From underwater battles with giant starfish to propellor-driven high-speed swans, this series of vintage magazine illustrations from 1930-1960 reveal what the older generations of Japan had in mind for Japan’s future developments.
Author: Margaret Zhang
Paintings of Lee Jinju
Lee Jinju uses cascading planes and perspectives to offer intimate symbology and an invitation to draw your own associations. In some works, solitary figures inhabit these geometric confinements. Her style focuses on light, details, and scale.
The Illusion of Chaos
Someone’s first project as an animation student. The person recorded and mixed random sounds (radiators, electric fans, a table, etc.) and made an animation based on it. I really appreciate how seamlessly the sounds and visuals work together, and how the animation brings the sounds to life.
The Paper Sculptures of Rogan Brown
Rogan Brown’s paper sculptures depict scientific processes and organisms. Rogan Brown, a self-proclaimed “non-scientist,” attempts to recreate the life of bacteria, the effects of quantum physics, and other research. “My choice of paper cutting as a vehicle for this exploration of our changing perception of nature is based on its accessibility and simplicity as a…
An animation based on Andy Weir’s short story, “The Egg.” It’s animated by Kurzgesagt, a YouTube channel that “explains things with optimistic nihilism.” This specific story reframes the universe as an egg, and all the consciousness within it as a singular being.
Life and Stuff
An existential 5-minute short that uses stop motion techniques. It is directed by Kumar Satkunarasa.
Gregory Ferrand’s Cinematic Paintings
Gregory Ferrand’s background in film can be seen in his works, which have a “full-frame attention” to details and mood. They speak to an isolation surrounding a social species: “It is ironic that as innately social animals, we often struggle to feel connected with our friends, family, communities, society, and the greater world. To overcome…
The Drawings and Murals of Lucas Lasnier
In these drawings, Lasnier allows geometric forms to collide with and infiltrate the reality we know. By combining the abstract and the realistic, Lasnier explores a kind of multidimensionality.
The Centrifuge Brain Project
This fictional short film poses as a documentary on scientific experiments with amusement park rides (mock-umentary?). Alongside realistic yet dreamlike “footage” of these impossible rides is a man who explains the inspirations and failures of each ride.
Ground Zero Mosque
Some conceptual architecture involving the moon. Full project here: http://www.thelab-lab.com/gzm-1/