The Short Films of Everynone

Everynone is a creative team made up of Will Hoffman, Daniel Mercadante, and Julius Metoyer III. They produce brilliant short films that explore the universal themes that connect us all. Treat yourself to a little humanity today after the jump, you’ll be glad you did.

Viktor Hertz’s Honest Logos

When Uppsala, Sweden based graphic designer Viktor Hertz sees a logo he doesn’t just see the brand name but sees what the company represents. That’s why he decided to reinterpret some of the biggest brand names in the world with new and improved names that reveal what the brand stands for. Many are funny and some are down right genius! The Porsche and Youtube logos are my favorites. I saw a custom painted aqua green Porsche just yesterday and thought the exact same thing!

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Cory Arcangel

I’m guessing that most readers of this blog are familiar with New York-based artist Cory Arcangel. He is, as far as I can tell, one of the more famous artists currently creating work in that bizarre intersection of technology, low-brow Internet culture, and art. And while I’m a fan of his work in general, I also realize his stuff can be rather hit or miss. So I was happy when I recently revisited his site and discovered his most recent work: Drei Klavierst├╝cke op. 11, which I rather like. The piece is a recreation of Arnold Schoenberg’s composition of the same name, entirely constructed from amateur YouTube clips of cats playing piano.

On Arcangel’s page documenting the project, you can read more about his technical process (it involved audio analyzing software and custom perl scripts), as well as listen to a comparison of an original recording of the piece by Glenn Gould alongside Arcangel’s result. The second two parts of the video are after the jump.

YouCube


YouCube Demo Video from Aaron Meyers on Vimeo.

Friend and past-professor Aaron Meyers created this amazing project on his free-time. It allows you to map YouTube videos onto an interactive 3D cube and then save it to a database so you can show your friends. As you spin around a YouCube, the sounds of the different videos fade in and out. Its seriously amazing. My video is the last on the list but the first one to be created during the trial run… its called ‘Hamster Wheel’, so look for it! Aaron’s also worked on the awesome Radiohead video House of Cards. You can see more of his projects after the jump.