(Non-Animation) Visual Inspiration

BldgBlog

We don’t do many links to non-animation websites but I wanted to share a few of my favorite visual blogs along with a couple other online finds that I’ve enjoyed recently. Feel free to share the visual blogs and sites that inspire you in the comments section. After all, it’s hardly a secret that the best animation is produced by those who have the broadest visual education.

Background layout and production design in the real world
BldgBlog

Great design is great design regardless of medium
Ace Jet 170

America when it was truly retro
Shorpy

Assorted bits of visual goodness
NotCot

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Like Anna Karina’s Sweater

Inspiring video talks from some of the world’s greatest thinkers
TED conference

The video below, Reyner Banham Love Los Angeles, is an awesome 52-minute BBC documentary by the British architecture critic who wrote THE book on the city: Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies.