Wednesday, November 21, 2007

link: films of Ivan Maximov, 2d animator

I've always had a fascination with animation from areas outside of the US.
Visual media is always tied to a vocabulary of iconography that draws
deeply from the culture that creates it. I love aesthetics that present
an alternate dialogue with reality and present stories that tap into
a wealth of imagination for which i'm unfamiliar.

I recently came across the works of Ivan Maximov, a longtime Russian animator with a great sense of the surreal.

I've collected some of my favorites, but a search of youTube will turn up others.

wind along the coast
nitti - strings
bolero
rain down from above
tonnelage

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