Posts Tagged ‘Art’


Oct13

Studio Ghibli artist Michiyo Yasuda passes away

2016 at 04:27 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After decades of working on Studio Ghibli’s many films, the unfortunate news has come to light that prolific Ghibli artist Michiyo Yasuda has passed away earlier this month. Yasuda, who was 77 when she passed on October 5th, originally worked at Toei Doga in 1958, and became one of Studio Ghibli’s most influential color artists from the studio’s inception. Her work includes iconic Ghibli films like Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Ponyo, and most recently The Wind Rises, along with other animated pieces like the Hols: Prince of the Sun and the Future Boy Conan series.

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In total, Yasuda’s career at Ghibli spans 40 years and many films, and she as surely left her mark on Ghibi and the animated medium as a whole with her gorgeous color design and artwork. As Yasuda herself said in a 2009 interview, “Color has a meaning, and it makes the film more easily understood. Colors and pictures can enhance what the situation is on screen.” Her passing will be dearly missed by fans from all over the world, and her integral role in making Ghibli films what they are will not soon be forgotten.

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Oct11

KAWS’ “Clean Slate” statue arrives in Dallas

2016 at 07:39 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Visitors to the NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas will now be greeted with a piece of KAWS artwork! KAWS’ “Clean Slate” statue, which was originally displayed at exhibits in Harbour City, Hong Kong and LA NAVE in Ibiza, will remain as a permanent display in the NorthPark Center. The giant statue of KAWS’ iconic Companion character is the newest addition to the NorthPark’s collection of art, featuring works from Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Joel Shapiro, Jim Dine, Jonathan Borofsky, James Rosenquist, Antony Gormley, Barry Flanagan and Beverly Pepper. “Clean Slate” was officially unveiled on October 10th, and will be followed by a new KAWS exhibit titled “Where the End Starts”, which will be displayed at the Modern Art Museum of Fort worth nearby! All of these new and upcoming KAWS pieces make Dallas the place to be for fans of KAWS and of pop art in general!

Sep28

NFL’s “Color Rush” art campaign returns to NYC

2016 at 05:09 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Originally starting in 2015 as a celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the world’s first color-screen broadcast of an NFL game, the NFL’s “Color Rush” art campaign has returned in 2016, thanks to a collaboration alongside renowned artists and NIKE! While last year’s Color Rush event designed unique outfits for 8 NFL teams, this year’s event will feature designed art for all 32 teams in the NFL league! On top of these bright new uniforms, the NFL commissioned 11 artists with designing a unique exhibit to celebrate the event as well as the history of the NFL. This art show, which is exhibit at the NIKE+ studio in Manhattan, New York, features work from artists like Faust, Christophe Roberts, Naturel, Meguru Yamaguchi, and more! Check out some of the awesome work below, and make sure to check out the exhibit for yourself if you’re in the area!

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Sep22

“The Red Turtle” to hit theaters in the US

2016 at 04:50 pm by admin | Comments Off

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“The Red Turtle”, an animated film directed by Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit and co-produced by Studio Ghibli, will be coming to the United States! The announcement comes off the heels of the film’s official Japanese release on September 17th, as well as the film’s original debut at the 2016 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in France this past May. The film, which has received praise from viewers and critics alike from all over the world, follows the story of a marooned sailor and his day-to-day struggle to survive on a deserted island, as well as the mystery of a red sea turtle he encounters on one of his escape attempts. It was announced that “The Red Turtle” will be released at select theaters nationwide starting on January 20th, 2017. Mark your calendars to go see this awesome movie, and check out the release trailer below!

Sep13

Lost Dr. Who episodes to return as animation

2016 at 03:50 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In 1974, a number of classic BBC shows and episodes were lost in an archive purge, among them several episodes of the highly renowned “Doctor Who” series of sci-fi dramas. In an effort to restore the episodes and recreate them for modern audiences, the BBC has announced that “The Power of the Daleks” lost episodes will be recreated in animation! These cartoons will use the original audio, as well as use shot composition and setup from the few surviving clips of these lost episodes in order to remain as faithful to the original as possible. “The Power of the Daleks” is a six-episode serial of the Doctor Who series that originally aired from November 5th to December 10th, 1966, and featured the Doctor taking on his eternal arch-rivals, the robotic Dalek species. In commemoration of the original episodes that aired 50 years ago, “The Power of the Daleks” animation will air on November 12th, making this fall one to remember for Who fans across the globe!

Sep12

Light installation immerses IFA attendants

2016 at 07:46 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Artist Jason Bruges and his design studio have created a light-based experience for visitors to the 2016 IFA industrial trade exhibitions in Berlin, Germany, titled “Pixel Constellation”! The art piece takes advantage of four piece of technology from LG Electronics in order to create the exhibit, along with a constantly changing light system meant to recreate the shimmering night sky. The exhibit itself uses light, sound, and architecture in its display, and will remain open at the IFA for the duration of the event this September. Check out the exhibit itself in the video below!

Sep07

3Doodler printing pen debuts Pro model

2016 at 06:57 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The 3Doodler pen originally debuted by startup company WobbleWorks in 2013, giving users the freedom to draw their ideas in 3D real-time with its fast-drying ABS plastic. Now, WobbleWorks has unveiled the latest professional release of the 3Doodler pen, titled the 3Doodler Pro! The Pro pen, when compared to the original $100 pen release and the kid-friendly $50 3Doodler Start pen, will be a high-end user release, targeted mainly at adults and professional artists. The Pro will come with a number of new features for more professional projects, including the ability to use not only standard ABS plastic, but also wood, bronze, copper, nylon, and more in the pen! This is all thanks to the pen’s higher internal temperature, making the Pro pen definitely not for children. The 3Doodler Pro pen will be hitting shelves soon for $249 USD, making it a prime high-end target for 3D artists everywhere! Check out the video below to see the Pro in action!

Sep02

Parking garage transformed into LED art piece

2016 at 04:47 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Danish design office Kollision has developed a new art piece by turning a parking garage into an interactive sound & light spectacle! This piece, titled “The Rabbit Hole” was commissioned for 2016’s annual arts-themed Aarhus Festival in Aarhus, Denmark, and is located at the Salling department store’s parking facility.

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The Rabbit Hole takes advantage of a large 82-foot deep cylinder within the parking garage to create a strobing light experience, simply through the use of programmed LEDs and sounds. The LED lights are stationed all across the guard rails of the spiral, and are mapped together to resonate and strobe in various colors and patterns. Check out the video below to see The Rabbit Hole in action!

Aug31

Annual art wall exhibit opens in Brooklyn

2016 at 08:51 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Visitors to Brooklyn, New York’s infamous Coney Island are in for an artistic treat this month, thanks to this year’s showing of the “Coney Art Walls” exhibit! An annual art collection, the Coney Art Walls are put together and curated by Joseph J. Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch, and features work donated by artists from all over the world. This year’s iteration of the Coney Art Walls featured work from artists like Tristan Eaton, D*Face, Daze, Mister Cartoon, Nychos, and many more, making it a must-see for any art fans in New York City. The exhibit will be open every day for the rest of the summer, which is lots of time to go check out some awesome artwork for yourself!

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Aug15

Fans reimagine Akira in CG

2016 at 06:48 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Animation team Brad Kremer and Dean Fowler have shown their love for the classic 1988 anime adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Akira” by recreating scenes from the movie in CG! The short film, which features shots from Akira’s iconic motorcycle chase scene, along with sweeping shots of Neo-Tokyo, is the result of several years of work between Kremer and Fowler. The most prominent feature of the film is the iconic red bike, featuring a fresh set of decals, paint, and animation for its CG debut! While not an official trailer or project, this fan-made tribute shows off Kremer’s and Fowler’s love for both the film and the medium in whole. Check it out below!

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