Cinemagraph is a site founded by photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, dedicated to their animated gifs. Apparently, over the last months, more artists have been making their own fashion-related gifs or cinemagraphs. Not a bad idea, since those sleek, aesthetic gifs do add a nice twist to the usual glossy fashion photography. Not to mention that these could easily be incorporated on the pages of the fashion websites or online magazines.
The Fashion Editorial pictures on Cinemagraph have this eery feel to them and make up their own pretty universe, but make sure to go through the rest of the site for more beautiful animated photography. Some of my favorite bits below.
(via The Creators Project)
Space Invaders are now truly an international phenomenon as they have reached the Southern American continent. Sao Paulo saw the pixelated creatures infiltrate their graffiti-covered walls in July 2011. Incidentally, graffiti in Sao Paulo (called Pixaçaos) is very distinctive and has its own characteristic style. Invader chose to scout the many old tiles shops around the city in search for material, used later to make up the creatures. A very smart move that placed the space invaders a bit closer to the local culture. The invasion was followed by an exhibition in the Museum of Art of Sao Paulo. Go here for more.
Designer and illustrator Oliver Barrett has created these four posters for the Charting The Beatles project. The site of the project features some very interesting and complex information graphics that are really worth checking (here), but I was drawn to the simplicity and beautiful colors of Barrett’s prints. The delicate and very well crafted illustrations show the instruments that each band member played. And I really appreciated the fact that he illustrated some lesser known, not exactly iconic, images of the Fab Four.
“These four illustrations are for the Charting the Beatles project. I chose to create complex portraits of each member from my favorite era of their careers. In addition to the portraits, I depicted each member’s array (or lack of in Ringo’s case) of instruments through vector silhouettes.”
French band Louise Attaque’s newest song Du monde tout autour (literally translates to people all around) is a really good song and the video directed by Louis Clichy is just beautiful! Completed in 22 days, the animation has some extremely smooth transitions, and the rough and sketchy illustration style is amazing. It fits perfectly the feel and rhythm of the song, and works very well with the image of Louise Attaque and their musical style. Clichy is currently working on a potential 3D feature of the comic book Astérix with Alexandre Astier, hopefully the end result will be as successful as the video below.
This short animation tells the story of a man trying to save his sheep from being abducted by a UFO. It is done by Junaid Chundrigar and showcases a very sweet illustration style and some amazing color work. Chundrigar explains the main goal of that cartoon:
“The whole point of making “Sheeped Away” was to make a tribute of sorts, to the old American cartoons I grew up with. They were not necessarily made for children but neither were they unwatchable for them. I wanted to make something just like that; something for both adults and kids. And adult kids like me. “
I think he succeeded, the animation is beautiful and really nice to watch. Check it out