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Marissa Textor: Drawings

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L.A. artist pencils hyper realistic portrayals of nature.

Marissa Textor's graphite-on-paper drawings capture epic nature moments in a hyper realistic manner. In an art scene dominated by loose, gestural work, Textor's precision penciling stands out among the crowd. On her choice of subject matter, the Los Angeles-based artist says, "It's exciting to me. In an over-stimulated world this is the stuff the holds my attention and......read more

Hermanos Inglesos (ft. MeMe) "Wanderland"

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Animated goodness from Belgium's Kristof Luyckx.

Here's the latest video for Belgian twosome Hermanos Inglesos, for their new single "Wanderland." The fun and fantastical animation was created by the band's compadres Kristof Luyckx and Michele Vanparys. Tight and trippy and there's a nod to nature that made it SHFTy enough for us to put up. The cat shitting pool balls is a high spot. Basically, we just like it....read more

Royksopp, "So Easy" (Unofficial)

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Classic ambient-dance track gets amazing new animated video treatment

Bergen, Norway's Royksopp is no stranger to creative animation -- see here and here -- so we're guessing the duo would be okay with Emmanuelle Walker’s unofficial visual interpretation for their 2001 hit "So Easy." A talented artist in her own right, Emmanuelle pulled no punches in creating the surreal animation, in which an elegant cartoon lady dances through blossoming flowers against a......read more

Wilco, "Sunloathe"

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Wilco get bit by the animation bug

With their new video for "Sunloathe," visionary alt-folkies Wilco take a another run at animation, following on the Popeye-fueled "Dawned On Me" clip dropped earlier this year. Directed by Peter Glantz, the video features more than 100 original drawings by illustrator Nathaniel Murphy, who doubles as a drum tech for Wilco's Glenn Kotche. The story follows a ragtag bunch of fantastical creatures......read more

"Land" by Masanobu Hiraoka

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Another woozy animation from one of our favorites

Tokyo artist/animator Hiraoka Masanobu has a busy commercial practice that includes directing music videos and illustrating Uniqlo ads, but it's his personal animation projects that we can't get enough of. The latest, "Land," features the woozy, colorful style that has become Hiraoka's signature. With equally excellent sound design and music from Barcelona's Aimar Molero, you'll want to put on......read more

The Gap by Ira Glass

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Artist Daniel Sax turns Ira Glass's words on creativity into a moving visual illustration

In 2009, This American Life host Ira Glass made a powerful statement about creativity. Referring to his own experiences as a writer, the NPR personality highlighted the idea that when creative people begin their careers, there is a gap between their good taste and their ability to create worthwhile work. Only by sticking with it can that gap be closed.  Now, artist Daniel Sax has......read more

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