Music Video

 vampire-weekend-step_surface-and-surfaceI think this may has been around for a while but just saw it today. It’s a really great song and really really understated video. Directed by Greg Brunkalla and more than likely influenced by Neal Boenzi‘s cover art image for ‘Vampires of the City’ which was taken in 1966 on the smoggiest day in New York City history, when approximately 170 people died from air pollution.

 Harrys / Pepepiano - surface and surfaceHere’s a really great video by the fantastic film makers Harrys for Fallopian Dudes by Pepepiano. It’s like a happy summer version of Radiohead’s ‘Street Spirit’. You can listen to the full album ‘Kings’ on their bandcamp. If you liked this one check out Harry’s video for Toro Y Moi’s ‘Say That’.

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kijek adamski - surface and surfaceHappy New Year! I just saw this over on pleasure of chaos. Really clever and simple idea for a music video directed by Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski for Reebok. No idea what the lyrics are about but the visuals are great. If you liked this one have a look at their video for Oi Va Voi back in 2009 lots of shredded paper.

will cotton - surface and surfaceSugary paintings from New York based Artist and gastronomy enthusiast Will Cotton.  Will works from reference photographs of the detailed models of these impossible landscapes he makes in his studio. In some cases he uses baked sponge and fog machines. You can watch a really insightful lecture from Will Cotton at the American Federation of Arts here where he discusses his work from early influence of the Candyland board-game which spurred him on to paint his first series of sweet landscapes to his more recent culinary projects and the Art Direction of music videos for Katy Perry.

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m&e snake and jet- surface and surfaceDizzy spinning video by Irish / Swedish design partnership M&E for Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band’s single Black Egg.  M&E used an electric drill mounted camera to film the video giving the crazy spinning effect. All the background and drum skins bits that don’t move are actually spinning too but at the same speed as the camera so they trick you into thinking they’re motionless.

Filip Sterckx - Willow – Sweater surface and surfaceI saw this over on Booooooom yesterday. It’s a deadly music video for the Belgian band Willow directed by Filip Sterckx and made using 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls and a little threadmill.  The making of video is pretty funny to see how difficult it was to line up the singers movements with the projected films.

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