Animated poster

05 March 2012

Creative self promo from Silvio Teixeira. Thanks for the email.

Sainte Barbe

31 January 2012

Little bald Léon loves his grandfather. He loves the old man’s bushy black beard, which seems endowed with magic powers. But Léon’s grandmother wants to cut off the unkempt beard and regain the distinguished-looking man she married. When the old man’s asleep, grandmother prowls, scissors in hand, but Léon’s keeping a watchful eye on her. As long as grandpa lives, the beard will stay!

One day, grandpa doesn’t wake up. Léon is sad, especially as his grandmother is at last able to shave off the beard. To soften his pain, Léon decides to bury the beard. The rising sun next morning reveals that a beard forest has sprung up, thick and black like grandpa’s. Léon’s round head sports a sort of thick black brush. A souvenir of the old days, when he played and laughed with his grandfather.

Directed by Claude Barras and Cédric Louis, and co-produced by Hélium Films and the National Film Board of Canada

Sergio Calderón

16 January 2012

Sergio Calderón is a visual artist based in London. Thanks for the email.

Ink & Paper

11 January 2012

Filmmaker Ben Proudfoot made a really lovely, short documentary about two neighboring shops – one of them a paper shop (McManus & Morgan Paper), the other a letterpress printer (Aardvark Letterpress) – both struggling to survive in downtown Los Angeles. It’s as heart wrenching as it is heart warming: a story of passionate shop owners who continue to do what they love, with very little financial gain or stability.

For the Royal Monceau Hotel

08 January 2012

Short film about the conception and fabrication of an armchair created for the Royal Monceau Hotel. Design by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet. Fabrication by Domeau & Pérès.

Burton Kramer Film Trailer

21 December 2011

Hand drawn, frame by frame, with markers on paper. By Kijek / Adamski.

DSAL

22 November 2011

Animation by UK-based Jens Blank called Don’t swim after lunch. See some of the character design and a bit of behind-the-scenes on his site here. Thanks for the email.

BE LINEN MOVIE 2

18 November 2011

A short film about the modernity of Linen, directed by Benoit Millot of le potager design. Full credits here.

Acid Drops

14 November 2011

“The first in a series of hand painted studies that aim to psychedelically capture the individual styles of influential skateboarders.”

Matt Box