Happy Easter from us.
We don’t know about where you live but here we usually expect spring weather for Easter and usually are still stuck with winter, particularly when Easter comes so early. So this year’s Easter card is perhaps not very Easter-y but it’s spring-y, as in wishful thinking. We started with bunnies but then somehow ventured into different associations and steered away from the Easter bunny.
It started with carrots.
And then there came a fox.
Spoiler: the fox ended up a vegetarian. Mostly, we just wanted to have a little fun with stop motion animation before we do a more ambitious (or at least longer) one, as we’re planning to. Except we don’t expect there to be any rabbits. We’re undecided about foxes yet.
Here’s the gif version of the animation, which hopefully will help you make sense of the above stills.
And it is also our way of saying have a very happy Easter!
The longer version without gif grain on Vimeo: The Adventure of the Slow Orange Fox.
Unfortunately, no real post today due to an attack of vicious dust bunnies. We’ll be back next week, hopefully posting from a freshly cleaned place.
For R’s birthday last week I wanted to get him something homemade to add to our board game collection and realized that we did not have a single game of domino. I loved those as a child and particularly when they had pictures of something else than dots so that’s what I picked (bonus: there’s probably not a single simpler game to make).
I designed six canines on a geometric grid, in a limited number of colors, printed them out of home printer and then realized that it wasn’t the simplest game to make after all, when I had to cut the tiles out (or carve them out, more like) of three-millimeter-thick cardboard. Long and painful story short, I only ruined about eight and had to run a small reprint of those.
Compared to the tiles, the box was a piece of cake (or a piece of pre-made packaging, to be precise): I used a gift box and only designed the cover to put onto it.
We celebrate tomorrow’s birthday of R (and it’s the round number) with a simple picture above, combining some of the many things R loves: cakes, LEGOs, dogs and typography (sort of). All the best!
We have been contacted by the Barbican gallery in London on the occasion of their new exhibition entitled Dancing Around Duchamp, which focuses on the work of Duchamp and artists he inspired, including visual artists such as Johns and Rauschenberg. Our iconic posters for Johns and Duchamp fit the subject and so they will be available for sale in the gallery’s boutique, together with a brand new poster we designed specially for the occasion:
This is a poster for Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008), who was missing from our collection because we feared he might not be immediately recognizable from icons. Now you may decide for yourselves if you’d know it’s him, hadn’t we just told you.
And if you happen to be in London between February 14 and June 28, visit the gallery and maybe even buy yourselves a little something.
Our next post will appear earlier than usual: on February 13, Wednesday as it will be Valentine-themed.
Some things have been happening. Like, the end of the world did not come and so a new year is upon us. Also, Fifty Shades of Grey is the bestselling novel ever despite hardly being a novel at all, what with no plot and no sense whatsoever and the heart-wrenchingly bad writing. Also, we’ve been spending hours on stock photography sites for various not-so-exciting projects. We blame today’s entry on all of that.
So, have you ever tried to find a stock photo for an ad of a real estate developer or a mattress seller? It goes something like this: you type in a seemingly neutral term, say “chess” or “chair” and… behold the plethora of barely dressed ladies (I use the term broadly) making sweet sweet love to the chess or chair. Or next to it. Or under it. Sometimes the chair is not even in the picture.
We do a lot of stock searches and every now and then we come upon pictures so horrid they are almost good. For a while we’ve been putting these photos into a special folder called Oddities and finally decided to share the goodness. This is the short story behind our 2013 calendar.
Please, feel warned. What follows after the jump is vulgar and inelegant. But, full disclosure, it was much more fun to work on than the legitimate projects we started from. (Also, none of the photos qualify as actual porn, with all the naughty bits covered, so don’t worry and please don’t flag us.)
Merry Christmas (or Holidays, if you’re not into Christmas).
Have a great time with your families and friends.
We already posted this week’s design post – just scroll down to the next one – so today we’re pleased to inform that all Iconic Posters, both TV and painters, are available in our store in three sizes, A1, A2 and A3. The rest of Disney posters should be up pretty soon.