Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Niffty posters for the tarantino films

Art/ad designer Ibraheem Youssef made some new posters for the Tarantino movies. Good use of colors and subtlety by framing the iconic items featured in the movies

I wonder if his gonna do Jackie Brown and Inglorious Bastards as well. (as well as the guest directors segments in four rooms and sin city)

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Friday, December 25, 2009

R.I.P. Flight Of The Conchords

Some really sad news here from a statement released by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement homepage:

December 10th

Bret, Jemaine and James (co-creator/director) said “we've noticed the less we say about the future of the show, the more people want to talk about it, so in an effort to reverse this trend we are today announcing that we won't be returning for a 3rd season. We're very proud of the two seasons we made and we like the way the show ended. We'd like to thank everyone who helped make the show and also everyone who watched it. While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist.

I love "flight" and it was really a highlight in TV history. Id rather that they end it now then too gradually fade out with bad jokes and effortless songs.. We wouldn't want it to turn into a Lost or similar but that its rather remembered for the 2 seasons that was. (Much like Spaced and Black Books). A wise move yet sad.. Brett and Jermaine however are not done though, as they are now appearing in other stuff such as shows, films, and gigs! Hussa!

You`ve done a great job and most possibly sparked a lot of similar artist. Thank you so much for it all. It was a highlight in a very very bleak time of my life =d


Gladiator 2: Robin Hood

As you can see, this is not your fathers Hood! Director Ridley Scott re-teams with his "muse" Russell Crowe, and throws in Cate Blanchett into the mix for a little something different in this drastic retelling of the classic tale. The first poster is here and yeah, it really stands out from the old ones!

See? Its different.. Its flipped and more blue! and.. and no arrowhead!

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You don`t bring a gun to a snowball fight!

Ohh America =D

A lively snowball fight on D.C. streets took a dark turn Saturday when anti-war protesters dressed in anarchist garb showed up, and a D.C. police officer pulled his weapon out of his holster...

For a news account of the incident, go to http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/1209...

"Guns dont kill people.. Snowballs do"


Cats vs Dogs 2.. wait? There was a one?

I actually saw the first one.. but gosh darn it, if I don't remember a thing from it! Anyhoo.. thanks too superior 3d effects and semi-famous actors taking on shitty jobs, here is the sequel.

Hmm.. I was going to say that, animation films (2d disney/dreamworks) are the only genre that should be allowed to do these kinds of movies but then again.. I did enjoy the heck out of GFORCE!


Patton Oswalt's "Christmas Shoes"

Oh lord... =D

Patton Oswald (king of queens) is a great stand-up comedian. He`s got extremely good timing and is like me, a bit of a nerd. I would highly recommend that you seek out his shows. Here he is talking about his least favorite song of the holidays:

And here is the original:

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Horrible people soap opera

An evil soap opera parody created by A.D. Miles (director of Wet Hot American Summer, Dog Bites Man, Reno 911)



Monday, December 14, 2009

Mark Ho`s ZOHO Artform

This is the story of Mark Ho once worked for an animation studio and created a human like puppet model for them. Eventually he got the idea of creating the ultimate puppet, one which could duplicate the full range of human movement and it's grace.

As he continued to work in film he found it wasn't really what he wanted to do. Mark notes, “I finished my study and doubted my future as a director or scriptwriter. I learned that I like to work alone and to have total control. In the film industry you are dependent on crew, budget, producers etc. I decided to learn everything about metalwork. When I work with metal creating something from a to z, making even the tools myself, it is the ultimate work for me. It is a beautiful mix of precision, patience, skill and designing, and also that feeling to give shape to a material like metal.”

The puppet is built from 920 parts (101 for each hand alone), has about the same mass- and weight distribution as a human (the whole figure is 43 cm/6 kilos) and it took six years to build and now with all plans etc. He says in place it would take about five seven months to create another one. He plans to make a small series of 25 hand made versions and he also wants to do other objects.

This is incredibly beautiful and truely can show tons of human emotes. I just love the look but from a design perspective and the use of materials. Truly great art!
Its so artsy that it costs around 39000 to 50000 dollars for just one! Damn.. its just out of price budget!

Full story with more pictures

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