This right here is just plain ol’mind boggling! Directed by lead singer Nicos Livesey and his animator/assitant director Tom Bunker for London based heavy metal band Throne, it took several heavy duty embroidery machines to create this 45 million stitch, frame-by-frame video,
Created for the bands track “Tharsis Sleeps,” the video is inspired by heavy meta band sew on patches of a bygone era.
5Boro Skateboards presents a new pin-up board series in collaboration with Brooklyn’s own Smith Street tattoo parlor. The series features six boards and one shirt, all designed by artists Bert Krak, Steve Boltz, Eli Quinters and Daniel Santoro. The six decks and the T-shirt are inspired by the city’s beach scene and are adorned with pin-up girls wearing swimwear. A portion of the proceeds are going to the Rockaway Beach Skate Park, which was heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy. $40 a pop via your local skate shop or 5Boro’s online.
In February 2014 Warner Bros. will be finally ready to release the longawaited Lego Movie. The CGI rendered project will feature the voices of renowned stars like Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson, and Will Arnett as they help tell the story of an unlikely hero mistakenly designated to save Legoland from destruction. The film is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs). Multifranchise fans rejoice as the quirky adventure will feature tons of Legosponsored cameos and familiar faces like DC comicbook heros, Star Wars worlds and more!
Italianborn motorcycle company, Vespa, celebrates its 70year history by teaming up with French creative agency NOMOON to draft up a visual retrospective. The result is an animated piece that highlights the company’s models and designs (including a brief stint with automobiles) from as far back as 1943 to today.
Simpsons fans have a new reason to celebrate as Orlando Florida’s Universal Studios prepares to unveil its latest addition to their Simpson’s Ride. The innovative expansion will feature an actual Simpson’s themed village complete with attractions pulled directly from the series. There’ll be a Moe’s Tavern, Duff Brewery, Krusty Burger, the KwikEMart and more. Check out the following the video highlighting the physical attractions slated to open up this summer.
Grantland’s got another awesome installment of story time w/ Jalen Rose. This time our protagonist recalls the tale of when he decided to challenge Michael Jordan and proceed to dunk on him. Hilarious storytelling, but even more hilarious animation!
Ben BarrettForrest of Forrest Media presents an animated short about the history of typography. The fiveminute piece, comprised of 291 paper letters, 2,454 photos and 140 hours of stopmotion, features an indepth look at type from as far back as the original Blackletter to the modernday Helvetica. A mustwatch for typography nerds and visual artists alike. Kudos to the craftsmanship and conciseness.
Rapper Lil Wayne continues to dedicate himself to skateboarding. This time around he and some professional homies (Greg Lutzka, Tyler Hendley, Yo Yo and Christiona Sereika) hit California’s Orange County to capture some nighttime thrills. Weezy and company laid it down, hitting everything from grass gaps to rails and even a ditch! Props to this. With all the negative publicity surrounding Lil Wayne, it’s great to see him have fun doing something he truly enjoys.
Not since the days of elementary school have we really wondered about the distance of any planet. Although every now and then (when things get quiet at the office) it is possible to slip into a daydream about some interplanetary travel. We’re pretty sure that’s how Motion and Interaction Designer David Paliwoda came up with the idea to animate and calculate (in pixels) the Distance To Mars. What a brilliant way to show folks that the red planet is only twice the size of the Earth’s moon and more than 428K pixels away.
Given the popularity of AMC’s Breaking Bad series, it was probably only a matter of time before Springfield’s most infamous family decided to give the pop culture phenomenon a wink. Apparently, Marge, Homer and the entire gang have a methworthy enterprise comprised of cupcakes that get baked and sold to needy fiends. This one’s so clever we don’t know whether we want to laugh or applaud!