There are lots of things that are brilliant about Milton Melvin Croissant III – the first being obvious, in that he is actually called Milton Melvin Croissant III. The other things are to do with his rather amazing animation work, created primarily in open-source 3D modelling software and aiming “to build and explore worlds layered against our own,” he says. Based in Brooklyn, Milton’s work is deliciously peculiar, showcasing not just a huge amount of software skill but a bafflingly fertile imagination.
Among the highlights of his surreal Vimeo offerings is his music video for London-based musician Rubik’s song Duet, “The work uses Fantasia inspired imagery to traverse an allegorical landscape of vice and despair,” says Milton. The result is a dizzying narrative of happy endings, eye-stalks clutching sex toys, anthropomorphic violins and all kinds of other oddities. His Arcology Series is more sombre in colour palette but no less impressive, taking in monstrous instances of man taking on machines and other horrors.
- Dressed in Black: the resolute book covers of the Spektrum series
- Dima Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
- Small Gods magazine explores “anomalies of the drone”
- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s