Archive for January, 2008

A quick trip to Italy

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I am off to Milano and Genova for a few days. What brings me there this time is actually work, the italian release of Ratatouille on DVD. I am also going to give a talk at the European Institute of Design there … I’ll try and post from Italy if I get a chance. As [...]

Murakami and the music of words

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Just got this today from amazon, I am an official Murakami groupie now. Looking forward to it.

Creative Commons

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Last week we had a really interesting guest speaker here at Pixar, Larry Lessig. Great thing is that you can see the same presentation on TEDtalks, right here. It’s a little dry but I highly recommend listening through it. Lassig has some really great points on how law and copyrights can hinder creativity and culture [...]

Ratatouille – Persepolis – Surf’s Up

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

There’s a … uhm … lively debate regarding the best animated feature film nominations in this thread at CartoonBrew. Unfortunately I get the impression that way too many people haven’t seen Persepolis yet, thus making it not the most informed or intelligent discussion at times. What’s important though this year it’s how all three nominated [...]

Usavich

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Wow, this is pretty sweet looking, crazy and funny animation !!! Usavich, wow, such great designs. Gotta love those old russian cars (they are a lot like old FIATs). Here‘s the studio who made these. link via Cartoonbrew

SketchCraw results

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

It’s really pretty amazing to see the amount of drawings and paintings being uploaded on the SketchCrawl forums these last few days. There’s amazing work from several European locales and a many cities in the US, be sure not to miss all this wonderful work from all over the globe. Thanks to all of you [...]

drawing tuesday

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Ok, just went to the lunch gesture drawing class, hit a so-so day, only like bits and pieces of these studies. I also got a chance to scan the SketchCrawl watercolors from saturday, so you can now see decent versions of those: here, here and here.

Iphone geekness level 10

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Ok, this is as geeky as it gets but if you have an iphone and 2 minutes to waste try this: enter the following url on the iphone http://clipalizer.com/?a=t137 It will allow you to get a custom made icon (with link) for Enrico’s blog. Want to do the same for your blog? It’s easy go [...]

Chinatown Sketchcrawl

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

The San Francisco 17th World Wide Sketchcrawl had a sizable group of roughly 65 artists participating and invading with paper and pencil the streets of Chinatown. There was quite a few of us around the neighborhood that’s for sure, in the afternoon I even had a policeman look over my shoulder asking me how often [...]

Spudvision

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Steve Purcell of Sam and Max fame has started a new blog! Just call him Starchie over there. Incidentally I am already the proud owner of one of Steve’s paintings, but look a this awesome new piece from him.