Garuda is a simple but beautiful film about a young Indian boy who chases his dream. The visuals in the film are totally stunning, filled with all kinds of wonderful colors and textures. There seems to be bits of paper, pastels, watercolors and all sorts of things I can’t identify. You know name, it they probably used it.
The short was created by Nicolas Athane, Meryl Franck, Alexis Liddell, Andres Salaff, Maïlys Vallade, who were all students at Gobelins. My only complaint is that it’s too short, I’d love to see an entire film done in animation style like this. If only animation studios would start to turn in a direction like this.
To continue with my color spree I present you Brent Couchman, a graduate of Abilene Christian University who has one of those great retro styles. Currently Mr. Couchman works as the Senior Graphic Designer at Fossil watches, but it’s his personal work that really interests me.
I used to work with kids in a before and after school program for 3 years, and obviously you can’t cuss in front of them, so I used to say “DANG!” all the time instead. This is what I thought of when I saw that first image. And then there’s the image of the persons leg with rocking some Chuck’s and a nice pair of argyle socks. There’s just something so precise and perfect that I really like about this, plus the colors go really well together.
I’ve decided today is all about color, I’m feeling in a vibrant mood. I think I came across these milk packages on FFFFound which lead me to a site called Re:collection, which describes itself as “an online archive of Australian graphic design: 1960 – 1980.” It’s a really great site filled with some really wonderful items, but these milk boxes really caught my attention.
Could you imagine buying milk as a 7 year old and having these pop up in front of you? I think I would have been trying to paint masterpieces or redesigning the school newspaper at an early age. It just goes to show that you can sneak good design into the most (seemingly) ordinary objects.
I spotted these book jackets and bookmarks all over the place last week but I still wanted to share them with you. Created by designer Igor Udushlivy, the idea is that you can cover your books with a dust jacket that has a matching bookmark that goes along with it. The coordinating jacket and bookmark make the book even more fun, I especially like the Sherlock Holmes one at the top.
I think something like this would be great for a child, though a Sherlock Holmes novel might not be quiet their speed…
Well it’s Monday again, so here’s a glance at what I was listening to last week. I feel like it didn’t count all the music I listened to but I think that just about every week. To start things off was my good buddy M. Ward who’s always there for me. If you still haven’t listened to him by this point you really should do so. I’d suggest End of Amnesia if you’re looking for a good hopping on point. It’s a timeless album.
After that was Deerhunter, which is made up of Mr. Atlas Sound, Mr. Lotus Plaza as well as two other talented fellows. When I want something a little bit rougher than Atlas Sound I usually head for Deerhunter’s Microcastle, which is my favorite of theirs (plus I love the artwork). Then we had Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, and his new album There Is Love in You, which comes out today. I feel like this is one of his most cohesive albums and I actually got a lot of work done last night listening to it.
Princeton came in at number four, this is one of my go-to albums when I’m walking around and running errands. Following them was Vampire Weekend and their newest album Contra, which I’m still loving. I think my favorite songs on the album are Taxi Cab and the closing song I Think Ur A Contra, something about those really strike a chord with me. Then we had some Broadcast and Jens Lekman, both staples of a good musical diet.
Finishing things out was Harlem and their upcoming album Hippies which comes out April 6. I think this album is going to be a favorite for a lot of people. The first song Someday Soon instantly grabs you and sucks you into this album, it’s a classic. Hopefully they fully tour the album when it comes out.