September 19, 2014
Today marks the beginning of the Pictoplasma group show in Mexico at MARCO (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey). The show will be on from the 19th of Sep. to the 15th of Jan., so you’ve got plenty o’time to get your buns down to Mexico. There are some truly amazing pieces in the show from some of the finest artists around. Somehow we managed to sneak two pieces in, and we wanted to give y’all a glimpse at the process of one of them. So here we go…
Like all great art, we started this fella with half a Russian nesting doll and a paper-mache egg. Painting the top of the egg for a hat made Jo hungry so she ate a popsicle and so we used the stick and did some ol’timey widdlin’ to make noses and ears…it didn’t look good.
So we took off the nose and ears painted’em up and voila! Half done. We decided it would look cool if he came in his own square box, so that when you looked straight on it would look like a photo…or a cell…or whatever. We dug a box out of the garbage and that’s what it looked like…garbage. So then we got all fancy n’ high tech and designed a 3D box that we would 3D print. We soon discovered we knew nothing about 3D printing. So we built the thing out of wood.
We decided we needed to light the box from within, and so we bought a bunch of LEDs and mounted them into the box so that it would be lit from all around the front…like a camera flash. Then we got to thinkin’ that it would look way better as a black and white photo, so we scrapped everything and I made Jo repaint the whole damn thing while I took a nap.
Voila! At the last-minute before the show began in Berlin, we swapped out his name tag from J. “Tiny” Smith to G. “Tiny” Smitt … I can’t remember why. He’s too small to be a cat burglar, so he’s just a kitten thief.
September 1, 2014
Since we’re headin’ out on the road, touring our new short film Migration, we decide we’d get a bunch of goodies made to bring along. We’ll drop a few teases over the next few weeks, starting with this beast of a machine printin’ up somethin’ fancy. Hold up kids! We forgot to mention you can check out the trailer for the film in two fancy schmancy places. TIFF has a youtube page with trailers for all the films at the fest, this one is ours. You can also check it out on our vimeo page or right below
August 1, 2014
Grab whatever clean clothes you got lyin’ around and throw’em in a suitcase, cuz’ our new film Migration is hittin’ the road.
The film made it’s world premiere at the 10th anniversary of Pictoplasma in Berlin followed by it’s recent screening at Supertoon Animation Festival in Croatia where we picked up a Special Jury Mention. Whaaat! From the 16th of September to the 21st the film be in three simultaneous festivals. The 20th anniversary of Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival in Bristol, the 10th Anniversary of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in Berwick-upon-Tweed, and the Matsalu Nature Film Festival in Lihula & Haapsalu, Estonia.
Migration was also slated to screen at Fantasia Film Fest, tonight here in Montreal, but due to scheduling conflicts we had to hold off on the North America Premiere…we’ll announce soon where that will be.
June 30, 2014
We’re finally putting up one of our moving portraits for the Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery, that took place in Berlin at the beginning of May. You can check out how the show looked HERE. If you’d like to see the works in person, you’re in luck because the whole show is moving to Mexico for four months as of September! More specifically at MARCO, the Museum for Contemporary Art in Monterrey. In the meantime, let Eleanor Puss Paws steal your soul with her space ghost crystal gem.
February 6, 2014
January 27, 2014
October 10, 2013
Our man, and favourite drawist Jay Dart is in Montreal tonight for the opening of his new exhibit at Galerie Youn. Exhibit opens from 7-10pm, and will be filled with his amazing drawings. If you can’t make it to the show, do yourself a favour and pick up his book Wanderer of Yawnder. We bought two so we don’t fight over it, I’d recommend the same.
July 31, 2013
Here’s a version of an illustration we teased you about back in our Sketchbook Wednesdays series. We’re finally getting around to posting it, and hopefully getting back into our weekly routine.
July 31, 2013
Our favourite Berliners (Lars and Peter) speak about their recent group exhibition White Noise, on until Sep. 8th in Madrid, Spain at La Casa Encendida. There are just too many amazing artists to list in this post, and we are super excited to have a little something on the shelves, so please head on over to the website and check it out….or better yet just head on over to Spain and see it all in person.
See if you can spot our little fella in the cereal boxes.