For All To Envy: Crack Kills

This new T-shirt from For All To Envy re-imagines the classic 'Crack Kills' Bootleg Bart Simpson tee, whilst also parodying the infamous Kim Kardasian "Break The Internet" PAPER magazine cover.

The T-shirt is now available to purchase via the For All To Envy online store, priced $32.

Max Halley: Santa Head Spin

Max Halley's spinning Santa head celebrates the fake Father Christmas with his terrible false beard and surly attitude!

Kayoko Nagashima: PICO 2014

Another year, another super-cute seasonal short from Kayoko Nagashima featuring PICO and her polar bear friend...

Felix Sputnik: Mambo Crimbo

Michael Schlingmann aka Felix Sputnik animated a rotating Father Christmas glitter ball for his Christmas card this year.

Leah Shore: Happy Holidays 2014

Year upon year Leah Shore surpasses her last animated holiday greeting with an even more extreme offering.

In 2012 Leah crafted a stop motion stripper and in 2013 we were treated to a disgustingly bloated rabbit consuming copious amounts of fruit cake! This year snippets of porn have been made Christmassy with seasonal animated censorship.

Another festive classic!

Panda Bear - Boys Latin

Isaiah Saxon & Sean Hellfritsch of Encyclopedia Pictura, a film and animation studio based in San Francisco, directed this phantasmagorical music video for Panda Bear track 'Boys Latin'.

The narrative sees a young women out for a hike along a coastal tide pool. Her encounter with a strange sea anemone triggers a series of events in which she meets a man caught in a similar predicament, and together they start a family... of sorts.

Torill Kove: Redesigning Christmas

In this short vignette directed by Torill Kove, the anxious young protagonist from the Oscar-shortlisted 'Me And My Moulton' looks on as her architect parents re-design Christmas. The tree, presents, and cake are all re-made in simple, clean lines using the principles of good design. But will Santa be able to get through the contemporary chimney on the family’s flat-roofed home?

Eoin Duffy: Christmas Eve

Eoin Duffy's animated Christmas greeting sees Father Christmas shit out a beautifully wrapped gift... It's a genuine Christmas miracle! 

"Enjoy the Christmas crap!" Eoin Duffy

Peter Sluszka: Hermès Noël

Peter Sluszka animated this charming festive short for Parisian luxury accessories brand Hermès, in which a curious clay horse stumbles upon Santa's reindeer in a clearing and an embarrassing pratfall becomes a fortunate career move!

Comics Feeeever!!

Comics Feeeever!! Uncover The Power Of Comics In Art And Design

Publisher: Victionary
Release Date: October 2014
Features: 364 pp, full colour, softcover with slipcase
Language: English
ISBN: 978-988-12228-9-3

Comics is a frenzied world that seems realistic yet unattainable. Creatively woven out of wit, fascination, hope, and lust, this graphic art category progressively develops into a rich, graphic projection of human nature and realities of life. Up in the cosmos, down to hell or far to a future space, these thought-provoking artworks reflect different world views on politics, religious, social norms, good and evil that identify with cultures in the West and the East.

Loaded with cute sexy characters, superheroes and classic childhood toons, 'Comics Feeeever!!' captures how familiar comics, manga, cartoon, anime and pop art icons and vocabularies take on new meanings at the present times by means of street art, lifestyle products, installations, fashion, and advertising campaigns. With 12 interviews next to a inspired showcase, the book reviews extensively the works of 39 artists and designers that celebrate real life heroes, feminism, cultural heritage and the language unique to this theme.

Bipolar Sunshine - Day Dreamer

Animator and directer Tomek Ducki created this superb music video for top Manchester talent Bipolar Sunshine, and the track 'Daydreamer'. The visuals are stylistically paired with the tracks ambient-pop style and singer Adio Marchant's appreciation for 80s inspired colour-palettes and visuals.

The project was heavily influenced by Eastern-European poster design from the 1980's. A combined multitude of techniques... painting, hand-drawn animation, CGI and even swirling Strata-Cut clay animation (created by Gina Thorstensen) was implemented to give life and depth to these dynamic poster-like compositions.

'Daydreamer' is set for release on January 25th, 2015 and available to pre-order via the iTunes Store now.

Laura Marling - Short Movie

It seems to have been an age since Laura Marling released and comprehensively toured her acclaimed fourth album 'Once I Was an Eagle'. After an extended period of reflection, she's back with her fifth studio release... 'Short Movie'.

Accompanying the release is this wonderfully animated music video for the title track, created by London-based studio Art & Graft.

Inspired by Laura Marling's album artwork and the epic, psychedelic landscapes of Jodorowsky, the film follows a galloping horse as it travels through an ever-changing landscape that rolls and fluctuates with the pace of the song.

Animade: Santa Is Weak

Animade created a mini web-based toy for their festive animation this year. An emaciated Father Christmas has to be fed presents until he returns to his optimum level of belly-stuffed obesity. Be careful, overfeed him and he might just explode!

Visits to feed Santa and save Christmas!

Art & Graft: Happy Christmas!!! Part II

Two years after their debaucherous animated Christmas short, the folks at Art & Graft have finally dragged themselves out of bed and back to work. Check out 'Happy Christmas!!!' part II, the morning after the night before.

Seigensha Flipbook: Strobofly

Seigensha Art Publishing have just unveiled their latest flipbook, the ninth in a collaborative series with illustrator and animator Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo.

The festive release, titled 'Strobofly', features cleverly shaped pages allowing for two independent flying sequences to be viewed. A third viewing options combines these two sequences resulting in a hidden magical climax.

Glassworks: Merry Christmas

This year's Christmas card animation from the team at Glassworks Amsterdam, Barcelona and London, sees a plump robin lording his stash of tasty nuts over a less fortunate flying-turd of a pigeon.

Sarah Klan: Christmas 2014

Sarah Klan's sweetly animated festive short comes with a warning... "Be careful what you wish for this Christmas!"

Marjolaine Perreten: Super Grand

Marjolaine Perreten's super-cute animated short 'Super Grand' tells the story of a kindly giant and the misguided villagers he's trying to help.

Cómodo Screen: TVE Zoetropes

Cómodo Screen, a Barcelona-based creative studio specialising in motion graphics, broadcast design and branding, created three hand-made paper-craft zoetropes for TVE (Televisión Española) the national state-owned public-service television broadcaster in Spain.

The three zoetropes were made entirely from scratch, with thousands of hand-cut pieces of paper, with each resulting ident depicting festive sequences based on Christmas, New Year's Eve and The Three Kings.'

Megu & Patron - Ending Song

The last music video from Japanese motion graphics designer & animator Takashi Ohashi and Megu & Patron was a playful, pixilated interpretation of electronic workings. Their latest collaboration takes a similarly stylised and glitchy exploration into DNA sequencing and genomics.

Dan Britt: Laura Bird Mugs

Laura Bird was commissioned by Anthropologie to make 345 hand-made mugs for the 2014 Holiday Season. As they were being packed away to be shipped, Dan Britt photographed all of them, creating this wonderful stop motion animation depicting the variety and scope of Laura's designs.

Lucas Jubb: Bartman Print

Freelance illustrator & graphic designer Lucas Jubb recently hosted a Simpsons themed quiz at the Belgrave Music Hall And Canteen, giving him the opportunity to draw a bunch of characters including 'Mr. Sparkle' and 'Squishy Bender Bart' to promote the event.

One particular image featuring Bart's superhero alter-ego 'Bartman' is now available as an A3 Risograph print on 170gsm offset cyclus paper via the A Little Summit online store, price at just £15.

Also check out Lucas' 'Simpsons Club Patches', they're amazing!

PES: Submarine Sandwich

With the support of 1114 Kickstarter backers PES floats his latest, tastiest, stop motion masterpiece 'Submarine Sandwich'.

In 'Submarine Sandwich' we see a vintage deli counter stuffed with meat-like sporting ephemera... scarred boxing gloves, worn-out footballs, and tired baseball mitts. These are sliced and diced in a PES-like manner before being assembled into the deli's signature dish, garnished with shredded dollar bills, bicycle reflectors, rings of slinky and googly eyes... Delicious!

Myriam Boyer: Chargement... Flipbooks

At a time of high-speed internet and unbridled consumption of content these 'Chargement...' ('Loading...') flipbooks, from visual media artist Myriam Boyer, are inspired by poor wi-fi connection.

The 200 page, 13cm x 7cm flipbooks are printed in silver & white on black paper stock by L’atelier des livres, a self-publishing company in Aix-en-Provence.

Julien Nantiec & Cyril Izarn: Jungl

Julien Nantiec & Cyril Izarn directed and animated this King Kong inspired promo for 'Jungl', an app which helps you discover new apps tailored to your personal tastes.

Brooklyn-based Kyle Strope produced the superb character designs and other illustrations for the spot. Check out more of his illustration, motion graphics & animation over on his Tumblr, it's all great!

The Opening Sequence Of Sidera

'The Opening Sequence Of Sidera' is the first (of four) animated sequence created by Catfish Deluxe and Yapiko animation for the french movie 'Lou! Journal infime' by Julien Neel.

The purpose of the animated sequences scattered throughout the movie is to materialise the inner world of Lou’s mother. In the novel she’s writing, she tells the adventures of Sidera, her fantasy alter ego...

"Travelling through universe in her spacewhale, Sidera, the mighty amazon, is searching for love. With the help of her loyal friends, Zeltar, Darkforce and Isabelle the Battlepony, she faces many dangers... But her most terrible enemy lurks in the depth of her heart... will Sidera be ready when the time to face her nemesis comes?"

The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

Brooklyn-born artist, film-maker and animator Sophia Bennett Holmes created this pared-down lo-fi music video for The Flamingos, and their track 'I Only Have Eyes For You'.

The animation was created by slicing illustrative line drawings into a flat slab of clay, creating a smeared ghosting effect as the each frame is obliterated by the creation of the next.

UNGA: Fat Bart Print

UNGA from the Broken Fingaz collective has released a micro print edition of his 'Fat Bart' portrait via Fluorescent Smogg. Multidisciplinary art collective Broken Fingaz (Kip, UNGA, Tant and Deso) are regarded as one of the first graffiti crews to emerge from Haifa, Israel, and their name is now at the forefront of contemporary street art.

The 50cm x 70cm signed and numbered three colour screen print (it has glow in the dark eyes!) was produced in a limited edition of just 20 copies! It's available now from Fluorescent Smogg online store priced £75!

Tourist - Illuminate

Nicolas Ménard's animated music video for Tourist’s song 'Illuminate' featuring Years & Years, was visually inspired by two video games and their reliance on one point perspective gameplay: 'X' (Gameboy), and 'Super World Runner' (NES).

"In 1992, a man receives love letters in Korean. Since Google Translate doesn't exist yet, he's left confused. What could this mean?"

Imbue: Kids With Guns...

'Kids With Guns...' is Imbue's latest Disney inspired artwork to be released via online contemporary art gallery Artobox. Based on a NRA firing range paper target, the concentric circle design has been tweaked to depict an outline of the classic Mickey Mouse silhouette.

The 50cm x50cm print is being produced as a hand-pulled screen print on 'Banks Cream' 300gsm cotton rag paper, signed, numbered and priced at £50. Due for release early next week, these are sure to sell out quickly.

Katie Gately - Pivot

Freelance animator/designer/director Louis Morton animated this mesmerisingly atmospheric music video to accompany an except from Katie Gately's electro-acoustic opus 'Pivot'. The full 14 minute track is available via Fat Cat Records now.

Péter Vácz: Satellite Dish

Péter Vácz animated this quirky minute long short based on a children's poem by János Lackfi, and preformed by Hungarian rapper and human beatbox Pista Busa.

Read about the making of 'Satellite Dish' over on Péter's blog.

Olly Reid: Snow Balls Deep

Olly Reid, director of Bristol-based animation company Hot Head Films, made this animated snowman porno titled 'Snow Balls Deep'... Very festive! We love it!!!

Blutch - A.

Independent animator Romain Navier created this celestial music video for fellow Parisian Blutch, and his new track 'A.' taken from the 'Equilibrium EP'.

BRIGADE Clothing: Bart T-shirt

BRIGADE clothing have dedicated their streetwear brand to fostering social awareness. Striving to be the unapologetic voice of those individuals who wake up everyday and fight the good fight, no matter how oppressive the opposition may be. Their apparel really persoinifies their tagline of "All Power To The People."

Their latest T-shirt and pin badge set subverts the blackface minstrel racial stereotype with a striking amalgamation of Mickey Mouse and Bart Simpson. For decades Bootleg Bart shirts made Bart black, where he has been used as a symbol for resistance to apartheid, for Rasta culture, and hip-hop music, he's become a true ambassador for black culture.

Both the 'Bart Tee' (priced $30.00) and the 'BRIGADE Pin Set' set (priced $12.00) are available via the BRIGADE online store now!

Nomade - Desert Night's Dream

Yuyu Haruka (aka Nomade) has release a new track, titled 'Desert Night's Dream. The accompanying animated music video from Ayaka Nakamura is a visual phantasmagoria of magically subtle beauty.