Today's Obsession: Don Shank

Don Shank, whose name you don’t know but whose work you do, has opened a store of his original work. Go! Buy! Who’s Don? Oh, you’ll recognize his hand. Don’s design and imagecraft has been informing the entire world’s visual …

Today's Obsession: Tiny Inventions

Here’s your Friday inspiration: a video from Red Giant Software—a product video, actually—but a fascinating workflow showing the innovative processes of a studio called Tiny Inventions. The studio combines puppetry, stop-frame animation, sculpture, and After Effects to create wonderful miniature …

ICON Reax, Part 2: Is Animation the Future of Illustration?

Here’s the second half of my report on ICON 6, the illustration conference held in Pasadena, California, from July 14th to the 17th. This installment continues the feedback I’ve gotten about the “Future of Publishing” keynote panel discussion. There were …

Lunch Break Video: Blu's "Big Bang Big Boom"

BIG BANG BIG BOOM: an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end. Direction and animation by BLU Production and distribution by ARTSH.it Soundtrack by Andrea Martignoni Print interviewed Blu …

Review of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium

I’ve already reviewed Adobe’s new release of CS5 for print and the web, but we’ve not heard much for the broadcast industries. The video and filmmaking industries tend to keep to themselves, separate from print and the web because they …

Giotto and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Adoration of the Magi (detail), by Giotto, ca. 1305 The northern Italian city of Padua offers an elegant, leisurely setting of history and art, without the madding crowd of tourists in its more famous neighbor Venice, located twenty-two miles …

Charles Burchfield's Animated Spirit

[Ed note: This is the second entry in Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker’s exclusive monthly column for printmag.com entitled “John Canemaker’s Animated Eye.” His forthcoming book, Two Guys Named Joe: Master Animation Storytellers Joe Grant and Joe Ranft, will be …

Jeff Smith Opens Up About the Upcoming Bone Film

[Ed. note: Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker will be writing a monthly column about animation for Print. This is his first entry.] I met master cartoonist Jeff Smith last November when he attended my lecture on Winsor McCay at the …