Art Profiles from an Attractive Rooster

Handsome Frank hosts some delightful art chat.




16 Oct 2015

DC x Aardman

Bruce, Clark, and friends got the Creature Comfort treatment from Rich Webber and Aardman Animation. Apparently, these debuted in 2012. How did I ever miss these?! KAPOW!

14 Oct 2015

Channel 4 the win!

Brand New shared the Channel 4 Rebrand today. The rebrand video by DBLG seen above this title (or here) is the brand identity equivalent of the rap battle mic drop. Booyah.
Unique typography is integral to the Channel 4 rebrand. Neville Brody and his Brody Associates are credited with this signature type and type system. I think this is Brody reclaiming the throne he once held as lord of the realm of type as brand identity mnemonic. Bravo sir.

And then there are these Jonathan Glazer helmed cinematic idents—as the Brits and others call them. W–O–T–M–F–G. Damn these are awesome. Glazer seems to meld influences like Kubrick, Lynch, Kurosawa, and Glass. These mini films are jarringly beautiful.

14 Oct 2015

Bookends: the Return of the XK9 Music Mix

Listen to Bookends on Apple Music.
Listen to Bookends on Spotify.

08 Oct 2015

Aardman Nathan Love

Full ANL from Aardman Nathan Love on Vimeo.


The world’s most epic logo reveal, for the world's most epic partnership…


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Learn about the studio:


Before the breakdown, it's worth saying that this project never would have come together without the absolutely AMAZING people that made it all possible. From the very start, this was a very special project, with a very special team, that came together at a very special time. Without the brilliant ideas, triumphant effort, and complete skill of each and every person involved, none of this would have ever been possible. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say thank you for making this video a huge success, and a ton of fun.

And to our fans – keep believing! Without you, none of this is possible. Help us to continue this special brand of humor and entertainment by staying in touch, spreading the word, and keeping us encouraged to make more hot shit!

Until next time,
– Aardman Nathan Love

Production Company:
Aardman Nathan Love

Produced & Directed by:
Joe Burrascano

Character Design, Storyboards, Concept Art & Animation:
Tim Probert

Environment Design & Concept Art:
Sigmund Lambrento

Art Director:
Anca Risca

CG Lead, Look Development, Lighting & Compositing:
Eric Cunha

Character TD:
Lukas Wadya

Previz & Layout:
Henning Koczy

Doug Litos, Henning Koczy, Tom Shek, Dan Barker, Jordan Blit, Goran Ognjanovic

Lighting & Compositing:
Jin Fang Jiang, Triston Huang, Liz Ku, Michael Lampe

Env Model, Texture & Look Dev:
Hubert Wozniak

Compositing & Motion Graphics:
Jason Conradt, Jeff Billon

Sound Design & Music Composition:
Drew Skinner

05 Oct 2015

Hail the Creator. Respect the Creative.

The late 20th and early 21st century have been mercilessly cruel to language.


10 Aug 2015

¡Damas y Caballeros, Roberto Flores!

¿Por qué Roberto Flores? ¿Quién es Roberto Flores?
When I started the Comics of Comedy series, one of the first supporters was Roberto Flores, a young comedian from Mexico City. Roberto asked if I might consider drawing him as part of the series.


For reference, I used these selfies from Roberto’s Instagram account @robtalcual.


29 Jun 2015

Making Ellen DeGeneres

It was a bit of serendipity that I completed my drawing of Ellen DeGeneres on the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that essentially invalidates DOMA—the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. These two good things are seemingly unrelated, but not. I think the Universe might have played a part in the timing of me drawing Ellen.

26 Jun 2015

Working on the Sidelines

I’ve come to realize something. I cannot not create.
Right now I have three personal projects going. While I am waiting for a couple client projects to kickoff, I have spent time on these sidelines gigs that exist first as a creative outlet for me. They fulfill my need to create daily.

17 Jun 2015

Don’t Bet Against Apple Music

At their annual developers conference keynote yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Jimmy Iovine presented Apple Music — the new music streaming, radio, and connection subscription service from Apple. As a proof of concept Apple is offering the first three months of the service for free. Given their historic success upending the music business (see also iPod and iTunes), I am fairly certain we can expect that Apple Music will be a success and will be the leading streaming music service within months of its June 30 debut.

09 Jun 2015
XK9 by XK9