DESIGN | “THE ABC OF ARCHITECTS” SHORT FILM

April 30, 2014  |  Architecture, Design, Film  |  Comments Off

The ABC of Architects

Anyone feeling a bit short on their knowledge of great architecture need look no further than the new animated short "The ABC of Architects." Created by animators Andrea Stinga and Federico Gonzalez, the piece traces 26 of the world's most influential architects, from Alvar Aalto to Zaha Hadid and their most famous structures.

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FILM | ‘FINDING VIVIAN MAIER’ REVEALS AMERICA’S GREATEST UNKNOWN STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

April 1, 2014  |  Film  |  Comments Off

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It turns out the greatest American documentary street photographer since Weegee, Vivian Maier, was also one of this country's best kept secrets. An obsessive midcentury amateur photographer who secretly produced work on par with Diane Arbus for over 40 years in and around the city of Chicago while she quietly Read More

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FILM | OBAMA’S FINEST MOMENT: BETWEEN TWO FERNS WITH ZACH GALIFIANAKIS

March 12, 2014  |  Film, Politiks  |  Comments Off

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from President Barack Obama

There's certainly little chance that we'll ever have a funnier president...

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FILM | TSUNEO GODA + SADE RELEASE ANIMATED SHORT FILM “BY YOUR SIDE” TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN OF JAPAN’S GREAT EARTHQUAKE

March 11, 2014  |  Animation, art, Film, Japan  |  Comments Off

By Your Side - Sade & Goda Tsuneo/dwarf, the studio behind Domo-kun from Zapuni on Vimeo.

In an attempt to raise awareness of the needs of Japanese children who have been traumatised by the devastating impact of the Great Eastern Japan earthquake of 2011, the creatives at Zapuni today released the new animated short film “By Your Side” on the third anniversary of the earthquake. Two years in the making, musician Sade, animator Tsuneo Goda, and filmmakers Dwarf and Gregory Rood came up with this little gem to express a feeling of love and solidarity with the affected children of this natural disaster. Watch now and support at Zapuni.com Read More

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FILM: MOCA TV’S PUNK SERIES DEBUTS WITH BLACK FLAG DOCUMENTARY

June 11, 2013  |  art, Film, Music  |  Comments Off

MoCA TV kicks off its new punk documentary series with a video chronicling the importance of the most influential of all hardcore bands—both musically and visually, Black Flag, with a special focus on the artist behind the band's groundbreaking imagery, Raymond Pettibon. Watch. Now. Read More

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INTERVIEW: TAKASHI MURAKAMI FOR “THE CREATORS PROJECT”

June 10, 2013  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

The notoriously media shy Japanese Pop god Takashi Murakami speaks with the evolving Creators Project at the site of his recent (and incredible) "Arhat" show with Supertouch buddies Blum & Poe in LA...

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FILM: JR’S “INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE’S ART PROJECT” DOCUMENTARY SET FOR RELEASE ON HBO

May 1, 2013  |  Film  |  Comments Off

INSIDE OUT: The People's Art Project TRAILER from SOCIAL ANIMALS on Vimeo.

Set to debut on HBO on May 20th after premiering to accolades at last month's Tribeca Film Festival, "Inside Out: The People's Art Project" tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project by social activist street artist JR. The documentary follows the French artist as he travels the globe to motivate communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible. Read More

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TAKASHI MURAKAMI PREMIERES HIS FIRST FILM “JELLYFISH EYES” IN TOKYO

April 22, 2013  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

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Hot on the heels of the opening of his incredible new show in LA (here), last weekend saw the master of Japanese Pop, Takashi Murakami, premiering his first feature film, "Jellyfish Eyes"—which has been in the making for over a decade now—in his native Japan. Opening in posh Rippongi Hills, the premiere was accompanied by an exhibition of the props, character models, and production art used in the making of the film, which was originally intended to be an all-animated feature, but instead combines live action with CG animation. According to Murakami, "'Jellyfish Eyes' is a series of fantasy films for young adults set in the aftermath ofJapan’s recent natural disasters. Read More

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FILM: BARRY McGEE ON THE VIRTUES OF TAGGING

April 15, 2013  |  art, Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

Filmed in 2012, this latest installment of Art21 follows artist Barry McGee through his self-titled retrospective exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). McGee, who became interested in tagging while growing up in San Francisco, describes the excitement of putting up new tags and the rush of getting away with it. Read More

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FILM: “OBEY THE GIANT”: THE EARLY YEARS OF SHEPARD FAIREY

April 15, 2013  |  art, Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

OBEY THE GIANT - The Story of Shepard Fairey from Julian Marshall on Vimeo.

Starting today, director Julian Marshall's dramatic film about the rise of Shepard Fairey, "Obey The Giant" can be viewed in its entirety online for free. Based on the true story of Shepard Fairey’s  formative years at the Rhode Island School of Design where he first conceived the Andre The Giant visual meme, and his first act of street art, "Obey The Giant" tells the story of a young skate punk challenging a big-city mayor and the powers-that-be at art school. Read More

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