Monday, September 07, 2009

James Jarvis

Check out the drawing blog of UK illustrator, James Jarvis. I am a long time fan of Jarvis' work (my first introduction to him came from his work in the world of vinyl toys, and his comic, Vortigern's Machine, is a must read for fans of the playful & tripppy) but I had kinda sorta forgotten about his brilliant cartoons until I stumbled upon this short animation presented by Nike in collaboration with Richard Kenworthy, called "Onwards":

Onwards from AKQA on Vimeo.

Like Vortigern's Machine, this video is a really successful marriage of hand-drawn sensibilities and a clean computer finish. And I love the crow attack. See more on Jarvis on his website, his other blog, his toy production website Amos, and the Amos blog.