Stop the Stop-Motion

By: Joshua Glenn
January 19, 2011

As previously noted, HiLobrow digs the work of Italian painter and stop-motion animator Blu. For example:

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

I noticed today that parts of a new ad for Levi’s WaterLess line of jeans directed by Josh Nussbaum look extremely similar to Blu’s work.

LEVIS WATERLESS from WeMake on Vimeo.

I’m confused — did Blu work on this Levi’s ad? Is John Nussbaum Blu? Or did Levi’s rip off Blu? Are Blu and Levi’s both ripping off/paying homage to someone else? Blu’s Wikipedia page doesn’t mention Levi’s. Neither does Blu’s website.

Readers with inside info, please let me know.

Click here for more Blu.



What do you think?

  1. I’d like to know too. Surely someone who reads this has some info.

    Congrats on the 400th post.

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