Wednesday, 04. June 2008
Hokusai - An Animated Sketchbook
Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In his time he was Japan's leading expert on Chinese painting.
Katsushika Hokusai: 100 Poems by 100 Poets
More about he's best known woodblock print: The Great Wave
A complete Hokusai Book, Hokusai Manga Vol 12 in Touch & Turn format
And the Hokusai-Museum in Obuse, Japan
Tony White, who is known for his versatility and range of styles, way back in 1978, has uploaded his British Academy Award winning short film of Hokusai. A great overview of the artist's life and work and also his philosophy about art. White has used 60 Hokusai prints to animate this wonderful tribute. Amazing to see these drawings come to life. Enjoy!
Tony White put up a bunch of his other works on YouTube.
I would also recommend checking out his film Endangered Species.
Super Slow Motion: PunchesOuch! I think that hurted.
In fact, a stupid idea. But it's humans fascination with faces, I think.
And indeed - it's spectacular!
A video made by Action Figure.
The Tree PeopleIt seems like there’s a new climate change website every day. But this one, created by Genesis Energy, New Zealand’s largest energy retailer, is different. It's an interactive site where members plant their own virtual trees, forming a virtual native forest, to change their habits and reduce their personal carbon footprints.
Even very small things add up when enough people do them. Some examples:
- If 1,000 Tree People have a shower instead of a bath, once a week for a year, we’d stop about 40 tonnes of carbon from entering the air.
If 1,000 Tree People walked to school and back each day (say 3km) instead of taking the car, we’d stop about 3.5 tonnes of carbon from entering the air per week. That’s a lot of carbon.
It’s amazing what one thousand people can do!
The Tree People