LOGORAMA is a 16-minute French animated film written and directed by H5/François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain, and produced by Autour de Minuit. The film depicts events in a stylized Los Angeles, and is told entirely through the use of more than 2,500 contemporary and historical logos and mascots. The film won the Prix Kodak at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The video was graphic, yeah, but the logos were beautifully rendered and well integrated in the plot.
I think my favorite logo integration was the trademark lion in the zoo, and the second image the boardwalk of logos was visually stunning.
The one that got me the most (for reasons I still don’t understand) was the spilled drink that turned in the Nickelodeon logo. SO FUNNY
That this video is a French commentary on US culture is really funny. Makes me wonder if this is a satire of a dramatization of American stereotypes or if the rest of the world really does view us this way?
THIS IS HILARIOUS.
I’ve thought about doing a “A” is for …. theme to the alphabet book, I just fear it’s biting off more than I could chew
We talked about GIFS today in class. Here’s one of the first ones I ever made featuring my friend Jay’s signature rave hands.
I posterized and put a blue filter on photoshop.
AN ALPHABET INVASION
An alphabet book for adults.
180 x 180mm
I really like the cover and the bright pop arty bleed on the pages.
The pop art comics are are a little too much for me.
Its a cool consistent theme though
"An Iota Alphabet" by Maia Kobabe. A letterpress alphabet book designed, set and printed by hand on a Chandler and Price press and a Vandercook Press. I have some of these finished books for sale on etsy.
Each page of this book features a different historical typeface, from a 72 point Della Robbia for ‘A’ to a 16 point Poliphilus for ‘Z’. The type faces decrease in size over the length of the book. Each page of the book has one more letter of the alphabet than the previous page, and each page is slightly longer than the page previous page. When the cover and title page are lifted the whole alphabet can be read, with each letter showing in a different font. Most of the books were stitched at the spine but a few are held together instead with a Chicago screw and can be spread out in a fan or spiral.
The book is 1.5 inches tall, 18.75 inches long and half an inch thick at the spin. It took over 8 months to design, print and hand stitch the whole edition (of 38).
This is really quite cool. It’s interesting to see a theme so simple carried out throughout the letters.
My favorites are the striped ties like “J”. Though the “Y” is really cool too.
Photographing letters in graphic form is probably easier than making letters on illustrator. (i hate that program. hahaha. no but like. i do).
Credit: Jeff Koons
“These race cars are like life, they are powerful and there is a lot of energy,” said Koons. “You can participate with it, add to it and let yourself transcend with its energy. There is a lot of power under that hood and I want to let my ideas transcend with the car – it’s really to connect with that power.” Jeff Koons
This car struck me the most. Jeff Koons dynamic graphics are striking. They convey motion and energy that work well with the reality of being painted on a car. I found it incredibly striking that I am looking at sperm cells, essentially this is about ejaculation.
In my own design for a car I’m thinking of doing a similar play off of biology with neurons and nerves.
BMW ART CAR 1979 By Andy Warhol
I just can’t help thinking that the BMW art car by Andy Warhol is ugly. I get that part of the point is the deconstruction of the object being painted on. That’s why he does not conform to the shape or scheme of the car. I personally feel that while this sort of style may work with studio art, its not successful on a car.