Click Set 1 by Cole Bryant - A series of digital art and prose

Click Set is a series of images paired with words presented by Cole Bryant. 

Click Set represents a merging of technology, rhythm, form, emotion, and prose. 

This is Set 1.

Emerging click, and click. Bore through two screens. And click, bore through two screens. 

Emerging swell and click. You see, and click, and click. 

And click, you see, finally. And click, and click. 

Creative Brief: FrankNitty3000

I first encountered FrankNitty3000's work while combing 3d animation hashtags and artists on Instagram. The only way that I can describe his work is animated collage. He simply refers to them as "video doodles." Both labels are an understatement IMPO, but whatever you call them- they'll suck you in. I reached out to Frank a couple months ago to ask him a few questions about himself and his work. 

Between our initial phone conversation and now, Nitty has completed several notable collaborations. One with HK based photo blog DRKRMS... Another with Plastik Magazine. And last but not least, a series for Gucci. 

I've linked his IG after the feature. Definitely worth a follow.

- Stephan


little beast: Where are you from, where are you based?

Frank Nitty: I'm from a small town in The Netherlands, then moved to Tokyo and and now based in Hong Kong.

little beast: Would you say that the majority of your work is brand collaborations, or more personal work?

FN: I would say its a mix. Most of the work you will see from me on social media is personal work, but now that brands are opening up more to social media I'm also starting to create more work which is specifically made for small screens or square frames. Sometimes I post brand work if its up to my standard. 

little beast: We've shared a number of your works on Instagram. When did you start these collage animations and what inspired them?

FN: I started doing these short loop animations about a year ago. This was mainly out of boredom with brand work. I've done a lot of really "creative" stuff over the years, but rarely do you have full creative control so I never found it worth it to share my work with people. It's just a nice outlet to show some fresh/fun ideas. The stuff you'll find on my Instagram are basically "doodles" - just quick ideas that are fun to watch. Not trying to be too fancy. 

You can see more of Frank's work on his Instagram page (@franknitty30000)

CREATIVE BRIEF: Mr. Donald Sanger

Donald Sanger is an artist based in the UK. I first came across his work on Instagram while on my usual dig for new and interesting visuals and opinions. I started a conversation with Donald via DM because I wanted to know who he was. His images are hilarious and wrong and right. He makes it very clear that obese people, miniature fatties and giants all have fun, eat and exercise just like the rest of us.  You can find our correspondence below.

little beast: What can you tell us about your work plan for 2016?

DS: I always have itchy feet. I'm never really content with what I am doing or where I am. Not in a depressing way, more of a frustrating but aspirational way. In terms of my drawings I guess just carry on doing what amuses me. Maybe I should try and sell some. I feel like I have a creative disposition and this is the only way it manifests itself. I would actually really like to spend more time doing pottery. Much more wholesome and strangely meditative.

little beast: How would you describe your process?

DS: My process it very simple, the only way it can be really, with a limited skill base. I draw a picture with a pen, scan it in and then colour it in using photoshop. I make these pictures to amuse myself and if it amuses at least one other person then that's a bonus. It is always funny what people think and the assumptions that they make about what inspires me. I had a little exhibition in a coffee shop recently and I overheard a conversation about my pictures. The couple were talking about consumerism, fast food, globalisation etc. I had to laugh to myself. The reality is I once drew a large person, found it enjoyable and drew some more. 

little beast: What you are working on currently?

DS: Something I can show my parents. As it stands, I'm in the artistic closet. 

little beast: I'd love to hear more about this "artistic closet..."

DS: The first pictures I did were usually quite sexual. I've moved away from that now. Sex gets a cheap laugh but I needed to draw something I could show my mum. I want her to be proud of me, after all. I'm still yet to produce a line of work I'd be happy to show my Grandmother though. Actually, I tell a lie....I do like pottery. Is that art? I made my Gran a lovely bowl for Christmas. 

You can find more from Mr. Donald Sanger here.

IG: @mrdonaldsanger