September 12, 2013
When Toy Guns Looked Like They Could Kill

A private collection of vintage toy water gun packages illustrates, literally, how some American kids learned to love guns.
Steve Pellegrino, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts 3D Illustration program and director of Taglio Design, recently invited me to see a portion of his grandfather’s mint toy-package collection from the ‘50s and ‘60s. What pop-culture maven could resist the word “mint”?
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When Toy Guns Looked Like They Could Kill

A private collection of vintage toy water gun packages illustrates, literally, how some American kids learned to love guns.

Steve Pellegrino, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts 3D Illustration program and director of Taglio Design, recently invited me to see a portion of his grandfather’s mint toy-package collection from the ‘50s and ‘60s. What pop-culture maven could resist the word “mint”?

Read more.

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Filed under: History Toys Toy Guns Design 50s 60s 
November 26, 2012

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1,000 Plasticine Collages Adorn Tame Impala’s Psychedelic Music Video

In their second full-length album Lonerism, revivalist band Tame Impala taps into the progressive spirit of psychedelic rock, with its bright colors and mind-altering stimulation.

While their music video for “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” does recall The White Stripes’ spiraling “Seven Nation Army” video, its animation team takes the production value one step further. Using over 1,000 individually hand-crafted Plasticine collages, directors Joseph Pelling and Becky Sloan, along with Azusa Nakagawa and Theo Nunn, create a visual template to match the experimental sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s.The result is a hypnotic montage of superior direction and exquisite detail. 

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Filed under: Music Video 60s Retro psychedelic 
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