I can’t begin to explain my love for this video, it’s amazing.
A History Of The Title Sequence by Jurjen Versteeg
“Designed as a possible title sequence for a fictitious documentary, this film shows a history of the title sequence in a nutshell. The sequence includes all the names of title designers who had a revolutionary impact on the history and evolution of the title sequence. The names of the title designers all refer to specific characteristics of the revolutionary titles that they designed.”
Word as Image by Ji Lee
Polaboy Frames by Swissmiss
“Polaboys are enlarged Polaroids to a scale of 10:1 (to 88x107cm) and backlit. They are 20 mm thick and use energy-saving LED area lights. The frame is wooden and they are made in Germany. Also good to know: The photographs can be changed at any time and you can even send your custom image.”
This short (and absolutely amazing) film, SOLIPSIST, from Andrew Huang won the Special Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival. Words really don’t do it justice…just watch it.
via Design Collector
ABOUT THE FILM:
SOLIPSIST is a three part psychedelic fantasy short film about otherworldly beings whose minds and bodies converge into one entity. Filled with elaborate costumes, stunning visual effects, and underwater puppets, the film is a non-narrative purely visual/audio experience designed to transport viewers through a hypnotic, dream-like experience. It consists of three parts, each featuring visually fantastic characters and creatures that converge with each other in surreal ways. The film concludes by featuring all three segments combine into a colorful, psychedelic finale.
INSPIRATION & CONCEPT:
“Solipsist” is meant to be a purely visual film built around the idea of convergence and unison between living things. The title comes from the philosophical theory of solipsism in which the self is the only thing that one can know or prove to exist. The isolation of this theory inspired me to imagine a counter-hypothesis – a world in which living beings are not constrained by a singular experience. Rather, the characters in this film are constantly merging into one another, forming a collective consciousness through unison of their minds and bodies.
The visual style of the film is also an integral part of the film’s concept. My goal is to create a film that is extremely colorful and playful in its materials with an emphasis on practical special effects, costumes and puppetry. Jim Henson’s muppets and fantasy films of the 80s are a huge inspiration for me in their use of physical props and creatures. I want to bring this practice of using tactile production design and creature-making into my own work to bring this fantasy world to life.
Alexander McQueen: VOSS, Spring/Summer 2001
Razor-clam shells stripped and varnished.
In McQueen’s Words:
“My friend George and I were walking on the beach in Norfolk, and there were thousands of [razor-clam] shells. They were so beautiful, I thought I had to do something with them. So, we decided to make [a dress] out of them… . The shells had outlived their usefulness on the beach, so we put them to another use on a dress. Then Erin [O’Conner] came out and trashed the dress, so their usefulness was over once again. Kind of like fashion, really.”
WWD, September 28, 2000
“Second Nature” A Documentary Film About Janne Saario
If you are at all interested in skateboarding, architecture, or design as a whole then you’ll probably find this mini documentary as interesting as I did.
“The short film allows a glimpse of Saario’s thoughts and dreams, which float between design, art and skateboarding. Though it also reveals the important concurrence of post-industrial areas, sustainable concepts and natural environments, and unfolds the demanding obligation, towards today’s generation and those to come, to create positive and inspiring, local communities”
The Art of Logo Design by PBS Off Book
“Logos surround us in digital and physical space, but we rarely examine the thought and artistic thinking that goes into the design of these symbols. Utilizing a silent vocabulary of colors, shapes, and typography, logo designers give a visual identity to companies and organizations of all types”