Susan Young

Last week Susan Yong gave a lecture at college. I really love her fluid and imaginative animations, we are so lucky to have her talk in depth about her process. She is such an interesting person too, she’s doing some really brilliant research at the Royal College at the moment about animation as therapy.

http://www.rca.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ContentID=515521

My lecture notes:IMG_2722

NO STUDIO

These are all made by my sister, it’s really inspiring to have such a talented yet modest artist in the family. She’s got a ceramics studio in New York and has made so much beautiful work recently it’s unbelievable how prolific she is!

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This is her wonderfully serene website: http://romyno.com/meteor-luxe/

She’s also done a line of really powerful jewellery called MOMOTOBO that celebrates that natural world in all it’s profound beauty. I have a string of prayer beads she made and recently sent me, my most treasured item!

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http://romyno.com/momotombo/

Phil McAndrew

http://philintheblanks.com/

Hi! so this is a lucky find! Phil McAndrew has done tons of cool illustrations, and very funny comics. His writing is really insightful too.

I like this blog article he wrote about being an illustrator:

http://philintheblanks.com/blog/?p=546

Especially the part about not trash talking yourself… sage advice!

LIBRARY TIME

some books I’ve been enjoying in the library.

In there is R. Crumb, Basquiat, graffiti, Murakami, Comix, Vinyl toys and some other great stuff!

Jon Knox

Another really great artist who makes toys. Look at him go! I’d love to do what he does. His website is really interesting too, he talks about the processes he uses and has his drawings and designs. I found out about him from The Designer Toy awards too!

Love these little dudes on a day out. They are different variations of a character called Cody.

http://jonknoxstudio.com/

RUBBER HOSE ANIMATION/Gotye

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Gotye has a bunch of animated music videos, this one with skeleton paper cutouts is one I hadn’t seen before.

Below is my favourite: Seven Hours Without A Backseat Driver. It’s a dichotomy of cute and creepy, simple yet complex. Great song too. Animated by the Australian animation studio Rubber House. More than enough to make you want to move to Melbourne! http://www.rubberhousestudio.com/

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JOE PLOMMER

Since I’m researching tattoos for a scene in my film I remembered this wicked series of photos taken by my good friend Joe at the London Tattoo Convention. He’s an awesome photographer and a super nice guy, have a look at his website. Below are a few of the tattooed dudes, he’s got an even more recent set that’ll be on his website soon. Looking forward to seeing those!

http://www.joeplommer.co.uk/