We have posted a ton of stop motion videos recently, and to be honest, I think thats a good thing. Stop motion takes a ton of effort and a ton of time, and it should be recognized. Rhett and Link, who made this video, give an explanation of how they actually made this gem.
TECHNICAL EXPLANATION FOR GEEKS LIKE US: We changed shirts over 100 times each, taking individual pictures of each unique shirt. The designs on the shirts are not photoshopped. They are real shirts for each frame of animation. The video was exported at 30fps, while the T-shirt animation moves at 6fps (with a few exceptions where it moves faster) So, for each shirt, we took 5 pictures, so the animation of us (Rhett&Link) moves at 30fps, but the T-shirt animations move a bit slower. There are a few places where the motion seems so smooth that it looks like video. That’s because, in those parts, there was no changing in T-shirts, and Joe used burst mode to capture the frames, making it look very smooth.
Tsang Cheung Shing is the ceramic artist who created this incredible pottery installation called “Ying Yeung.” The name refers to a Chinese beverage of mixed coffee and tea and also symbolizes the mandarin duck, a metaphor for marriage and love. The sculpture looks so natural and it flows so well. Just amazing.
The latest four new works put up in London by Banksy have caused a small controversy in the graffiti community. The well thought out piece, involving a man wallpapering up a wall of graffiti, just so happens to have been painted over 25 year old piece by London graffiti writer Robbo. With all the hype from these works you can imagine the surprise Robbo got when he saw his work being played with. Being not very happy about this, Robbo took to the work to defend his name. But instead of just doing a messy throw-up over Banksy’s piece, Robbo put some thought into his response to the anonymous artist.
In what’s likely to be the best art show of all time (joking?), a set of talented artists have banded together to create unique poster art for Inglorious Basterds and compiled them all together to be shown at the Upper Playground Gallery in Los Angeles TONIGHT the 18th. Not only that, but you can buy prints of each poster, and they’ll be numbered and signed by Quentin Tarantino himself. And all money goes to Haiti! Damn, this is like, the best show of all time. Its events like this that make me wish I could run really fast, like from NYC to LA in 5 minutes.
A man has sold an elaborate tattoo of the Virgin Mary – which is still on his back – to an art collector who plans to ‘exhibit’ him three times a year.The extraordinary transaction – which Zurich gallery owner Jutta Nexdorf claims is the first of its kind – earned the vendor, Tim Steiner, 150,000 euros which is roughly $206,000 US Dollars. Under the terms of the sale, when Mr Steiner dies the tattoo – which took 35 hours to create – will be removed and handed over to its new owner.The owner will also be allowed to exhibit the tattoo, created by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. Proceeds from the sale are being shared among the gallery, tattoo bearer Mr Steiner and Mr Delvoye.The tattoo will go on show for the first time next week in Singapore and Shanghai.
Opening this weekend in NYC, filmmaker-turned-street artist, Mr. Brainwash’s newest exhibition “Icons” features his paint-splattered portraits of famous fashion designers, musicians and other figures (including Campbell’s soup-labeled spraycans and a Superman-Obama) in a 15,000-square-foot warehouse.
The controversial eccentric is known as much for his over-the-top antics as he is for his artwork, splashing onto the scene in L.A. by relentlessly documenting fellow street artists Shepard Fairey and Banksy. The latter recently featured Brainwash in his own film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” and says “Mr. Brainwash is a force of nature, he’s a phenomenon. And I don’t mean that in a good way.”
So defacing government property via money has been a popular subject on zoot. I guess the reason I find it to so interesting is the dollar bill is such a concrete image, so official and old. Adding some ridiculous graffiti or art really spices up the boring piece of paper we call money. Enjoy the latest installment of dollar bill art.
The first campaign created by Lew’Lara/TBWA for IG (Internet Group) aims to advertise the women channel of the Brazilian portal, that was totally renewed. The channel brings now different news sections and offers the user a layout with easier navigation, analyses, discussions and subjects for reflection. The channel is one of the main websites of Brazil focused on female public. When I heard about this I was kind of skeptical. Not because I dont like women, but because I thought it might be tricky to convincingly make these women look like the iconic historical men they wanted to portray. I have to say though, A+ on this ad. Keep them coming!