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"Looper" by Eve Deroeck and Mélanie Tourneur
19 Dec 14
The music of Kinshasa-born Témé Tan inspires this fantastic animated story of a decadent party by night.
“The shower at the end of the day" by Studio Poink
12 Dec 14
This 50s-inspired animation is a zany homage to the place where all the best ideas are born.
If you're happy and you know it...
10 Dec 14
Wieden+Kennedy's recent creative campaign for Weight Watchers takes a humorous – and more authentic – approach to the difficulty of losing weight.
"Colores (Para Lole Part 2)" by Martin & Martin
5 Dec 14
Charles and Ray Eames' "Powers of Ten" documentary inspires this charming low-tech music video.
"Light Motif" by Frédéric Bonpapa
28 Nov 14
This short film interprets a piece of contemporary music as a series of hypnotic, colour-drenched visuals.
"The Thing Under the Tree" by Lily Fang
21 Nov 14
The attention to detail in this stop-motion animation by recent RCA grad Lily Fang makes for a visually arresting story.
Architecture & Water (Part 3): Water Park
7 Nov 14
The final part of this documentary series looks at ideas such as floating islands, which bring the Thames River into the greater urban fabric of London.
Architecture and Water (Part 2): Gentrification machine?
31 Oct 14
The second of a three-part documentary series explores the gentrification along the Thames driven by desirable riverside living.
Architecture and Water (Part 1): A River Runs Through It
24 Oct 14
The first of a three-part documentary series asserts that water management is as much a political issue as it is an urban planning one.
Jessica Hische - Like Knows Like
17 Oct 14
This short film takes a revealing look at American typographer Jessica Hische's everyday life.
'Function/Void' by The Bug and Factory Fifteen
10 Oct 14
This creative collaboration of music and film offers up a dystopian vision of a possible near-future.
There’s no place like here: Brazenhead Books
3 Oct 14
A short movie about a secret second-hand bookshop and its determined owner.
26 Sep 14
Poverty, humour, music, delusion – 21 artists tell us what drives their creative impulse.
18 Sep 14
The embroidery in this animation is the first clue that this is not your average heavy metal music video.
Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
12 Sep 14
This short film by Mark Columbus is a twisting but sincere portrayal of the complex relationship between father and son.
Yellow Sticky Notes
5 Sep 14
A charming animation by a group of Canadian illustrators inspired by their to-do lists scribbled on Post-it notes.
Wild Motion (Set It Free)
29 Aug 14
Illustrator Sebastian Borckenhagen creates an impressionistic animated video perfectly suited to Australian band Miami Horror's synth-pop sound.
22 Aug 14
Japanese interactive designer Masashi Kawamura takes us on a journey through a world of real and animated shadows in this music video.
21 ICONS – Albie Sachs
15 Aug 14
Behind the scenes of photographer Adrian Steirn's regal portrait of the former Constitutional Court judge.
Piet Oudolf – Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
8 Aug 14
Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf takes us on a walk through the seasons and their perennial cycle of bloom and decay.
1 Aug 14
A two-minute animated tour of some of the 20th century’s most recognisable and well-loved buildings.
John Stezaker: The collage of subtraction
25 Jul 14
In this interview by Gestalten.tv, British artist John Stezaker talks about the "universal amnesia" created by visual culture and how his art subverts it.
Ordinary Love by U2
18 Jul 14
The video for U2's song, written for the movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom", uses animated type as an artful tribute to Madiba.
Hello, I am Erik – The German Letterman
11 Jul 14
Gestalten.tv interviews German typographer Erik Spiekermann who is rediscovering his love for letterpress after 30 years of designing fonts.
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