Wish List is a quirky animation from Scoff & Gritt (aka filmmaker Andrew ‘Griff’ Griffin and illustrator Scott Garrett). The short asks a motley crew of misfits what they would want if they could have just one wish granted and the resulting answers are both hilarious and heart-warming. Based on Garrett’s series of illustrations of the same name, the short is wonderfully written, excellently voiced and brilliantly animated. You can check it out below. (Warning: contains cartoon nudity!)
At Herman Miller we think, learn, and communicate through design. It is the language with which we share new ideas and address the problems people face. Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we must first ask “why?” It is in this spirit of inquiry that we approach the stories we tell on WHY. For us, design is never just about a finished product. It is a narrative that extends from the designer’s vision to the people it touches and places it transforms. With WHY, we invite you to discover why we do what we do at Herman Miller.
New York based designer and illustrator Liz Meyer introduced a new portfolio site today with some really great work. One of my favorite pieces is the poster below titled Capable, which she made for Help Ink, a collaborative project which sells art to help charities. She’s also got a bunch of beautiful infographics which are definitely worth a peek as well.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from Erlend Øye (or Kings of Convenience/Whitest Boy ALive for that matter) so it’s awesome that he’s released a new track… in Italian. Erlend moved there last year, and clearly the beautiful weather is playing a huge influence on his music as this song is drenched in Italian sunlight and flavors. Absolutely perfect for the summer.
“La Prima Estate”, a song about his friend Lucia and her day of graduation, was recorded in Berlin, backed by the musicians of The Whitest Boy Alive on bass, drums and synthesizer. Erlend Øye plays the electric guitar and mandolin, while Victor Abrahamsson is responsible for the song’s signature flute melodies.
David Guttenfelder, an Associated Press chief photographer, is on assignment in North Korea currently, and he’s taking some amazing Instagram photos and videos of the high security country. The videos are especially interesting, but the shot below of a group of war veterans entering a cemetery totally got me. Beware the user comments though, they’re rather ignorant and racist.