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Omar – Art show – Toronto

This is not a love song

I’m a busy fella. So when a close friend of mine called and asked me to do some illustration work for a concert, I politely passed. That is until he mentioned that the concert in question was: OMAR.

It’s been 10 years since his last performance in Canada. And as of one of my all-time favourite artists, I could not pass up the opportunity to reconnect.

8 years ago, I sent him some artwork from Canada to the UK. He responded with a signed CD that read:

From one artist to another – Omar.

It has been perched on my magazine shelf in my office ever since. A reminder that whatever I do to make ends meet, at my core, I’m still an artist. Read more:


Alla Kinda – Vector illustration and Animation


Alla Kinda is a vector illustration and animation collective that has our full attention. Just how good are they?
Just look at this guy strut:
all kinda vector art


(VIDEO) Greenpeace – British fishing industry

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(VIDEO) The Nature Trail – Jason Bruges Studio

The Nature Trail is a unique project for Great Ormond Street Hospital, designed to improve the experience for patients aged 1-16 on their way to the operating theatre. A large-scale distraction artwork, called The Nature Trail, which runs along the 50 metre stretch of corridor walls, has been created to help produce a calming, yet engaging, route to surgery.

Magically illuminated and animated 3D animal characters, such as hedgehogs, horses, birds, deer and frogs, appear through the foliage and forest depicted on the bespoke wallpaper, to engage and interact playfully with passers-by.


The interactive installation consists of two main elements — integrated LED panels and customised graphic wallpaper, which are embedded into the walls and cover both sides of the 50 metre stretch of corridor. The animals come to life when censors located in the ceiling sense movement below.

The Nature Trail comprises 70 LED panels, consisting of 72,000 LEDs in total, which are embedded into the wall surface at various heights in order to be accessible to varying eye levels and positions of patients travelling along the corridors. The bespoke printed wallpaper, created by Muraspec, is hospital grade, wipe clean and bacteria resistant.


Bombay Sapphire Self-Illuminating Package by Yehrin Tong

Bombay Sapphire Self-Illuminating Package by Yehrin Tong

Aaron Horkey’s “The Siren” Vector Art Poster

Aaron Horkey is a shining star of talent in the world of vector art. Like you, we have been dazzled by his ability to usher in marvellous detail. Just take a look at this Jurassic Park Poster. Or how about his Hobbit Poster? Or any of these? Amazing.

The Siren” is sure to be a popular print. Get yours right now.


Aaron Horkey’s Graveyard Poster and “The Siren” Art Print

Aaron Horkey’s “The Siren” Poster

Just look at that wood grain. Are you kidding me?
How does he do it?


(Video) Paperman – Full Animated Short Film – Disney

Paperman was featured in 2012 ahead of Wreck-it Ralph. In many ways, I enjoyed it more than the feature. Enjoy:

Jim Hill is an award-winning entertainment writer who lives in New Boston, NH. Over the past 30 years, he has interviewed hundreds of veterans of the animation & themed entertainment industry and written extensively about The Walt Disney Company.
Jim is currently working on a behind-the-scene history of the development & construction of Disneyland. For his more immediate musings on movies, TV shows, books and theme parks, please check out his blog,

Read more here.

Get a closer look at the technology and technique behind it:


(Video) The World Is Obsessed With Facebook

by Alex Trimpe
This video speaks for itself.


Alex is a recent graduate of CCAD, and his focus is motion graphics.