12.12.14 by Jeff

The Andy Warhol Art Exchange by Absolut

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The Andy Warhol Art Exchange by Absolut is an online project asking people from all around the globe to create and exchange digital art. All of the participants will exchange art with another randomly selected creator, and one lucky winner will receive an original photograph shot by Andy Warhol himself!

Participants can submit any digital image file, including images from Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, or create new works of art using the custom tools on the Art Exchange website. Absolut hopes this will be the world’s largest art exchange, taking a page out of Andy Warhol’s inclusive approach to art.

The next art exchange is scheduled for December 31st. Watch the video below.

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11.12.14 by Jeff

Life-Sized Scarecrows Outnumber People 3 to 1 in Dying Japanese Village

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There’s an element to this story that is quite delightful but it also has the makings of an epic horror movie. Nagoro is a small village in the mountains of southern Japan, now home to three times as many life-sized scarecrows as people. The dolls are being made by 65-year old Tsukimi Ayano, who moved back to Nagoro after years of being away to take care of her father. Ayano has slowly replaced residents, who’ve either moved away or died, with a whimsical scarecrow.

The 35 remaining residents are now vastly outnumbered by the dolls and living in what has to be the most surreal village during the day, and pretty much my worst nightmare at night.

The image above gets creepier the more I look at it. Have a look at more images from Nagoro below.

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11.12.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Submarine Sandwich” by PES

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At long last PES returns with another imaginative stop-motion animation. Yes, that’s a boxing glove being put through a slicer to produce meat-coloured doilies. Watch “Submarine Sandwich” below.

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11.12.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Aye” by Sijia Ke

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Have a look at Sijia Ke’s first year film at the Royal College of Art. Love the weird sound design and visual style here. Watch “Aye” below.

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11.12.14 by Jeff

Animation: A Giant Montage of Gifs Created By Dozens of Animators

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Close to 40 different animators contributed gifs to GIF-JAM 2014, part of Animation Breakdown’s Free For All programming for LA-based cinematheque, Cinefamily. The video was edited together by Kevin Sukho Lee (Nickelodeon’s director of animation development) to music provided by Paul Fraser.

My favourite part comes at the 1:52 mark. Watch the animation below!

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11.12.14 by Jeff

Kris Lewis

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Paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Kris Lewis (previously featured here). More images below.

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10.12.14 by Jeff

Aleksandra Niepsuj

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Poster designs by illustrator Aleksandra Niepsuj. More below.

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10.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Visceral 60-Second Ode to Competitive Swimming

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“When You Say You’re a Swimmer”, a short film written and directed by Chris Shimojima offers a poetic taste of what it’s like to be a competitive swimmer. Watch the video below.

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