The languid, pulsing beauty of Hideki Inaba's retro-style animation is the perfect way to becalm your Tuesday morning. An organic landscape set to the music of BEATSOFREEN's "Slowly Rising," it flows and grows into a glorious profusion of color and movement.
"Slowly Rising" suggested to me the image of the sun.
A seed was born beneath the sun, the source of all existence.
The seed absorbed the light. It created more seeds like itself, gradually increasing in number.
Time passed, but still their numbers slowly continued to rise,
and before long they were quietly swallowed up by their own shadows.
After everything that had lived had perished, nothing but an empty world remained.
There, once again, an environment where the next living things could grow silently began to spread.
“So Much for So Little” is a 1949 Warner Brothers cartoon promoting universal health care. It was funded by the federal government and directed by Chuck Jones, with music by Carl Stallings, and narrated by Frank Graham. It won the Academy Award in 1950 for Documentary Short Subject. From Open Culture: While our country looks […]
Nina Paley, the ridiculously-talented artist, cartoonist, and animator, has just posted her latest video, God-Mother, and it’s another jaw-dropper. Nina is known for intense, highly arresting animations, like This Land is Mine, my vote for one of the greatest visual indictments of war, cycles of violence, and the horrors of human conquest. She’s also done […]
Tattoo artist Phil Berge’s handiwork is old school, yes, but some of his tats more than that. They are animated! How does he do it? At the Tattoo Shack in Quebec where he works, he inks multiple people with one frame of an animation. For instance, to create that Bart Simpson “tattoo flipbook” (above), he […]
The Pry.Me Bottle Opener holds tens of thousands of times its own weight, and you can pick one up now from the Boing Boing Store.This remarkable keychain is considerably smaller than any of your keys, but don’t let that fool you: it can easily open any bottle, and could even tow a trailer full of […]
Guaranteeing your privacy online goes way beyond checking the “Do Not Track” option in your browser’s settings. To ensure that your internet activity is totally hidden from Internet Service Providers, advertisers, and other prying eyes, take a look at Windscribe’s VPN protection. It usually costs $7.50 per month, but you can get a 3-year subscription […]
This project management bundle will help you get organized and learn how to lead a team to success. You can pay what you want for these five courses when you pick them up from the Boing Boing Store.To help you become an invaluable asset for your company, this bundle includes a curated collection of professional […]