Hypnotize Art
Jared Africa
Drawings / February 12, 2015

Drawings by artist Jared Africa. More below.                    

“Childline: First Step” by Buck
Animation / February 12, 2015

This is an outstanding animation, maybe the most engaging piece I’ve seen this year (despite being mostly text). BUCK directs this spot for  a free, confidential, 24-hour counseling service for children in the UK. It’s tricky to portray a heavy topic like sexual abuse without making it feel really heavy handed, but somehow they did it. I can’t remember the last time I saw something where the words felt this alive. Watch “Childline: First Step” below!

ffffinally!
Fashion / February 12, 2015

I ffffinally got myself an invite to ffffound! Hooray. For whatever reason it is next to impossible to get an invite to join the site. Anyways, I was poking around the site and came across these great images used to promote ffffound’s in-house t-shirts. What do you do when you can’t get a decent looking model for your photoshoot? You force Paris Hilton and Kate Moss to model your gear by ripping up the photos and sticking them together! Brilliant. And then I remembered I had seen something similar to this recently. Evan over at Curse of the Multiples did something similar in a lookbook for a company called Industry. A little different, and pretty cool as well: So now you have two options for shooting a lookbook with ugly models. I want to clarify that I’m not saying these models were definitely ugly, I’m just saying you have options. If you happen to be one of the models whose pretty face has been obscured and you want to prove just how beautiful you are, feel free to email me a photo of yourself along with your phone number.

Animation of the Day: California Inspires Reggie Watts
Animation / February 12, 2015

Listen to improvisational entertainer Reggie Watts muse about “thindows” and how he got his start in music/comedy, all while watching the wonderful animation stylings of Drew Tyndell. See the full video of  (and find out what thindows are) below.