• Uri Nakayama Spring Time Old Man | STASH MAGAZINE

    Hoji Tsuchiya: Uri Nakayama “Spring time-old man”

    The off kilter music and lyrics of Japanese singer-songwriter (and hairdresser) Uri Nakayama finds a perfect mate in the playful, unstructured and unpredictable visual talents of Berlin-based artist/director Hoji Tsuchiya in this track called “Spring Time-old Man.” [Read more]

STASH 117 Drops. Crowd Goes Wild.

A full-on jolt of visual caffeine, Stash 117 adds another 31 stellar video projects to the Stash Permanent Collection – the planet’s largest online archive of design, animation and VFX, plus behind-the-scenes features and exclusive interviews. [Read more]

HEHAAA Am I in Your Mind | STASH MAGAZINE

The Sweetest Spec Coke Spot Ever

Few things will perk up a Friday like discovering great new work from a studio you’ve never heard of. Witness the careful lighting, subtle character work and palpable teenage angst in this spec Coke spot called “Am I in Your Mind” from three-year old Hong Kong VFX house HEHAAA. [Read more]

Pedigree 14 Years | STASH MAGAZINE

Squarehead: Pedigree “14 years”

Stink director Marcio Leitão (a.k.a Squarehead) tranforms the simplest of sketches by illustrator Daniel Semanas and the smooth VO from UK actor Nick Brimble into the most minimal animated TV spot we’ve seen this decade. [Read more]

Decca Strings Attached | STASH MAGAZINE

DBLG: Decca “Strings Attached”

London creative agency DBLG responds to an open brief from Decca Classics to celebrate the music label’s deep library of string artists with this stand out film – both startling and serene, photo-real and abstract – set to “Spiegel im Spiegel” by Avro Part. [Read more]

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PostPanic’s Manic “30 Seconds”

UK sound designer Simon Pyke’s ongoing 30 Seconds project (challenging filmmakers to freely interpret a supplied audio clip) causes three directors from PostPanic in Amsterdam to abandon any sense of impropriety in what the studio calls “an x-rated cocktail of cell animation, stop motion, motion graphics and a lot of genitalia.” [Read more]

TED-ed Can Plants Communicate | STASH MAGAZINE

Yukai Du for TED-ed: “Can Plants Talk To Each Other?”

London animator/illustrator Yukai Du‘s second TED-ed lesson is possibly the most lush and relaxing explainer video of all time. This four and half-minute animated film, written by UC Davis ecologist Richard Karban, demonstrates how plants communicate with each other especially when they’re under attack. [Read more]

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Stash Classic: METHOD “WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER”

Back in 2011 the creative force known as Three Legged Legs (Casey Hunt, Greg Gunn and Reza Rasoli) shut the doors after a six-year run. Before they parted ways, the trio directed and animated this impossibly infectious anthem for Method Cleaners shown on Virgin America flights. [Read more]

Mike Zeng Organic Machines | STASH MAGAZINE

Zaoeyo: “Organic Machines” Title Sequence

Spectacular self-initiated title sequence (with credit names borrowed from Ghost in the Shell characters) crafted by Beijing visual designer Zaoeyo (aka Xiaolin Zeng, aka Mike Zeng), a mesmerizing one-man tour de force of thoughtful details and shimmering refraction.
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