I get worried that I might never feel excited about anything again, so I feel tremendous gratitude and hope when at last, something genuinely affects me. It won’t last, of course, but I will cling hungrily to it while it does.

fantastic interview with designer Peter Mendelsund on NPR 
"I’ve always been a little dismayed at how Dostoevsky has always been jacketed in the past. There tends to be sort of the oil painting of the author or a painting of gulags in the snow sort of thing…and they’re atmospheric but they’re really cliched and a little bit boring. One thing you can tell when you read Dostoevsky is that there is an incredible vitality and urgency to the writings, so the project for me was really about how do you make the covers contemporary and vital again. And the answer for me was by using only shapes and there was a kind of shockingness to that at the time to use an abstract jacket for a canonical classic like Crime and Punishment or The Idiot. But it was really exciting for me to see that from just color and shape you could indicate something very specific about the narrative. In this case it’s a series of black triangles that are bearing down on a tiny little circle, so hopefully you get the sense of alienation and despair that runs throughout the entire story.”

fantastic interview with designer Peter Mendelsund on NPR

"I’ve always been a little dismayed at how Dostoevsky has always been jacketed in the past. There tends to be sort of the oil painting of the author or a painting of gulags in the snow sort of thing…and they’re atmospheric but they’re really cliched and a little bit boring. One thing you can tell when you read Dostoevsky is that there is an incredible vitality and urgency to the writings, so the project for me was really about how do you make the covers contemporary and vital again. And the answer for me was by using only shapes and there was a kind of shockingness to that at the time to use an abstract jacket for a canonical classic like Crime and Punishment or The Idiot. But it was really exciting for me to see that from just color and shape you could indicate something very specific about the narrative. In this case it’s a series of black triangles that are bearing down on a tiny little circle, so hopefully you get the sense of alienation and despair that runs throughout the entire story.”

lightsideinhabitant:

Wavering Light
A film photobook by Phuong Nguyen and Scott Williamson

  • 103 pages of 65 photos and original writing
  • 8.25” x 5.25”

First of all, our deep thanks go out to all of the people who have supported us by purchasing a copy of the book so far! After spending close to a year working on this, it’s gratifying hearing such positive sentiments from everyone.

For those of you who are still curious about the photobook, I just got around to posting a more comprehensive overview of it on my personal website. Hopefully it will give you a better idea of what Wavering Light is all about. View the full project here, including some process photos or on Behance.

Let mononymic and I know what you think!

Available via HP MagCloud

monoofjapan:

Animation Director Koji Morimoto x MONO Special Collaboration Work!VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s11DRPtqJpwMONO史上、最恐にしてもっともダークな15秒のミュージックビデオを、『AKIRA』の作画監督補佐、『MEMORIES/ Mgnetic Rose』『EXTRA』『アニマトリックス』『次元爆弾』など、鮮烈な映像で観る者の意識を揺さぶり、世界のアニメーションをリードし続ける、アニメーション界の巨匠 森本晃司監督が新曲 ”Recoil, Ignite” にインスピレーションを受けてコラボレーションしてくれました! グロテスクでありながらも儚さと美しさが描かれた作品で、MONOにとって最高のアニメーションMVとなっています! ぜひcheckしてください!MONO’s first-ever darkest 15 seconds music video, created by Animation Director Koji Morimoto who is known for such works as “AKIRA”, “MEMORIES/Mgnetic Rose”, “EXTRA”, “Animatrix” and “Jigenbakudan”. His work continues to lead the animation world by grabbing the audiences in such a drastic way. The world class animation master Koji Morimoto got an immediate inspiration after listening to the new song “Recoil, Ignite” and decided to collaborate with MONO! Grotesque yet evanescence and beautiful, the music video turned out to be such an amazing piece! Please check it out!http://kojimorimoto.com/https://www.facebook.com/phy.kojimorimoto

monoofjapan:

Animation Director Koji Morimoto x MONO Special Collaboration Work!

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s11DRPtqJpw

MONO史上、最恐にしてもっともダークな15秒のミュージックビデオを、『AKIRA』の作画監督補佐、『MEMORIES/ Mgnetic Rose』『EXTRA』『アニマトリックス』『次元爆弾』など、鮮烈な映像で観る者の意識を揺さぶり、世界のアニメーションをリードし続ける、アニメーション界の巨匠 森本晃司監督が新曲 ”Recoil, Ignite” にインスピレーションを受けてコラボレーションしてくれました! グロテスクでありながらも儚さと美しさが描かれた作品で、MONOにとって最高のアニメーションMVとなっています! ぜひcheckしてください!

MONO’s first-ever darkest 15 seconds music video, created by Animation Director Koji Morimoto who is known for such works as “AKIRA”, “MEMORIES/Mgnetic Rose”, “EXTRA”, “Animatrix” and “Jigenbakudan”. His work continues to lead the animation world by grabbing the audiences in such a drastic way. The world class animation master Koji Morimoto got an immediate inspiration after listening to the new song “Recoil, Ignite” and decided to collaborate with MONO! Grotesque yet evanescence and beautiful, the music video turned out to be such an amazing piece! Please check it out!

http://kojimorimoto.com/
https://www.facebook.com/phy.kojimorimoto