“Keep well away from animation, it’s dangerous, nasty stuff, could be catching and most definitely will leave some very nasty scars, especially on those knee caps of yours.” Terry Gillam, flowing locks in tow, cardboard ventriloquist doll on his lap, speaks out from the screen of Bob Godfrey’s 1974 DIY Animation Show. The voice throwing alone was enough to win us over.
Terry, the man responsible for the Monty Python animations, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and director of the darkly delirious fantasy film Brazil to name but a few puts Blue Peter to shame with his performance that was released on to the internet this week, creating futuristic cities out of perfume bottles and miniature people, making rocks unfamiliar or morphing complex old women with bird heads pushing prams.
Watch the whole thing and feel your fingers itch toward the PVA glue and stashed Christmas cards. Follow Gilliam’s lead, though maybe don’t reach for those family albums as recommended. Not sure how well that one would go down.
- All of human life was there: welcome back to the Best of the Web
- Jody Barton's passionate and political work masters many disciplines
- A Hail Mary pass: how to win the ads at the Super Bowl
- February diary: Where to go and what to see
- Hey Studio’s athletic and geometric typeface for ESPN’s magazine
- Karl Hab’s hypnotic photographs taken out of a plane window
- Racy photography from the new issue of Odiseo
- How to beat creative block: one designer offers his invaluable advice
- Bureau Mirko Borsche works with Nike Basketball on a new graphic language
- Challenging sexism, workplace stress and mindfulness through illustration
- Meditation and creativity: should we believe the hype?
- Why Fonts Matter, and how they impact your mood