Grindin’ by Nobody Beats the Drum

Rogier van der Zwaag, the director of this clip, contacted me today to show me his new clip a the song called Grindin’ by Nobody beats the drum.
It’s all very colorful and well rhythmed. I am pretty sure this took ages to do, because Rogier used something like: 400 wooden blocks, moving them one by one to make over 4085 images.
The result is amazing! i wonder how much time he spent on this… I envy his patience! :)
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Michel Gondry for Mia Doi Todd’s “Open your Heart”

Michel Gondry is on of my favorite directors and i just discovered one of his lattest works, a clip for the song “Open your heart” by Mia Doi Todd.
I really didn’t know this artist but i think she has a beautiful voice that goes very well with the video, wich is so simple everything is done with good coordination and T-shirts.
In the clip you can see the people from the Riverside Community College, Mia Doi Todd, her drummer full of colours all over East LA.
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Alexander McQueen R.I.P.

I still can’t believe it, i saw it last night in the news and i was like “What?!”…
Alexander McQueen has been found dead yesterday, he was only 40 years old :(

I know i am not used to post a lot of fashion designers on this blog, but i wanted to show his work today for those who never knew it.
Alexander (Lee) studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, wich is the same school where John Galliano (Dior) came from.
Alexander used to have a little something for “death” and he cleverly shocked people with his shows, he was known as “l’enfant terrible” or the “hooligan” because of his reputation and controversy.
His work included brands like Givenchy and Gucci and he dressed people like Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Björk, Madonna, Rihanna and David Bowie.
I know some people will hate what he did and some will love it, but i believe we’ve just lost an incredible designer.
What i liked about him is that he was always trying to “go further” in design, do things in a way they were not done before. There was nothing banal about his work…he will be missed.

Here’s some of Alexander’s work:

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