This time with considerably more dead lizard
— Another collage sketch. No cutting or gluing or anything, just a case of finding the right place for the right image on another right image. Is it even collage? It’s more like creative stacking.
— Absolutely blown away by Grands Canons, Alain Biet’s astonishing stop motion film made of thousands of hand-painted doodads and whatchamacallits. Can’t even begin to imagine the hours it took to make this.
— Via fellow substacker Animation Obsessive, how to paint like Hayao Miyazaki. Don’t expect to come away from it with a lengthy shopping list – “What he makes clear throughout the guide is that he is, proudly, a cheapskate who isn’t fussy about tools. He looks for reliability and convenience.”
— Readymag’s Designing Women site is a fantastic (and typographically BIG) scroll, highlighting notable designers of the 20th century, including Elizabeth Friedlander, Tomoko Miho and Lella Vignelli.
— The Model Book of Calligraphy, created by Georg Bocskay to demonstrate the different styles of calligraphy of the 16th century, ornamented with intricate flowers, fruits and dead lizards by Joris Hoefnagel.
— “What’s the golden age of science fiction? Twelve.” – book designer W. H. Chong on the allure and transportation of Tim White’s illustrated cover for Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.
— Excellent use of AI from brand strategist Tom Roach: “I recently used ChatGPT to create a list of possible ideas for a brand positioning. It created a bland and expected set of answers. This made it easy to eliminate anything obvious, so we could then get to work coming up with new, more surprising ideas. Genuinely very helpful.”
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