Hypnotize Art
“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!

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.  

Adam Amengual
New York / February 10, 2015

Photos by Brooklyn-based photographer Adam Amengual. More below.                    

Animation / February 7, 2015

“Eclipse” by Theo Guignard, No Lecombre and Hugo Moreno. This is one of the best student animations I’ve seen. Enjoy!

Ken Price
Drawings / February 4, 2015

Drawings by the late American artist Ken Price. More below.              

Artist Spotlight: Pip & Pop
Inst Ations / February 3, 2015

Incredible installations by Australian artist Tanya Schultz who creates work under the name Pip & Pop. Made using things like coloured sugar, Schultz’s ultra-colourful and dreamy work explores themes of abundance, pleasure, and fairytale-esque wish-fulfillment. Check out more images below!                                        

7 Years of Daily Drawings in a 2500 Page Book by Artist Ruben Steeman
Drawings / February 2, 2015

For seven years artist Ruben Steeman posted one drawing each day to his website. After reaching the incredible milestone of 2,500 drawings he decided to put all of the drawings in one book. Various publishers told him it would be impossible to produce his book but he remained determined, crowdfunded it and eventually found a book binder to make it happen. The result is 2500 Days of Rust an enormous 2,508 page book, weighing in at a healthy 3.5 kilograms. He points out that if you were to look at each page for 10 seconds it would take 7 hours to go through the entire book. Take a look at more images of the book below as well as a video clip of the accompanying installation showcasing all 2,500 drawings on a 19m wide wall.              

Re: Sound Bottle by Jun Fujiwara
Designer / February 2, 2015

Pull the cork off, make some sounds, and this magical little bottle turns it into music! A wonderful design project from Jun Fujiwara. Watch the video below!

Animation for Lowdi
Animation / February 1, 2015

CRCR directs this energetic animation for Lowdi. Watch below! Director: CRCR Animation: Rmi Bastie, Nicolas Dehghani, Paul Lacolley, Nicolas Pegon, Jrmy Pires Agency: MOMKAI Creative Director: Harald Dunnink Soundtrack: AUDENTITY Sound Designer: Niels den Otter Production: QUAD / WIZZ Producer: Matthieu Poirier Executive Producer: Nalden Executive Producer: Laurent Olivier