Achew, Achew!

Posted April 10, 2011 by Desiree Perry
Categories: Illustration

Here’s a fun illustration on sneezes I did at work recently. Though I think it was type casting. I got this assignment after I had missed a week of work from having the flu. The following 2 weeks I still was coughing and sneezing. (It’s also one of the reasons why it’s been so long since I made a blog post.)

Here’s the story the art goes with:
Researcher defines four categories of sneezers
But did you ever wonder if the way a person sneezes says something about him or her? Turns out, it can.

Music I’m listening to… My Body

Posted April 10, 2011 by Desiree Perry
Categories: Music, Music I'm listening to...


My Body — Young the Giant

“Hey, is it my fault that the fallen embers burn down in a spiral, Round your crown of thieves”

The Tadpole

Posted February 6, 2011 by Desiree Perry
Categories: animation, Film, humor, Illustration, Music

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The tadpole

This is a cute animation short with a stylized  graphic style. I like the watercolor look of it and the simple humor. The audio design is nice too, great sound effects and a jazzy sound track. It was created by Passion Pictures, a London-based production company. Passion Pictures is better known for  their work for the animated rock band Gorillaz and the opening and closing animation for The Beatles: Rock Band video game. This year, their film The Lost Thing has been nominated for best animated short film Oscar.

The Beatles: Rock Band



Beatles: Rock Band

The Lost Thing

Passion Pictures


Madagascar travel book excerpt (Madagascar, carnet de voyage, extrait)

Posted January 29, 2011 by Desiree Perry
Categories: animation, sketch

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Madagascar, carnet de voyage, extrait

This animation by Bastien Dubois looks like a travel sketch book come to life. It uses 3-D animation with a traditional look and music.  Read the rest of this post »

A sexy song and beautiful type design

Posted January 25, 2011 by Desiree Perry
Categories: design, Music, Music I'm listening to..., Typography, Video

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The sublime type foundry House Industries has a new video that’s a visual treat. You’ll see many of the fine fonts, books, posters and other products by their designers. There are scenes of the designers in action. All the visuals are timed to the catchy, slightly 1960s sounding Polite Dance Song by the duo of Inara George and Greg Kurstin — better known as The Bird and the Bee. Kurstin, is a music producer and keyboardist that has worked with Lily Allen, Barenaked Ladies, The Flaming Lips and Beck.

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Posted January 23, 2011 by Desiree Perry
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“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”
—  Laura Ingalls Wilder

This TED talk by Neil Pasricha is funny, sad and very inspirational. Enjoy!

Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome

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The movie title stills collection

Posted January 16, 2011 by Desiree Perry
Categories: design, Film, Typography

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The opening design of a film — the editing of the first scene, the music and title sequence — sets the mood. Here’s a web site with many title slides organized by year.

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