Crimson Peak Titles: Behind the Scenes

Like old master paintings, Guillermo Del Toro’s films use a lexicon of symbols to convey subtext and back story. And so it is with this richly detailed, all-CG title sequence from his new feature Crimson Peak, created by the all-Toronto team of IAMSTATIC and Topix. [Read more]

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Einar Baldvin Faces Madness in “The Pride of Strathmoor”

Raw technique, nightmare imagery and themes of race and madness made Icelandic director/animator Einar Baldvin‘s intense USC thesis film “The Pride of Strathmoor” a favorite on the fest circuit: recognized at Annecy and Ottawa and awarded the Jury Prize for Best Animated Short at Slamdance 2015. [Read more]

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Kosai Sekine: Bending Reality

Bombarded by so much media, we’ve all become super-confident hyper-editors – instantly sorting the stream of images into hot or not, do or delete, fraud or fake. So it’s startling to find your brain caught in a loop, cycling between belief and denial. [Read more]

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Garage-punk Meets Claymation: Radkey “Glore”

Shake up your Friday with this two-minute blast of hyperactive and hallucinatory stop-motion from Blinkink director Nicos Livesey and a micro-crew of three animators for US garage-punk outfit Radkey. Produced thru Channel 4’s Random Acts art initiative. [Read more]

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What Is Slack? Giant Ant Has the Answer

Powered by Anna Pickard and CD Jay Grandin’s near-poetic script, Giant Ant‘s new motion work for Slack’s collaboration platform uses candy-colored abstraction to breathe much needed life into the crowded explainer video genre. [Read more]


Grab Two Free Tickets to FORM in Chicago!

Here’s your chance to hit up FITC’s 2-Day FORM design event at the Chicago History Museum on Nov 2-3 for Free. Stash is giving away a pair of tix to the person who spins us the best of tale of why they absolutely positively must be there.

Just email your story of wonton creative longing to customerservice@stashmedia.tv and get ready to explore the art and act of creation with Stefan Sagmeister, GMUNK, Rama Allen, Erin Sarofsky, Mischa Rozema and 20 more brilliant presenters.

Or, you can save $100 on your admission by entering code “stashmedia” at check out to when you buy your ticket.

Check out all the FORM speakers here. [Read more]

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Haunting and Powerful: “Pete’s Story”

A heart-wrenching narrative becomes exponentially more emotional when the hero is a child. Witness “Pete’s Story,” a new chapter in the powerful body of ad work commissioned by UK children’s charity NSPCC. [Read more]


Anagram Anarchy Opens Blend Fest in Vancouver

The spankin’ new Blend festival launched late last week in Vancouver with this hyper-active happy meal of clever wordplay and characters created by Gareth O’Brien and crew at Buck‘s new Sydney studio with nicely-caffeinated music and sound design from Antfood. [Read more]