I spent stupid amount of time on this.
Another quick nasty thug drawing! This young hooligan’s name is “Jawbreaker”, and was done at the request of the lovely Barbara Tarr!
If you aren’t already acquainted with her illustrations, you should be!
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
if you guys have never seen any of Lotte Reiniger’s work, i’d highly recommend looking her up! a lot of her stuff is actually up on youtube nowadays—her work has been often overlooked and it’s really worth your time.
did a bunch of warm up’s today. this is the only one I liked
This is so relevant it’s not even funny.
That vanity issue. Telling they’re worthless if they don’t look dolled up, but are shallow if they doll themselves up.
They’ve done studies that prove this is absolutely true (not that any of you doubted it). Sheryl Sandberg wrote about it a lot in Lean In, in the context of how bosses and job applicants are perceived. It’s known as the Heidi/Howard experiment. A man and a woman with equal accomplishments are viewed completely differently. Women are viewed as either nice or competent - not both.
Lots of challenges ahead in the future for Plansponsor magazine. Thanks to AD SooJin.
"Tokyo Girl", Glamour France, November 1993
Photographer : Marc Hispard
Model : Jenny Shimizu
1952-57 Milwaukee Art Museum (War Memorial Center) | Architect: Eero Saarinen | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | ca. 1963 Kodachrome transparency by Balthazar Korab - Via
Some of my editorial work over the previous month, for The New Republic, Mashable, and the New York Times, respectively. Thanks to ADs Annie Jen, Nina Frazier Hansen, and Erich Nagler.