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Thusday lives in a glass house

Welcome to this installment of wondersome walls. This is the stickers week.

Always remember: Thursday is temporary.

Communism and Hot dogs

It's good to know that the cold war is still alive and well. Three spots for Farmerjohn Hotdogs with a political twist.

You will have to click on the pictures to get to the video part of this post.

Producer: Kara Fromhart
Associate Producer: Alison McMahon
Senior Copywriter: Shelley Chidley
Senior Art Director: Laura Lebel
Copywriter: Brian Jones
Art Director: Aaron Sanchez
Business Manager: Bridget Merrill
Design & VFX Company: Radium/Reel FX, Santa Monica/Dallas
Executive Producer: Dan Bryant
Producer: Linda Jackson
Creative Director: Limbert Fabian
Designer/Animator: Arpine Aleksanyan
Animator: Kyle McCauley

NOTE: Hot-Dog wrapped in bacon? Recall The Itis.

via: adsoftheworld

One wall

Walking through Kreuzberg, I can't help but keep my eyes glued to the walls, much to my co-pedestrians chagrin. The other day, I came across the above.

Now, this is a huge wall, which spans most of a building. It's by Blu– (Streetfiles Archive), who has already brought me much photographic joy with other works of his, which the link above will take you to.

This wall is also in an awkward location from a photographic point of view. Short of climbing onto the roof of the building opposite, there was no way to capture it all in one take.

So, enlisting the help of my father, who has done more stitches than I care to think of (see this for an example), we set out to create a more complete view of this particular wall. It goes something like this:

I still consider this as something of a work in progress, but we're getting there. 
Thunderous Thursday!

Family Day at the Demo

It has been a while since I shot anything but walls with my Camera.
So I headed out to the anti-nuclear demonstration, more out of the democratic principle that Germany is not ruled by a lobby, money or an oligarchy, than to protest against nuclear. And Camera came along.
Be warned: what you are about to see is extremely subjective. 

Serene sunday!

Monster. Shot. Big headline ensues.

There you go, that's the shot I'm going with. Crowdsourcing be damned!

Background Background…

A couple of background plates for an Infomercial I made last year…

Harboiled Teddy Bear Murder!

"That's how I found him when I got back from the club""Was his left eye always a button?"

Interactive Monster needs an angle!

Today, we're going to try something a bit different.

You shall be confronted with two rough shots of the same thing. You get to choose which one makes it to the final cut.

The shot is the introduction of the hideous Frogstrosity that plagues The City. Keep in mind that both shots are not finalised, so there may still be some errrors within.


CC: Monster Zoom 1 from Caram Kapp on Vimeo.


CC: Monster Zoom 2 from Caram Kapp on Vimeo.

Now that you've watched the clips, go ahead and exercise your basic democratic right and decide:

Which shot makes it to the final cut?

Thank you!

Tuesday for all!

Finally, monstering.

It took a while and quite a bit of paper, but Celestine finally has an antagonist. Let the games begin!

The walls of Friday, or how to correctly dispose of your Beer bottle

Friggday looms upon us once again, a clear and present threat to the week, which it is about to end. Before this happens, have some Berlin Walls.
Above, find depicted an easy way to dispose of you beer bottle. Easy for you because you don't have to aim for the tiny hole of the trash can. Easy for those collecting bottles, and slightly more dignified, as they don't have to rummage though the refuse to amass their wealth of glass.

Gratuitous Dragon Thing of the Day

… more like half a dragon. This would be a truly imposing dragon if he wasn't doing the Macarena in my mind.

A brief excursion into Swiss Design…

Inspired by a recent conversation about all things Alien. We realised that the fact that the basis for the Alien movies was an example of Swiss precision in all things is often overlooked.  Hans Rudolf Giger  is Swiss(ish) after all…
This is a V1, more may come from this. I'm not quite happy with the hole in the paper yet, and quite a few interesting Xenomorph options have materialised since I started.
The current Alien picture is from:

What a strange and simple world you live in…

Today is going to be a Vespering day.  Depicted above is the setup for the sequence, in an attempt to completely demystify the process. 
Four lights, a bunch of lamps. The city encircles the protagonist. The protagonist, followed by a particle cloud of smoke puffs. Wind. Gravity. Vectors.
This is the world of Vespa. 

Carl Klapp 13: EL Hombre

This took a while longer than expected… The strip will make more sense if you listen to the Mad Men intro while reading it. 
The lighter is, by the way, a reduced version of the Braun "cylindric", and while less anachronistic than the Ikea chair, would not have existed in 1962.
And Klapp needs a Girl to let him into his living room.

More is, as per usual, on the way.

Preparation for Toon

Guess who's preparing for an evening appearance?
Happy Mondaying!

Sketched Titans

One of those quick and monumental sketches that I may return to later for consolation and correction. For some reason, Raven is on holiday and has been replaced by… Shao-Lee?
For clues and possible solutions to the brainteaser posed in the last post, look no further than this representation of Celestine (she needs a new name, I'm using up the e's on my keyboard).
And more riddles to be posed and solved. Eventually.

What does this guy have to do with anything?

What have we here? A frogesque monster with horns for a chin in the middle of an epiphany? Retribution for snitching? A case of drunken frog nasty? 
Stay tuned to find out…

Pedestrian Train Sketch

Usually, this kind of sketch would happen on a train. Today, it happened during a walk. While I was sitting.

She Vespa'd the Sunset

A very longnecked girl rides her Vespa against the backdrop of a failed project, inserted with more knowledge than before… 
And yes. She doesn't have the sunset yet.

Ver1 - Postpunkredereconstructionism

This is an unpremeditated attempt, so version one and onwards.


The other day, my pencil drew some creepy crawlies to frighten me.

Loppy Band Dynamics

A short wednesday sketch of a band… let's see where it goes…