Animation Gallery Video

March 7, 2010

Ron Magnes produced this fun video to promote the Laughing Stock Animation Gallery. He also created the time line Flash animations in the gallery. Ron is our go to guy for custom animation requests and, of course, he does his own original work: see his illustration portfolio at Laughing Stock. Share on Facebook Post to Twitter

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An Excellent Visual Adventure

February 6, 2010

Jamie Hogan, a Laughing Stock artist, just celebrated a Pub Day for her work in the book, Nest, Nook and Cranny. Illustrators are the observers, interpreters and “imaginators” of our visual worlds… the “king’s eyes” as it were. Here are a few snippets from her excellent visual adventure including her quest to reinvent “reality”: Hooray! […]

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All Knowledge Is Connected

December 22, 2009

Einstein said creating a new idea is not like destroying an old house and building a skyscraper in its place. “It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views,” he said, “discovering unexpected connections between our starting point and its rich environment.” In other words, if we pay attention to what’s going […]

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Crystal Cities Illustration

October 19, 2009

Spending some time with illustrator Rob Dunlavey in his studio was a great adventure, which I’d like to share with you. One of his many visual explorations, aptly named, Crystal Cities, is a sparkling and inventive journey into an imaginative architectural realm of over 160 artworks for all to enjoy…. Q: What was the creative […]

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On Visual Interpretation

October 18, 2009

The whimsical drawings that accompany many of the poems in the recent issues of OnEarth Magazine, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), were done by Blair Thornley, an outstanding Laughing Stock illustrator and animator. Her work has also appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Dwell Magazine and many other national publications. Here […]

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