May 27, 2009

Paper Rad

Paper Rad is a group that makes off-the-wall animated shorts that are...well...rad! They animated a segment on the first season of Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba! and have made quite a few animated shorts you can view on their YouTube or their site. Be forewarned that if you get headaches from flashing bright colors, you're probably better off going to the YouTube site.

As Bad Lit describes them:
Like all great children’s cartoons, the Problem Solvers series by the artist collective Paper Rad is the equivalent of taking a great acid trip. Well, not that I would personally know what an acid trip is like, but the episode “Give Pizza a Chance,” embedded above, sure feels like one regardless.
Paper Rad consists of Jacob Ciocci, Jessica Ciocci and Ben Jones making trippy, nostalgic animations sometimes including remixes of random live footage.


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