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Posts tagged The 80’s

Sometimes you just gotta. Easier said than done on many occasions. On a Monday morning, it’s especially good to repeat this mantra to yourself. 😉

Not only am I big fan of Queens of the Stone Age, but I’m also a fan of classic motion picture animation. This video is reminiscent of some animation techniques used by such famous animated film directors such as Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth. The technique is referred to as rotoscoping where animation was actually traced over live-action movements.

This particular instance was probably done entirely on the computer, but the effect is quite similar. You’ll probably notice some similarities between this video and the classic Ralph Bakshi film, American Pop. I wouldn’t be surprised if this music video was done as a throwback to this film and/or this era of early 80’s animation. (See also Rock and Rule and Heavy Metal.)

This video is graphically striking and appeals to both the designer and illustrator in me, not to mention it’s also a pretty rockin’ tune.

Hope you enjoyed the little animation lesson, I hope you enjoy the tune, and lastly—I hope you have a good start to your work week!

Peace and hairgrease!


Oh, the hilarity! By now you’ve probably heard about the Russian spy ring that sounds like the plot of a hilarious 80’s action film probably starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Beverly D’Angelo and/or Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Check out this clip from The Rachel Maddow Show last night, made all the more hilarious with a reading of “the actual filed complaint” punctuated by a reenactment.

Funny, ‘cuz it’s true!


So, I was sick one week…and last week was a holiday. Time to start the work week off with another jam. This one is from Tom Tom Club, and it’s called Genius of Love.

One of the things I love about this song is that it get’s the party started no matter where you are. It’s got a little something for everyone. My indie-rock friends and hip-hop friends alike are fans of this tune. This is one of those everybody will lose their mind if you play this kinda songs; just ask any DJ.

Additionally, the art and animation in this video appeals to many of my graphic design colleagues. My wife, Stacey actually found this vinyl album at a thrift store here in DC. We have the album cover framed and hanging above my desk as a matter of fact.

As many of you probably know, I am a fan of hand drawn typography and I enjoy seeing design work down entirely by hand. So enjoy this video & music, as it pleases on many levels.