Viral Video Friday: Mind Trippy Animation MV

ontemyesterdayShapes, objects and designs come collide in this trippy rock’n’roll infused animated music video.  The journey begings:

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The Drive-In Theater Painting Experience

andrewvalkopaintingsDuring the 1950s and thru 1960s, all across America with robust car market, the movie drive-in theater was also at the height of it’s popularity.  Artist Andrew Valko’s series of drive-in theater paintings gives us a taste of Americana and through the “eyes” of the drive-in movie customer.

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Viral Video Friday: Cardboard Built Places for a Cool Music Video

janeluicoverEvery once in-awhile, you watch a music video and say to yourself, “Wow, that is really cool.”  This “Southern Winds (Revisited)” music video taken from artist Jane Lui’s album Goodnight Company took a year to make.  It her a long time to build the cardboard world of sets and places.

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Bicycle Everyday Zombies Playing Cards

bicyclezombies00If you play lots of Poker games or just games using playing cards, then you’re probably familiar with brand Bicycle.  Bicycle makes playing cards, but every now then, Bicycle collabs, like with artist Rob Sacchetto on this playing card themed “Everyday Zombies.”

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Sleepy Hollow: Creating Heroes, Demons & Monsters

sleepyhollowcoverWith an explosive and fun second season, the FOX tv series Sleepy Hollow has just launched its 3rd season this past October 2015.  If you don’t know, Sleepy Hollow is a supernatural mystery TV drama takes a “DC Elseworld’s version” of Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with new twists and turns.  Ichabod Crane died defeating the Horseman in 1781, but then finds himself resurrected and trying to adjust to 21st century.  He collaborates with police office Abbie Mills and dig deeper into the supernatural and demonic forces attacking the town.  Now go behind-the-scenes with Sleepy Hollow: Creating Heroes, Demons & Monsters by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry.

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“Storytime 2” Children’s Book Covers by Joey Spiotto

CBCover00If you’re a kid born in the Internet-Age, you probably download and read books on your tablet or Kindle, but if you’re old like me … you might remember these Little Golden Books for kids.  My cousins and me used to have many of these books that got us reading.  Artist Joey Spiotto took the Little Golden Book covers and replaced it with cute cartoon-style pop-culture characters.  How cool is that?

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Hump Day: Cubicle Stress Reliever MV

hidekiinabaIt’s not Viral Video Friday yet, but it is Hump Day Wednesday here in my workstation.  Here’s a soothing and relaxing animated music video.  Put your headphones on and sit back.  It’s only 3 minutes.

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Japan: Gundam Silverware

gundamsilverwarecoverIn Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture is famous for Kutani-ware, which is a traditional porcelain style of bowls, plates, cups and chopsticks.  To celebrate the 360th anniversary, the Kutani ceramic art style combines with futuristic Mobile Suit Gundam robots on sale for at Premium Bandai online and later at Gundam Cafes.

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The Star Wars Royal Selangor Collection

starwarsroyalselangorRoyal Selangor is known for making quality pewter jewelry and accessories, and this new Star Wars Collection looks amazing.  If you’re looking for a special high-end gift for that Star Wars fan, then this just might do it.

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About the latest T-shirts by Design by Humans

Design by Humans - TwitchCon - RetremdersThe latest in popular T- Shirt designs, Design by Humans, is a collaboration of many designs influence by POP artists, musicians and the like… as we can already see the English virtual band album art of the Gorillaz.

Viral Video Friday: Honda “Paper”

hondapaperA week ago Honda released a tribute video “Paper” of their 6 decades in the auto business.  This flip-board animation took many animators and thousands of hand drawings to manipulate movement and other details.

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We Love Fine: Spider-verse Collection

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Swing into style with these friendly neighborhood collection titled Spider-verse over brought to you by WeLoveFine.  Designed by Catherine Elhoffer, these pieces are based off of our favorite spider heroes such as Spider-Woman, Silk, Spider-Gwen, Ultimate Spider-Man and of course Spider-Man.  Now this collection is being Fan-Funded which means that if it doesn’t meet the funded goal, some of these items sadly won’t go into production. So if you’d like to see these designs come to life and in your closet, be sure to show your support and help fund the line.  Fun Spidey related gear for both men and women, pre-order your Spider-Verse clothing now at http://www.welovefine.com/feature/spider-verse-collection.html

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Twindom – Make a self action figure with 3-D body scanning

Twindom 3D Body ScanningThe Eddie comes across 3-D Scanning to make a miniature figure of yourself! The company, Twindom, is freshly new and could have your figure delivered to you in two weeks.  Beware, if you watch this video, you might get excited and just click Twindom to find the nearest Twindom 3D scanning facility near you to make that self-figure!

Metal Souls – Creatures and Figures out of nuts and bolts

Wizard World Comic Con - Metal SoulsRamon is a big on collecting action figures, so when he stumbled upon these welded and bronzed metal sculptures by Metal Souls , he couldn’t just pass through with out mentioning how amazingly cool they were!

Miyazaki Tattoo Tribute

miyazitatootributeWow.  Just wow.  Give this tattoo artist a raise or something.  Jean-Pierre Saint-Tran wanted make a tribute to his favorite Studio Ghibli films and that’s what he did.  He gave up his whole arm to be tattooed with Miyazaki art from Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.

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One Dollar Money Art by Donovan Clark

donovanart01Just take a US dollar bill as the base & background art and add your own acrylic painted character for the finishing touch.  Just up north of San Francisco, in Humboldt County, local artist Donovan Clark is known his unique style, the money dollar acrylic paint work.  One of his latest projects, a collection of Frozen characters in his dollar art.

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WESTWORLD 2016

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There has been word that there will be a Westworld remake or a series adaptation for television for the past couple of years, and Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams names are tied to the project.

Westworld was the first film that made me fear the dawn of the robot age – that computer embedded and wired life-like human operational machines can take over. Notice that I didn’t mention android or artificial intelligence? The reason being is because this film was released in theaters in 1973. It was very rare that anyone referred an intelligent robot as an android or artificial intelligence to some extent; the terms were far-fetched to the greater public at the time and not widely used.

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Pin-up Artist and Illustrator – Nicole Brune at BigWow Comicfest

Nicole Brune - Pin-up Artist Illustrator - RetrendersI’m a fan of Frank Cho’s, “Apes and Babes”, illustrations of women. And when I came across Nicole Brune’s art, I can definitely say if you love his work – you’ll undeniably love hers!
I especially love how Nicole Brune fashions some of her pin-up illustrations with pulp-fiction fantasy appeal that works from darkness to sweetness, or sweetness to darkness. I guess this would depend on what you notice first. See her artwork at www.nicolebrune.com

Amazing Balloon Creations by Masayoshi Matsumoto

balloonartjapanstyleMaybe at my kid’s birthday you’ll find a clown making some type of cute balloon animal or you find yourself at Pier 39 and find a street artist making balloon objects, but this artist from Japan takes the cake.  Artist Masayoshi Matsumoto takes balloon object making to another level.

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Undercover x Medicom Toy = Hamburger Lamp

hamburgerlampCute and iconic is the Hamburger Lamp.  Undercover brings it back with a team-up with Medicom Toy.  The item drops sometime June 2015.

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Art on Guard: Lifeguard Tower Model Kit Art Show

AoG002NYC-based Boundless Brooklyn known for it’s cardboard DIY lifeguard towers, water towers and billboard sign kits has teamed up with SoCal apparel brand Outre for the Art on Guard exhibit.  The event held at toy art shop/gallery Woot Bear in SF had over 40-plus artists customizing their own Lifeguard Towers.

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Cloud 9: The Floating Bar Restaurant in Fiji

cloud9barfijiNext travel destination:  Fiji.  Travel by boat to Cloud 9, the floating bar/restaurant in Fiji.  Grab a sweet cocktail, a slice of pizza and some snorkeling in one place.

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Vintage Star Wars Toys in Watercolor

starwarswatercolorcoverIf you are of a certain age, then seeing those classic Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging will bring back insane geeky nostalgia of childhood.  Artists Alastair Eales brings that all back on a different medium – watercolors.  His work on vintage Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging is simply amazing and cool.

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Moleskine Batman Limited Edition Collection

moleskinbatmannotebooksI may use a laptop, my iPhone, my PC rig or Google Docs, but I’m still old school when it comes to writing ideas down, jotting notes or doodling by writing everything onto my personal notebook.  Batman fans, take a look at this Moleskine Batman Limited Edition notebooks.

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DIY Life-Size Princess Zelda

DIYZeldaCoverInstead of buying an expensive Princess Zelda statue or pricey action figure, why not build your own life-size Princess Zelda figure.  And that’s why Deviant Art member minidelirium did.  Okay, she’s a big fan of Nintendo, but also a really good papercrafter.  The Princess Zelda stands 5’6″ and over 220-plus hours was spent making this!

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