I am Eric Carl, currently employed at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Los Angeles as a web designer and instructor.

On this blog I will reveal all that I know and love about art, design and the creative process.

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Benbo George

I am really enjoying this work by Benbo George.

Via But Does It Float.

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Les Maîtres du temps (aka Time Masters) Flickr Set

I’ve uploaded a set of still frames to my Flickr account from the 1982 French animated film Les Maîtres du temps, also known as Time Masters in the US. I had ran across this DVD in our collection at work and swiped it for a viewing as I wasn’t familiar with it. The film is directed by René Laloux (also responsible for 1973’s Fantastic Planet) with designs by Moebius. While it may not be a shining example of the most fluid or expertly constructed animation, the designs of Moebius and story really draw me to it.

While the DVD version I got a hold of is a 4:3 aspect ratio, there is apparently a remastered wide-screen version available as well. This is something I’ll have to get my hands on, at which point I guess I’ll have to update the Flickr set with wide-screen images!


Fancy Pillows from Arbito

One of my favorite artist dudes Arbito has recently put together a few fancy pillow items! They are highly desirable.

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Heavy Metal on Flickr

I just uploaded a small batch of scans of covers from Heavy Metal magazine to my Flickr account, which I recently grabbed from a used book store in town. I really only grabbed the few they had with the most interesting covers, but I’m left with the desire to explore Ebay a bit and track down some more.

I think the quality of the covers since the magazine’s launch in 1977 has always been a little hit and miss, but there’s no doubt there’s been some good stuff displayed. The issues I grabbed locally certainly aren’t comprehensive so I’m looking forward to getting some more. Being born in 1982, I definitely hit my young teenage years too late to discover something like this at the right time, which is too bad because I’m sure I would have gone crazy for it.

The cover displayed above is from the 1983 April issue, by Chris Achilleos. He was also responsible the poster of the 1981 animated film.

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Kali Fontecchio at Sketch Theatre

I’ve posted about Kali Fonteccio before, and now it is time to do so again! She recently stopped by the Sketch Theatre offices, which are also the Gnomon School and Gnomon Workshop offices where I work, and did a slew of drawings on camera.

You can watch the video of her drawing the piece above at the Sketch Theatre site. Craziness! Also check out her blog for more of her work.


Sans-Concept.com Redesign

I recently did a complete redesign of Sans-Concept.com and added some new work. Big thanks to my buddy Adam Kizer for implementing all the JQuery! The redesign has also been ported over to the blog here. I’m pretty happy with the turnout and am glad to have something new!



Check out the work of Pit, it is totally nuts! I’m a fan.

Pit on MySpace
Pit on Concrete Hermit

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Dorian Gray

Here’s another great film poster from Wrong Side of the Art. Why don’t posters look like this anymore?


Wrong Side of the Art

So I’m all ga-ga over Wrong Side of the Art, a blog showcasing high-res movie poster images from “cult/horror/exploitation/B/sci-fi” flicks. Tons of great images!

Via Design You Trust


Joao Paulo Alvares Ruas

JP Ruas has recently launched himself a new Flickr account where you can browse a nice collection of his excellent illustration works! I am a fan.