awesome art direction


For almost the past two years I’ve had the very great pleasure of being the Art Director for the band, Alt-J. Here is a selection of everything I’ve had a chance to create / oversee.

When it came time for a photo shoot I had the chance to bring on one of my favorite photographers, Noah Kalina. Using a projector and a variety of gradients we attempted to capture the feeling of Alt-J’s music in images.


Hey, are any of my followers Astro Boy fans? Because I am seriously FREAKING OUT right now and I haven’t seen this video on tumblr yet It probably already is but whatever. 

Anyway it looks likes Astro’s getting another reboot for 2015 and the teaser for it looks INCREDIBLE!! Look at this animation guys!! And the colors and the music and the backgrounds! SO COOL!! X3

I’m just so thrilled they’re bringing Astro back!

Patterns shirt boyfriends for reasons.
Quick draw because there’s not enough Ziall in the ‘ziall tag’ recently. : C
No song lyrics or story quotes today, but I do wanna say, that all you Ziall fans are lovely.  I may not be with everyone, but I do love seeing you all active and creating for these two adorable boys. : ]

So, I have a lot of thoughts about Dani Phantom, and my headcanon is that she needs regular doses of Ecto Dejecto to stay stable. I mean, imagine what could happen if she’s exploring north eastern France and all her vials of medicine are broken? The angsty possibilities are endless.

list of films made for children that children will find horrifying

In no particular order, just for fun:

“Return To Oz” Walter Murch’s 1985 weirdo revisiting of the Wizard of Oz,  featuring Fairuza Balk in her first not made for TV feature role. Also there’s some awesome stop mo animation in there.

“Paperhouse" from 1988, directed by Bernard Rose of "Candyman” fame. One of those films for kids that really doesn’t try to spare them or talk down to them. Seems like it was made for an audience of discontented tweens.

“Felidae" feature animation from 1994 by Michael Shaack. Really, hard to tell who it was made for. Cover your kids eyes and ears during realistic kitty sex scenes.

"Watership Down" 1978 by Michael Rosen. Really just a beautifully unsparing portrayal of rabbit suffering.

"Plague Dogs” 1982 Michael Rosen comes back with more animal misery. Really a total bummer, makes you feel totally hopeless at the end.

“Secret of NIMH” 1982 was a big year of experiments done on animals! by Don Bluth.

“The Mouse and Her Child” 1977 by Charles Swenson and Fred Wolf. Based on a recommendation-I’ll have to see this one.

“The Adventures of Mark Twain" 1985, directed by Will Vinton. A stop motion adventure that would appeal to and connect with no child ever.

"Dark Crystal" 1982, by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. I saw this one as a teen and loved it, but have gotten reports that the Skeksis scared the bejesus out of children.

"The Witches" by Nicolas Roeg(!) 1990-need to rewatch that one based on horrifying screen shots, though I hear it’s miles away from "Walkabout”

“De Baby In De Boom" apparently. A short from 1969. The synopsis sounds ominous

"Babes In Toyland" 1986, Clive Donner. I’ve been told this was scary.

"Babe, Pig In The City" 1998 by George Miller, whose previous directing credits include "Road Warrior”. This movie has awesome art direction! It’s so incredibly weird! Kids have no taste if they can’t see the beauty in this.

“Mr Boogedy" this is episodic, but still might warrant some attention

"The Electric Grandmother" 1982, directed by Noel Black. Written by Ray Bradbury. I think the name summarizes why children might find this horrifying but no one I know has seen it.

My hope is that this list keeps growing. There aren’t really very recent things on here, but I’d appreciate more tips!