Jonathan Kim

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Motion designer Jonathan Kim lives and works in Los Angeles where he is an Art Director at Royale. He was kind enough to send in his portfolio that is rich with stunning visuals. He’s got some real talent and I’d imagine he’s felt the pull of more than one or two studios in LA because he looks like a hot commodity. Great work all around.

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Maras Malley:  Updates

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Ms. Maras Malley has updated with some quite frankly stunning new visuals for some of the biggest clients in entertainment. We are continually taken aback by her inspirational talent. We are all huge fans of her work at our studio. She takes her projects to the next level consistently and raises the bar all the way up to ‘art’. Not an easy thing to do.

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Kult House: Updates

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It’s that time again to refresh your Kult House page. They have updated yet again with some notable work stretching across different media and like always it’s all very sharp.

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The Maccabees: Pelican

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This is a cool video, anchored by a cool concept with some way cool art direction.

Music by The Maccabees
Director: David Wilson
Producer: Tamsin Glasson
Prod co: Colonel Blimp
Director of Photography: Tim Green
Gaffer: Steve Finberg
Focus puller: Matt Wesson
DIT: Jay Patel & Ben Worthington
Motion control: The VFX company
Art Direction: Andy Kelly, Clem Miller, Ashley Dando, Shaun Fenn, Sarah Ascroft, Fiona Russel, Arthur deBorman, Die Mortal, Max Halstead
Breasts: Die Mortal
Make Up: Lynda Darrah
Boys: Billie, Hank, Noah and Dylan
Editor: James Rose at Cut and Run
Edit Assistant: Sam Ostrove at Cut and Run
Edit House Producer: Kirsty Oldfield at Cut and Run
Post Production: Andy Godwin at Hogarth Worldwide
Post Production Producer: Lauren Jones at Hogarth Worldwide
Telecine: James Bamford at The Mill London
Telecine Producer: Cath Short at The Mill London
Commissioner: Emily Tedrake
Record Label: Polydor Records
Massive thanks to Clapham Road Studios, VFX and Julliette Larthe
Watch the Making Of here.. vimeo.com/33772475

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Spin for Print Magazine

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Spin guest art directed a recent edition of Print Magazine and the end result are some seriously striking page layouts. It’s definitely something I intend to drop by the bookstore and pick up immediately for inspiration sake. Good call on the behalf of Print.

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Sid Lee

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Sid Lee is a phenom of an agency that is cranking out rock solid creative for everything from retail space design, motion, live action, art direction, branding and graphic design. All of it is good. It’s Snoop Dog with a light saber good. Yes you heard me right.

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Conor Cronin

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Conor Cronin is a young art director originally born in South Africa but now residing in Barcelona, Spain. He has a knack for color, image and style. He’s good at combining them to create some memorable images. In short, he’s a damn fine art director with a very bright future.

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Deerhoof – The Merry Barracks

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Deerhoof’s most recent video was directed by Akiko McQuerrey & Jason Drakeford. The video features some out of body travel accompanied by some excellent art direction that makes use of the always dramatic black and white.

Editing: Akiko McQuerrey & Jason Drakeford
Special Effects:Akiko McQuerrey & Jason Drakeford
Title design: Akiko McQuerrey
Lighting: Ana Valente
Casts: Satomi Matsuzaki, Eri Shoji, Greg Saunier
Special Thanks : Dalaga, Heritage Radio, Lisa Cooley Art, Pentatonic Guitar Shop, Tom Cats Barbershop

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Aaron Melander

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Art Director/designer Aaron Melander has worked as a Senior Art Director under some big roofs, like Target and Saatchi and Saatchi. So it should come as no surprise that he has some tasty work happening throughout his portfolio.

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Edouard Salier

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The amazingly talented artist/art director/director Edouard Salier has updated his website with all kinds of remarkable new work including personal doodles, photography, music videos, art installations, television commercials and short films. He is a truly gifted creator. His recent work for Massive Attack is fantastic (full credits available here).

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There is some slick art direction happening here anchored by a simple but very effective sexual/masturbatory concept.

D.O.P.: Ram van Meel (Umsjatka Studios)
Technical realization installations: Egbert Steenwinkel
Editor: Derek van Egmond
Audio mixing: Diederik Idenburg
Producer: Macha Rousakov (Suikerdepot)
Executive producer: Paul Harting & Anne-Brit de Jong (Suikerdepot)
Post production: Hectic Electric
Post production photography: Jan Hibma

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Trevor Conrad

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Trevor Conrad graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design and received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the MFA Graphic Design department. He then went on to intern at Pixar Animation Studios where he created graphics for set, motion and character designs for the upcoming Cars 2 film. He now resides in San Francisco where he works as an Art Director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. He’s an avid reader of Changethethought, often posting comments and occasionally sending me an email or two. He just launched his own website were you can see some excellent work that he has recently completed at Goodby.

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2am Club

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2am Club is the work of John Fan who has spent time in the past at Logan, Blind and Motion Theory. He has a diverse portfolio of work displaying a wide array of talents that consistently deliver memorable results.

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Burn Ignite Ride

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“Steve Berra (The Berrics) joins Mexican skaters Jesus Gonzalez, Eder Martinez, Mario Saenz, Angel Santiago and American Luis Tolentino for this Burn Ignite film, shot on location in Mexico City.

This film was created alongside two short-form documentaries, one featuring Jess Kimura and the all girl hardcore snowboarding film collective Peep Show, the other is a portrait that celebrates the electric lyrics and gritty beat artistry of rapper/poet Julius Wright, aka Lyrical God.”

And skate culture continues to inspire the production of good art.

Directed by Garth Davis
DOP: Greig Fraser
Camera: Canon 5D(!)
Music written produced & performed by Django Django

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Fluxfilterform: Updates

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Graphic Designer and Art Director Jimmy Soat A.K.A. Flux Filter Form got in touch to let us know that he recently updated his portfolio with an archive of experimental works at his website It’s All About The Process.

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Mogollon: Updates

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Francisco Lopez and Monica Brand update their collective portfolio under their studio name Mogollon with more stylish music, entertainment and fashion-centric project work.

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I can’t say much about the work of studio Losiento other than the work does all the speaking needed as it is smart and extremely sharp.

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Fluxfilterform is the work of San Francisco based director/designer Jimmy Soat. His work is expertly executed and his portfolio showcases some brilliant art direction reaching toward a level of aesthetic most simply cannot ascertain. He recently updated with some beautiful new work. You gotta dig the yellow.

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