Monday, August 28, 2006

An Edward Gorey Animation!?

I read this this article Derek Lamb (a wellknown 1970's animator) wrote about meeting with Edward Gorey. They wanted to work with Edward Gorey in desinging the opening titles to "Mystery" a PBS program.

"Gorey had arrived at the meeting with a fully scripted idea for the title sequence, an intriguing concept using a Victorian children's puppet theater. Unfortunately the script timed-out at twenty minutes in length. Joan needed a mere 40 seconds. An impasse already."

Although they ended up having to re-design the title sequence on their own after reviewing Gorey's ideas and books, I so wish I could watch his actual original 20 min version!

Here's a few peices of art he created for the his original 20 min script.

And here is the final product for PBS's progam "Mystery" title sequence

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Chris Appelhans: of Froghat Studios

Amazing in all styles, his simple cartoon stetches, his classical paintings, realistic or non, he's staggering. Check out all of his portfolio, he's incredibly versatile. He did a lot of conceptaul illustrations for the movie Monster House. Which I recommend, it was an entertaining film, scarey, funny, different, and visually remarkable. Defiantly not just another animated Pixar type movie.

link Froghat Studios

Saturday, August 12, 2006

istoica everyday

I was never really into portrait photography, until I came across the creative genius of the folks at istoica everyday.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Uncomfortably Realistic: Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck's disturbingly hyper-real sculptures are finally being brought together in a long-overdue show in Edinburgh.

Article link

click the "In pictures: in the studio with Ron Mueck" link at the top of the article to see a slide show of him working on his stuff. Pretty wild.