A couple months ago we shared the whimsical work of storyboard artist and scribbler Marty Cooper, who draws mischievous characters on animation cels using sharpies and white-out and then stages them to create entertaining photographs. Now Cooper is using his animation cel illustrations to create short animated videos depicting his life as ‘an odd creature-infested cartoon universe.’ This video is a three minute collection of shorts entitled “Aug(De)Mented Reality”. It’s a creative and playful combination of old and new with characters drawn on traditional animation cels brought to life using stop-motion animation that’s created with Cooper’s iPhone 5S.
River Crossings can be tricky this time of year… even with the longest of legs and surest footing. High water is present along most trails in the Colorado River District and flowing and standing water on trails can make hiking hazardous. Hike with care.
"Nestled in the hidden valleys of Shikoku, Japan, is the village of Nagoro. Its remote location has led its residents to leave for big cities in search for work. With not even a local store, there’s little reason for immigration, so as residents die there is no one left to fill their void. Nagoro is slowly shrinking.
Eleven years ago, Ayano Tsukimi returned to her home in Nagoro. Confronted with constant departures, she has populated the village with dolls, each representing a former villager. Around 350 of the giant dolls now reside in and around Nagoro, replacing those that died or abandoned the village years ago.”
Does anyone else think this is a horror movie waiting to happen?
Anyway you can watch the documentary behind this here
The Hybreed collection continues to evolve from the mixture of vintage furniture frames and fleshy biomorphic forms. A mixture of instinct and the character of the original chair informs the shape of the cushioning that makes up its body. The chairs are hand sculpted and stitched, which is why every chair in the collection is one of a kind.