More is More: Alexey Terekhov

A maximalist design style with pastiche from Hindi pop art and political propaganda posters, Capital is an in-your-face anti-imperialist pop video directed by Alexey Terekhov for the band Lyapis Trubetskoy from Minsk, Belarus. Not always easy on the eye, but definitely original and worth a look. This is the best quality version. This version has… Continue reading More is More: Alexey Terekhov

Less is More: Motomichi Nakamura

Strong visual storytelling, iconic, minimalistic design style and faintly disturbing, Motomichi Nakamura is a perfect example of less is more. Here is We Share Our Mother’s Health with music by the Knife (2006).   Here is an example of Nakamura’s expanded animation work with projections on Manhattan Bridge as part of Bright Nights in 2010.… Continue reading Less is More: Motomichi Nakamura

RSA Animate: The Divided Brain

The RSA Animate films have become one of the most popular channels on You Tube. A powerful example of how animated drawings can be used to convey complex ideas, the films use animation to illustrate RSA lectures. Not only does this make the lectures more understandable, but it has brought a whole new audience to these ideas. The… Continue reading RSA Animate: The Divided Brain

La Linea

A short film by Osvaldo Cavandoli from the La Linea TV series which aired on Italian TV from 1971 – 1986. This film is a great example of minimalist design: less is more! The influence of the La Linea films can be seen in contemporary motion graphics and commercials, for example Raimund Krumme’s commercial for… Continue reading La Linea

Deadsy

Deadsy, directed by David Anderson, written and narrated by Russell Hoban, 1989, is one of the films that typify the creativity coming out of the UK in the 1980s, back when Channel 4 showed challenging and innovative films. Integrating animation with rotoscoped footage and manipulated video, it typifies what Alan Cholodenko describes as the way… Continue reading Deadsy

Tabaimo Interview

I first became aware of the work of Tabaimo after her Boundary Layer exhibition at the Parasol Unit last year. In her work, unsettling animations are projected across several walls or custom-built spaces to form a continuous image. Tabaimo’s installations uncover the shadow image of conventional domesticity, such as Japanese Kitchen, 1999, or public spaces such as… Continue reading Tabaimo Interview