I recently visited Barcelona, which is a very inspiring city for a designer. One evening I was looking for a typical tapas restaurant in the old streets of the city and I stumbled on the restaurant Bar Brutal, which has a great visual identity, with wide letterings painted on windows. Eventually I ate in another place but back at home I looked for the creator of this nice graphic design work and I discovered Lo Siento, a design studio full of character.
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Paphù vs Idols is a french transmedias pixel art animation series, produced by Citron Bien (Pierre Dron), written by Jean-Pierre Poirel, animated by Hélène Ducrocq (Read more about her works) and musically illustrated by Fabrice Faltraue.
zhan wei is a chinese graphic designer and illustrator from Guilin. Full member of the Hong Kong Society of illustrators, his work is influenced by street art and skateboard. His style mixes up a chinese visual culture legacy (through typography and calligraphy by example) and a kind of transgression inherited from skateboard universe and underground cultures.
This video is not very new, it was realeased in 2010, but when I found it some days ago I immediately thought that it has its place on this blog. Directed by american video studio Legs Media, it gives the track Dog Days Are Over of Florence and The Machine a really great visual interpretation. Each instrument is embodied in one or more characters who progressively come into the video. The costumes, the plays of lights, the editing create a very original universe mixing up a lot of varied influences which reflects the originality and the richness of the music.
Robot is an australian visual effects agency, mostly working for commercial videos. Their productions are very impressive, both by the great technique and the very strange scenarios. The videos are fun but often weird and sometimes a bit disturbing. The teaser of their upcoming production, Fugu & Tako, is a good example : it tells the story of a japanese salaryman with a fish head. In addition, the agency has a partnership with the great french production agency ChezEddy, which produced several videos you can watch on this blog.
A short article to share with you this music video for the song "Somebody That I Use To Know" by the australian artist Gotye. Directed by Natasha Pincus through Starkraving, her production company, the video shows the two singers in a symbolic staging mixing up bodypainting and stop motion. I think that the pictures fit very well with the song, with a strong identity but a lot of poetry. Enjoy :)
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