Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Refraction – The Alphabet

Jesse Zanzinger plays with letters…


Refraction - The Alphabet from Jesse Zanzinger on Vimeo.


An earlier version, with numbers, can be found here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Man in Black and White

More from SelfMadeHero, a comics publisher I discovered online who make some nice little video’s to promote their books. Which is smart. Just saying…


An interview by Alex Fitch of Resonance FM with award-winning German graphic novelist Reinhard Kleist, conducted before Kleist's appearance at COMICA at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in November 2009.
It contains footage of Kleist sketching, photos from the launch at the ICA (sponsored by Letraset, Chivas Regal and SelfMadeHero) and images of the iPhone digital edition of the graphic novel.


I must admit to not having read anything of Mr. Kleist. Yes, shame on me and mea culpa, maxima culpa and so on. I’m running to the bookstore as we speak. That Johnny Cash biography looks sweet…


Reinhard Kleist – The Man in Black and White from SelfMadeHero on Vimeo.


More? Check out some of the Johnny Cash book here.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jean-François Lepage

A French fashion photographer who uses drawing and collage to create his images. Weird and dark and nice…














More here.

(Found via DrawDrawDraw)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christoph Niemann

Designer/illustrator Christoph NIemann talks about visual reduction.



You really need to check out his Abstract City blog for The New York Times, if you haven’t seen it before.

(Found via Gestalten TV)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Paula Scher on drawing with type

You’ve probably seen the work of Pentagram’s Paula Scher dozens of time, but it’s still nice to hear here talk about it…



(Found via FormFiftyFive)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Batman by Javier Olivares

Did I ever mention I really, really, really like Batman?

Well, I do.

Don’t tell the taste-police…

This one is the version of Spanish illustrator Javier Olivares. More of his work can be found on his blog. Lovely stuff, do check it out…



(Found via The Casual Optimist)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Painting Q Pop

Seeing all those lovely murals lately, I’m sorta kinda hoping somebody would ask me to do one too…



Anyway, this is Chris Turnham and Kevin Dart and Elizabeth Ito.


Painting Q Pop from Kevin's Worldwide Adventures on Vimeo.


(Found via Drawn)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

2019: A Future Imagined

I guess I must be in my SciFi-mode these days… As a sequel to the previous post, this is a short film on Visual Futurist Syd Mead, the concept designer behind Blade Runner, Alien and Tron. He talks about life in 2019, the nature of imagination and what it takes to be a designer…

And he makes a fine old school futuristic car illustration while he’s at it.


2019: A Future Imagined from Flat-12 on Vimeo.


(Found via Co.Design)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Retro-Future Highways

Oh, I can hardly wait for the future to get here…



(Found via AnotherDesignBlog)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tree of Codes by J.S. Foer

What an amazing book…



Apparently the publishers had a hell of a time finding a printer who believed he could make this. Eventually they ended up in Belgium (Yeey, Belgium!) at Die Keure. And if that wasn’t enough, the book was also designed by a Belgian graphic designer, Sara De Bondt who works from London… (again: Yeey!)

Below, I guess it is some kind of book trailer, showing the reactions of the public. Which speak volumes… (sorry, couldn’t resist).


Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer - Public Reactions from Visual Editions on Vimeo.


And now, to the bookstore everybody!


(Found via drawdrawdraw)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dirty Deeds: Stupid People




Great looking animation in this music video for the Canadian Dirty Deeds…


Dirty Deeds - Stupid People from Flying V on Vimeo.

Check out for more.

(Found via The Curious Brain)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

dead SEEquences

Made by Fabio Scacchioli in 2009, “dead SEEquences” is a video composed of 3770 frames, edited separately. This makes it a strange blend between film and animation.

This film might be a little NSFW. Apparently it was banned from YouTube for being pornographic.  Ah well,… I’m not getting into that discussion.. Lovers of things beautiful, Feast your eyes. Others, please, there is a whole web out there for you to discover something you do like.



dead SEEquences - Fabio Scacchioli from Fabio Scacchioli on Vimeo.

Found via Salvaricade62 (Thanks Dejan!) on Video|

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Call of Duty – Black Ops

I’m not into videogames at all, don’t know anything about them, really. But when I saw this trailer for the Call of Duty – Black Ops game I was pleasantly surprised about the nice retro-graphics and “cold war era”-feel this thing has got going…


Call of Duty: Black Ops from Spov Design + Moving Image on Vimeo.


(Found via Mograph TV)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Atelier Vostok

Alexis Rom and Claude Marzotto mix graphic design, illustration and printing techniques…









More at

(Found via

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Auterche: plyPhon

An unofficial, non-commercial video, made by Lucio Arese.

Every visual element is connected to a sound event; the whole video is intended to be like a sort of virtual score that develops itself in a continued run, according to the music.

More by Arese? Visit his site.



Autechre - plyPhon from lucio arese on Vimeo.

Supakitch & Koralie

Gorgeous mural…



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

John Kenn

Monsters, Cthulhu-thingies, little folk, all done on post-it notes.











Plenty more on Mr. John Ken's blog. And a rare interview with the man here.

(Found via KoiKoiKoi)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Studio Visit(17): Evan Hecox

I found this whole bunch of “studio-visit”- videos over at the Vimeo-page of Arkitip. Check them out there, or go to their site. I picked one of them to show you here, featuring Colorado-based artist and designer Evan Hecox. Lovely work…


Evan Hecox from Arkitip, Inc. on Vimeo.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Aerosol Amoeba

Sometimes you just want to watch nice colors and bubbly things…

It’s spray paint. Between sheets of glass and stuff. 144 hours of it, condensed down to 4 minutes.



Aerosol Amoeba from Pahnl Whatnow on Vimeo.

(Found via The Wooster Collective)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mike Mignola Interview



We recently had a short comic by Mike Mignola here, now we have a long interview. Oh, it’s Sunday, you have nothing better to do and you know it. So sit back and relax…





(Found via Bobby Chiu on Ustream)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Judith Vanistendael

Belgian comics-creator Judith Vanistendael made “De maagd en de neger”, a semi-autobiographical story in 2 parts to much critical acclaim all around. It is now also available in English as “Dance By the Light of the Moon”.

Check out the following video for a short introduction…


Dance By the Light of the Moon – Judith Vanistendael from SelfMadeHero on Vimeo.

For more work of Judith Vanistendael, visit her website.

(Found via SelfMadeHero)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Wobbulator

This device was originally made by video artist Nam June Paik and video engineer Shuya Abe in the 1970’s. It’s some kind of an analog video processor, aka a thing to make cool images on ye old tv-set. Oh, I’m not even going to begin trying to explain all this. It’s way over my head.

If you want more info, check out the Create Digital Motion-blog where I found it, or the Vimeo page of Blair Neal who made the video.


The Wobbulator from blair neal on Vimeo.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Strange little thing, this…


Garamond? from Murat Pak on Vimeo.


More on Murat Pak? Go here.

(Found via Mograph TV)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Kemistry Gallery in London has been exhibiting the work of legendary designer Lou Dorfsman, art director for CBS network.  The exhibition centers on his most notable creation, the 11 meter wide handmade wooden typographic wall that he named Gastrotypographicalassemblage. With custom type created by Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase, the wall contains almost 1500 individual characters.


Gastrotypographicalassemblage from christian carlsson on Vimeo.


The exhibition closed at the end of October. Well… it was a bit far for me anyway…

(Found via The Casual Optimist)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Unintentional design

Google Earth pictures from Saudi Arabia.









(Found via The Strange Attractor)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


This is one of six short animations from a documentary on finance and economics, which tries to explain the complexity, randomness, speed and danger of the economical world we live in. It was made by Rogier Hendriks, Menno Fokma, Reinier Flaes and Remco Jansen for VPRO Dutch television.


"Quants, the alchemists of wallstreet" from Rogier Hendriks on Vimeo.

(Found via Planetary Folklore)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paul Pope Interview

I know, I know… We’ve had a Paul Pope interview before on this blog. And this one isn’t exactly hot from the presses either (it’s two years old, in fact). But for some reason I’ve always found Mr. Pope one of the more interesting comic-creators around. So there you go.


On the Fringe with Paul Pope from Carlos Molina on Vimeo.

Check out Pope’s blog here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Candas Sisman

I recently stumbled across this awesome portfolio of Candas Sisman, who lives and works in Istanbul.

I saw some of his videos first, but was later struck by the beautiful graphic design and photography work he does as well. Check out some of those videos and pictures here, then visit his site.


F L U X from candas sisman on Vimeo.


AVATAR - short version from candas sisman on Vimeo.














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