Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Zhou Fan Paintings

I just came across Zhou Fan’s portfolio site on Reform Revolution, it blows my mind. These images in particular are so fascinating and beautifully executed, apparently the series of paintings are based on dreams he had as a child, pretty intense dreams! I’d highly recommend checking out the whole gallery.

In other news, I’m off to Madrid Friday morning for an ELVIN technical meeting where we should hopefully decide which opensource social networking software we’ll be using, my money’s on elgg.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Catastrophe Video (Jean Jullien)

I really enjoy Jean Jullien’s minimalistic, colourful and slightly whimsical illustrative style. I keep an eye on his website for exhibitions and new projects, which is how I chanced across the Catastrophe video for NIWOUINWOUIN (no idea how that’s pronounced!).

This video is typical of Jean Julliens style, I love it! Great use of colour, lovely stop-motion style, though it could possibly have all been done in aftereffects. Great tune as well, love the bouncy/happy hardcore vibe to it, and the video is bang on in capturing it’s fun, slightly hyper buzz!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bats Video (We buy your kids + Mighty Nice)

I spend a lot of time researching styles and just looking out for lovely things in general! This gorgeous video caught my eye recently, it’s by We buy your kids and Mighty Nice, a music video for a guy called Paul Dempsey.

I love the rendering style, it’s so expressive and evocative. I’ve been looking at Henri Rousseau paintings recently (check the beautiful Sleeping Gypsy above!) as reference for an oil pastels image i’ve begun work on. This video really reminds me of his paintings, incredibly dreamlike and sensuous.

What's going on blogspot?!

Where are all my nice pictures gone?! I hope they'll be back soon and I don't have to link them all again...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ZAPA Tag Marketing Animation

Last week was the handover date for the ZAPA tag marketing animation. Due to the short turnover time of the job we subcontracted a graphic artist and animator, Pearse Cullinane, to animate the piece. I supplied him with full storyboards, audio and image library and happily, we made the deadline! Here are some of the storyboard panes. ZAPA have quite a strong existing corporate ID, the line drawing style, and much of the line drawings themselves, were taken from the existing ZAPA identity.