To promote its Simpsons schedule, Sky1 has made a spoof of the Adidas Originals House Party spot (which we wrote about here)
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Detail of sketchbook page. © Tom Gauld
For a brief glimpse into the working methods of one of the UK’s best illustrators, head on over to Tom Gauld’s new Flickr page, where he has uploaded several of his sketchbook pages. For example, you can see how a cartoon he did for the Guardian entitled, The Street Tom Waits Grew Up On, evolved from a list of ideas and drawings to final artwork…
Still of Liquid TV’s new BBC Formula One title sequence / onscreen branding
Die-hard Formula One fans will have been up early yesterday to watch the first event of the new season, the Australian Grand Prix which was broadcast on BBC – after several years of exclusive ITV coverage in the UK. Instead of the usual flurry of checquered flags, stock footage of races gone by, and dodgy photography of pit girls and racing drivers, the BBC’s new title sequence (created by Liquid TV) is a mainly CG affair that looks to have been inspired by high octane video games and movie car chases. And, perhaps most reassuringly of all, the new title sequence and on screen branding is accompanied by the tune the BBC has used for previous Formula One coverage: Fleetwood Mac’s ridiculously catchy tune, The Chain – the bassline of which, no doubt, F1 fans all over Britain are now humming incessantly. Click through to see the new title sequence…
Grapevine Fires for Death Cab For Cutie, directed by Walter Robot
For all the talk of the death of the medium, brilliant new videos seem to be arriving daily into CR Towers at the moment – here’s a selection of our favourites this week. First up is a poignant and affecting animation by Walter Robot for Death Cab for Cutie’s Grapevine Fires. The song and video is about wildfires in California but also feels especially moving in light of the recent fires in Australia. Quicktime is here.