On the 5th of January of 2012, Fabricio Lima turned 30. After feeling weird and lost, as we all do on our 30th birthdays, he made a list of 30 things he knew about himself so far. Then he created a GIF animation for each one of them.
Joy and I turned 30 at 10:00 and 10:01 on January 9th, 2013, but all we did was high five, have some drinks and move on. I find Fabricio’s GIF animations to be a much more productive alternative.
Fabricio is a designer/director from São Paulo who also writes and contributes with Motionographer.
Music: The Rhombus
posted by noey
on 2013.03.27, under Art
ArtBridge is an NYC-based nonprofit organization that transforms unused urban spaces into large-scale canvases for emerging artists, connecting them to the public. Banner art is usually hung on construction scaffolding, but for ArtBridge’s first time outside NYC, artwork was displayed on the Greenkill Avenue Bridge in Kingston, NY.
Two large artworks were chosen from local (female!) artists Emily Gui and Adie Russell, each piece now adorns either side of the bridge. Gui’s work “Moon Phases” and Russell’s “Wide/way” (digital composite of vintage postcards) were picked out of nearly 100 submissions. Yeah, girl power!
It really brightens up the streets of Midtown and leaves everyone in the best mood. Their art will remain for six months until the fall when the exhibition material will be taken down and made into tote bags. More about Gui and Russell here.
Joy and I were excited about ArtBridge coming to Kingston, so we drew a fantastical representation of the town for our submission. Obviously the design was not one of the big winners, but we wanted to share it with you anyway.
Will the little train be eaten by the creek monster?
Yulie Cho is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Integrated Product Design, but loves animation. She’s taking a Computer Animation course and for one of her projects was assigned to interview professionals in the business. She contacted us.
I always giggle to myself when people call me a professional, which is silly because hell yes, we’re pros — but it’s just that I so vividly remember being in college with an assignment to interview a professional in the business. Like it was yesterday. But that was almost 7 years ago so get over it, Noelle. You’re a grown up.
Anyway, Yulie is the best. This week she sent us some doodles she did; she made a comic of an incident that happened one day, just for fun. I love it because her style is great and I think it’s wonderful to take a funny moment from life and draw it out. I have been wanting to do this more lately and Yulie has inspired me. Also, I TOTALLY RELATE to this story. If you went to Pratt, I bet you can too. Enjoy, kids!
No matter how clean we kept our dorm, there were at least 5 incidences where we were up on our desks screaming like cartoon elephants over a tiny mouse or cockroach scurrying across the floor. Good thing Yulie is tons more brave than I am, and she knows how to handle herself in this situation.
Thanks for sharing your work Yulie!
Joy + Noey
image via our pinterest boards
There’s another illustration for you over at Twaggies. This week, we were invited to draw a Kelly Oxford tweet:
The world won’t change until there’s a tampon commercial where the girls are all curled up on couches and angrily drinking wine. @kellyoxford
Let me explain.
Twaggies: A twag is a tag in the Twittersphere, obviously. Basically, funny tweets are chosen to be sketched by various illustrators. This past week, Joy and I were invited by the Twaggie people to illustrate a @JimGaffigan tweet. We LOOOOOVE Jim Gaffigan.
They were really happy with what we came up with, so we’ve been invited to sketch for them weekly. Be sure to check out Twins Are Weird Twaggies every Sunday!
Our dear friends at the Charleston International Film Festival invited us to design the poster for them again this year!
When they asked us to create an animated festival trailer as well, we decided to bring the happy creatures in the poster to life for the big screen. We hope you enjoy the spontaneous island dance party as much as these little guys.
Thanks, Hess, for sharing with us this incredible new animated video from Buck today.
Metamorphosis, directed and produced by Buck.
This homage to all things gonzo and Hunter S. Thompson promotes Good Books, the online bookseller that passes all its profits through to Oxfam.
String Theory wrote the drug-rant-esque script, Antfood is responsible for the fantastic sound design and a guy named Thor Erickson, NOT Johnny Depp, did the voice over. He’s good; so convincing I almost thought this was an excerpt from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.