The SXSW festival is a three-fold delight consisting of one interactive conference, one five-day music showcase and one week-long film festival. So, in the build-up to the annual expo of autonomous and big-budget creativity, we will be posting a curated crop of trailers from the official film selection. Featuring a heady mix-bag of headliners, competition winners, “emerging visions” and documentaries, the films screened will prove the making or breaking of many a filmmaker/goer. And, to anyone in Austin, Texas from March 9 we say: damn you and your canny geographic status.
BIG EASY EXPRESS, directed by Emmett Malloy.
The Central Park Effect, directed by Jeffrey Kimball.
Narrative Short Competition:
Syndromes, directed by Kristoffer Borgli.
Elecktrick Children, directed by Rebecca Thomas.
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- Stina Löfgren’s instructional illustrations for practical lunges
- Scandinavian aesthetics and do-right design approach: the brand values of Nudie Jeans
- A beautiful portrait of the communities, theatre and blingy pants of South Yorkshire wrestling
- Back to basics with Davide Di Gennaro’s symbol-heavy design workshop identity
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Should illustrators be treated like designers?
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Grey London's thoughtful, powerful and innovative new campaign for Tate Britain
- Anthony Burrill on starting out and staying focussed
- Introducing French design studio plus mûrs and its beautiful poster designs