I can’t believe I didn’t know about Art of the Title until now. It is a fantastic site chronicling film title sequences and, if you are into films at all, you will be stuck over there for awhile. I had to watch the titles from Brazil as it’s possibly my favourite film of all time (top three anyways), and when I did, I noticed something for the first time.
Below is the sequence of frames that caught my eye – this perfectly illustrates the creativity present throughout the film. A man walks by a window and as he passes it the window explodes and instead of simply jump-cutting to the explosion there is a hand-painted animation of the man exploding for like 7 frames! I love stuff like this – going the extra mile to really sell the illusion in a low-budget/hand-made kinda way. Take a look:
I was gonna post about the amazing artwork of Herbert Baglione and saw that Juxtapoz did me one better and dug up a fantastic interview with Baglione in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The interview is from The Run UP series put together by Fifty24SF Gallery and Upper Playground. Love the opening with Baglione drawing in the sand and the waves erasing the work. “…it’s not what you show people but how it makes you feel inside”.
I snagged a few images of his work, below:
A little while ago I recieved an email from Rodolfo Naka, a Brazilian graphic designer and member of a Brazilian art collective called Idéia Forte. Nakakubo and the collective just finished up a great documentary about contemporary Brazilian artist, Bruno 9Li. This is a must-watch.
Sao Paulo Brazil has its own version of Tim Barnard in the form of the artist duo Mulheres Barbadas. The two self-described “bearded ladies” take turns drawing until the page is full – love this idea! Their portfolio includes lots of music packaging and work for Coca Cola and MTV. Enjoy a few more images after the jump.