Fine is a new animated short by Milan-based animator Virgilio Villoresi that tells the brief story of a soldier as painted on and pantomimed by his hands. The whole idea is a little silly in its description but Villoresi’s attention to detail in the painting, gestures, and editing really elevate this short into something pretty remarkable. (via vimeo)
Justin Kamerer aka Angryblue re-released two of his great Weapons of Mass Creation prints with cooking and art themes and added a new one: Music. The three screenprints have editions of 150 and will sell out pretty quick so head over to his shop. (via omg posters)
I usually like to give you a few screen shots to show what happens in a music video, but I can’t ruin the surprise for this one. The latest video for Best Coast directed by Daniel Garcia. (via cliptip)
This is why you never, ever give tanks to cats. This will probably become required internet viewing over the next couple days or probably hours. A project by The Whitehouse Post.
Loving these illustrations from Queensland-based artist Adam Wheatley. (via saatchi)
What you’re looking is not the result of Photoshop. This incredible collection of photos entitled INFRA from Eastern Congo was shot by 30-year-old photographer Richard Mosse using discontinued Kodak Aerochrome film. Mosse chose this infrared film to intentionally subvert traditional photos taken from the region to help draw attention to an often overlooked conflict.
INFRA; examines the conflict in Eastern Congo using Kodak Aerochrome, a recently discontinued film that was originally developed for military reconnaissance. These extraordinary colors are not the result of Photoshop. The project seeks a new strategy to represent Congo’s intangible conflict. Mosse chose to use this infrared aerial surveillance film out of context in order to explore how photography represents a place like Congo, a place deeply buried beneath its past cultural representations, from Heart of Darkness to Tin Tin. Infrared light is invisible to the human eye, and so the work alludes metaphorically to the conflict’s lack of visibility in our global consciousness, as well as (paradoxically) this endless war’s over-saturation in the mass media. Color infrared film portrays the world in a pink palette which the photographer uses to subvert the ways in which Congo and the African continent are traditionally photographed. He deliberately wishes to break the generic rules in order to question how we see (or don’t see) this war.
(via black harbor — at the time of posting this, the site appears to be down)
For Stefan Sagmeister’s “Things I Have Learned in My Life” project designer Adam Katz spray painted 1,500 plastic army men and adhered them to a glass window to spell “All of my good ideas are battles” — a useful phrase to define the creative struggle. Very cool.
If you’re interested in army guys as a medium I would be remiss not to direct you to Dominic Wilcox’s War Bowls, or this impressive installation by Brett Yasko. (via design work life)
Update: See also Marco McLean.