Peter Saville + Audi

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Hmmm… not sure how old this is, but completely randomly somehow stumbled upon this today. Looks like he did a movie for Audi. Check it out here. The wallpapers are pretty fascinating. I have not seen the whole movie, just took a peek at it now. To be quite honest, looks a bit cheeseball. But hey, I havenít gotten to the meat of it yet. Iíll report more later.

And, for those of you who were not able to guess, well, the man himself, Mr. Saville, was the designer for this record cover:

Nice Little…

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A home-made-like video for the Morr Music group Populous. Check it out when you get a chance!

Tronic For Comcast And Sony

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Tronic created this HD trailer for Comcast. This is being displayed on an uber hi-def screen at Comcast center in Philadelphia. Some pretty solid stuff, as always.

Psst Pass It On… NYC screening

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Just a heads up. Psst Pass it On… is being screened tonight at the Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. PSST!3 is a collaborative film project of 17 films made by 51 teams of Designers, Directors, Animators and Composers. The mission of PSST is to produce original short films through the collaboration of Designers, Directors, and Animators. Each film is comprised of three sections produced by three different teams: the beginning, middle & end. This process is the whole idea behind PSST! ñ a technique derived from the Dadaist game of Exquisite Corpse and the childrenís game Telephone and applied to the arts of motion graphics, animation and film-making. psstpassiton.com PSST! is curated and organized by Bran Dougherty-Johnson of Grow Design Work. Galapagos Art Space, DUMBO 8PM Doors 7PM Buy tickets here / 5$ New York Screening on PSST! Blog

Cut&Paste NYC 2009

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The crowd at Webster Hall, NYC

Cut&Paste 2009 NYC was a sight to be seen. Hundreds of design fans came out to Webster Hall for Saturday evenings’ digital design competition featuring contestants working in 2D, 3D and ó for the first time ó motion. The Cut&Paste, founded by John Fioelli in 2005, has grown from a small apartment get-together to a sort of global hub for pushing the limits of inspiration. 2D design contestants were given 15 minutes. 3D contestants, 20 mins. The Motion contestants had 8 hours (count ‘em! 8 hours) to complete their pieces, working throughout the day and throughout the 2D and 3D heats. Each heat is given a theme to which they are to create a visual response, under all the stress of being on stage, all with good humor.

Stage screen set-up This year’s C&P NYC winners are:

2D / Winner: Miguel Hernandez 3D / Winner: Neil Benjamin Motion / Winner: Jake Guttormsson. Theme: History of Music Check out some of the action here.

WOW

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WOW is a motion graphic studio based in Sendai and Tokyo, Japan.

THRU YOU | Kutiman Mixes YouTube

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I was just listening to NPR and heard about this wonderful album made from source materials (both video & sound) found on YouTube. It was created by a musician called “Kutiman.” It’s pretty impressive and from what he mentioned on NPR it took him 2 months to create the tracks and videos without sleep or food. It makes me want to pull out my track suit out of the closet bboy style and breakdance. Enjoy.

Renascent | Joost Korngold

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Joost Korngold (aka Renascent) has put up a new reel. Stunning work as always.

Koppel vs. Discovery vs. Imaginary Forces

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Ted Koppel is the man. Period. Those of your from a few generations before me probably already know this. But for someone who’s grown up with hype-driven news media and impersonal rss-feeds, Koppel’s intensely earnest journalism is very much appreciated. His new series airing on the Discovery Channel is a part of his continuing work with Discovery simply called ‘Koppel on Discovery.’ The new series ‘The People’s Republic of Capitalism’ is an amazing mind-fuck, (I do not use this word lightly.) Koppel is able to quickly expose the utter mind-boggling contradictions of China’s rapid growth. The titles were done by Imaginary Forces, who continue to do amazing work. Check out both if you have some time and are looking for some quality TV.

Animal Collective

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In keeping with the incredible amount of buzz surrounding everyone’s favorite avant-garde band of the hour Animal Collective, I felt that I should join in on the fun. I found this music video a few months back for the title track off of their ep Water Curses. Im not sure if I love the video, or if I just really dig the song. you be the judge.

Dans La Tête

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Dans La Tête is a beautiful short that explores the reality of war with a comical sort of brutal honesty. The animation, music and ultimately the narrative seamlessly thread together the death(s) of Antoine Bertrand in a not so subtle commentary about the fragility of life and war. “Protect your inner camera”… Je l’adore.

Christian Weber & NIN

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7:40 length film. directed by christian weber with a solid score by nine inch nails. christianweber.net