Required Reading 8.12.2011 – Non-Stop Edition

Required Reading is a weekly listing of all the bits of visual inspiration, cool videos, news, hip links, and miscellaneous information that rattles my head during the week. The stuff that’s worth bookmarking and gets my brain-juices flowing.

Its been GO! GO! GO! all week-long at jet speed for me. Been shooting pretty much non-stop since last sunday and I could not be more excited about some of the new work I will be able to share with you in the next few weeks. Some have been for clients, some just for me, and others have just been experimentation as I work with some new ideas and concepts. Needless to say, the stool above is getting quite a bit of mileage this week.

• Sometimes you find a tutorial so out there you cannot imagine where you would need to use it, but you are scared to delete it from your bookmarks… just in case – How to Make a Realistic Corpse From a Plastic Skeleton. 

• Shot by Thomas Whiteside for Elle, I am enamored with this editorial – The Color of Night

• Been very inspired by bright colors the last few weeks, here is another wonderful series I came across on Behance where I found the colors utterly captivating.  – Devon Rex by Kasia Bielska

• I find myself being sucked in an organizational vortex as of late. Time away from the office and home has led to thing piling up and falling into chaos. Luckily this article came from Nubby Twiglet’s blog that inspired me to spend a good chunk of this weekend getting things back in order around here.

• Thanks to Aaron Ingrao Turning me on to him, I have not been able to stop listening to or looking at the work of Tycho. 

• Terry Gilliam gives an in-depth lesson on his unique style of cut-out animation. 

• Kris Atomic on the x100, A camera I cannot wait to play around with.

• Cannot get enough of this video of Chris Buck talking about subject interaction, it’s a unique look at the approach of an artist I adore.

• I generally consider myself to be some kind of bookish super nerd, and while I have ready MANY of books here, it looks like the mass of my reading list grew a bit.

• This is hands down the single most important piece of media on the web I have seen this week, maybe even this year. John Jay from Wieden+Kennedy on creativity, breaking out of people’s imposed definitions of who you are, and the importance of shutting up and really listening. Go watch this again and again until it sinks in, then share it with someone else.

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