Thursday, 31 December 2009

Nothing is impossible

Photo taken by Eun K. Ju

"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow." ~Robert H. Goddard

I Met the Walrus

I watched this animation last year, but didn't have the chance to upload it back then on my blog:

"In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrator James Braithwaite have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short."


I'm really addicted to this animation (I'll only upload up until episode five although I'm tempted to upload Season 1~3!!!!):

Seriously, I watched the whole series... then I started to watch it again from episode one. I LOVE the character design, especially プーチン. I love whenever I see him do this dance at the beginning of the video.

Ahhhh, I need to get my hands on these items!!! And these!!! AND THESE!!!! AND HOW ABOUT THIS ONE??? (okay okay, I'm such a child, I know)

If you want to watch rest of the series, CLICK here.

Source: MTV Japan, Wikipedia

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Experience Mobile Mobile

"Work asked me to do something for their Christmas card. I work for an Interactive Agency.

To cut a long story short, after a company-wide upgrade the agency had a lot of old mobiles gathering dust. We took these, built and hoisted a gigantic interactive chandelier/mobile that plays Christmas jingles in our reception."

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope you guys are enjoying the Christmas holiday with your family and friends! Instead of saying Merry Christmas, I used to tell everyone "Happy Birthday Jesus!" back when I was still living in Tokyo, Japan. I was the only Christian in my whole school. People thought I was some kind of a weirdo. Ahhh... Memories^_^

I think they play A Charlie Brown Christmas every Christmas in America. I always fell asleep during the show... I missed Linus van Pelt's greatest speech about the true meaning of Christmas every time. Thankfully, there was a youtube video of it so Yeahy! I finally learned "what Christmas is all about"... I feel relieved now so I'm off to hibernate like a bear!

Happy Hibernation (Holidays)!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Box Animation

Never Smile at a Monkey

I REALLY want this book for Christmas.

I'd better get it or else, I might stare at a vicious monkey out of anger and frustration.

Source: Amazon

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God

"Alright, You know er, your cat that disappeared? I ran it over."
"You know, like, You know all those books I have that I don't let you read?"
"It's just all these love poems that are about you."

Source: PostSecret


Source: Alma Short Film

Russell The ‘Up’ Kid In Real Life

That's my friend's friend's nephew. I think I've actually seen this on his facebook... Wow, the power of internet. Now that little boy's famous for being a Russell look-alike. Well, I DID have the temptation to be the first one to spread this picture on the web because he was so darn cute.

Source: BuzzFeed

Luke Surl





Source: Luke Surl


Cartoon inspired fashion.
My Favorites from Mary Lily:

Source: polyvore

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Oxford Circus FlashWalk

"This is a catwalk show with a difference. Featuring hot models, it takes place on one of the most fashionable high streets in the world. What makes it even more compelling is; instead of wearing clothes these models are wearing nothing but body paint."

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Biggest Drawing in the World

How did he do it?
Using a briefcase containing a GPS device.
He took drawing to the next level!!!!

Source/Read More about the process at: Biggest Drawing In the World

Behind the Scenes, Magical Movie Moments

"Steven Spielberg. Quentin Tarantino. Martin Scorsese. George Lucas. Modern-day movie directors who's names are somehow stored in our memory. At the very top of their game, these directors have that rare ability to transport us into a different time and place, albeit for just a few hours. They're artists who can see something most of cannot - imaginary worlds we never knew existed.

But this post isn't to celebrate their achievements, it is to take a look back at memorable movie moments that happened behind the camera. It's seeing the worried look on the crew's face as they shoot just one more take. It's that quiet moment shared between the lead actor and director, as the director tries to convey his elaborate vision. It's seconds before the cameras roll, when the director anxiously takes his seat and watches, in excitement, as his world take shape.

For these are the moments when the magic truly happens." ~alice at My Modern Met

Where the Wild Things Are

Superman Returns

Sweeney Todd

The Dark Knight

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

James Bond: Casino Royale

Kill Bill

The Godfather

Star Wars

Source/More Pictures at: My Modern Met

Narrow House

Perfect gift for people who'll invite me over their place sometime during the holidays.
I wonder if there's a "The Weird Family Next Door" wine.

Source: Narrow House, The Dieline

Jason Polan

132 Birds at The American Museum of Natural History

"I like spending time drawing at The American Museum of Natural
History. For this project I drew 132 of the birds at the museum.
There are owls and eagles and finches and hornbills and about one
hundred others. I draw these birds because I am interested in
learning about both their similarities and differences. I also really
like how they look.

This edition is a result of this documentation."

Insects and Myriapods at The American Museum of Natural History

"I like spending time drawing at The American Museum of Natural

Rocks at The American Museum of Natural History

"I like spending time drawing at The American Museum of Natural

Source: 20x200

Friday, 4 December 2009

Matchbox City

I don't smoke so I don't carry a matchbox/lighter with me, but I would LOVE to carry Matchbox City with me everywhere...

Source: Happy Forsman & Bodenfors, The Dieline

Lucía, Luis and the Wolf

I fell in love with "Lucía, Luis and the Wolf". It's a beautiful animation though some people might find its story a bit disturbing.

LUCIA (Lucía, Luis y el lobo - Part 1 of 2)
by Niles Atallah, Cristobal Leon & Joaquin Cociña
Lucía is the 1st short video of the 2-part series “Lucía, Luis y el lobo” (”Lucía, Luis and the Wolf”). The video was shot frame by frame with a digital photo camera. Materials: charcoal, dirt, flowers, found objects and cardboard.

LUIS (Lucía, Luis y el lobo - Part 2 of 2)
by Niles Atallah, Cristobal Leon & Joaquin Cociña
Luis is the 2nd short video of the series “Lucía, Luis y el lobo” (”Lucía, Luis and the Wolf”), it is a follow-up to the short video Lucía. The video was shot frame by frame with a digital photo camera. Materials: charcoal, dirt, flowers, found objects and cardboard.

Missing Bike! - No Reward

I thought it was hilarious and brilliant! He even made it into a T-shirt. You can buy it at threadless!

"My design MISSING started out as an actual flyer that I put up around my dorm when my bike was “stolen” earlier this year... Later, I found out it had been towed because I chained it to a fence with a "no bikes" sign on it. Whoops!" ~About my Design by Julian Glander

Source: Threadless

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Escena de amor entre pareja anónima Series

Escena de amor entre pareja anónima, meaning "Love scene between anonymous couple"

Sweeeeeeet =)

Source: Juan Felipe Rubio at Flickr

Yeasayer "Ambling Alp"

Daft Arts and Spy Films (Canada)

Director: Radical Friend
Producers: Paul Hahn and Jett Steiger
Production Manager: Ryan Patten
DP: Kevin Phillips
Gaffer: Wyatt Garfield
Key Grip: Eli Born
1st AC: Dylan Johnson
2nd AC: Scott Johnson
Grip: Matthew Harfield

Production Designer: Megan Fenton
Art Dept: David Gruner, Liz Garner, Ayse Arf, Douglas Armour

Costume Design: Diana Contreras and Eliot Lee Hazel
Makeup and Body Paint: William Lemon

Reminds me of the film that I watched last year, The Holy Mountain (1973)

You just don't give a shit

Source: We Heart It

Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Seed

I met with Johnny Kelly, the director of the animation called The Seed. I had a workshop under him where I had to make a short animation... and realized for the first time that animators are the most patient people in the world. Making a 5~10 minute animation with 2 other people took more than an hour, and we only used clays. Imagine how long he took to make The Seed! He thoroughly explained the process to make this animation and I learned a lot about stop motion animation. I really admire all of his works. I have his poster from Don't Panic. I've never imagined that I would get to meet him in person.

Ken Garduno

"Ken Garduno was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Art Center College of Design with honors in illustration. Since graduation, Ken has gone on to have his work shown in galleries internationally, as well as working as a commercial illustrator on various projects. Ken's work has been published in various publications, and hopes to be in many more." ~Ken Garduno

Source: Ken Garduno

Dimitri Kalagas

"After seven years as an Art Director and Designer, Dimitri has developed an international reputation for producing ideas and visual communications that transcend the clutter. A career of creativity spanning an eclectic mix of mediums - including branding, design, editorship, advertising, photography, radio hosting, managing experimental music events and art installations – Dimitri has evolved into directing film, recently releasing his debut music video for Melbourne band TST." ~Dimitri Kalagas

Source: Dimitri Kalagas