Friday, January 29, 2010

The Catcher

A dear talented friend of mine, director Xandy Smith made this short back in film school as a tribute to JD Salinger. I've been trying to decide if or how and what i would i would say to mention the author's death when Xandy reminded me of his film and i thought it was perfect.

In the 10 plus years since this film Xandy has been working as a director, and he's damn good, check out some of the other work I've shared in the past.

I hope you have a good weekend and do some rereading of The Catcher in the Rye.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Shilo Makes a Perfect Little Community out of Clay

Shilo has made this lighthearted animated spot for the 2010 Census using the classic "claymation" look to bring a little girl's dream community to life.

Census "Community" - Director's Cut from Shilo on Vimeo.

...and they even put together a little making if piece for a look inside the creative process, definitely worth checking out. I'm always blown away when the end product looks so much like the initial story boards, i guess it's just the work of true professionals who are able to deliver their vision on target but i think it's so impressive.

Making Of 2010 Census "Community" from Shilo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Salty's Back and Now He's Online Dating and Standing in for Salt Shakers

still...very very cute.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Type Tree

so, at some point last year while scouring craiglist for art submissions or design gigs i sent some of my projects to a little zine. well, it finally came out and i was shocked to see not only did they use my piece but they made it the cover?!

it's something small i know - but to me it is huge in the way of confidence in my creations, like, that they must look at least interesting to someone else for them to select it and slap it on a cover, right? well thats how i take it and i'm proud. The tree on the left was the selected design.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Freezelight Magic Forest

I've been feeling so uninspired lately and feel like there just hasn't been a lot of exciting new work out there. Am I wrong? If so please send me something!

Well, in thumbing through my vimeo i found this magical little film that made me smile. Created (I think) by matting images of the long exposure light animation with the clean forest stills. I like the playful interactions with the landscape - it made my day.

Freezelight Magic Forest from FREEZELIGHT.RU on Vimeo.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Up in the Air Press Tour

through the eyes of Jason Reitman... i love that he did this, called Lost in the Air.

Lost In The Air: The Jason Reitman Press Tour Simulator from Jason Reitman on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Recycled Type

I wrote a little piece for Raging Artists the other day about the brands i share my home with, check it out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Behind the Scenes of Absolute

Remember those new Absolute ads from Ellen von Unwerth that i posted a few weeks ago? You know, the ones with Kate Beckinsale and Zooey Deschanel? well check out this behind the scenes, almost as colorful and beautiful as the final product.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Elvis

In honor of Elvis' would be 75th birthday i thought i'd remember him through some of the advertising appearances that help keep him alive.





Thursday, January 7, 2010

growing graffiti

whose on a kick? yep. green, living, growing, graffiti in the streets of Brooklyn from artist Edina Tokodi. She has taken urban gardening and environmental graffiti to a whole new place (and not without a message or a sense of humor.) see for yourself, the juxtaposition of the moss illustrations and the streetscape is amazing.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

snow graffiti?

I've been slow in the starting blocks with my first post of 2010, I'm still kinda feeling stuck in the holidays - and also a little bored with the commercial work I've been seeing, so i thought - why not go with it and look into something wintery?With that in mind i started thinking about reverse graffiti and wondering if any of these great street artists take advantage of their frozen surroundings to create some temporary snow or ice graffiti. Though i didnt find the snow masterpieces i was secretly hoping existed i did find some evidence of snow graffiti...anyone have any evidence of snow graffiti? please send it my way!