Monthly ArchivesJanuary 2009

REJECTED & BITTER: FILM BY DON HERZFELD standard

This past weekend I was introduced to the work of animated cult film animator Don Hertzfeldt. In the spring of 1999, the Family Learning Channel commissioned animator Don Hertzfeldt to produce promotional segments for their network. The cartoons were completed in five weeks. The Family Learning Channel rejected all of them and they were never aired…Rejected is a series of these and other supposedly commissioned advertisements that were rejected immediately upon review. At the end of the film, the entire animated world collapses in upon himself in a sequence that blends traditional animation, stop-motion, and experimental photography. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2000. The short became a massive online viral hit. ...

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BLOODY DESIGN: ROAD KILL CARPET image

Coming in Spring 2009 from Studio OOOMS is this handmade road kill carpet made from 100% wool. The creative minds behind the Dutch Studio OOOMS are Guido Ooms and Karin van Lieshout. Visit Studio OOOMS to shop or view their other products. A struggle between attraction and repulsion, this cuddly car-flattened, bloody fox is exactly what I’ve always wanted on my floor…no, seriously. It’s awesome!

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((( MAPMusic ))) MUSICIAN’S AGAINST PARKINSONS standard

At the end of 08’ I became involved with a group called MAPMusic (((Musicians Against Parkinson’s))). Founded by Robbie Tucker in 2007, a musician living with Parkinson’s, this organization aims to educate and raise money in hopes of finding a cure in the near future. While the CDs I designed for MAPMusic are still in print, you can catch a sneak peak by visiting MAPMusic. I’m thrilled I’ve been asked to do some further collaborative work with MAPMusic in 09’.

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