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Daniel Chester

25.02.2013

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Update, Video

I briefly mentioned that Daniel was working on A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman on here a while back, and it’s nice to finally share it. Daniel directed and animated this here ‘Epistle to the New Zealanders’ section of the film.

‘Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as ‘the dead one from Monty Python’, writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, A Liar’s Autobiography. He was born, he went to Cambridge and met John Cleese, he smoked a pipe, he became a doctor, he became a Python, he decided he was gay (well, 70/30, according to a survey he did on himself), he got drunk a lot, he stopped being drunk, he made some films, he had some sex (actually, a lot), and moved to Los Angeles. Finally, he was whisked up into space by aliens (although that might have been in a film).

Although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trouble to record himself reading his book, A Liar’s Autobiography – and those recordings have now ingeniously been used to provide Chapman’s voice for the 3D animated feature of the same name. Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam also turn up, playing themselves and other characters, along with a few surprise guests.

Not a documentary, not a Monty Python film, A Liar’s Autobiography is Chapman’s own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge. Incredible, yes. Surreal, certainly. True? Who knows? At his memorial service, John Cleese called Chapman “a freeloading bastard”. Now, as the film re-unites Chapman with Cleese, Jones, Palin, and Gilliam for the first time in 23 years, he is set to earn a new title – the most prolific corpse since Elvis.’

www.liarsautobiography.com

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Mat Maitland

17.04.2012

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Update

…and while we’re on the subject of Mat Maitland, why not head over to his portfolio and check out his latest work.

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Text by Darren Firth / Comments: 0

Leopard Tree Dream

17.04.2012

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Update

LTD is the online showcase of Mat Maitland’s private record collection. I think we may have featured it in the past; if you’ve already seen it, you should go visit it again, if you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat!

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Michael Willis

16.04.2012

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Update

New work and updates from Michael Willis.

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Sam Weber

16.04.2012

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Update

I haven’t checked in on Sam’s portfolio for a while now, but following a revisit today, I’m not surprised to see more of the beautifully rendered illustrations we have come to expect from him. Such a talented individual.

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Denise Nestor

05.04.2012

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Update

Some new bits and pieces from the talented Denise Nestor.

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Robert Hardgrave

08.02.2012

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Update

I haven’t checked in on Mr Hardgrave’s site for a while now, but thanks to booooooom I found myself there today. Nice to see a slight deviation from Robert’s usual trademark style. Good stuff!

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Text by Darren Firth / Comments: 0

16.01.2012

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Update

New work bt Tokyo-based digital artist 非…amazing as ever!!

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Jenifer Sanchez

12.01.2012

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Some new work up on Jennifer’s site.

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Hort

05.01.2012

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Update

As a designer, Hort have always been up there in my top 5 favorite agencies. Usually, I steer away from ‘design’ related posts on Occupy because…

a) There are more than enough blogs out there covering design specific topics.
b) I see enough of it on a day to day basis.

For me however, Hort cross over many boundaries and are one of the very few agencies that can turn a commercial project into a piece of art (or at least as near as you can get, before questioning it as purely ‘design’ per se ).

Having seen Eike speak at OFFF in Barcelona last year, I found him very inspirational and its clear that there is a common ground in his studio, to producing consistantly ground breaking work, that doesn’t conform to current trends…in fact, work that either breaks them or sets them.

Eike will be speaking at OFFSET in March; Another one to look forward to. Check out Hort’s site for various new projects.

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