“Splitting the Atom” – Massive Attack

February 4, 2010

This is the latest video by Massive Attack, directed by Edouard Salier. It’s a beautifully dark piece of music that is perfectly complimented by the twisted sci-fi visuals, as the camera pans through a city getting torn apart. Click here for the full list of credits.

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Animated Works by Alberto Mielgo

February 2, 2010

These 2 animations are part of a series of works by Spanish-born, London-based Artist / Art Director / Designer / Animator Alberto Mielgo, through an ongoing project of his called The Pink Man. So far there are 4 works in all (which can be found here). Check out his personal website as well to see some of his masterful painted work. Videos after the jump – enjoy!

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Augmented (hyper)Reality

February 2, 2010

This impressive short film is by Keiichi Matsuda, an architectural student studying at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, in Unit 15 – a class that explores spatial qualities and possibilities using film, animation and motion graphics. As he explains: “The latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it. A film produced for my final year Masters in Architecture, part of a larger project about the social and architectural consequences of new media and augmented reality.”

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Disorder Type by Siggeir Hafsteinsson

February 2, 2010

These images are examples of a recently completed typeface designed by the immensely talented Siggeir Hafsteinsson, a designer based out of Reykjavik, Iceland. Each letterform is meticulously detailed, with a mixture of photographic and graphical elements breaking in and out of the shapes. You can check out more of his work here, or visit his website.

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2009 Annual Report by Feltron

February 2, 2010

These intricately detailed graphics are taken from a personal annual report by Feltron, a New York designer with a passion for infographics, whom after every single  meaningful encounter with someone, each day during 2009, asked for them to submit a record of this meeting through an online survey. “From parents to old friends, to people I met for the first time, to my dentist… any time I felt that someone had discerned enough of my personality and activities, they were given a card with a URL and unique number to record their experience.” The finished work is stunning, and available for purchase through his site. More pics after the jump.

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“Vanishing Point” by Takuya Hosogane

January 26, 2010

A beautiful and seamless interaction of image and sound in this clip by Takuya Hosogane. The song used is “Le Petit Prince” by Cubesato. More stills and video after the jump.

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Spike Jonze’s “I’m Here”

January 25, 2010

This is a trailer for the new short film by Spike Jonze. I’m a huge fan of his work and this looks like another winner, this time a bittersweet love story about two robots. More info can be found here.

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Exit Through The Gift Shop – A Banksy Film

January 25, 2010

This is the trailer for “Exit Through The Gift Shop”, a movie by infamous street artist Banksy, billed as “the world’s first street art disaster movie”. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this week, and initial reviews seem very positive. I’ve also included a great clip showcasing some of his recent work. Enjoy!

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“The Phantom Menace” Movie Review

December 22, 2009

This is a rather genius review of Star Wars Episode 1 and how the franchise derailed itself forever. It’s quite long (running in at 70 minutes, broken over 7 parts) but well work a look as it is incredibly insightful, funny and bang on with it’s analysis. It does get a bit weird in parts – the narrator is meant to come across as more than a little deranged – but overall immensely fun! This was put together by Red Letter Media, a small film company out of Milwaukee, WI. All seven parts after the jump – enjoy!

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“Thank You For Smoking” Title Sequence

December 17, 2009

I was doing some research for a project, looking at classic cigarette packaging for inspiration, when I recalled the great opening sequence for the film “Thank You For Smoking”, and upon review it is every bit as good as what I remembered. Beautiful typographic work capturing the look and style of old-school cigarette packaging, created by Shadowplay Studio.

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