the Most Cinematic American Painter of All, Turned into Animated GIFs

The image of America is an image bound up with the movies. That even goes for America as represented in media other than film, suggesting a certain cinematic character in American life itself. No painter understood that character more thoroughly than Edward Hopper, an avid filmgoer who worked for a time creating movie posters. He even "storyboarded" his most famous 1942 Nighthawks, whose late-night diner remains the visual definition of U.S. urban alienation. And though Hopper's America also en...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, America, Animation, House, Ridley Scott, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, Terrence Malick, Hopper, Orbitz, Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, Facebook Twitter

Ordinary Batman Adventures: Artist Sarah Johnson Perfectly Animated The Ordinary Life Of Superhero

Illustrator and artist Sarah Johnson imagines the mundane, behind-the-scenes life of Batman. Scroll down to take a look at his side that we don’t usually get to see. More: Sarah Johnson... Source
Tags: Design, Animation, Cartoons, Batman, Superhero, Inspirations, Sarah Johnson

From 1929, a splendid experimental animation that imagines life's origins

Tusalava (1929) is a splended experimental animation by New Zealand avant-garde filmmaker and kinetic artist Len Lye. The original film featured a piano score by Jack Ellitt that has unfortunately been lost. (The video above has contemporary music by Andrew Pask who uploaded the film to YouTube.) From the Len Lye Foundation: The film imagines the beginnings of life on earth. Single-cell creatures evolve into more complex forms of life. Evolution leads to conflict, and two species fight for ...
Tags: Art, Video, News, Illustration, Animation, New Zealand, Lye, New Zealand Australia, Len Lye, Andrew Pask, Experimental film, Avant-garde Film, Jack Ellitt, Australia Tusalava

Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of ‘Peanuts’ with Mondo’s “It’s An Art Show, Charlie Brown”

Next year marks the 70th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz‘s beloved comic strip Peanuts, featuring that lovable, inexplicably eccentric and stressed out boy named Charlie Brown. To celebrate this milestone anniversary a little early, Mondo is hosting “It’s an Art Show, Charlie Brown,” which is an art gallery show that will be full of iconic panels from the original comic strip that have been turned into screenprinted posters for fans to purchase. Here’s the official description of the Mondo P...
Tags: Art, Movies, Events, Peanuts, Animation, Charlie Brown, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Austin TX, Lady Lazarus, Charles M. Schulz, Charles Schulz, Comic Book/Superhero, Mondo Gallery, Jon Smith, Guadalupe St

The airships of Hayao Miyazaki's wonderful films

Film editor Andrew Saladino of the Royal Ocean Film Society analyzes the exquisitely engineered airships in the films of Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki's father owned an airplane factory during World War II and thus it's no surprise that Miyazaki would pay close attention to the design and cinematic use of airships in his movies.
Tags: Video, Design, Movies, News, Film, Filmmaking, Animation, Airplanes, Cartoons, Flights, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Andrew Saladino, Hayao Miyazaki Miyazaki, Royal Ocean Film Society

Cool Stuff: Mark Englert’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Prints Watch Over NYC

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse blew us away last year. From the fun dimension-hopping story to the stunning comic book-inspired visuals, the movie was outstanding from top to bottom. Now that some time has gone by, pop culture artists are really digging into the movie to deliver their own artwork inspired by Miles Morales and all of his Spider-Friends from other dimensions. This week’s New York Comic-Con has plenty of new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse offerings, but artist Mark Englert i...
Tags: Art, Movies, Spider-Man, Animation, Sony, Cool Stuff, Mark Englert, Miles, Spider Gwen, Miles Morales, New York Comic Con, Comic Book/Superhero, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mark Englert Spider Man

Ezra Furman: Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone

Another catchy number from musician Ezra Furman, “Calm Down” (aka “I Should Not Be Alone”) clocks in at 2:22 and doesn’t dip in its dramatic delivery at any point. The animated video, directed by Beth Jeans Houghton, swirls comic book color into the mix. After a milestone year for the songwriter, 2019 will see the release of his latest album, Twelve Nudes, out 30 August …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Animation, Beth Jeans Houghton, Listenup, New Music, Ezra Furman, Animated Videos

Mac Demarco: Here Comes The Cowboy

Sparse and repetitive, though tender and altogether pretty, “Here Comes The Cowboy,” the first track off Mac Demarco’s album of the same name, ambles along, lulling the listener. The track’s sole lyrics, “Here comes the cowboy,” are repeated a dozen or so times, but viewers lose count when entranced by the song’s music video. Cole Kush directed and animated the absurdist visuals, wherein a misfit …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Western, Culture, Animation, 3D, Listenup, Mac Demarco, New Music, Animated, Cole Kush, Here Comes The Cowboy

Cool Stuff: Pixar is Stunning in Mark Chilcott’s Gorgeous Prints for ‘WALL-E, ‘The Incredibles’ & More

Even though there are plenty of pop culture prints paying tribute to sci-fi and fantasy favorites from every decade, it can be a little more difficult to find satisfying prints for your favorite Disney movies. But thankfully, some of the best films from Pixar Animation have been turned into stunning new prints by artist Mark Chilcott, each with bright, vibrant colors that bring movies like Ratatouille, Up, The Incredibles, Inside Out and more to life in a whole new way. Mark Chilcott Pixar P...
Tags: Art, Coco, UK, Movies, Disney, US, Animation, United Kingdom, Pixar, Inside Out, Up, Cool Stuff, Pixar Animation, Ratatouille, Disney/Pixar, Finding-Nemo

Brilliantly Playful Artist Websites

While many artists opt for minimal, straightforward websites (with a CV, About and Exhibition/Work pages), several artists are creating trippy online delights. Chaotic animations, ’90s era internet motifs, beautiful shapes, splashes, glitter, drips, illusions and various thoughtful and playful approaches to their web presence is more and more common in the art world. Artsy has listed some of their favorites—from Marisa Olson to Petra Cortright …
Tags: Art, Design, Internet, Tech, Animation, Artists, Websites, Linkaboutit, Exhibition Work, Marisa Olson

"A Message From the Future": short film about the "Green New Deal Decade," narrated by AOC, drawn by Molly Crabapple, presented by Naomi Klein

The Intercept has just released "A Message From the Future," a short science fiction movie narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and drawn by Molly Crabapple, describing the coming "Green New Deal Decade," when Americans pulled together and found prosperity, stability, solidarity and full employment through a massive, nationwide effort to refit the country to be resilient to climate shocks and stem the tide of global climate change. It's an astonishingly moving and beautiful piece, and deplo...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Science Fiction, Video, Movies, News, Climate, Animation, Design Fiction, Jeff Bezos, Fdr, Naomi Klein, Jackson Pollock, Aoc, John Steinbeck, Works Progress Administration

Amazing Examples Of The Live-Action Reference Filmed For Disney’s “Cinderella” In 1950 As You’ve Never Seen Before

A lot of you have probably seen the live action version of Cinderella that came out in 2015. Well long before Lily James took on the role, another actress played Cinderella at the Walt Disney Studios, Helene Stanley. h/t: Stanley was a live action reference model for the animated 1950 film of Cinderella. She, along with several other models, acted out the entire film in costume in front... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Disney, Animation, Cinderella, Retro, 1950s, Lily James, Stanley, Walt Disney Studios Helene Stanley

"Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase," a wonderful claymation from 1992

Joan C Gratz's animated short "Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase" is a lovely and trippy 2D claymation of iconic artworks transforming one into another. After spending a decade on the piece, Gratz won the 1992 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Gratz called her animation technique "clay painting." From Educational Media Reviews Online: “Clay-painting” is a unique process that blends film and painting, and an innovation that garnered Joan Gratz’s Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase a 19...
Tags: Art, Video, News, Painting, Illustration, Animation, Short Films, Gratz, Claymation, Joan Gratz, Joan C Gratz

An Animated Introduction to the Chaotic Brilliance of Jean-Michel Basquiat: From Homeless Graffiti Artist to Internationally Renowned Painter

By the late 1970s, New York City had fallen into such a shambolic state that nobody could have been expected to notice the occasional streak of additional spray paint here and there. But somehow the repeated appearance of the word "SAMO" caught the attention of even jaded Lower Manhattanites. That tag signified the work of Al Diaz and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the latter of whom would create work that, four decades later, would sell for over $110 million at auction, a record-breaking number ...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, College, New York City, Animation, Andy Warhol, Seoul, University Of Maryland, Soho, Facebook Twitter, Jean Michel Basquiat, Basquiat, William S Burroughs, Taschen, William Burroughs

Jeron Braxton’s “Octane” Animated Short at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Competition and consumerism amidst the sensation of psilocybin-saturated chaos Animator Jeron Braxton‘s work acts as a necessary reminder of the value in short filmmaking. The 24-year-old artist returned to the Sundance Film Festival this year with Octane, a psychedelic aesthetic ride coursing on an undercurrent of societal brutality. The selection follows up his Sundance 2018 Best Animated Short win for Glucose. Braxton owns the short film category, but his visual voice is …
Tags: Design, Films, Culture, Animation, Animators, Filmmakers, Sundance, Braxton, Short Films, Animated Films, Sundance 2019, Jeron Braxton

The gorgeous, grotesque animations of @Extraweg [NSFW-ish]

Extraweg (AKA Oliver Latta: Twitter, Youtube) is a superb and surreal animator whose computer rendered grotesques of human faces and forms writhing, merging, and doing the impossible are spellbindingly weird. (via JWZ)
Tags: Art, Happy Mutants, Video, News, Weird, Animation, Nsfw, Cgi, High Weirdness, Oliver Latta, Extraweg

Cool Stuff: Matt Ferguson & Florey’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Print Takes a Leap of Faith

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse may not be raking in as much money as other comic book movies at the box office from 2018, but the animated take on your friendly neighborhood webslinger is still a hit, and it’s a gorgeous one to boot. Now you can bring home the beauty of the Spider-Verse in the form of an incredible new print by artists Matt Ferguson and Florey, and it features nearly all of the Spider-People from the film. Check out the Matt Ferguson and Florey Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve...
Tags: Art, Movies, Spider Man, Animation, Sony, Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios, Cool Stuff, Matt Ferguson, Florey, Comic Book/Superhero, Grey Matter Art, Bottleneck Gallery, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Matt Ferguson Florey

See Classic Japanese Woodblocks Brought Surreally to Life as Animated GIFs

Much of the image we have of life in Japan in the 17th through the 19th century, we have because of woodblock prints, or specifically ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world," which vividly capture a great variety of scenes and the people who inhabited them. The once-closed-off Japan has changed a great deal since that era, on most levels even more so than other countries, and the artistic portrayals of Japanese life have also multiplied enormously. Yet even in the 21st century, ukiyo-e con...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, London, College, Animation, Seoul, Osaka, Marty Mcfly, Facebook Twitter, Yoshida, Kanazawa, Doc Brown, Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige

The Psychedelic 1970s Animations of Keiichi Tanaami: A Music Video for John Lennon’s “Oh Yoko!,” Surreal Tributes to Elvis & Marilyn Monroe, and More

If you want to see the West as you've never seen it before, go to Japan. Since the end of the Second World War, there have been few big Western phenomena in which Japanese creators have not taken an interest, then turned around and made their own. One of the most powerful imaginations among those creators belongs to Keiichi Tanaami, who came of age surrounded by the likes of Mickey Mouse and Elvis after doing much of his growing up amid the chaos and devastation of war. Born in 1936 and ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, Usa, New York, College, New York City, John Lennon, America, Animation, Marilyn Monroe, Playboy, Stephen Hawking, Andy Warhol, Elvis Presley

Watch “The Midnight Parasites,” a Surreal Japanese Animation Set in the World of Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights (1972)

Hieronymus Bosch’s bizarre paintings might have looked perfectly ordinary to his contemporaries, argues Stanley Meisler in “The World of Bosch.” Modern viewers may find this very hard to believe. We approach Bosch through layers of Freudian interpretation and Surrealist appreciation. We cannot help “regarding the scores of bizarre monsters”—allegories for sins and punishments far more legible in 15th-century Netherlands—“as a kind of dark and cruel comic relief.” While Bosch might have i...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Film, College, Animation, Netherlands, Bosch, Facebook Twitter, Chris Robinson, Josh Jones, Gallagher, Kuri, Hieronymus Bosch, Paul Gallagher, Durham NC Follow

Enjoy the animated art of Chacalall Orozco

Chacalall Orozco is a graphic designer from Mexico. “All of my work comes from self-exploration, pure expression, and intuition.” Here's his Tumblr, and his Behance. [via]
Tags: Art, Post, News, Mexico, Creativity, Animation, Relaxation, Gifs, Time Out, Chacalall Orozco

Watch: 'LIMBO,' ambient video loop by Bill Domonkos of 20 (real) death masks

GIF: John Keats, 1785-1921. Enjoy this beautiful, creepy, ethereal short ambient ambient video loop by Bill Domonkos, a filmmaker, GIF maker and stereoscopist. 'Limbo' brings to life 20 animated masks from the Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks. This video is silent. [Vimeo Link] From the artist: LIMBO is an ambient video of 20 animated death/life masks from the Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks. This video loop is designed for exhibition on a wall mo...
Tags: Art, Post, Death, England, News, Entertainment, Masks, Animation, Silent Film, John Keats, Abraham Lincoln, Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven, John C Calhoun, Prussia, John James Audubon

157 Animated Minimalist Mid-Century Book Covers

Graphic and motion designer Henning M. Lederer can’t get enough of those minimalist midcentury book covers. Apparently, the over-the-top pulp scenarios that inspire leave Lederer cold. He’s drawn to the stark, the geometric, the abstract. No heaving bosoms, no forbidden love, though there’s no denying that sex was a topic of great clinical interest to several of the authors featured above, including psychiatrists Charles Rycroft, H. R. Beech, and R.D. Laing. ( = window.a...
Tags: Google, Books, Design, College, Animation, Facebook Twitter, Ayun Halliday, Lederer, Henning M Lederer, Bookstore Blends Real People 's Faces, Charles Rycroft H R Beech, Tilman Grundig, Rupert Taylor

Watch Moebius's "Starwatcher," a pioneering 3D computer animation from 1991

In 1991, Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (aka Moebius) and a team of animators created this gorgeous short pilot for a film called Starwatcher. According to this Wired feature that Mark wrote in 1994, "Starwatcher was slated to be the first feature-length animated movie to be made with 3-D computer graphics. But the film's producer died in a car accident, and shortly thereafter it was discovered that the French production company bankrolling the film was FF85 million (US$15 million) in debt. (Many sus...
Tags: Art, Video, News, Animation, Cartoons, Cgi, Mark, Moebius, Computer Graphics, Jean Henri Gaston Giraud

These Pixel Art Animation tutorials are fun (and free) to watch

Luke aka Sadface is a pixel artist who also creates these fun and informative videos that show you how to make pixel art animations. They're all available for free on YouTube, and there's a cool thread of excerpts on IMGUR. You can support Sadface_RL on Patreon, and check out how every time there's a new video, there's a corresponding image (GIF) based demonstration over at the Patreon. Below: “Making an Archway,” and “Pixel Art Tutorial / Walkthrough on Trees without Leaves.” An...
Tags: Art, Post, Design, News, Tutorials, Animation, Howto, Pixel Art, Picks, Luke aka Sadface

Do not miss this anime trailer for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Absolutely stellar work by comic artist and "animotion" director Dmitry "Ahriman" Grozov of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Follow Ahriman on Patreon and Instagram.
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Video, News, Entertainment, Animation, Cartoons, Anime, Saint Petersburg Russia, Dmitry Ahriman Grozov

IBLARD – The World Of Inoue Naohisa Art Book Review

If you’re a fan of Ghibli Studio’s animated film Whisper Of The Heart ( 耳をすませば ), you would have come across the art work of fantasy artist/painter Inoue Naoshisa. A graduate of Kanazawa College of Art, and currently a professor at Seian University of Art and Design, Inoue-san is renowned for the art work of his fantasy world IBLARD, with strong influences by Surrealism and Impressionism. This art book explores the artist’s creative influences, his working styles, as well as conversations/dis...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Japan, Book Reviews, Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Animation, Anime, Gaudi, Osaka, Amazon UK, Sumi, Holbein, Ibaraki, Art Book Review

Tobi Lou: Buff Baby

Rapper Tobi Lou and director Glassface have been on a streak. After collaborating on videos for “Solange,” “Troop,” and “Lounar,” the pair have released possibly their best video yet for Lou’s joyful jam “Buff Baby“—with animation help from artist Ronald Grandpey. Packed from start to finish with Adventure Time references and Lou’s dancing baby character, the video shows off Glassface’s prowess as a force in …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Hip-hop, Animation, Listenup, Lou, Glassface, Tobi Lou, Buff Baby, Solange Troop, Ronald Grandpey

This Rick and Morty green screen tattoo is fantastically effective (for now, anyway)

Tattoo by Roy Rowlett of Mama Tried Tattoo Parlour in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Art, Video, News, Animation, Cartoons, Tattoos, Morty, Rick, Body Art, Green Screen, Roy Rowlett

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