Oskar Fischinger – Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction

There’s a lovely exhibition on right now at the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam on the life’s work of German film-maker Oskar Fischniger. ’1900-1967 – Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction’ explores everything from the early experiments right through to the more accomplished shorts and the special FX work for the likes of Fritz Lang. Fischinger may not have been totally appreciated in his own lifetime, but his body of work went on to influence some of the great moving image artists that followed including Harry Smith and John Witney. It’s a fascinating exhibition and a unique chance to see the films up on big screens. Also accompanying the video work are personal letters, animation cells and a few large-scale oil paintings which are pretty great in their own right. The exhibition runs until 17th March 2013 and highly recommend if you’re in Amsterdam. The EYE and Centre For Visual Music have also published a nice book to accompany the show which is available at the EYE now and will receive wider distribution by Thames & Hudson in January.

Lots more info on Oskar Fischinger here -> Centre For Visual Music

‘Shift’ by Max Hattler

Lovely new stop motion piece by Max Hattler.

RIP Stay High 149

Just heard the sad news that Stay High 149 (aka. Wayne Roberts) passed away earlier this week. A true Graf pioneer and inspiration to writers worldwide.

NY Times Obituary
Dangerous Minds Obituary

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La Boca x Fiona Banner


Here’s a look at a poster we’ve created with artist Fiona Banner exploring the great unmade Orson Welles screenplay for the Heart Of Darkness. This one-off poster is rendered in graphite at 113.5×172.5cm and forms part of a suite of hand-made posters created by Fiona in collaboration with six film poster designers (including some of the greats like Empire Design and Graham Humphries). The full set can be seen here.

The posters are on show at the 1301PE gallery in LA until May 5th.

Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983)


The incredibly beautiful work of Mary Ellen Bute.

Gabriel Dawe


The beautiful work of Mexican installation artist Gabriel Dawe.

Mike Perry


Mike Perry is donating 100% of all shop sales to help relief efforts in Japan.

And here’s a list of artists all moving to help in some way. We’re looking at how we can contribute…

La Boca x Aol


Here are the first two illustrations we’ve produced for Aol as part of the Aol Artists initiative. The project brings together a pretty impressive collection of creatives, including the likes of, Dave Kinsey, Genevieve Gauckler, Cody Hudson, Siggi Eggertsson, Universal Everything, Antoine+Manuel, Jon Bergerman, Alan Kitching and more. We’re very happy (and slightly humbled) to be a part of it! Here are the official words:

“Welcome to a space for people who love creativity in every form.
We are collaborating with artists from around the world. Meet and explore the works of the designers, illustrators, videographers, painters, filmmakers, photographers and sculptors who are helping shape art and design today. Share, discuss and enjoy.”

Vince Collins

The amazing world of Vince Collins.

Walter Ruttman (1887-1941)

The beauty of Walter Ruttman

Process – The Working Practices of Barney Bubbles


Barney Bubbles exhibition opening September 14th at the Chelsea Space. Can’t wait!

Chris Marker x Walerian Borowczyk – Les Astronautes (1959)

Short film by Chris Marker and Walerian Borowczyk from 1959. Lovely.