Monday, August 25, 2008

Cartoon Skeletons Exhibit

You might have to read the caption under each pic to know which dead character you're looking at.

Brought to my attention by Joshua; whom I treasure

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Cut Chemist - 1st Big Break

That last claymation post was a little dark, so I thought I'd post this Cut Chemist video. It was shot using a 360° panoramic lens camera. The concept of a 360° degree lens is wild to me. I can imagine feature films being shot with something similar and projecting it on a round screen where viewer sits in the middle thus being completely surrounded and engulfed in a scene's environment. This idea probably has been carried out somewhere
panoramic camera


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sigg Jones

I was recently talking with someone at work about the "Gorillaz" illustrated style, and I remembered this memorable animated short from Nike a group of Students from Supinfocom school in France. The concept is really bizarre, but visually really entertaining. I like the way they set up their site as well. Real refreshing. Click the blue sticker/button at the top that says "Watch! Right Now". Heres the LINK to the video.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Animation Fasination

I still can't believe how far the animation industry has come. This Short Film was done a group of students? STUDENTS?! Its pretty amazing, I just can't imagine how illustrated visual story telling can become any better. Pixar for example has yet to let me down visually. Although I still don't think they've topped Incredibles. WALL-E was good though. And while I'm out of the closet about my animation fascination I must recommend a few other flicks that have not received the credit they deserve. Monster House deserves a watch if you haven't yet. Its really no big epic film, its kinda just a low key fun animated Halloween flick with a slight "Goonies" vibe. Also I might have just been in the right mood, but "Horton Hears a Who" was by far the best film adaptation of a Dr. Suess', and the computer animation matched his illustration style perfectly.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Font Conference

Here is a funny video for anyone who knows anything about fonts.

Threadless Submission: First Attempt

I've hesitated to try this because I'm fairly reactionary to how well my art is received. I need to learn to use failure as a motivation or push to do better. I've recently submitted this design to Threadless and I'd appreciate your vote. You have to set up an account in order to vote, but its really only a few steps and not much information. I'd consider it a favor. You can vote.see my design HERE.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dia De Los Mariachis

I have a few new illustrations to post up. One I submitted to Threadless and I'll show it when its up for voting, so you all can go help me on it. Here's one I did last night. I'm still tweaking it, let me know if you have suggestions.

Red Nose Studios

This group makes some amazing illustrations and photographs for various companies/print ads etc.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Orphan Works Bill Dying!

If you make a living as an artist be it a photographer, writer, illustrator, musician, etc this is great news. The Orphan Works Bill basically "makes it legal for anyone to use a copyrighted work for any purpose to go ahead and use it without a license if they have made a "good faith, reasonably diligent search" to locate the copyright owner." So if I try calling or emailing the copyright owner and they don't answer back, does that mean I made a "good faith, reasonably diligent search" to find the copyright owner? The current draft of this bill is ridiculous and would kill the commercial art industry.

This had been big news lately and I'm happy to hear that it has been shot down (for now). It's still a good idea to contact your senators opposing this bill or any new versions that I'm sure will show up in the future. You can do that Here.

Anna Kuperberg

Seeing as how I'm trying to make a living doing wedding photography, I look at tons of wedding photographers' sites. I thought I would share my favorite (so far) wedding photographer. She is based in San Francisco and her stuff is pure genius.

Anna Kuperberg