Artist Howard Lee is good at what he does, and what he does is make incredibly lifelike pictures of everything from little cute penguins to mouthwatering butterfingers. Sweet, delicious butterfingers. Then he goes one step farther.
Howard animates his still-life paintings and creates the illusion that they are the real thing. These amazing side-by-side pictures and animations will have you questioning reality, and in some cases, make you really hungry for a hot dogs.
Using only actual paper and dozens of animators, PES made this gorgeous stop motion, flipbook-like story of the evolution of Honda.
Sure, it's advertising, but it's a thing of real creative beauty that looks so well-crafted in its handmade style.
They even made a really neat behind-the-scenes video:
PES is no stranger to beautiful, viral videos. They were the ones behind 2008's Western Spaghetti:
And the similar, but still lovely, Fresh Guacamole from 2013:
Popular Belgian musician Stromae (aka Paul Van Haver) has a released a new video for his song “Carmen” which turns Twitter into a terrifying monster.
“Those fake smiles cut like a #. Watch yourself out there,” he says in the song. “Network friends and followers? No, no you’re just popular.”
It’s a reworking of “Habanera” from the opera Carmen, in which love is compared to a bird. He took that idea and made a version about Twitter.
The song is a commentary on how social media dominates our lives, and ironically he is promoting the new video on an Instagram account which he started a few weeks ago. It was directed by Sylvain Chomet, who worked on both “Triplets of Belleville” and “The Illusionist.”
“I’m not so radical about Twitter, but I think it’s sometimes dangerous if you think that Twitter is real life,” he told Time Out in an interview last year.
Stromae has a huge following in Europe and he is also popular with some world leaders, as both Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama apparently own copies of one of his albums.
Here’s another of his hits called “Formidable,” which you may be familiar with. In the video, he walks around the streets of Brussels pretending to be drunk.
Crafts Council shows us with this fascinating video that an ordinary ceramic pot can be transformed into a living animation. The people involved were able to bring this project to fruition by setting up the artwork on a computer and then adding it to the pottery with provided specifications.