Found in Translation

The innovative Japanese sneaker brand, Onitsuka Tiger teamed up with Ramp Industry to develop Found in Translation, a new website that went live earlier this month celebrating the latest designs and movements of Anglo-Japanese talent. The site's combination of audio, video, and animation, as well as special downloads that users can turn into their own customized pieces, makes it well worth a visit. Cultural pioneers …

Psyop for MTV HD

HD TV was made for the type of lyrical detail in the recent video that our friends at New York-based Psyop created for MTV HD. Set to a score that re-interprets Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," the 90-second piece features finely-rendered images of flying black birds (alone and in flocks), branching abstract forms, and birch forests that morph into one another against a white background. The high-contrast …

SXSW: A Scanner Darkly Sneak Preview

Fifteen years ago, Richard Linklater irreversibly altered the course of American cinema when he made Slacker, a movie that defined a generation and precipitated the indie film movement. Now, with A Scanner Darkly, his animated adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi novel about a drug-ravaged society, it looks like Linklater’s off in uncharted territory once again. At SXSW yesterday, Cool Hunting was among the first …