Saturday, July 31, 2010


... works at Pixar. He did lots of cool retro collage-esque concept art for the Incredibles.
Apparently he's written and directed a short called Day & Night that's shown before Toy Story 3. Fubiz has been nice enough to feature it on their website here. It's pretty awesome. Peep.

Friday, July 30, 2010


Geometry of Circles is animation done for Sesame Street in 1979. Music by Phillip Glass.

That's pretty dope to show kids. That reminds me of a picture I took at MOMA of little kids learning about Picasso. I caught them just as they started to get up.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


David Barsalou has a website and a Flickr page where he tracks down the source material for Lichtenstein's comics-derived works.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010


I found this book at a second hand shop on the weekend. 2006, 200 pages, 12x7".
There used to be a blog out of which the book sprung, but it's now sadly defunct. 
Lots of awesome art by the heavy hitters of 50's cartoons: Maurice Noble, Tom Oreb, Eyvind Earle, the amazing Mary Blair and a score of others.
It's gorgeous; basically a history of mid century american animation; UPA, Disney, MGM, Warner Bros, Hanna-Barbera, etc. Every page is full of hi-res color scans of cels, concept art, color keys, and mad textual info. 
You can order it from Amazon for $30.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


... by Théodore Rousseau (1861).
Saw this etching at the Glenbow Museum a couple weeks ago. A textbook example of creating depth using 3 distinct planes; a detailed foreground, dark midground, and light background.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010


Dropping science in 1975, left, and last year with Jack White at the premier of It Might Get Loud

Someone mentioned to me, knowing that I am a Led Zeppelin fan, that Jimmy Page's house was on the market. Turns out it's a house he once owned and sold a long time ago, but one that features heavily, as most of his houses do, in Zeppelin lore. I decided to investigate JIMMY'S CRIBS (click to enlarge pics):

Groovy boathouse on the Thames in Pangbourne, Berkshire.
Owned 1967-1973.
Google Maps: 51.486325, -1.090653

Plumpton Place in Sussex (1568). 
He had peacocks on the grounds and black swans in the moat (moat!).
Owned early 1970's -1985.
Google Maps: 50.9044,-0.0666, swans (r)

Boleskine House, (18th C.) on the SE shore of Loch Ness. 
Once owned by Aleister Crowley.
Owned 1971-1991.
Google Maps: 57.265361,-4.474667

Old Mill House, Mill Lane, Windsor.
Owned 1980-2004.
Google Maps: 51.4867, -0.6277

The Tower House (1877) in Kensington, London.
Architect William Burges built it for himself.
Owned 1972- present.
Google Maps: 51.499800,-0.2032

I was going to wrap it up with a point of some kind,
but I don't think there is one. "If you're rich, a baller crib"?
If living well is the best revenge, Jimmy Page
is like the Beatrix Kiddo of this here game.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


... by Flying Lotus

Directed by Special Problems.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


... as I was a few days ago, the knitted African body suits in yesterday's post remind me of the amazing outfits Kansai Yamamoto made for Bowie during his 1972-74 Ziggy Stardust phase.
as always, click pics to enlarge. worth a closer look.