Granola :: Trails

GranolaTrails” // Label: Morning Beast Recordings // Released 23 October 2013.

SHHH // Inspired by Guillermo Del Toro’s Childhood Fears

Shhh” is a tale about a young boy, who uses his imagination to overcome his monstrous bully at night. Tired of being scared, Guillermo eventually takes matters into his own hands.

Inspired by the lucid dreams of director Guillermo del Toro during childhood.

Emptyset :: Fragment

Watch a video for “Fragment”, a track from Emptyset‘s forthcoming album on Raster-Noton, released on 28 October.

Emptyset says: “The video mirrors Recur’s production approach, applying greater layers of detail and complexity into a signal chain, and continues from our previous moving image work exploring aspects of analogue video, broadcasting and electromagnetic induction. “Fragment” follows on from this line of research, integrating more physical processes by using reflective surfaces as a means of reshaping the transmitted image.”

New Works by Simón Prades

Ich bin ein großer Anhänger der Arbeiten des deutschen Illustrators und Grafikers Simón Prades. Der Künstler wurde 1985 geboren und lehrt Illustration an der Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften in Trier. Neue Bilder werden regelmäßig auf seinem Tumblr-Blog veröffentlicht.

// Animated Images © Simón Prades //

Watercolors by Finnur Bárðarson

“The camera lens shows me something what I do not always see with my bare eyes and the rain can be colorful” • A Film by Finnur Bárðarson.

fuyuru0 :: past room

fuyuru0past room” // Label: On Sunday Recordings // Released 20 October 2013.

// via Dreamt about Dreaming //

“The Second In Line” by Mattias Adolfsson

Mattias Adolfsson ist ein freiberuflicher Illustrator, wohnhaft in Sigtuna, etwas außerhalb von Stockholm in Schweden. Neben Arbeiten für Computerspiele hat er schon so ziemlich alles illustriert, zum Beispiel auch Kinderbücher. Am 07. November erscheint sein erstes persönliches Buch “The Second in Line”, mit Bildern aus seinen wundervollen Skizzenbüchern.

Das Buch erscheint bei Sanatorium und ist ab sofort vorbestellbar. Vorbesteller erhalten einen handgemalten Anstecker und ein signiertes Exemplar der Ausgabe.

// Images © Mattias Adolfsson /// ☇ “The Second In Line” Available @ Etsy //

Keenya :: While Everyone Sleeps

KeenyaWhile Everyone Sleeps” // Hush Hush Rec. // Released 21 Oct. 2013 // Art: James Mayall.

Keenya is the new solo project from London’s Ricky Fabulous – electronic producer, multi-instrumentalist and member of UK electronic/soul trio Belleruche. His debut release under the new guise is a sultry showcase of nocturnal, R&B-flavored, bass-heavy beats, with four original tracks.

Murals by Matt W. Moore

Matt W. Moore works to the credo of ‘range is conducive to growth.’ Like many artists of his generation, Matt’s background was in action board sports and the action art of graffiti, each with their core value of speed, do-it-yourself ethic, enthusiasm for new terrain, and sheer fun of collaboration. Over the past decade, he’s applied those principles to his bold, graphic aesthetic in media both analog and digital, for projects both personal and commercial.”

// Images © Matt W. Moore //

Midnight Moment: “Eye Test” :: 2×4

The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

Of all the major muscles, the six that govern the movement of the eye are the most active and precise. Even when the body is at rest — even asleep! — the eye is in constant motion. So in honor of these most sportive of organs, Eye Test presents a visionary workout tape: An animation inspired by the abstract patterns and optical illusions utilized in eye exams, broadcast test patterns, color blindness tests and other objective measures of visual metrics.

Founded in 1994 by Michael Rock, Susan Sellers and Georgianna Stout, 2×4 is a global design consultancy headquartered in New York City with satellite studios in Beijing and Madrid.