08.08.14 by Jeff

Casey Jex Smith

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Drawings by artist Casey Jex Smith. Found via August Submissions post. More drawings below.

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08.08.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Paolo Nutini “Iron Sky” Directed by Daniel Wolfe

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I don’t know how director Daniel Wolfe does it but his work is consistently flawless. You may recall his video for Chase & Status’ “Blind Love” (see it here) where he essentially made a 90s rave period piece, shot on VHS, that everyone thought was actual footage from the 90s.

This video for Paolo Nutini is set in a dystopian future where everyone gets headaches and smokes something called Aurora. There’s not much in the way of story here, but there’s something so compelling about this extremely bleak portrait.

Watch “Iron Sky” below. Slightly not work-safe, brief nudity.

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07.08.14 by Jeff

Samantha Wall

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Graphite and charcoal drawings by Portland-based artist Samantha Wall. See more of her work below.

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07.08.14 by Jeff

Harrison Freeman

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Drawings by artist Harrison Freeman. More below.

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07.08.14 by Jeff

Hiroyuki Izutsu

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“Don’t Give Up Japan”, a series of beautiful paintings by Tokyo-based illustrator Hiroyuki Izutsu, created after the horrible disaster there. See more of the series below.

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07.08.14 by Jeff

Janice Wu

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Gouache drawings by Vancouver-based artist/illustrator, Janice Wu. I previously featured her here and she remains one of my absolute favourites. See more of her work below.

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07.08.14 by Jeff

Paul White

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Some recent coloured pencil drawings by Melbourne-based artist Paul White. See more below.

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06.08.14 by Jeff

K.K. Barrett and Kid Koala Bring “Nufonia Must Fall” to Life on Stage

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Eric San (aka Kid Koala) and frequent Spike Jonze collaborator K.K. Barrett recently adapted San’s 2003 graphic novel “Nufonia Must Fall” for the stage. Barrett describes the show as “a live silent film with live performance, live editing, live sound effects, live music played by a plethora of instruments by Eric”.

The story follows a robot who wants to write love songs to the girl he likes but is unable to sing. The characters in the original comic were re-created as puppets, and the comic panels were turned into 12 miniature sets. For three nights in a row, during the Luminato Festival, the story was performed while Kid Koala and the Afiara String Quartet provided the sounds.

Love to see this performed, hope it comes to Vancouver. Watch the video below documenting the artists’ process!

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