Friday, September 17, 2010

Nina Simone

Done for a motion graphics class by Tamara Conolly. Nice video. And Nina Simone…


Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Threadless Story

I must admit, I'm not a big T-shirt lover myself. I'm a shirt-wearing-kinda-guy. Then why a post on Threadless?

Threadless? Oh, come on! You know Threadless...? They are the online place to be for submitting t-shirt designs which, if they get selected by the Treadless-community and the Threadless-people themselves, actually get printed and sold.

That makes Threadless a shop, yes... But it also became a place to discover many,many interesting illustrators, often people who don't fit into either being a designer for some fancy studio or an artist for some even fancier gallery. Perhaps it's just some kid, working from his parents basement, like the one in the video (you gotta love that guy :) ....)

Take a look at the docu, then head over to to check out some of the stuff they have. Maybe you'll get inspired, who knows...?

(Found via )

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Martin Allais

The guy has a cat. What more do you need to know?

(Alright, if you insist: check out for more work and info...)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Santander - Pelé from Isabella Papa on Vimeo.

A very short little video, which I know nothing about. It’s Pelé. It’s painted. I like it. Enjoy.


Edit: A helpful friend of Monsieur Bandit on twitter gives this as a translation: “Pele says he couldn't do more than 1000 goals alone without the help of the others. Football is a team game. Everybody ( the team) wins” and mentions it is an “ad for santander bank - sponsor for libertadores cup.  (Follow the example, let's do it together.)”  -  Thanks @marciawch

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Journey Round My Skull

It is a labyrinth. That’s what it is… a beautiful labyrinth. Words. Pictures. Books. You can enter it. Here. Of course, you will never be able to leave. Even if you do come out… But you knew that from the start, now didn’t you…?


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Saturday, September 11, 2010

More Sketchy animation…

A friend (Hi, M. !) pointed out to me there were some more of those “sketchy” animations like the one I posted yesterday. Nice stuff. Check it out…





Friday, September 10, 2010

I’ll get the ice creams…

Perfect timing. Lovely cartoon…



Made by Bird Box Studio

(Found via Drawn!)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Calligraphy: Marco Campedelli

I actually had real calligraphy-classes in art school, from a professor who actually knew what he was talking about. Of course, he hated my guts. Said I was the worst pupil he ever had. We had to draw ancient letterforms, following ancient rules. It was all just incredibly boring in my opinion…

The second trimester, however, we got to write “freestyle”. All of a sudden, I was his hero! I wrote with discarded brushes, with sticks, syringes, pipettes, with my hands, with leaves, crumbled up aluminum foil, you name it… I wrote on hilariously expensive paper and scraps of newsprint, toilet paper, napkins, I wrote on pages from books, on plastic, wood…Oh, I was just having the time of my life, making marks.

“You did real well, this period” my professor said to me, while showing my work to my classmates as an example. “But you’re still the worst pupil I ever had, though… Your work is just… dirty.” He almost spat out the word. Everybody thought this was very funny.

To him, “dirty” was the worst thing you could be. And having fun whilst making marks was all well and good, but if you weren’t able to maintain a well-spaced Schwabacher for at least some pages, you just were no good in his book.

I now know this is not true.

But it took me way to much time to figure that one out…



This is the work of Marco Campedelli. I’m pretty sure his Schwabachers are awesome too…


Marco Campedelli from Marco Campedelli Studio on Vimeo.



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For more, visit

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Studio Visit (15): W. Mc Shine

Wendell Mc Shine is from Trinidad and Tobago, “the island of the carnival” and his work features all kinds of weird and colorful characters. Check out this video as an introduction to his “La Puerta Abierta” (the open door) series…


3rd world- in studio with artist: Wendell Mc shine from wendell mc shine on Vimeo.




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You can find a lot more of his work and plenty of videos on Mc Shine’s blog here.

(Found via Wooster Collective)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Totentanz – Dino Battaglia

A classic comic by the Italian master, known for his adaptations of novels by Lovecraft, Stevenson and Maupassant which earned him the title “the master of darkness”.

Unfortunately the whole thing is in Italian. I can’t read that either so, I guess we’ll just have to look at the pictures…


Sunday, September 5, 2010


Stop motion clay animation. Not a big fan, I must say. But this one is just great.

Made by Andy Kennedy.


You can find an extensive making of here.

(Found via Kitsune Noir)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ryan Peltier

Oooh, I love this!

Work by an American illustrator who says to be influenced by old Mickey Mouse cartoons and Edward Gorey, but most of all by the material he works with. “A really rough 100% cotton rag paper will change the way that anyone draws, in a good way…maybe?”, he says. Well, I’m not much of a material-fetishist myself, but if that’s what it takes for him to make work like this, than give the guy all the 100% cotton rag paper he wants. No questions asked.



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Want to see more? Go here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Paul Rand

A short film made by Imaginary Forces, combining original animation with a videotaped interview of Rand himself.


Paul Rand Retrospective from Jeremy Cox on Vimeo.


(Found via SwissMiss)


The name speaks somewhat for itself: It’s animals galore on animalarium. All creatures, great and small… and all kinds of media: illustrations, arts, crafts, videos, you name it. A real nice place to visit. Go check it out at


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The Chap / Even Your Friend from Lo+LOAF TV on Vimeo.

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