Robert Hodgin AKA Flight 404 was tasked by Wired to create an opening animation for the iPad version of their magazine. The issue number was 18:08 and the number served as the crux of the piece. You can see the final version here but I am actually more a fan of the earlier version which can be seen above. You can’t go wrong with Hodgin’s amazing work. The music was provided by Tim Stutt. You can read more about the process involved in the creation of the animations at Hodgin’s website.
I find it rather ironic that if you really want to see and appreciate the quality and color of these animations, you have to watch them on Vimeo, which in my opinion from a quality standpoint is heads above YouTube but Vimeo isn’t supported by iPad or iPhone.
I read this in Wireless today and thought it was worth noting here. So, have you been hankering for some affordable art and don’t want to wait until I get around to producing my prints. Well, fortunately Web 2.0 has once again made art accessible to just about everyone and anyone from college bound to upper crust.
So where to buy this art? Well there are several options. I have listed some in the past but there are 3 here that were mentioned in the Wireless article.
DORM ROOMS TO HIPSTER APARTMENTS: Thumbtack Press: Originally Thumbtack’s founder Tony Bailey asked his cache or art buddies to help him stock out his site. Since then, he has pulled in more established talent and now there is something there for just about any amateur collector interested in dabbling in the low brow. Prices range anywhere from $15 to $45 bucks for unframed archival prints and a $100 up for framed.
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS DESIGNERS WHO OCCASIONALLY SKIM JUXTAPOZ: Blueflip Art: With prints from artist/illustrator/designer hybrids like Brazilian Eduardo Recife and the deftly-skilled and also coincidentally Brazilian (Paulista) Will Murai, there will no doubt be something there that will satisfy the appetite of any in the know designer. Prices range from $15 to $45 for archival giclée prints. It gets better with Blueflip however because they also donate 10 percent of every sale to the charity of the artist’s choosing.
HIGH ROLLING NEW YORKERS & CREATIVE DIRECTORS: 20×200: Soho gallery curator extraordinaire decided to take her taste for the finer side of art online by offering up carefully selected limited edition prints by artists any good NYC art socialite would be proud to adorn their brownstone with. Prices reflect taste and range far and wide from small prints starting at $20 ranging all the way up and out of most lower brow pocket books to $2,000. The bigger price tag does mean a much larger print. So, if you have the coin there are far worse things to do with it than support a hungry artist.
05/18 SENDAK PASSES The brilliant author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away last week at the age of 83 but will no doubt be remembered for generations to come for his amazing books such as Where the Wild Things Are.
04/12 ZIMMERMAN FACES MURDER In a case we’ve been following closely there is finally what we think is some good news to report. George ZImmerman, the man accused of killing the innocent teenager Trayvon Martin has been taken into custody and charged with second degree murder. At last there is some justice.
12/16 HITCHENS DIES Outspoken author and pundit Christopher Hitchens passed away yesterday at the age of 62 after succombing to a long battle with cancer. His honest and bravado opinion that rarely favored one side versus the other but was instead often a cry for ‘reason’ will be missed.
11/23 BURZYNKSI CLINIC Is there an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer? Dr. Stanislaw R. Burzynski seems to think so and has been experiencing higher rate of success than the current accepted practice of treating cancer.