1. RipTide - In The Middle of the Nite - Official video by Stefan Glerum & Crooked Line


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    Come along for a night out with a group of clandestine street racers in this explosive music video... Amsterdam-based illustrator Stefan Glerum teamed up with animation studio Crooked Line to create this animated music video for DJ and producer RipTide. Crooked Line was responsible for bringing Stefan’s illustrations to life for the first time. Our first screening was kindly hosted by www.kallenbachgallery.com This music video came together as part of the collaboration between RipTide and the Jäger Music DJ program Credits: Illustrations: Stefan Glerum Website: www.stefanglerum.com Animation: Crooked Line Website: www.crookedline.nl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crookedline Music: RipTide Website: www.riptidemusic.nl Illustration assistants: Jarmo van Berkel Jim Glerum Jasmijn de Nood Animation: Menno Endt Theun Hendrikx Sebastian Dráb  Stefan Glerum Supported by Jäger Music Website: http://www.jagermusic.tumblr.com Also check out our making of videos: SFX-Compilation: https://vimeo.com/85928540 Compositing: https://vimeo.com/85928539 3D modeling: https://vimeo.com/85928537 Moving Storyboard: https://vimeo.com/85928538

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    • Stefan Glerum / OBEY Artist Series


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      Stefan Glerum (1983) lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Stefan spent four years in Breda studying illustration at the Academy St. Joost. He also worked as an assistant to one of the country’s most celebrated comic artists, Joost Swarte. Stefan Glerum’s style is like a melting pot of illustration heritage. While its subconscious familiarity has universal appeal, his work is also a study point for those with knowledge of graphic design history. His work is inspired by early 20th Century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus, Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, which he combines with popular themes, executed in a style reminiscent of the clear line. For the Obey Artist series Stefan used his clear line way of drawing to illustrate his own view on ‘obey’ in a comic fashion. He designed three prints creating three different situations throughout history and future where persons are struggling with either having to obey or being obeyed.

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      • SFX-Compilation - Making of: In the Middle of the Nite


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        A compilation of some of the special effect shots in the videoclip "in the Middle of the Nite" Since we are new to doing SFX cell animation we used different techniques. Most of the effects are 12 frames per second. Some on 25 frames per second. Some of the explosions took around a week to complete. See the full video here: https://vimeo.com/crookedline/motn Credits: Illustrations: Stefan Glerum, Website: www.stefanglerum.com Animation: Crooked Line Website: www.crookedline.nl Like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crookedline

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        • Beautiful/Decay Book 7: Class Clowns


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          Laughter is universal; it transcends culture, trends, and time. The art world, however, is not considered to be droll. Galleries and museums are stoic, intellectual spaces and works of art are discussed in academic terms. Yet in this scholarly world there are artists that buck conventions and use humor to engage us and make us laugh and think. Art is a medium of communication and the artists in this issue have found that humor is the most powerful way to engage their audience and convey their message. This class clowns issue of Beautiful/Decay is dedicated to those artists who pack their work not only with meaning but with a powerful punch line that keeps us coming back for more. Join us as we delve into the world of Winnie Truong’s surreal and funny portraits, and find the humor in Devin Troy Strother’s discomfort with his own race. Witness how Maurizio Cattelan has become the art world’s premier prankster and gain insight into artistic duo littlewhitehead’s mixture of dark humor and lo-tech fabrication. View our cover artist Stefan Glerum’s arresting illustrations, and Ben Aqua’s subversive photography. See how William Powhida’s cynical, self-deprecating, and universally criticizing works take the role of the court jester to a new level. As if that weren’t enough to keep you busy, we’ve also invited an international cast of artists, illustrators, and designers to create original works for our Project Pages based on our theme. So get out your X-ray specs as we explore the worlds of Beautiful/Decay’s class clowns. Get your limited edition copy at beautifuldecay.com

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          • The Duvel Collection Design Competition


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            Each year Duvel launches its Duvel Collection, a limited series of glasses designed by well-known and established artists. Thus Arne Quinze (B), Parra (NL) and Eley Kishimoto (UK) among others have designed original glasses in recent years which have become genuine collectors items in the meantime. As of 1 October 2011 Duvel is organising a competition where everyone can let their talents loose on the iconic glass. The ten finalists will go to Paris for the presentation of the prize which involves an international jury and the winner will be included with his design in the Duvel Collection. To participate go to http://www.duvelcollection.com

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