Lobo, 6 Questions

Since first watching Lobo's reel, I've played it probably 20 times – as much for the fluid motion of an unfurling pink hibiscus (for Diesel), or the geek appeal of a textbook-style diagram of a carbonated soda, as for the anthemic choice of soundtrack, Alice Cooper's "Drones." When I ask creative director Mateus de Paula Santos why he chose the music, he answers simply, "He's …

The Orphanage, 6 Questions

I know I've got California on the line when Orphanage cofounder Scott Stewart and founding member Dav Rauch volunteer their astrological signs (Cancer and Taurus, respectively) within minutes into the conversation. At the crossroads of design and technology, San Francisco was a natural birthplace for the Emmy-nominated effects company where Rauch (pictured, right) continues to design and direct in their Presidio Park offices (soon to …

RES’ Comics and Animation Issue

The July/August issue of geek chic arts and culture magazine RES brims with a crop of comic-book-fans-come-of-age who are making their own mark in today's media. Profiles include Matthew Vescovo, the artist and self-proclaimed "master of the obvious" behind award-winning MTV spots and the book Instructoart, which is full of wry observations illustrated with vector graphics, airplane pamphlet-style. His "Perspective" literalizes the "grass is always …