Oily Motion Pictures

LOVING VINCENT, the world’s first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists. More than six years in the making with the help of 125 specially trained painters, LOVING VINCENT is a uniquely animated film composed of 65,000 painted frames. Drawn from meticulous research and inspired by van Gogh’s masterpieces, subjects, and 800 personal letters, LOVING VINCENT captures the world of van Gogh in a cinematic experience like no other.

Qui c’è il dietro le quinte (o, come dicono quelli forti il Making Of):


Fondamenti di grafite

Nel libro di Caroline Weaver The Pencil Perfect – The Untold Story of a Cultural Icon, a pagina 106, si legge:

Secondly, even with a large amount of natural graphite, more times than not, the machines stili had trouble reading the marks. This was because the electrons in the graphite were not quite small enough for use with a test-scoring machine – something that couldn’t really be fixed with natural graphite. The solution here was obvious: to develop an artificial graphite that would behave like natural graphite but contain smaller electrons.

Sapete che gli statunitensi hanno inventato il telefono, per ben due volte; la seconda volta con Steve Jobs.
Poi hanno inventato l’automobile con Henry Ford; prima avevano inventato il cavallo, mentre l’asino ancora non era stato messo in commercio perché le mulattiere non esistevano, e nemmeno la ruota1.
Quello che non sapevamo è che gli statunitensi, dopo aver inventato la matita, hanno anche inventato gli elettroni di dimensioni variabili.
Superata la sorpresa, la vera rivelazione del libro è che quelli piccoli conducono meglio la corrente.
Si ipotizza quindi l’esistenza dei carichioni, particelle che portano la carica, che si attaccherebbero più volentieri sugli elettroni piccoli, perché fanno pippa; quelli più grandi magari menano.

Tutto questo senza nulla togliere alla meritoria iniziativa imprenditoriale dell’autrice2, che tuttavia, come la Ferreri nazionale, sarebbe bene restasse in cassa.

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  1. Cochi e Renato – Wikipedia
  2. eDue – A NY hanno legalizzato le droghe pesanti


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from Maxim Zhestkov

First things first: this epic eye candy by experimental artist Maxim Zhestkov is 100% animation.

Self Driving

Immagine da xkcd: Self Driving

The Shadow Peace, Part 1 – The Nuclear Threat

Neil HALLORAN colpisce ancora1.

Sequel to The Fallen of World War II, The Shadow Peace is a web series that combines data-visualization and cinematic storytelling to explore the driving factors of war and peace.
Please consider supporting this audience-funded series on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neilhalloran

The first episode looks at the numbers behind nuclear war and peacekeeping efforts.
Composed largely of data-driven animation, the 15-minute film allows the viewer to pause at certain moments to interact with the content.

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  1. eDue –The Fallen of World War II

Unable to innovate my ass (plus)

V’ho bruciato, eh?!
E almeno fino all’11 plus non ci rompete più i coglioni.

The 1977 US EPA Graphic Standards System

Before 1970, the United States was in a radically different place.

Our environment, our cities, our people: abused, dirty, and sick after years of neglect.

President Nixon decided to change that. In 1970, the United States Environmental Protection Agency was enacted to protect the environment and the American people.

One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) top priorities was consolidating numerous state offices––research activities, monitoring, standard-setting, and enforcement activities––to more efficiently carry out its goal of “working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.”

But there was one area in which the EPA—like many government agencies of the time—was terribly inefficient: their graphic design and communications department. Millions of dollars were being wasted annually due to non-standardized formats, inefficient processes, and almost everything being designed from scratch.

Enter design firm Chermayeff & Geismar.

Un lavoro di altissimo livello; il buon design non solo non invecchia, ma spesso ridicolizza i nuovisti che ignorano le basi.
In questi giorni in raccolta fondi su Kickstarter c’è la riedizione del manuale.