Friday, December 10, 2010

Double Dream Hands!

It's Friday and Friday is double dream hands day.
Thanks Iz

Daft Punk - Derezzed

This post in honour of our digital department who are losing their minds over TRON Legacy right now.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Farewell old friend

After five amazing years, Monster Children Gallery will sadly have it's last opening tonight. It is sure to be the group show all others will be measured by with artists from all over the world.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Story of Eames furniture

Interview with Marilyn Neuhart, author and art director of “The Story of Eames Furniture”.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nico Casavecchia

A couple of beautiful film pieces directed by Barcelona based director Nico Casavecchia. Check out more of his work here.

Rare exports

Finally a Christmas movie that actually looks like it's worth watching. Thankyou Finland.

Tame Impala - Expectation

Tame Impala have been a solid favourite around the monkeys for a while now. Loving this latest clip - a nice technique that taps into their modern psychedelic vibe.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

When you are feeling down...

spare a thought for poor Nicholas Cage.

The Ultimate iPod dock

Nice little promo vid for one very slick iPod/Laptop dock.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We posted the trailer for this a while back and finally here it is. INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores how trends and creativity become contagious via new yorks finest influential creative minds. Nice little site for the film as well.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Karl Kwasny - Illustrator

Some nice illustrations from local talent Karl Kwasny. Check out more of his stylings here.

Supakitch & Koralie

Remember Posca pens? Supakitch & Koralie show you how they are meant to be used.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Head on top

A creepily amusing series of portraits by german photographer Thorsten Schmidtkord

Thursday, November 18, 2010

They don't make 'em like this anymore

Thanks Matt H. And Alex D.

Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, and Hot City

Hot Chip recently collaborated with Bernard Sumner of New Order and Joy Division to make this Converse-sponsored track "Didn't Know What Love Was".
Thanks Becky A.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Meet Stefan Sagmeister

Interview with design legend Stefan Sagmeister for the VBS.TV Creators Project.

Hermes Fingerskate

Some amazing fingerboard action. Not sure why Hermes has aligned themselves with skateboarding but they do cram alot of product into this piece.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sneaker projections

Cool projections on to a New Balance M1300
Thanks CH

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Linotype doco

Cool looking doco about the typesetting machine that revolutionised printing and society as we know it.

Monday, November 8, 2010


This piece opened the 2010 ADCC Awards last week.

Friday, November 5, 2010


French music videos are like, so hot right now. Here's the latest animated piece for french outfit Todor & Petru by WIZZ design.

Foley Artist

Legendary foley artist Gary Hecker shows how sound effects are made.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Palladium boots - Detroit lives

Palladium boots seem to have hooked up with VBS.TV to create this cool series of documentaries. Check them all out here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Behind the gift shop

Producer Jaimie D' Cruz and editor Chris King give a little behind the scenes on the Bansky movie 'Exit Through The Gift Shop'.

My VHS recorder collection

Can the ABC please, please get this guy on 'Collectors'

Miwa Matreyek animation performance

Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a meditative piece about inner and outer discovery.

Friday, October 29, 2010


If this doesn't make your friday awesome, nothing will.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Not to Scale

Not to Scale are a London based collective of animators and illustrators. Their recent work includes a feature length film - 'A Town Called Panic'. Trippy stuff.

Daft Punk Tron:Legacy

The latest trailer for Tron:Legacy is also a music vid for Daft Punks track 'Derezzed'.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sean Pecknold interview

If you have seen our last two BBC knowledge spots you have had the pleasure of viewing the work of Sean Pecknold from Grandchildren. Check out this feature Motionographer have just done on the latest spot including a nice little interview on the making of.

Clock DJ

Rrrewind! Selecta.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Doco: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

From 'The Red Shoes' to 'Rambo', Jack Cardiff was behind the camera capturing some of modern cinemas most iconic scenes.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Human pixel video for Canadian band Hollerados song Americanarama.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Banksy's Simpsons opening

Just when we thought we were all Banksyed out, this kinda cool piece comes along.
Thanks JDP

Friday, October 8, 2010


Cool looking new doco soon to be released.

Thunder Busters

Like it was always meant to be...
via BBoyBri

Paper Wars

Eric Power’s awesome paper-craft video for Jeremy Messersmith's song “Tatooine” speeds through the first Star Wars trilogy.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Boardwalk Empire

A new HBO show about booze directed by Scorsese, starring Buscemi and written by Terrence Winter (Sopranos)? Yes please.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Coen brothers

Teaser trailer for the Coen brothers upcoming release 'True Grit is Pure'.

Mallory's clothes

I wonder if the inventors of the internet ever conceived it would be used for this? Mallory's Clothes. A comprehensive rundown, in chronological order, of Mallory Keaton's outfits from the series Family Ties (1982-1989)

Flash on the beach

Titles created by Superfad for this years 'Flash on the beach'

Friday, September 24, 2010

S#*t My Dad Says

A preview of the TV show based on the the twitter feed of the same name - with a side serving of cheese it seems. Beam me up Scotty.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Get money with a mouse...

This is currently on repeat cranked to 11 in the monkeys studio.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Meet Eater

A real plant that is fed by social media interaction. Every time someone becomes a fan on it's facebook page it gets watered. Go feed it now, you know you want to.

Winnebago Man

A great documentary that follows the search for one of the Internets original superstars, the Winnebago man, Jack Rebney.

Bubble Jet Printer?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I'm Still Here

The Prankumentary directed by Ben Affleck that Joaquin Phoenix ended up looking like a homeless man for.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Le était une fois

Beautiful promotional video for French Illustrator Benjamin Lacombe's latest pop up book 'Le était une fois'.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Augmented hyper reality 3D

Flaming skateboards

Skateboards and fire are a popular theme of late and in true Lakai style they take it a bit further. Directed by Ty Evans, produced by Spike Jonze...of course.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Arcade Fire interactive music video

Go here, type in the address of the house you grew up in and be blown away.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Paper city

Loving this car shoot. The car was Photographed & placed in a CGI background, usually its done the other way around but the result is very cool, makes the car really stand out.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Disorder Disorder – Ulterior Motives in Contemporary Art is an exhibition curated by Joseph Allen Shea (Izrock pressings) for Penrith Regional Gallery which opens 5pm on Saturday the 14th of August. It features 20 artists from around the world including Mark Gonzales, Mike Giant, Stephen Powers, Chris Johanson and Tomoo Gokita.

Stephen Powers (ESPO) will be artist in residency creating site-specific works in the community in St Mary’s not unlike his Dreamland Artist Club Project.

Toy story 3 meets Inception

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ratatat - Drugs

Enter the mind of Director/Artist Carl Burgess via his video for Ratatats' new song 'Drugs'.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dancing pigeons - Ritalin

Slow-mo music vids are nothing new but this one creates some nice suspense.
Directed by Tomas Mankovsky.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tarp surfing

Life in a day

Life In A Day is a historic global experiment to create the world's largest user-generated feature film. A documentary, shot in a single day, by you. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited into an experimental documentary film, executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald. Check it out here.The final film will be screened at sundance film festival.


Pascal Monaco has jammed 35 references to movie classics into this fun 2 minute animation.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Victorian Star Wars Portraits

This illustrator, Greg Peltz has some other really cool work on his blog have a look

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

YouTube Play

YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum are hooking up to create YouTube Play. A project designed to unearth and showcase the best creative video from around the world. Check out the YouTube channel here. You can submit your own work for a chance to be shown at the Guggenheim in NY.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Accidents Happen - Directed by Andrew Lancaster

We had a visit from the massively talented film director Andrew Lancaster this morning. Just to be annoying he is also an accomplished composer, sound designer and live musician.

Check out more from his just released feature film Accidents Happen

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

OK, Go on, show us another one.

OK Go once again owning the obsessive one shot video clip.

R.I.P Richard Bailey

Australia sadly lost one its best Fashion & advertising photographers last week, Richard Bailey.
Thought I would post some of his work as a tribute ;(

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chicken Monkey Duck

Jed likes this, he knows not why. We like it too.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Cat Piano

Cool animation from The People's Republic of Animation. Brilliant casting getting Nick Cave to narrate it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How to give CPR

Not quite like the St Johns ambulance chart we had at school.


Another animation by Steve Scott that was used as scree visuals at the Led Zeppelin reunion gig. Nice!


Cool animation by Will Sweeney and Steve Scott
Thank JDP

The Google job experiment

Thanks OD

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Gregory Crewdson

Amazing Photographs by Gregory Crewdson shot more like a film than a photoshoot.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Flip Flop Fail

We can all learn something from this guy.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Star Wars Uncut

This is a teaser for the soon to be released Star Wars Uncut. 472 people re-created 15 second scenes to recreate Star Wars : A New Hope.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Cute stop motion piece by Marco Ammannati for Miho

The pandas are coming to get me

New video for LCD soundsystem's latest single 'Drunk Girls'. Directed by James Murphy and Spike Jonze.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Search stories

Hot on the heels of Google's super bowl spot Parisian love, they have created a tool so you can create your very own stories here.

Art Squat

Art show this thursday at the cricketers. 106 Fitzroy St, Surry Hills.

This is not a parody

Thanks RC

Saturday, April 17, 2010


The NMCA (National Magazine Cover Archive) is devoted to helping keep inspirational magazine design alive. With the ipad and other digital readers becoming popular, one may wonder how much longer magazine covers will be around?

Friday, April 16, 2010

The future is Pomplamoose

I love it when the cover is better than the original.
This cover is a VideoSong, a new medium with 2 rules:
1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).
Sound session and video clip in one! Check out more Pomplamoose covers here

Nike music shoes

Fun viral for Nike free running shoes

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Cool Ad Photography

US based Photographer Mark Holthusen's recent ad campaign for GSD&M Idea City and Kohler shows how mixing illustration and photography can really push the boundaries of what conventional photography can achieve. Check out the rest of the campaign here

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Press Pause Play

Trailer for an upcoming film called ‘Press Pause Play’ that looks at the changes in the way that creativity is produced and consumed. See more here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Paper Art by Benja Harney

I recently stumbled across the most brilliant paper artist whilst looking for someone to create a camera made entirely out of newspaper for a Yahoo 7 & the West newspaper campaign. Benja Harney has done some amazing commissions for brands such as Harpers Bazaar, Top Shop & my favourite are the paper wings he designed for Hermes (pictured above).
Worth checking out his website to see some more pics here

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cheap video

Music video for 'Race you there' made entirely using google street view as stop frame animation.
Scotty D.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A mesmerising animation Mrzyk & Moriceau did for Sebastien Tellier/10th anniversary of Record Makers
Scotty D.

The Lost Art of the Film

A cool project to raise money for the Haiti earthquake victims.
SA Studios, Quentin Tarantino, Upper Playground and The Weinstein Company got a bunch of artists to create their own poster for the film 'Inglourious Basterds'. See more here.