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Stumbleupon Contest: Get Discovered!

Thursday 02.24.2011 , Posted by


Stumbleupon, one of the best web discovery tools out there, is putting on a great contest of which you videographers should really take note. All you have to do is enter one of your own previously made videos to the contest, but as it ends on February 28th you’ve got to act quick!

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The Shape of Design: It’s How We Define It

Tuesday 02.22.2011 , Posted by

What exactly is design and how would we define it? Is it making something function well or making it look good? Graphic designer, illustrator and educator, Frank Chimero speaks at the Build Conference about historical views of design and the great importance of knowing many things outside of the field. Design is more a vessel than an object, he says, it’s primary worth being what it holds.
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Tear & Cut: 2 Stop Motion Videos Made with Paper

Tuesday 01.25.2011 , Posted by


These two stop motion videos are so incredibly clever. Using paper isn’t too unusual, but tearing off pieces of the paper and then running the film backwards definataly got our attention. The effect makes objects take shape as if by magic, each torn piece appearing to glue itself back together to create a seamless object once again.
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Hip-Hop Mayhem with Cops On Fire

Thursday 12.30.2010 , Posted by


You know those shots from That 70′s Show where the kids are all sitting around the table in the basement philosophizing about life? This music video starts out like that, with a camera circling on a table… then explodes into dizzy arts and crafts mayhem! A cardboard world appears, buildings burn down, water-skiers do jumps… and all in a tiny cafe.

Featuring Moscow-based hip-hop and rap group Cops on Fire. For more of their catchy beats check out their official website or myspace page.
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Most Awesome Google Docs Presentation… Ever.

Tuesday 12.28.2010 , Posted by


Created by 3 animators, over 3 days, from 3 different location, and using only Google Docs Presentation, this colorful and entertaining animation will make your head spin. The crew used 450 individual slides to draw each frame and used no animation software or high tech hardware… just good old Google Docs.

You can check out the original animation and all it’s slides at http://goo.gl/6MJwH or for more clever uses of Google creations, artistic and otherwise, check out demoslam.com
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A Fairytale World Created from Old Books

Friday 12.17.2010 , Posted by

Looking as if the story has risen right out of the page, Su Blackwell’s small sculptures tell fairytale stories. She creates three-dimensional cut paper sculptures out of old books, often using the classic imagery off the page as her subjects. Her works are highly detailed, well planned and sometimes take up to a month to complete.

Blackwell, an artist and art director, has recently worked on advertising campaigns for Volvo, Pilsner Urquell, and Cartier, Paris. For more on her highly original work or to visit her online shop, see her website sublackwell.co.uk.

Little Red Riding Hood – 2010
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Re-Imagining the Piano: Improvisation & Deconstruction

Thursday 12.02.2010 , Posted by

A fixture of both classical and modern music, the piano has been around since the early 1700s, and its predecessors, the harpsicord and clavichord, for much longer. Originally invented because it was able to produce more varied tones and volumes than what came before, it revolutionized music. However, it was only recently that the way a piano could be played was re-imagined, giving it far more tones… and in some cases, bringing into question whether it is even still a piano. [Read more...]

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22 Highly Effective & Entertaining Condom Ads

Tuesday 11.30.2010 , Posted by

Anyone in the advertising industry will tell you there are some assignments more fun to create than others. While toilet bowl cleaner or the odd shoe ad might pay the bills, nothing could be more fun than the quirky and sometimes taboo condom ad. These 22 condom advertisements bring some clever humor to a serious matter.

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Freaky Art Created With Free Software

Wednesday 11.24.2010 , Posted by

Creating painterly faces with piercing eyes and gaping mouths is the passion of artist and programmer Kevin, aka flikr on flickr. Using Vexler, one of many programs he created himself, Kevin has created a large, macabre body of work. For more on his free and artistic programs check out kelbv.com, or for more of his work, see his art on flickr.

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David Kramer Remixes the Good Life

Wednesday 11.24.2010 , Posted by

With bitterly sarcastic and ironic spin, artist David Kramer re-envisions 70′s advertising, giving it a possibly more realistic, certainly more entertaining glass-half full message. An artist from New York, his watercolors have been well received at galleries in the United States, Canada and Europe… proving that people are more than ready for a little humor and straight talk about the American Dream.

For more on David Kramer’s drawings, paintings and videos see kramer.aeroplastics.net or his blog Toothless Alcoholic

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