Archive for March 2010
Witness the unchained creativity of Julien Vallée. I suppose this is a little more whimsical than my average post here, but I can’t get over how awesome his work is. The combination of hand-made elements, motion graphics, and unparalleled ingenuity create some stunning work. He also does a great job documenting his process — his behind the scenes videos are just as entertaining as the actual finished product. The last video above is a “Making of” for Danse Dance. You can view the actual interactive video here.
As he says in his Gestalten interview about his work, “I got bored with the computer technique and a pre-formatted way of working”. Good thing he did — it’s refreshing to see work like this that jumps off the page in more ways than one.
The Future of Publishing
Here’s an odd little gem.
Back in 2000 I guess Kid Koala was working with Gorillaz as they were recording the first self-titled album. This makes sense sine Dan the Automator was the producer on that album and he had previously worked with Koala on the Handsome Boy Modeling School record.
So what you have is basically an unreleased Gorillaz song that went into Koala’s routine, thus, Gorillaz Routine… or something like that. Everything I read online about this was a bit fuzzy but this seems to be the gist of it. I have no idea where the video is from but it’s pretty weird and funny. I love the far kid on the handlebars.
Thanks for the tip Samuel!
This weekend it was announced that the architecture duo of SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, were the winners of this years Pritzker Prize. The award, which was first given out in 1979, is given to “honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.”
I don’t know a great deal about these two but they’d honestly been popping up in a lot lately in the places I visit. I watched the video above a couple weeks ago in which they talk about the Rolex Learning Center, a campus they created in Switzerland. It’s a really beautiful building with sloping floors and an extremely open environment.
A stop-motion animation clip by Savannah College of Art and Design student Bang-yao Liu. Be sure to catch the making-of too.
I caught this video a couple weeks ago and I meant to post it sooner. This is a compilation by a Swiss artist named Zimoun who creates sound sculptures, these tiny devices that when multiplied make these almost zen like sounds. To me there’s something so calming about these random, incessant sounds. They’re almost like listening to the rain or a dryer or a waterfall, but you know, these are sounds made out of motors and fans and other mechanical items.
All in all the video is about 10 and half minutes long, so be sure to hang in there and keep watching the whole thing. I’d also suggest listening to everything in headphones, some of these pieces are barely audible. Also be sure to check out the woodworms eating a piece of wood at 4:52.
Found through Jonathan Alger