CRCR's Envy-Inducing Tumblr

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 21, 2014
Categories: Art, Design in Film, Illustration
Tags: animation, illustration

Do you ever look at something and just think: sigh. French collective CRCR’s has a tumblr  chock full of enough production gifs, illustrations, and doodles to keep me humble. This stuff is pure cool. Happy Friday!

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Why I've Watched UPA's "Gerald McBoing Boing" 100+ Times

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 17, 2014
Categories: Design in Film, Entertainment Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, drawing

Like many working in animation today, I grew up obsessively drawing cartoons. It wasn’t until college, however, that I was introduced to the rebels at UPA

Working in a style that came to be known as “limited animation,” UPA was formed in conscious contrast to Disney’s perfectionism. Their films embraced applying design to animation in wildly interpretive ways. So much of their language laid the foundation for the future field of motion graphics.

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Archangels Bicycle Playing Cards Illustrated by Ginger Monkey

Curator: TypeEd
date: November 12, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Packaging Design, Typography
Tags: illustration
One day we went on an Internet shopping spree for objects adorned with whatever caught our eye. We ended up with eight decks of playing cards from Theory11 and three T-shirts from Hook & Irons. When the packages arrived, we realized we had just gotten an eye-popping shipment of Tom Lane’s fascinating artwork.
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The Foo Fighters' "Sonic Highways" Album Cover Art is Instantly Iconic

Curator: TRÜF
date: October 10, 2014
Categories: Art, Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Illustration
Tags: album art, music
We are big fans of Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters here at TRÜF. Sometimes jamming out to rock is the best way to design in the studio. So we were excited for the new album and cover art for their upcoming “Sonic Highways." It's gorgeous and old school and we wish we had done it.
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The Church of Type Will Convert You

Curator: TRÜF
date: October 9, 2014
Categories: Art, Illustration, Information Design, Poster Design, Typography
Tags: Letterpress, Print, Typography
From Gutenberg to the Heidelberger press, moveable type sparked the mass production of printed books and was the first time information and ideas could be circulated on a global scale. The printing press was really our first Internet of sorts, and certainly the catalyst for typography and information and graphic design as we know it. 

Metal, ink, and sweat has largely been replaced by Adobe, Apple, and hundreds of digital type houses. And that's all good and “progressy.” But what's really exciting is seeing how these classic industrial printing tools are being reused and rethought to produce amazing new artwork that bridges the gap between old and new, fine art and design, and explores the cracks in between.
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