Self-aware. Self conscious. Self induced.

Weekend Links, 21-22 Sept, 2013

Mostly videos this week, so I’m going to try and keep it short.

First up is a short from Moonbot (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore) and Chipotle (yes, the burrito chain), called The Scarecrow.

 

It’s less of a commercial and more of a piece of propaganda – industrial agriculture, BAD, small farm, GOOD – which is of course what a commercial is, but it’s one that’s playing the long game. Anyway, it’s a lovely piece of animation.

Next is a black and white piece, the origami-like The Eagleman Stag. I guess I’d call this a meditation. About growing old, and life. Curious and beautiful. Click on the picture to go to where the vimeo link is hosted.

Carn is a very stylized piece that looks like it’s going to be a fairy tale and ends up being more like the punchline of a dark joke. It’s in French with subtitles. Just go watch it.

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Last up (only four this week!) is photography. Marc Hermann takes photos from the archives at the New York Daily News and superimposes them over contemporary images. It’s remarkable work.

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The article contains a couple of links as well. Very cool stuff.

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