October 12 was Art Clokey’s birthday. Let’s dip back into the 50’s and take another look at the claymation pioneer’s earliest work…
Art Clokey was a pioneer in stop motion claymation (clay animation). He is popularly known as the creator of the animated shows Gumby and Davey and Goliath. The idea of the shows came from an experimental short film Clokey made in 1955 called Gumbasia. Here’s the video:
The 3 minute surreal short film was made by Clokey while he was a student at University of Southern California. Gumbasia’s style was influenced by his professor Slavko Vorkapić who taught him the Kinesthetic Film Principles. Clokey’s works later became cultural and influential icons.
October 12, 2011 would have been his 90th birthday. And as a homage to the master claymator, Google changed their homepage logo to an interactive Google doodle logo using characters from Gumby.
Stop motion animations, Super 8 clips & films, and other videos with analogue vibe are part of this month’s requested posts. Click on the link to see what you can contribute to the magazine.
Collage work was a branch of contemporary art techniques that came from Dadaism, in which Tristan Tzara would say it's the most revolutionary development since painting and photography. How's modern collage going? We look into the works of modern collage artists.
I was given the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 by Lomography to take on my vacation to Switzerland and shoot a series. Back at home, I was able to take a couple of more pictures, before I had to send this amazing art lens back.
In the heydays of the 20th century, photographers Gérard Ifert, William Klein, and Wojciech Zamecznik invented a new sort and dimension of photography in the 50's and 60's. Taking lessons from abstract art, photography became capable of modernist, graphic surrealism with the camera.
Hans Eijkelboom was an artist of the 70's whose lifetime was concerned over identity. Through his works of art and photography, we joined him of his never-ending searches of faces, people, relationships, similarities of casual passers-by.
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In the age of compact cameras and smart phone photography, and where 35mm is barely recognized, very minimal is known on how large film format photography works. Let's take a look at photography vlogger Negative Feedback's experience with the creative process.