BLOG: Not only was last summer’s Toyota Yaris campaign well animated and fully loaded with dope beats and by decent MCs, but they also packed some wisdom to boot. A gadget that makes pasta? You’re right, cartoon rapper dude. That is useless.
Director Laurent Box did a few other cool spots for the same company.
MUSIC VIDEO: It’s Friday, and El-P is pumpin’ it like they do in the future – with some help from a puppet and director Timothy Saccenti.
MUSIC VIDEO: Chris Ullens‘ super retro music video for Slugabed‘s Sex makes us wonder if this is his vision of the future – or the past?
BLOG: I’m not sure it would be possible for us to love Liquid TV animator Julia Pott any more.
Her new short film, Belly, is magical. A heart-wrenching and beautiful story that after wow-ing at festivals all over the world (including Sundance, SXSW, and the Holland Animation Film Festival, among many others) has now been released on the web. Hooray!
Read her Motionographer Q&A about the making of the film and check out more of her work on her website.
BLOG: We’re having a great time watching Takashi Yamaguchi‘s ma-ture, an exploration of shape and light in three dimensions. It’s such a captivating spot, it’s not apparent that it’s an ad for anything at all until the title at the end. Please enjoy responsibly.
BLOG: Rarely do we get to feature such such an explicit short that is also TOTALLY SAFE FOR WORK. Enjoy the provocatively titled Yeah Just There by London-based animator Grant Orchard.
BLOG: Have no fear, Unemployed Man is here! The graphic novel starring a poor man’s Batman is getting rave reviews by lefty artists types who are generally under-paid and have a chip on their shoulder about the bank bailouts. Instead of a statistic-filled text penned by a mid-career sociologist, though, this book actually moves. And, after all, it’s a superhero story – so you know it comes packed with tons of punches and good feeling at the end.
Check out The Adventures of Unemployed Man by Erich Origen and Gan Golan here, and purchase it here.
BLOG: Check out Joe Bichard‘s short narrative about human interplanetary exploration. MARS! watches like a space-agey motion graphic overview ofthe red planet. There is a great visual payoff in the end, so make sure you stay for the whole ride.
BLOG: French student David Martins da Silva plays with animated characters in real-life situations.