10.10.14 by Jeff

Designer Profile: Aaron Draplin

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Really enjoyed this profile on designer Aaron Draplin, by Jared Eberhardt. The video starts at the Draplin Design Company studio in Portland, Oregon, and eventually ends up at an estate sale. Everything in between is classic Draplin; his excitement about vintage graphic design work is fun to watch. Peep the video below!

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10.10.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Osgemeos in Vancouver

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My friend Dave Ehrenreich put together a nice little video for Montecristo Magazine on Osgemeos and their mural in Vancouver. The enormous artwork covers six concrete silos on Granville Island, and is arguably our city’s most iconic piece of public art. Watch the video below.

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07.10.14 by Jeff

Turkey Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

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I’ve never seen a video edited like this before! I loved editing when I studied film at school, so the nerd in me had to rewind parts of this video to see how Leonardo Dalessandri achieved some of the effects. This video represents over than 3500 km traveled in 20 days. This is Turkey like you’ve never seen it before.

Watch “Watchtower of Turkey” below!

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07.10.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Creative Freediving With The Ocean Brothers

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There are no computer effects, just camera tricks, in this clip of The Ocean Brothers creatively freediving. Watch the video below!

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07.10.14 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! x Flexfit: School of Music

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In the past couple years, Pow! Wow! Hawaii’s mission has expanded way beyond covering the city of Honolulu in murals. Thanks to Flexfit, the festival has introduced the Pow! Wow! School of Music, a youth education program which gives kids the opportunity to learn, create, and collaborate. Watch the video below.

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03.10.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Flying Lotus “Never Catch Me” Featuring Kendrick Lamar

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Hiro Murai directs another gorgeous video, this one for Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar’s song “Never Catch Me”. Watch it below.

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30.09.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Oregon-based Neon Light Craftsman Mike Heist

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Mike Heist has been working in the neon industry in Portland, Oregon for three decades. He has created some of the city’s most iconic neon signs. This is a short film about work and happiness, and it shows that crafting a neon sign is no easy task. Watch “10 Seconds” below.

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30.09.14 by Jeff

The Weirdest Couch Gag in the History of The Simpsons by Animator Don Hertzfeldt

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The Simpsons recently tapped Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt to animate the opening title couch gag and, well, it’s as weird as you’d expect it to be if you’re familiar with his work. To be honest, it’s not really my thing, but I like how left field it is. The show has been unfunny for so long, can anything save it?

I’ve said it before, I think it would be cool if they allowed different artists to do entire episodes. Like the episode where they paid tribute to Hayao Miyazaki would have been so much cooler if it was entire episode produced by Studio Ghibli. The best thing they’ve done in recent years was that intro to the show by Banksy.

Watch Don Hertzfeldt’s weird couch gag animation below.

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