Sunday, September 30, 2007

La Planète sauvage (Fantastic Planet)

Rene Laloux directed this animated sci-fi classic, a band of humans -- known as Oms -- are kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue humanoid giants called Traags. Said to be based on the Soviet occupation of the Czech Republic, the film nabbed the Grand Prix at Cannes and is one of the best animated movies ever made.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

St. Vincent

Just discovered this band lead by 24-year-old singer-multi-instrumentalist, Annie Clark. She's also the veteran guitarist for two musical armies, The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Steven's touring band.

"Marry Me," St. Vincent's debut record, and was just released this month... check it out!

50 Years, 50 Films.

Extrordanary box set from Janus Films. I'm counting my pennies starting now... available at the Criterion Collection store.

New podcast from Receiver Gallery

I'm hooked on their latest French pop episode!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Deth P. Sun

The New Works. Or Newer-er Works are simply amazing. Also check out the prints for sale over at GRSF before they're all sold out...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Qui est-vous, Polly Maggoo?

Directed by master photographer and filmmaker William Klein in 1966, this short clip stars Dorothy McGowan being followed by a French television crew.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

House of Burvo

Very nice typography from Matthew Burvill

Helicobacter Pilory

Italian based artist Ericailcane has a wide variety of work ranging from film, wallpaints, drawings, etchings, and installations artist. I especially love his short animated films!


Triptych is an amzing resource, a digital initiative of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore College libraries. The entire collection is available online and includes collections ranging from:
Button Pin and Ribbon Collections
The Castle Collection of Natural History Illustrations
Japanese Lantern Slides
Soviet Posters
Stamp Sticker Seal and Envelope Collection
... and much more than I can list here.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ace and Ion Adventure #47

Tara McPherson has an amazing way of blending storytelling within her painted illustrations, creating very fresh unique style I absolutely love.

Sylvia Ji

Ji's work explores themes of beauty, sexual provocation, and social notions of femininity juxtaposed against the dystopian reality of modern cities to create highly charged paintings of women. You can buy some of her prints here.

Boogey Fervor

Mark Dean Veca's work will floor you.

Saturday, September 08, 2007


Tagtool Session at the Planet Prozess Block Party... like what you see? Here's how to make your own...

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Manda Bala

From director Jason Kohn, comes a powerful documentary explores the cycle of violence that plagues Brazil’s upper and lower economic classes, sparking rampant corruption and violent kidnappings. This looks to be one of the best films of the year - check out the trailer, and judge for yourself.

Happy Hipster Day!

And we're off...
Hipster Stand-Off:

Hipster Olympics:

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

POP Montreal

Oct. 3-7th!!

Takeshi Murata 02

Nice fresh work from TypeNerd.

Quote of the day

"...the road is long and there are many hurdles, but if you work hard and get your style together then the snowball effect will start..."
Neil Duerden

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

creative experimental lab

I just became a huge fan of happypets , and couldn't stop clicking through their gallery... great work from Lausanne, Switzerland.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

We love you, please love us back.

Mopa is an illustration and graphic design studio based in Brasília, Brazil, with some great new work up their sleeves.

Yet another edit of the retro-futuristic motion logos

Creating a Movie with Web 2.0

Nice little resource on how to use the web (2.0) as a powerful tool in the filmmaking process.

Bioshock followup...

Composer Garry Schyman created the orchestral masterpiece that serenades you through your journey into the heart of Rapture. All 12 tracks that create the eerie string compilation are available for download.

Slice #2

Josh Keyes creates psychological narratives set in closed systems that express the behavior of and the interaction between humans and animals. The dystopian model creates a dynamic playing field where he experiments with these ideas and forms.