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Director Chris Milk was one of the 42 film makers chosen and commissioned to produce  films for the 42Second Dream’ Film Festival in Beijing, China. Each film in the festival had to be only 42 seconds in duration.

‘Last Day Dream’, Milk’s impressive entry in the festival, depicts a man’s life flashing before his eyes in 42 seconds.

The video is slightly NSFW (fleeting glimpse of female underwear), so be warned.

Watch more films from at the festival’s official site.

Gallery of Old Bank Logos

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No, I am not a big fan of banks either. But this gallery of scans of old bank logos was too lovely to not link to.

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The works of Italian photography firm Winkler+Noah have been featured before on Jaz Jaz.Winkler-Noah‘The Puppet Show’, a new artistic project by the firm,  is currently being exhibited from 5th to 10th May in Milan.

Portraits of 30 young children have been subtly retouched to transform them into puppet dolls. The project is a statement on the loss of innocence and spontaneity  in children, brought about by the unrealistic standards of perfection demanded and expected by today’s society.

An exhibit which becomes a starting point for reflection, sociological research and introspection,to better understand ourselves and the world around us. And to understand that the best present we can give to children is to let them be children.

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The show has already received many accolades already,  and some of the photos have been included in the book “200 Best Photographers Worldwide” by Luerzers Archive.

You can see the rest of the pictures in the gallery here.

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A great commercial for ASICS shoes, created in memoriam of Kihachiro Onitsuka, the founder of the ASICS brand.

The wonderful origami creations of  German artist Sipho Mabona have been combined with stellar stop-motion animation work by Stoptrick to create this multi-award-winning commercial.

Ed Nacional’s Tiepography

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Ed Nachional dipped into his father’s collection of ties to create this unique “tiepography” display. More pictures here.

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District 9’ is an upcoming science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, (and more interestingly) produced by Peter Jackson, the director of ‘The Lord of the Rings’. The film is based on Blomkamp’s earlier short film -‘Alive in Joburg’  (you watch the complete short by clicking on the link). 

Set in Johannesburg, South Africa, the film is about a group of extraterrestrials who have been detained on Earth by a large (and obviously evil organization). There is a strong undercurrent of fear and tension among the residents, brought about by the presence of these aliens in the already chaotic melting pot that is South Africa.

The first teaser trailer looks really promising, and with Peter Jackson on board, the film could very well be the sleeper sci-fi hit of 2009.

The film’s highly-interactive official site  has more details.

[via Film School Rejects]

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A bunch of talented students from the University of Central Florida spent two semesters making a game engine. Watch a video demo of the turn-based, text version of the classic Street Fighter game they designed to test (and show off) their engine.

[via Kotaku]

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Nothing but a small gallery of painted industrial tanks photographed in small towns and cities in America. The site also provides detailed locations of the tanks on Google Maps.

Zombies vs. Japanese Kids

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Fake zombies, frightened children, a laugh track, and sadistically-unhelpful game show hosts. What will the Japanese think of next?

[via Buzzfeed]

Watchmen Graffiti Time Lapse Video

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Paramount Pictures commissioned this time lapse video to promote the West End movie premiere of the ‘Watchmen’ movie in the UK .

End of the Line’, the graffiti artists collective seen in the video, painted for over an hour in front of a live audience before the screening of the film.

Though it  may be sad to see the artists repeatedly paint over their previous works in the video, the true nature of the graffiti art form is one of impermanence.

Watch the video after the jump.

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