27.03.15 by Jeff

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

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Paintings by artist Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. More images below.

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27.03.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Dan Deacon “When I Was Done Dying”

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Animators Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, KOKOFreakbean and Caleb Wood were recently tapped to create a special episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air. The piece seamlessly weaves its way through different interpretations of the afterlife, set to the tune of Dan Deacon’s “When I Was Done Dying”.

The stills I’ve pulled here all come from Masanobu Hiraoka’s section of the film because he’s my favourite and his work is next level (proof).

Watch the animation below!

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27.03.15 by Jeff

POW! WOW! SXSW

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This past year the mural arts festival known as Pow! Wow! grew leaps and bounds, hosting their largest event yet, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and launching a satellite event in Taipei, Taiwan.

This month they continued their rapid expansion by partnering with SXSW and SprATX to bring some mural artists to the city of Austin, Texas. Rone (seen above), Tatiana Suarez, Kamea Hadar, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Gress, Ana Maria, and Meggs were among the attending artists.

More photos (shot by Brandon Shigeta) below.

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27.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Yannick Fournié

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Paintings by French artist Yannick Fournié that feature characterss identities hidden beneath Luchador masks.  Continue below to see more paintings by Yannick.

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27.03.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Drawing The Human Face

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This week our sponsor is Craftsy, a resource for downloadable guides and online courses for aspiring artists looking to pick up some fundamentals. If you never went to art school this might be helpful for you. They’re currently offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Drawing the Human Face”.

The eGuide gives you tips for things like drawing hair, placing facial features, and adding a little life to eyes. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free.

 

26.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Run The Jewels “Close Your Eyes” Directed by AG Rojas

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Director AG Rojas returns with his first video in two years and it’s a masterpiece. “Close Your Eyes” features vocals by Run the Jewels’ New York City-based artist EI-P and Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike as well as Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine).

A young black man (Keith Stanfield) and a police officer (Shea Whigham) wrestle each other to the point of exhaustion in this brutal, poetic clip. This may be one of the most important music videos of the year considering the divisive outcomes of recent police brutality cases. The visuals provide a poignant reminder that violence is futile.

Watch “Close Your Eyes” below.

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26.03.15 by Jeff

“Shylight” by Studio Drift

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Lonneke Gordijn, Ralph Nauta and Jozeph Hendricks have created a really unique lamp here! The “Shylight” is made of silk and is designed to fall from the ceiling, blossoming like a flower as it goes. After a period of time it retracts and climbs back up towards the ceiling. Watch the video below!

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26.03.15 by Jeff

Photographer Phil Moore

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Beautiful photos by photographer Phil Moore. More images below.

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