The Art of Pho by Julian Hanshaw is a moving and surreal story about a creature named Little Blue and his relationship with Ho Chi Minh City AKA Saigon. In Vietnam's bustling capital Little Blue learns to master the art of making Pho - Vietnam's ubiquitous national noodle dish. The Art of Pho was the highly anticipated debut graphic novel of the award-winning British illustrator and animator Julian Hanshaw. Under his creative supervision and with animation director Lois van Baarle, Submarine Channel adapted The Art of Pho for the web. The interactive graphic novel adds the dimensions of sound, music, animation and interactivity to Hanshaw's exquisitely drawn artwork and features 8 episodes.
Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. The film looks into the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & CINEMATOGRAPHER: Alison Klayman.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Andrew Cohen, Julie Goldman
CONTRIBUTING PRODUCER: Colin Jones
PRODUCER: Adam Schlesinger
EDITOR: Jen Fineran
MUSIC: Ilan Isakov
The Bike Hanger is MANIFESTO Architecture firm’s solution to bike storage in crowded busy cities like New York. Serving as a bicycle storage facility, The Bike Hanger has the capacity to vertically store up to 15 bicycles. This may not be a large quantity, however the Hanger was not designed with just function in mind. Its main goal was that it could be installed in narrow, underutilized urban spaces, allowing it to make a small environmental footprint, and freeing up space for pedestrians. The Bike Hanger does not rely on any power, requiring only the appropriate pedaling motion of the user.