Beauty: a masterclass in subtle digital animation directed by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro who sez:
A series of well selected images from the tradition of pictorial beauty are appropriated, (from the renaissance to the symbolism of the late 1800s, through Mannerism, Pastoralism, Romanticism and Neo-classicism) with the intention of retracing the sentiment beneath the veil of appearance.
The trailer for Sign Painters by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon who, in 2010:
…travelled the United States, documenting the remaining practitioners of this near lost art, but also covering a resurgence of interest in the trade, from both the public and the people holding the purse strings.
Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.
The film also features work from Dublin’s great sign-painter, Kevin Freeney.
Screening at Dublin’s Sugar Club on December 5th from 8pm.
(H/T: Spaghetti Hoop)
Youtuber SafetyHammer (animators Doug Bayne, Ben Baker and Trudy Cooper) sez:
The Elegant Gentleman’s guide to Knife Fighting is an Australian sketch show- they came to me and said “you love Terry Gilliam, right?”
Yes. Yes I do. I made them a bunch of animated bumpers, these are some of my favourites.
(H/T: Rachel Wynne)
Cardiff-based illustrator Ed Fairburn extrapolates portraits of human faces ‘hidden’ in the topographical features of various maps of the world.
(Above: Ink on a vintage street map of Cambridge, reproduced military maps of the Western Front (World War II); Lake Windermere; an original Michelin map of France (2 pix) and a vintage street map of Paris.)
He also sells them as prints.