27.02.17 by Staff

Reader Submission: Kaja Kukula

The strange animated world of illustrator Kaja Kukula (discovered via our February Reader Submissions). More images below!

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21.02.17 by Staff

Captivating Stop-Motion Dissections of Everyday Objects by Artist Simon Gerbaud

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Artist Simon Gerbaud has created a series of animations involving the incremental destruction of various objects like shoes and hairdryers as well as larger things like refrigerators and shopping carts. While the stop motion creations are strangely satisfying to watch on their own, Gerbaud has used them in several interactive installations in the past.

At the XII Feria de las Calacas in Mexico in 2012, the footage was synched to audience activated sensors so that the objects would disappear (or reappear) according to people’s movements, noises or breathing in the room. Check out more images and video of Gerbaud’s fascinating work below!

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14.02.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide: Best Animations of the Week

We’re been posting lots of animation over on Booooooom TV lately, and hopefully a healthy mix of things you haven’t seen before. Here’s a few recommendations:

 

WATCH “Flower Pond Song” – a lovely animation by Gracey Zhang

WATCH “Reaction” – very cool visuals by Swedish motion designer dfmn

WATCH “Sister Narcissa” – a new one from our buddy Dylan Glynn

WATCH “Agoraphobia” – playful animation by Victoria Vincent

11.02.17 by Jeff

Animation: Penguin on a Trampoline

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It’s a penguin on a trampoline what more do you want! I’m trying to figure out what I find so satisfying about this silly animation by Bashir Sultani. I think it’s the ending, or maybe it’s just my undying love for Pingu. You can watch the full clip below. Bashir also makes drawings using salt (which you can see below) but I’d like to request more penguin animations.

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25.01.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide: Best Animations of the Week

If you’re an animator looking for inspiration make sure you peep the animation section of Booooooom TV. We’re working hard to make it a collection of the best animated work on the Internet. Here’s a few recommendations:

1. A barrage of short animations by Max Litvinov (a personal fav)

2. Jurriaan & Merijn Hos’ spectacular work for Down The Rabbit Hole Festival

3. Manabu Himeda has lost his mind – this animation is CRAZY!

BONUS: Missed posting this one when I was away in Japan – “Johnny Bubble” by Alan Resnick is an absurd masterpiece.

16.01.17 by Staff

Animated 3D-Printed Sculptures by Artist John Edmark

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Check out the latest batch of 3D-printed sculptures by artist and inventor John Edmark (previously featured here). Based on the same geometrical ratios found in nature, Edmark’s spiralling “Blooms” come to life when spun under a strobe light specifically synchronized to flash at every 137.5º turn. See more images and full video by filmmaker Charlie Nordstrom below!

 

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14.12.16 by Staff

Giveaway: ISLANDS Game

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Carl Burton is an artist and animator based out of New York City. We featured his award-winning animated short “Shelter” a while back and now he’s just released a new game called “ISLANDS”!

Described as a “surreal trip through the mundane”, familiar scenes become strange as you work to unlock hidden ecosystems within 10 different environments. Perhaps more art than game, it’s definitely a unique experience! Check out more images below.

We also have 4 promo codes to download the app for free! Just leave a comment with your current favourite iPhone game and we’ll pick 4 commenters on Friday!

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11.10.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction: BadBadNotGood & Samuel T. Herring”

The final episode of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy features Toronto-based four-piece BadBadNotGood sharing what it was like working with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring!

Visuals by Kyle Mowat. Music and sound design by composer Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over at Booooooom TV!