Wellington in November

Halloween is usually a bit of a non-event here in New Zealand. The event that I really look forward to at this time of year is Guy Fawkes. Here in Wellington there is always a huge fireworks display on the waterfront, and this year there was also a small carnival! I love the cheesy and slightly creepy atmosphere of carnival sideshow attractions, and this one did not disappoint!

Animation:

Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw ‘The Little Mermaid’ and 'The Beast' In Virtual Reality:


Glen Keane – Step into the Page from Future Of StoryTelling on Vimeo.


The Iron Giant is being released and Duncan Studio is Providing the animation for new sequences

Cartoon Brew talks to Genndy Tartakovsky about ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ ‘Popeye,’ ‘Can You Imagine?’ and one of my favourite animated shows: ‘Samurai Jack’

Check out this collection of Classic Disney Walk/Run Cycles on Flickr by Animation Resources

Fifteen minutes of lost animation by Terry Gilliam for Monty Python and the Holy Grail have been released on Youtube!

Web Design

Flinto for Mac is the prototyping tool designers have been waiting for.

Create Apple Devices with this CSS Generator

How To Do Knockout Text with CSS

Create 3D Shapes in CSS with Tridiv Editor

Project Comet is a new user experience, prototyping and design app by Adobe

Display your design in a web browser with Symu.co

Gaming
Ustwo , the creator of my favourite iPad game Monument Valley, launches a new VR game - Land's End

Art

This artist spent six months planting 1.2 Acres to recreate Van Gogh’s Painting ‘Olive Trees’

These wire animal sculptures look like life-size scribbled drawings suspended in mid-air

Just for Fun:

If you haven't seen it yet here is the first full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! I was not quite in time to get tickets to the midnight session, but I do have tickets for the evening of the 17th!






Finally, the Ikea advert for their new Cheras store gets cute and creative with puppetry. Get Cheras to Ikea!







Looking for something to do this weekend? If you're in Wellington, check out the MUNCH exhibition at Matchox Studios, at 166 Cuba St, Wellington! I have several pieces in the show including prints, 3d printed ceramics, plushies, and jewellery.

The last couple of months have been extremely busy, the highlight of which was the Typo Exhibition at Matchbox Studios in July. I had three pieces in the exhibition and attended the opening night.

I also completed the final brief for the MIID Summer School 2015, and squeezed in a one-page zine for Interntional Zine month!

This all means I have not been able to share as many interesting articles and news items on Twitter as I would have liked, but here are the highlights.

Animation

There has been a flurry of Iron Giant-related new in the last couple of months starting with the announcement in July that a 'Signature Edition' of the film will return to theatres in September.




This was followed by a new trailer and confirmation of a blu-ray release, and just yesterday Vin Diesel, the voice of the Iron Giant teased that a sequel is on the way!

In partnership with Khan Academy Pixar released 'Pixar in a Box' a series of lessons introducing the tools and processes of each department at the studio.





Last but not least, the trailer for The Good Dinosaur was released in July!





Art

If you've ever wondered what a theme park run by Banksy would look like you're in luck! Dismaland Bemusement Park is open until September 27th in Weston-super-Mare in Britain.





Coming Up:

I will be at the Craft Central Artisan market on October 3rd! This is the only market I will be at before Christmas, so pop along and say hi!