Thursday, May 31, 2007

Res Fix

Since RES magazine has been suspended finding a good DVD short film/music video magazine's has been nearly impossible. I had nearly given up until I stumbled upon Specialten Mag. Also check out Specialten.TV their free online tv channel.

Kiss the fist, snff the wrist

Whoever tattoos themselves with their own pure talent I have to give some major props too. Jody Barton had whit about his art I find rare nowdays...

1/2 finnish, 1/2 english

Very talented and fresh illustrations by Sanna Annukka.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Evening Tweed is a pretty cool design collective. I especially love the illustrations of Sarah King (above).

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Cute Extra short directed by Jonathan Baker... my only complaint is the actor is completely indifferent to the incredibly cute things going on around him.

Britain Pasadena

Eric Ray Davidsons portraits capture a sense of lonely souls who are unconnected from the world around them.

One Nine One

San Fransisco based artist Tauba Auerbach has a nice portfolio of typography... very inspiring.


Lane Coder has some nice photos, and I especially appreciate his well designed site.

Black Dove

Nice vintage-style photography by Heather Culp.

Ivan Maximov

by Ivan Maximov - an artist, professional animator and director.

Ivan Maximov was born on 19 November 1958 in Moscow. He studied photography at the Biophysical Institute in Moscow till 1976. From 1976 - 1982 Maximov studied at the Physical-Technical Institute in Moscow. He worked as an illustrator for various magazines and from 1982 to 1986 he was an engineer at the Russian Space Research Institute. Between 1986 and 1989 Maximov took advanced studies in Film Directing and Script writing.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"Punk is an attitude not an aesthetic”

Great creative stuff you can buy over at Concrete Hermit, including some kick-ass t's by Motomichi Nakamura

paparazzi norrhult

Swedish based design HZL by Henzel have some pretty swanky rugs.

Make Feet Beautiful!

From Stéphane Bucco, comes The String Republic. Graphic arts and daily life merge. Wow!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Asian men needed for action film as extras

We will be shooting a short film (in Atlanta) that is a homage to director John Woo's "Hard Boiled". We need around 20 asian men for extras for an intense shootout scene with our "hero" character. This is a great experience and film portfolio opportunity since this may be aired on Spike TV.

Please contact me for more info.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Welcome to Pyongyang

Great interview/slideshow at the Guardian where Peter Walker talks to North Korea expert Nick Bonner and photographer Charlie Crane. Check out their new book with photographs from North Korea's capital, Pyongyang.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


"This piece is part of a line of work I have been developing over the last year or so, which is called "Urban Impressionism", in which represent 3D objects in 2-Dimensions through shadows. These shadows are created at a particular point of day, or night, and later stenciled and spray-painted in order to resemble real shadows. Through this process I am able to discuss light and form, in an unconventional way, placing it directly on the streets of the contemporary urban "cityscape" that surrounds us.

Ideally I hope to create a moment of magic or illusion in which the spectator or passer-by questions the space around him/her, through the shadows that are either naturally cast or artificially created. This particular piece incorporates text to politicize a very important issue for many of us today- the end of the war in many regions of our globalized world.

PS. I noticed that on the site, the piece had been mistakenly tagged as a "chalk" piece... The piece itself is was stenciled on the floor using a shadow cast by a light post at night, and later carefully sprayed with a 'camouflage black' can."

Via Wooster Collective

Pop Montreal Commercial 2005

Justice - D.A.N.C.E

Love this music video - any idea who did it?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Doukutsu Monogatari

Ok, I'm officially addicted to this amazing Japanese game "Doukutsu Monogatari" or "Cave Story".

The Japanese game company Pixel spent five years making this game as fun and as great as it is by adding solid controls, smooth gameplay, a great cast of characters and dialogue, an interesting plot, good music and beautiful old-school 2-D artwork. And on top of all this added multiple endings, several boss battles, tons of items to collect, all kinds of added secret bonuses and special challenges, various and considerably different methods of playing through the game depending on your actions, competition ranking features and an extremely high replay value. Check it out!

Glidecam 2000 Pro

This is amazing - a short demonstration using a Glidecam 2000 Pro - the camera mounted is a Panasonic DVX100b running at 24p.

Debbouze + Rasmussen

From Luc Besson, director of the Fith Element and the Professional comes the new film Angel-A - opens May 25th...

Jen Stark

Incredible imaginary art, especially love the motion design.

Good Shoes - All In My Head

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

13 Months in the Year of the Dog

I love the storytelling way photographers Liyu & Liubo present their work.


This film premieres at Cannes this week and is based on the best-selling graphic novels by Marjane Satrapi. The book series is extremely moving and the film will be voice acted by Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni. Read the books now!

Dating Losers

Caption: "My mom used to work for a dating service in the 80s. She kept a bunch of tapes and I edited clips of all the best losers. Enjoy"

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Baby Talk

The Mr. Show's co-creator Bob Odenkirk has a hilarious new series up at SuperDeluxe called Derek & Simon... look forward to more coming up in the next few weeks!

Julian Red

Some of the most amazing interactive/video flash work I've seen in a very long time - great way to promote your fashion label. Props to Julian Red.

Get off

Someecards may or may not be the greatest thing since the postage stamp.

Fujiya & Miyagi Ankle Injuries

Talk about a kickass music video...

Chinese Shadow Theater

Not sure if you guys caught the '07 Oscar's but check out this amazing performance by the Pilobolus Dance Theater.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Nintendo is searching for the next great director.

Liberate yourself

Nice work from ODD. Bravo to the independent thinkers!

The Ecstasy of Alexis Amore

Über talented Manchester based artist James Roper is a true inspiration. I especially love his Rapture painting series.

Best Website EVER

Check it out - every Nintendo game you could possibly imagine, and you play from your computer!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Super Jail !

I love Christy Karacas, he's one of my all time favorite animators of all time. His latest project is "SUPER JAIL!" he created for AdultSwim. Watch it now!

Also check out his older films "Space War" and "Bar Fight".

Type resources

Great tips addressing basic issues in type design at the I (heart) typeworkshop. They also have a great resource of links for those who might be interested in joining the field of type design.

Friday, May 11, 2007

music video

Well, after 4 weeks of directing, shooting, editing, special effects work, rendering, etc... the music video for Auditioning Alice is finally finished. Check it out!! This is the first complete film piece that I've directed and shot.