Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Automata II

Also on the subject of automata, and slightly less creepy, I also came across this site: automatashop.co.uk. Absolutely amazingly crafted mechanical theatre pieces of varying complexity, but all with a real sense of humour and some beautiful little touches. This one is designed by Paul Spooner and made by Matt Smith. For some reason the character design reminds me of the work of Belleville Rendezvous artist Sylvain Chomet. Whose film studio, Django films, is based in Edinburgh (budding animators take note: they're hiring).

Check them both out.

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