Friday, August 29, 2008

Takashi Murakami goes hip-hop

A link to Kanye West's new(?) video "Good Morning," which is directed by one of my FAVORITE artists, Takashi Murakami. I can't find a version that will allow me to embed on the blog, but here's a still photo to tantalize you. I love the little hip-hop bear with rainbow, glossy eyes and some of the first shots of him waking up in the morning. I also love the moment when he gets swallowed by the cloud-monster. Some of the appearances by traditional Murakami iconography are fun for a long-time fan like me, too. I don't think you'll be sorry if you take three minutes to watch.


Anonymous said...

It was okayyyy. I like Murakami, but I don't think he's very good at animation, it lacked something, but I can't tell you what. Other then the fact I don't really care for the animation that went with the song. They didn't go well together.
But it's cute.

Shogo's evalution:

character: 4/5
Song: 3/5
Viewer's Attitude: Hip hop
Overall: Priceless

Jessica Knapp said...

Harsh. Well ... fair enough :) I like it the animation. I'm not in love with the song. Too much braggadocio—"I'm the fly Malcolm X, by any Jeans necessary," yuck!

But I like the visuals. They give me warm fuzzies.

Well, to each his own. Thanks for looking.