Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Dieter Rams - Cold War Modern
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sigur Ros at the MoMA
I wish I was cool enough to have been here!
Shot live at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Icelandic Independence Day, Sigur Rós @ MoMA is a unique concert film highlighting new material from the band's latest album, "með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust", as well as classic Sigur Rós songs. Directed by Alex Simmons.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Flight to Nowhere
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Honda Civic Musical Road
The Santa Monica ad agency RPA cut half-inch grooves into a quarter-mile stretch of Avenue K, in Lancaster, California.
The grooves were synched in such a way that driving over them at precisely 55mph caused Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” — a.k.a. the Lone Ranger theme — to echo in the air around you.
Fantastic idea. So so results. Angered neighbors.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Air Traffic Video
Monday, September 8, 2008
"Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. This is the story of a man and his records."
Really nicely done video portrait of this amazing collection and dedication to music by Sean Dunne.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
SynthEastwood - Flags & Anthems
I recently contributed some film/motion work to SynthEastwood, a visual exhibition featuring submissions from over 60 international artists in Dublin, Ireland.
I did not get to make it to the opening/party (which was held on the ominous Friday the 13th), but the Flickr photos look like it was a great time!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Typeface: The Movie
Kartemquin films is currently editing a documentary simply entitled "Typeface." It is a film about the history of Hamilton Wood Type - from it's beginnings, to when it became the leading manufacturer of wood type in America, to now, as a living museum and the applications of letterpress and wood type in the 21st century.
I have been lucky enough to visit the Hamilton in Two Rivers, Wisconsin and I have massively high hopes for this film!
Also, visit Hamilton's website as well as Nick Sherman's Flickr set of his residency in Two Rivers.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Magnetic Movie Magic
Monday, May 12, 2008
Artist Blu creates some pretty crazy drawings on public walls. His latest film "Blu: An Ambiguous Animation Painted on Public Walls," is drawn in Buenos Aires and Baden and is simply overwhelming and intriguing.
Check out his blog for more drawings and illustrations.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
My First Stop-Motion Film Ever!
Monday, April 7, 2008
"Get Lost" & "Live With Art!"
I am excited to announce a new print, "Get Lost" is now available for purchase at Keep Calm. It is printed over vintage maps from the United Kingdom and in a limited edition of 220. Each map is different and unique!
To accompany the print, I have made a short little film showing the process of making "Get Lost." If you are unfamiliar with the process of letterpress printing, this will help you understand how my prints are made.
Also, for a limited time, if you purchase any of my prints from Keep Calm, you will receive "Live With Art!" for free! It's my way of saying "thanks" for spending your hard-earned money on my prints and it's a good phrase to live by as well!
You can also see a lower-quality version of my film on my YouTube page. And as always, more images can be seen on my Flickr.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Pop-Up Type Book by Marion Bataille
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Go Around Twice If You're Happy
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Typography Films on the Internet
Here is a post for my Advanced Type class and anyone else that is a lover of type! As new films come out, I will update this post.
+ Really gorgeous organic motion graphics involving type.
+ A person's life in type: The title sequence for Typophile Film Fest 4 done by students and faculty of BYU.
+ The great Abbott and Costello skit "Who's On First?" - just ignore the incorrect apostrophes...
+ And another nice abstract typography film.
+ Here is a very well done Typographics film with quotes from Jeff Keedy & Ellen Lupton.
+ Hoefler & Frere-Jones talk to CBS about typefaces.
+ Paula Scher shows off her Moleskine Journal filled with great hand-drawn type.
+ Here is a really well done video about Firefly Press. This explains why letterpress is in my blood.
+ Another letterpress video featuring a good friend of mine, Philip Cheaney.
+ Here is a nice video from the London College of Printing.
+ Amos Kennedy prints with great style and flair.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Music Video Created with 1979 Apple II Plus
Friday, November 9, 2007
New Guinness Advert
Oh man I have always wanted to do this!
The new (and most expensive ever) advertisement for Guinness shows multiple objects toppling over onto each other in a remote Argentinian village. Toppling items included: 6,000 dominoes, 10,000 books, 400 tires, 75 mirrors, 50 fridges, 45 wardrobes and 6 cars. It is directed by Nicolai Fuglsig of Sony Bravia "Balls" fame.
You can read an article about it here.
And you can watch it on YouTube here.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Paul Rand Film
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Just a Little Font Chit-Chat...
Monday, October 8, 2007
Sony Bravia Adverts
Hopefully, most of you have already seen the Sony Bravia commercials, but if not, you must see them because they are simply wonderful. No fancy computers, no special effects, just tons of hard work and great concepts.
Bouncy Balls in San Francisco
Paint Fireworks in Glasgow
Rabbits in NYC
Friday, October 5, 2007
The "New" AT&T...
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Why I am forever in love with letterpress...
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
This is an 8mm visual/musical mash-up that I created as an interpretation of the song "Spirit Fingers" by Four Tet. Along with the help of Brandon Goodwin, I took some expired 8mm film stock, shot various things around town (which none of them came through as more than just blocks of color) and then came back and physically drew on the film.
No "high and mighty" concept behind this one - just a visual interpretation of some great music.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Helvetica: The Film
I just found out that "Helvetica: The Film" is going to be playing at the local art-house movie theatre, The Moxie, here in Springfield and I am SUPER excited! I don't really even like Helvetica, but I am excited to see this film! I made a quick little poster to advertise the event - but upon thinking about it, maybe the "cool" thing to do would be to not use Helvetica at all... oh well!
Monday, July 9, 2007
A different point of view.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Dum De Dum
My good friend Brandon Goodwin and I created a very short film with the last seven feet of Super 8mm film he had left over from a wedding that he had shot. We had no script, no storyboards, and no idea what we were doing. So, we created a staring contest film. Enjoy!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Why am I not this smart?
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
making a car out of cake!
Friday, May 25, 2007
You must visit the British National Archives of public information films. Simply fantastic - especially the 1940's through the 1960's.
Also, two great articles about Super Sonic Airliners and amazing Communist Gothic: Architecture by Yakov Chernikhov.
And finally, the best and most understandable discription of the rules of cricket ever. Using pies. Seriously.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Art Links from Design Observer...
Two beautiful pieces by English artist Antony Gormley. Here and here. Allison and I saw the piece with the massive wings driving somewhere in England - we didn't know what it was, so it is neat to finally place it in context.
Also, someone just paid $72.8 MILLION for a Rothko painting - amazing.
And, whether or not Andreas Gursky is out of ideas really doesn't matter to me - his work still impresses me.