Companion post to the previous one, you’ve got to also check out Encyclopedia Pictura co-founder Isaiah Saxon’s Tumblr full of sketchbook mind-maps, visualized language blobs, permaculture both imagined and realized, Björk yaks, and concept art for your future favorite family entertainment, DIY. Also see the previously tagged posts about E.P. and check out the “Artist of the Day” feature I wrote on the group over on the ‘Brew for even more info about what they’ve been up to.
Encyclopedia Pictura re-blew my blown mind recently (previously here) when I read this in-depth profile over at Computerlove by Matthew Newton. It turns out that the three man collaborative is not just another creative outfit in a warehouse space in Brooklyn as I had assumed, but in fact they have been living on this future-science cooperative art-farm somewhere in California with fifteen other people, making augmented reality applications and DIY tractors in between video commissions and developing their first feature film, fittingly titled DIY. They are living my teenaged fantasy. Check out their work, Trout Gulch, and the E.P. @ Trout Gulch blog.
EDIT: And here is an NPR thing on them.
Encyclopedia Pictura created an unforgettable video “Knife” by the band Grizzly Bear and here it is in all of its 60MB+ glory. Encyclopedia Pictura appears to be a new video outfit with about five samples on their website but they are all impressive and fun to watch. Here is a page with behind the scenes photos of the production.
Found via videos.antville.org which is a great place to find videos. Weird crowd on the comments though, some people came down hard on this video even though I see it as one of the most exciting that I’ve found on there in a while.