Drive Home // A Jess Cope Film

After the mysterious disappearance of his partner Lucy one night, Charles is tormented for years and longs for her return. One day he stumbles upon one of her belongings which brings back memories of their past. But as soon as the memories start to return the keepsake is stolen from him by an ominous dark figure. Charles is forced to confront the stranger and the truth about Lucy’s disappearance is revealed.

The video was made using two distinct animation techniques, part of the film is made using painted cut-out puppets, animated on a glass multi-plane. The rest of the video is shot using stop motion puppets and sets. Everything in the video was painstakingly covered with torn up newspaper print.

Directed by Jess Cope • Written by Jess Cope, Simon Cartwright & Tom Kaye.
Based on an original story by Steven Wilson & Hajo Müller.

Taken from Steven Wilson‘s 2013 album “The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)”.

More Illustration Design by Monfa

Es war einmal zu den Anfangszeiten dieses Blogs – vor vielen hundert Jahren – da hatte ich die Illustrationen des Künstlers Monfa schon einmal vorgestellt. Allerhöchste Zeit für ein Update seiner beeindruckenden Arbeiten, wer mehr davon sehen möchte besucht am besten seine Website.

Der Künstler Monfa wurde als Miguel Cabrera in Costa Rica geboren. Er studierte Kunst und wurde zu einem redaktionellen Illustrator. Seine Arbeiten wurden auf verschiedenen Websites und in digitalen Magazinen veröffentlicht. Derzeit arbeitet er an vielen persönlichen Projekten und teilt seine Zeit zwischen seinem Job als Art Director für ein renommiertes mexikanisches redaktionelles Unternehmen und die Arbeit als freiberuflicher Illustrator.

// Illustrations © Miguel Monfa Cabrera //

The Colour of Fun // Jon Burgerman

Credited by many as the leading figure in ‘doodle’ art culture, Jon Burgerman is a British artist currently residing in Williamsburg, New York. Often using art as a positive cause to reflect and change our perception of the world, Jon’s passion and enthusiasm for creating has led to a whole host of collaborations, exhibitions and publications, as well as various animations and even a pop-art band.

Desillusion Magazine spent an afternoon in Brooklyn with one of the most unique and exciting artists working today.

Illustrations by Jamie Aspinall

Jamie Aspinall leitet unter dem Namen schnuppe° ein kleines Designbüro in Basel, dass sich auf Illustrationen verschiedenster Arten spezialisiert hat. Neben Illustrationen für Kinder- und Kinderbücher fertigt der Künstler seine Arbeiten auch für Zeitschriften und Werbung an.

// Illustrations © Jamie Aspinall //

Saving Harry

Magical paw prints guide Harry the hedgehog out of suburbia and back into the wild.

Since the 1950s the number of hedgehogs in Britain has fallen from 30 million to 1 million.
We could be faced with possible urban extinction of the much cherished little animal by 2025.

If you liked the film and want to help our beloved hedgehogs, please consider making a donation

Directed by Kris Hofmann with illustrations by Sandra Dieckmann • Model Maker: Joe James.

Day Trippers: New Illustrations by Davide Bonazzi

A silent one-day trip of an elderly couple visiting a big city. Maybe New York, or maybe not.

Davide Bonazzi wurde 1984 in Bologna, Italien geboren. Nach einem Studium an der Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften der Universität Bologna, studierte er Illustration an der IED in Mailand – European Institute of Design & an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Bologna. Seit 2008 arbeitet der Künstler als freischaffender Illustrator, vor allem für zahlreiche bekannte Magazine.

// Illustrations © Davide Bonazzi //

Leviathan Ages // A Short Film by Jon Yeo

Bound in ancient celestial ballet, nine dead Kings arise to claim a fallen Emperor.

A short film by Jon Yeo • Featuring narration by Robert Blythe & an original score by Radium.

BLACK_MOON by Brandon Blommaert

One thousand beams of radial light for strata advancement.

Brandon Blommaert: Animation & Direction • Nic Brown: Sound Editing & Video Manipulation.

Stu Hughes: Computer Snow • Jason Young & David James: Music.

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Where Records Come From… by Kelli Anderson

How to Make a Paramount Record (1930) //

A handmade video that recreates the inner workings of the defunct Paramount Records factory (where records by artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Louis Armstrong and Charley Patton were pressed in the 1920s and ’30s.) The video is made entirely from paper atop a plywood set.

// Made by @kellianderson & @danielsdunnam /// Animated Images © Kelli Anderson /// via //

Evolució by Onionlab // Signal Festival Version 2014

Onionlab presents Evolució Signal Festival version, the continuation of the project called Evolució, firstly exhibed at Mapping Festival of Geneva.

Evolució is a project that revolves around the graphic and sound abstraction of the concept it is named after: evolution. It is construed as transformation, construction and alteration of reality through time; evolution as a discontinuous creation process as well.

Created with 3D projection mapping techniques, this time, Evolució was projected onto the façade of the Santa Ludmila Church, though the piece takes the evolution concept even further: It was conceived as an open transformation process so that it can also be adapted to different façades and projection surfaces, and so that Evolució can continue its transformation process.

// Photography © Michal Ures //