Oz was first published as a satirical humour magazine between 1963 and 1969 in Sydney, Australia, and, in its second and better known incarnation, became a “psychedelic hippy” magazine from 1967 to 1973 in London. Strongly identified as part of the underground press, it was the subject of two celebrated obscenity trials, one in Australia in 1964 and the other in the United Kingdom in 1971. On both occasions the magazine’s editors were acquitted on appeal after initially being found guilty and sentenced to harsh jail terms.
I am blown away by this music video that Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling, a.k.a Becky & Joe, created for Tame Impala’s track Feels Like We Only Go Backwards. The video is a compilation of over 1000 separate plasticine collages, all individually made by hand.
“We had the idea to create an abstract journey set during the split second when two people’s eyes meet for the first time.”
There is a really great interview over at YCN that provides some insight to the minds of these crazy creative geniuses. Here are a couple of questions from the interview:
YCN: Where did the idea come from?
Becky Sloan: We decided to create something psychedelic to compliment Tame Impala’s music. We had the idea to create an abstract journey set during the split second when two people’s eyes meet for the first time. As we wanted it to be set inside someone’s head, we looked at a lot of MRI brain scans for inspiration, as well as looped animations by artists such as Al Jarnow.
YCN: What made you choose plasticine as a medium?
JP: We wanted to create something unique looking, and had never really worked with plasticine before. Our aim was to focus on using it in a new way, avoiding the obvious Wallace & Gromit approach. The good thing about plasticine is the fact you can smudge, mix and even melt it into certain shapes. This creates a very acid-y, psychedelic look without using loads of digital effects.
Just finished with a fun little project for Hari Mari that will be placed in the 2013 SXSW Interactive Guide. Hari Mari is a Texas-based flip flop company that donates $3 towards fighting pediatric cancer with every pair purchased. Cool group of people with a great mission. Check out their site to find out more about what they do: harimari.com
Wow…the amount of detail in this video is incredible. He has several more hand-drawn experimentations definitely worth checking out on his website, inkwood.net
Great visual work by Sabrina Ratté.
New poster design for the Donkeys’ upcoming show at ND Studios.
It’s a Black Moth in my headphones kind of day today…
Photo via Maxine Sanders Dawn Ritual
This song just came across my Spotify stream. Perfect for a nightcap. Buenas noches.