siggi eggertson + lawrence cepstral: supernova.

Siggi Eggertson kicks some serious ass.

This is pretty high up on the trip-out scale. Sort of like listening to an Autobot/God hybird fill you in on all the celestial happenings you’ve missed out on… at a trance rave. Like I said… trippy.

Created by Siggi Eggertson for Lawrence Cepstral’s “Supernova.”

Via Motionographer

great works + pedro marín: el día después en teletexto.

This is totally in the rad, pixellated vein of two of amazing Toronto artists Superbrothers. Claiming (and I’m believing them) to be the world’s first video ever shown in Teletext, Great Works created this viral vid for Pedro Marín’s “El Día Después” from his soon to be released “I Will Glam.” It’s a shining example of how simplicity can be made beautifully complex.

I’ve never heard of him, but apparently Marín was a big glam pop star in Spain in the 80s. To fuel his comeback (I guess he’s riding that whole pop revival gravy train) they created his first vid in Teletext – a technology that was introduced the same time as glam rock, which Marín’s claims as his biggest musical influence. It played on Spain’s Channel Four throughout May. Pretty rad.

Via Today and Tomorrow

superbrothers.

Sometimes art follows the same ideal as the scientific principle Occham’s razor: “All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best.” While there can be beauty and complexity in an appearance of excess – Jackson Pollock is the first example that pops into my mind – there is a polar, but equally “complex simplicity” in the restraint and deftness needed to create an equal eye-catching visual from the simplest building blocks.

Plus, retro shit is just cool.

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Toronto’s own Superbrothers (a.k.a. Craig D. Adams) takes the building block of the digital age, the lovely little pixel, and works his magic by cleanly and masterfully making art that is both retro and forward and groundbreaking all at once. It’s not a recreation of the old pixel as much as re-imagining of it, not a re-use but a way of taking the energy and creativity of the old 8-bit universe and imbuing it into new work. There’s a crazy beauty in examining the little things that make up everything else: oxygen molecules seem lowly until they gather to create wind; a water molecule seems miniscule until they coalesce into the ocean. And pixels are the foundation for all our digital canvases, with Adams giving us a fascinating view, as if through a microscope, into all the possibilities the little guys still hold and the magic they wield even in their most unaugmented form.

Adding to the coolness are two videos, created by Superbrothers, for the amazing Jim Guthrie (which he composed, appropriately and amazingly, on a Playstation…)

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If you’re into it (and why wouldn’t you be…) then head to the Superbrothers Shop to pick up prints and tees.

paul robertson: kings of power 4 billion %.

So… wow.

After watching this I had to take a moment to figure out if I was on drugs. I’m not, but it made me feel like I was. If you are on drugs, then watching this could make your brain explode. Explode with rainbow MegaMan anime goodness, but explode nonetheless. I don’t guarantee anything.

Paul Robertson has given us everything with “Kings Of Power 4 Billion %.” We’ve got trance-inducing electro-pop Mortal Kombat soundtrack. We’ve got 8-bit throwback goodness. We’ve got disproportionately large-breasted mini Manga-babes. We’ve got intergalactic body-morphing child soldiers. We’ve got panda bear suits. We’ve got world leaders hung on a gigantic floating crucifix. We’ve got blood, sweat, tears, and toil… pixellated! Cities rise, cities fall, heroes are crowned, babies are breastfed, and a murderous monster-Jesus is resurrected to detroy us all. It’s a motherfucking epic.

Plus, you have to proove your age just to watch this shit. That’s how good it is. It’s so good it’s willing to discriminate. It doesn’t give a fuck if you’re too young.

Or you can download it, in much better quality, here.

Via Motionographer

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