Breathtaking Starry Skies of New Zealand

New Zealand can be the scene of absolutely fantastic situations on an astronomic plan. The astrophotographers Jake and Jo Scott-Gardner indeed wander their mother country and especially the region of Queenstown in order to capture aurora borealis, shooting stars, meteors or the Milky Way with their cameras and satisfy their curiosity. Continue reading

Handmade Kraft Paper Animations

liang-1From time to time we love to stop and marvel at the mathematical wizardry of artists and designers who make GIFs with code, but Sydney-based illustrator Nancy Liang takes an old-school approach with her imaginative scenes made almost entirely by hand. There isn’t a single element in her animations that doesn’t begin as a physical drawing or object. Liang works mostly with kraft paper cutouts and pencil drawings, all of which is carefully planned in copious sketches before each element is scanned and animated in photoshop. Continue reading