The short film “Logorama” gets an Oscar nomination.

Update: Looks like it’s back on Vimeo again. Re-embedded it.

I thought this was absolutely brilliant. Not sure what the message is supposed to be, but it was fun picking out all the real and fictional logos and brands used throughout. Warning: Some NSFW language is used.

Logorama from Marc Altshuler – Human Music on Vimeo.

Written and directed by the French team of François Alaux and Herve de Crecy, and created over the course of a few years, this Best Animated Oscar-Nominated short film features a world full of brand logos and corporate mascots (I’m sure a couple thousand appear in all — it even features fictional companies like the Buy N Large logo from Pixar’s Wall-E)

via /Film.


Academy Awards viewership hit an all-time low this weekend.

So did you watch the Academy Awards this weekend? I didn’t. Too fucking long even in spite of having Jon Stewart, whom I have a man crush on in a big way, hosting them for the second year in a row. Looks like I wasn’t the only one skipping the Oscars either. Nielsen reports that viewing audience was the lowest it’s ever been since they bothered to start keeping track of it.

But in case you did want to see it and don’t have the luxury of a DVR then here is the Oscars in 60 Seconds:

Now if the actual show was that short I just might tune in to watch it.