Manolito’s Dream is a really sweet animation from Alla Kinda. Telling the story of Manolito, the film brings us on a journey through his subconscious as he stays slumped in the deepest of slumbers. It’s a wonderfully charming piece and it’s filled with great character design, a wonderful sense of rhythm, and a fantastic original score by Josep M. Baldomà.
Lately I’ve been loving the work of Emmanuelle Walker’s. I discovered her while flicking through the recent Nobrow 8 (more details here) and was instantly taken with her style of illustration. Originally from Montreal, Emmanuelle currently lives in London where she works as an animation director and illustrator.
It’s rare for me to get too excited over a brand redesign but when I saw Studio Small’s imagined Meccano rethink over on Collate I couldn’t help but be a little impressed. The redesign was created for Icon Magazine as part of their ongoing ‘Rethink’ feature, which asks a new designer each month to rethink an existing brand of their choice and look at ways to improve it.
As a lover of Danish Modernism I was delighted to discover this video featuring the home of Danish architect and furniture designer Finn Juhl. Located in the Danish town of Charlottenlund (just north of Copenhagen), Juhl’s home is a textbook example of his architecture and furniture design.
I discovered the work of Mads Berg last week through the excellent Grain Edit. Mads is a Danish illustrator who is influenced by classic poster art and the Art Deco. His work features a wonderful blend of crisp modernist forms and beautiful faded hues, and his illustrations pay homage to the golden age of poster design in the best possible way.