Paperman

It seems as if it’s video day here.

Here’s a lovely little animated feature from Disney Animation Studios (Pixar).

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.

via the verge

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Image dump 151

In cleaning out old files I came across a mountain of great images. They are in no particular order and have no links to their origins (sorry). So I will be posting 100 at a time. 151 this time. Enjoy.

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Image dump 100

In cleaning out old files I came across a mountain of great images. They are in no particular order and have no links to their origins (sorry). So I will be posting 100 at a time. Enjoy.

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Less is More: Mishka Henner’s take on Robert Frank’s classic

Take the 83 images from Robert Frank’s 1958 classic, Les Américains. Use Photoshop to erase half the content. Leave some hats and chairs and jukeboxes. Add an “s” to the title and you have Less Américains, Mishka Henner’s latest book project, and the most striking example of his ongoing use of new technologies to illuminate the past and invigorate the present.

Read more in the British Journal of Photography

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The Art of Books: Publishers’ Bindings Online 1815–1930

If you love books and book cover design, prepare to get lost for a long, long time at Publishers’ Bindings Online. I learned quite a bit browsing through the galleries. For instance the style known as Eastlake, named after Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906) who’s work was the precursor to what later developed to be the Arts and Crafts movement. Also the Art Nouveau and Japonisme galleries are rich with inspiration.

One note: the UI is not always intuitive, to search for all the samples of a given period click the “Search the PBO Database for…” link at the bottom of each gallery.

Enjoy

via wrong distance

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See Gee: The Record Books: music as literature

Classic albums re-imagined as book covers.

See the entire set.


Red Hot Chili Peppers / Blood Sugar Sex Magik
 


The Police / Reggatta De Blanc
 


The Killers / Hot Fuss
 


Pink Floyd / The Dark Side of the Moon


The Smiths / Hatful of Hollow


Radiohead / OK Computer


David Bowie / The Man Who Sold the World
 


Patti Smith / Horses
 


Simon & Garfunkel / Sounds of Silence
 


Bob Dylan / Blood on the Tracks
 


Primal Scream / Xtrmntr


Prince / Purple Rain
 


The Beatles / Abbey Road
 

via Jeffrey Wear @wearitsjeff

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