Archive for the ‘video’ Category
In light of recent events in the world of online memes, I really think it’s time for us to revisit the double rainbow at Burning Man in 08. As you can see above, it was a beauty. But oddly, as you can see below, in spite of having roughly 50,000 famously open-minded, enthusiastic people on hand (with a known penchant for hallucinogenics, to boot) the response was relatively muted and dispassionate in comparison to the ecstatic mania that we now know a double rainbow to be capable of producing. In retrospect, one might have reasonably expected that the largest orgy in history would have spontaneously occurred at this moment.
Ah well… Just some food for thought on this lovely Friday.
His description of the project:
For all the self-righteous souls out there in the art world, here’s proof positive that selling out is part of the grand tradition of art. Warhol and Dali, who are certainly counted amongst the immortals of art history today, were not above using their likenesses to pitch a product back in the day. Props to both of them for staying in character though. The ads feel more like video art pieces than “ads”. (Indeed, the idea of anyone thinking they could ‘direct’ either of these men is clearly absurd.) Anyway, it’s a treat to get this glimpse of them as living breathing people.
Speaking of shilling product, I’d be remiss if I failed to mention that the Jailbreak Collective (the entity behind this blog) happens to produce fantastic, collectible miniaturized toy versions of both Warhol and Dali.
A couple of weeks ago, we introduced you to the RSA and their enlightened series of animations. The latest in the series, “First as Tragedy, then as Farce”, features a lecture by Slavoj Zizek, a highly renowned Slovenian philosopher. In it he discusses the implications of today’s “charitable giving” and, as usual, it’s eye-opening. And, also as usual, the brilliantly simple and clean whiteboard animation adds surprising potency to the lecture.
This tawdry calendar for tots was conceived of by students at the Brother Ad School in Argentina. Somehow I can’t shake the feeling that it’s more reminiscent of an American Apparel photo set than something you’d find on the bathroom wall at car shop but I guess even when they’re being dirty, art students just can’t help but be artsy.
Speaking of doll porn, this calendar reminded me of the dirtiest little doll movie I’ve ever seen which, coincidentally, featured our very own Obama Action Figure (along with a Bratz doll masquerading as Sarah Palin) back in 2008. I posted that one after the jump.
[spotted at copyranter]
Friends With You is a Miami based art collective with an irresistably happy-go-lucky vibe. According to them, their single goal, their raison d’etre, if you will, is simply to become Friends with You! And in a cutesy, squeaky, generically Asian-feeling yet obviously Western kind of way, I think they’re doing quite well. I like them. A lot.
Behind all the cuddly wonderfulness there is clearly a whole lot of creativity and top notch professional talent. The spot above was made for Match.com and they’ve also produced video spots for Gwen Stefani’s Harajuki Lovers line, Pop-Tarts and Target, among others. And they’re all so… Fun! Just like a good friend should be. You can see those three after the jump.
This is the official music video for a track called Ankle Injuries by Fujia & Miyagi, an electronica band out of Bristol, England. With 1.5 million views (and counting) on youtube, this seems to be their first viral hit but it’s definitely not their first stab at innovative or offbeat animation. You can see some of their previous videos here.
The video and the above description are by Hak Hoisington, a freelance animator, illustrator, designer (and presumably a puffer) who lives and works right in our home territory of Brooklyn. You may recognize his style from the 2004 video for Eminem’s song Mosh. You can see all sorts of work by Hoisington over at his website, blackmustache.com.
Scoring a goal in soccer is a big deal. It doesn’t happen too often, which is part of the reason why Americans can’t seem to embrace a sport the rest of the world adores. That and the whole tying thing, which, as they say, is like kissing one’s sister.
Anyway, an Icelandic soccer club called Stjarnan, of Úrvalsdeild in Iceland’s premier division, has been attributed with perfecting the art of goal celebration. Before each game the team choreographs a routine that they then enact on the field after hitting the back of the net. While some are better than others, and they certainly get deducted a few points for a lack of spontaneity, their now internet-famous “Going Fishing” celebration (shown above) is off the charts entertaining.
Check out a bunch more of their celebratory moments over on Deadspin.