21.11.14 by Jeff

Animated Gifs by Japanese Illustrator Daisuke Nimura

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Terrific animated gifs by Japanese illustrator Daisuke Nimura. More below.

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19.11.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Poulicroc” by Joshua Catalano

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Enjoyed this weird little animation by Joshua Catalano. Watch “Poulicroc” below!

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04.11.14 by Jeff

Funny and Creepy Video of the Day: “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 3″

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My favourite video series returns with a new episode! “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” is a project by Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling (previously featured here and here) and is quite honestly one of the best things on the Internet. The writing is so funny (and creepy), the sets and costumes are terrific, and the combination of live-action and animated elements are flawless.

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30.10.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Trippy Hand Drawn Animation by Gabe Mangold

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Okay, this animation by Gabe Mangold is a masterpiece, and there wasn’t a single frame that I could pick that would do it justice. It’s the freshest hand-drawn animation I’ve seen in a long time. The song, Girl Seizure” by Last Ex, is wonderfully strange already but the video takes it to another dimension altogether. Found via our Booooooom Vimeo Group.

Watch the animation below!

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20.10.14 by Jeff

Animation: Golden Wolf and Omar Salazar

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London-based studio Golden Wolf created this great little animated spot featuring pro skater Omar Salazar for skate shop Doomsayers. Watch the animation below.

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20.10.14 by Jeff

Animation: Looping Doodles by Drew Tyndell

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Nashville-based illustrator Drew Tyndell has been sharing some cool experiments with looping animation on Vimeo. Watch the videos below.

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10.10.14 by Jeff

Pete Cannon & Dr Syntax – Do What We Wanna Do (ft Jehst & Del the Funky Homosapien)

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Last week at our “Drawing On The Past” show I met Tim Hoyle, an English guy with a moustache, who makes animations under the name El Tacodor. Here’s a video he made earlier this year for a Pete Cannon, Dr Syntax, Jehst, and Del track. Love the simple style he’s got going on, watch the video 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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