Meet Maxim, the young inventor of a truly jaw-dropping new technology with limitless applications that will eliminate the need for screens and monitors — and all manner of electronic junk.
I get a lot of inspiration from vintage pulp cartoons and sci-fi films from the 30′s—60′s, it drives a lot of what of the design choices of films and print work I do. I also love the people who nod to this bygone era of hope for the future, like Sky Captain director Kerry Conran. I recently came across this old Superman animated short from 1941 and couldn’t believe the quality and smoothness of the animation in it, on-par with some of ’80s greats like Akira. I can definitely see the similarities in the 1990′s Batman Animated Series to this original comic. The colour, lighting and futuristic technologies in this are just fantastic.
I’ve always loved symmetry (to an almost OCD state of being) and found that’s often been on par with a love for geometry. It’s exciting to see it revisited in design these days with the help of newer computers, it’s all very beautiful. Seth Hardie has been taking some great Instagrams (@hallwood) using the iPad app Poly. I mean, I already want to buy an iPad, but this is enough to really push me over the edge.
Talented Illustration designer Jasper Goodall made this short film about Sanna Annukka and her new autumn/winter collection for Marimekko called Pohjolassa. I’m a huge fan of patterns and have always enjoyed symmetry but lately have been pushing myself in Illustrator. As far as the Adobe suite goes, Illustrator still isn’t my strongest and I’ve learned a lot in 2012 with it.
I’m currently working with a client on her brand refresh and going over bag designs these last couple weeks, been a great experiment in pattern making. I’d love a chance to make wallpaper or textiles like these down the road.
Filed under Too-Good-to-Be-True, artist Denis Medri has regularly shared with us alternate visions of my two favourite universes, Batman and Star Wars. I’m not kidding when I say, apart from the Buffy-verse, nothing compels me more than these mythologies. The only two video games for X-Box I play regularly are Arkham City (third or fourth time around at this point) and The Force Unleashed Series (twice through each). Here he’s shown us Batman if it took place in Grease territory (Greasers!) and Star Wars (original trilogy) if they were in an ’80s teen movie. FYI, he’s also introduced us to Western/Samurai Epic Star Wars, also worth a lookie-loo.
Hunger is that first moment of a potentially exhilarating interaction. A connection that completely electrifies you and a shock that echoes through your entire being. Call it love or lust at first sight, but all manner of thought floats through one’s mind in that first instance.
Hunger, filmed under the title In the Hearts of Wild Men — a name inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness — is the culmination of a four year process for me creatively. Born in 2008 out of two separate photo shoot concepts and a story with some potential (but limited-to-no visual appeal) this video was a passion project, a working vacation if you will. A way to recharge the creative batteries. December 2011 I found the spare time to take first steps towards pre-production for this short-film.
I mean, yeah… if you’re into that kinda thing (that thing being epic sound mixed with intensely hi-def footage of Iceland, a resplendent land bathed in grandeur).
A joint collaboration with rock / ambient / experimental band MONO (monoishere.com), Legend takes you on an epic journey through Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes during the time of the midnight sun.
Derek Low, a student at Berkeley, set out to create the most ridiculously automated dorm ever. From automatic drapes and a morning alarm to a lighting set-up that can be switched to party or romantic-mode, this dorm is like something out of the future. What may be the best feature in the room is an emergency party button that turns the room into a pulsating, strobe lit dance floor.
(via Apartment Therapy)
I posted the original video a while back… this cover desperately makes me wish I could sing better.
I recently split from my boyfriend of nearly 21 months. This was easily the longest and most meaningful relationship of my life. For someone whose longest relationship was 2 months, this really went to show what could happen when you meet the right person, but also that nothing lasts forever. During this time, my closest friend shared with me this video as an inspiration for beauty, science and embracing the unknown and I think it’s important to share that outlook with the world.
Part One of The Feynman Series, a companion project of The Sagan Series, works in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in the general population. This video by @reidgower is something I hope you enjoy too, and if you’re going through a questioning time in your life perhaps it will also inspire you to seek the solace and comfort of the truth.
The inimitable Saul Bass — designer of some of the most impressive opening title sequences in movie history — on Making Money Vs. Quality Work. Bass has created title sequences for such films as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Vertigo (1958), Anatomy of a Murder (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), Ocean’s 11 (1960), It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). He also designed posters for many of the same films, including The Shining in 1980.
Completely beautiful, like a moving postcard. Director/Producer/Editor James W. Griffiths was asked by Tourism Malaysia to make two films, one on the subject of Malaysian history and one on nature. We Were Wanderers is an ode to the flora and fauna of Malaysia. This was filmed on a Canon 1D Mark IV and graded using Color Finesse in After Effects. Looks like some of the slow-motion shots were enhanced with Twixtor, software I can’t wait to try out with a project I’ve got coming up end of the month.
Charlie Chaplin spoke these words 70+ years ago , for someone to be able to take these words and show how that even today they ring true is a testament to their timelessness and brilliance and for a video to do the words justice is brilliant also. well done
And it is still true, even today. Ignore the at times cheesy visuals (Cybermen from Doctor Who, anyone?) and listen to the words and really hear them. The Album Leaf was a cute choice for the music in the background. Still inspirational, Charlie. Thanks.
The music video for Buried at Sea’s song “Echo Lake” directed by Natalia Stuyk. The video was shot off the coast of Granada, Southern Spain.
This cute music video for How I Know by Toro y Moi is about three gents exploring a haunted house. Little do they know, the spirits of two female ghosts long for companionship. You may even recognize Daniel “You Go Glen Coco” Franzese from Mean Girls.