::: This is Horrorgami, Origami Gone Mad :::

Marc Hagan-Guirey

is the mastermind behind Paper Dandy and this Horrorgami series. 

This whole series is entirely composed of Marc’s favorite haunted houses that he has recreated so carefully and precisely. Each of these masterpieces is made from one solitary piece of paper and without any glue whatsoever.

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“Naked with Paint” – a film that’s quite aptly titled

The Coquettish Artist Becomes the Canvas in Her Latest Animated Short | April 12, 2012

“Illustrator, animator and fashion filmmaker Quentin Jones paints a daring self-portrait in an inky new film for NOWNESS. The London-based model and Cambridge philosophy graduate, whose mélange of hand-drawn and digital animations have appeared in fashion films for VogueAnOther and The Hunger, ditched the usual scripts, storyboards and wardrobe to star in a freewheeling two-tone romp. A personal project developed during scarce downtime between projects for Chanel, Victoria Beckham and Kenzo, Jones toyed with the idea of painting directly onto her subject, in this case herself, side-stepping the interruptions of shooting stop-motion. Overlayed with cut-outs and illustrations, Jones’s films are a cheeky wink to Dadaism. “We developed this technique of dropping the ink onto bits of porcelain and blowing it around with a straw, then filming it move and superimposing that onto video,” reveals the autodidact. Regularly raiding art libraries for imagery, Jones can be faced with up to 25,000 jpegs to choose from, requiring an entirely different set of skills. “It’s a really geeky stage, but editing could be the most creative part of the process, because you need to have a type of intuition.” Here the multimedia artist explains what influences her final edit.”  – from the NOWNESS featured article.

Check out the write-up for a more in-depth description and interview about the film. For more information about the artist herself, check this out.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese, More Please…

 

This animated short was concepted, created, directed and produced by Tom Hankins, Gijs van Kooten, Guido Puijk and Roy Nieterau – four students at the Utrecht School of Arts. Personally, I loved this piece, and I really hope these guys continue to produce more work together. The style of the animation was really different, not over-the-top with effects, but even the perspectives of the camera angles and facial expressions, lighting, colors and painterly textures in the scenery… just brilliant!

The Description: Mac ‘n’ Cheese is an animated short directed and created by four students at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands. This roughly two minute animation took about five months to make, and about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches.

The Plot Outline: When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!

Starring: Biggy, Skinny

 

To read more about this animation, check out their gallery or to see how this film was made, visit their site: macncheese.nl/  or check out their Facebook page: facebook.com/MacNCheeseShort 

Hand-drawn, hand-cut type in this beautiful letterpress poster

Created by Darren Newman, this poster was created to promote the “Typeface” film for its premiere in Manchester. The film itself showcases a print shop located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin – a small rural town where most all of the factories have shut down and businesses are struggling. This film also pays homage to this incredible print making craft which peaks the interest of so many design enthusiasts. Personally, I love the style of these letterforms – they remind me of something you would have seen Herb Lubalin pull off back in the day. The curves and variances in the line widths are just so beautifully constructed!

Defective Detective by Cartoon Brew. Simply put, it’s brilliant!

Visually, this short film, created by the Cartoon Brew is just stunning to watch. Also, in under four minutes, they are able to not only impress you visually, but you know the story and enough about the characters to connect with them. Definitely worth viewing, even if you just need something to do while you’re waiting.

 

ROME: 3 Dreams of Black

This is an interactive musical film, written and directed by Chris Milk. What’s so rad about this film is that it’s ​​in 3D and allows you (the user) to look wherever you want at any time. It was made using WebGL – which turns your browser into a 3D engine, generating everything you see in real-time!  The music is a result of the collaboration between: Danger Mouse , Daniele LuppiNorah Jones and Jack White.

To take a peek at this work of awesomeness, open up Google Chrome and go here to play:  www.ro.me

Here’s the making of:

For schlitz and griggles, here’s the work of my creative director, Jacob Escobedo, who designed the look and feel of the branding for this film.  Here’s just some more info on it.

“little big berlin” by pilpop

A beautiful film…

Here’s a little more info on it, in case you’re not fluent in German…