Category: other

Unreal Old Reels

30 January, 2013 (09:12) | Animation, other | No comments

Thanks Chris Sobieniak (Cartoon Brew) for recently uploading an early Pixar demo reel. “Pixar creates general purpose solutions for the processing and synthesis of visual information.” Power to circa 1988; we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Check out how far Sixty40 has come through the years, where we’ve developed, along with our clients and technology in an [...]

Portrait of a Radical

25 January, 2013 (12:21) | Animation, other | No comments

Say the phrase “Biographical Graphic Novel” twelve times. You think that’s hard? Wrap your head around this. As the personal sensitive vision of graphic novels continue to become more prominent in the comics market like a billowing emo storm, in a stark contrast Chad Essley’s new graphic novel documents the strange life and times of [...]

Phoenix Rising

18 January, 2013 (16:26) | Animation, awards, character, motion graphics, other, television, tvc | No comments

This is a first for Sixty40. Phoenix has risen once more, this time taking physical form. Our friends at One Green Bean had the character made and sent over. He will forever live on our awards table, sitting as an honourary statue of awesomeness. If you missed the video, check out Phoenix’s best work here.

Who Could Oppose These Thumbs?

17 January, 2013 (16:48) | other | No comments

Here’s a photo of our Creative Directors Mark and Matt. Thumbs up for enthusiasm. Let it be great.

NuBees in Serbia

7 December, 2012 (15:11) | Animation, awards, film clip, motion graphics, other, promo, titles, tvc | No comments

NuBees forms part of a series of near future robot films directed by Mark Simpson. They form part of Sixty40′s independent development efforts, designed to explore techniques and expand our story telling repertoire. This Spring (their Autumn), the Centre for the Promotion of Science in Belgrade, Serbia is hosting their Days of Future: Days of Robotics Festival; an event where students, [...]

Sixty40 Wins AdNews Challenge (sort of)

19 November, 2012 (16:23) | Animation, awards, other | No comments

    November 18 2012; to be forever known as the day Sixty40 overcame all odds and won the AdNews Challenge. At least for the next couple of hours, until AdNews post the real results here. Until then, we will continue to live in a supposed glory as we march the streets of Darlinghurst, gathering with us [...]

sixty40 @ GRAPHIC

11 October, 2012 (15:31) | Animation, character, other | No comments

Yep, it’s that time of year again where the Opera House becomes a canvas for comics and animation in the weekend long festival that is GRAPHIC. At last year’s event, Sixty40′s Matt Taylor did a live reading of his comic book Lars the Last Viking  with our good friend, Scott Collins (Noiselab) accompanying with a live [...]

Vimeo’s New Tip Jar

5 October, 2012 (10:23) | other | No comments

Vimeo has launched a new feature on their video-hosting website which lets viewers donate money to a video owner. An interesting idea, based on the premise that people don’t mind paying for content and might do so out of the goodness of their hearts sometimes. The tip jar metaphor is a good one too: where [...]

Sixty40 entering “The Adnews Challenge”

4 October, 2012 (16:41) | Animation, other, promo | No comments

Sixty40 Adnews Challenge Hype Promo from sixty40 on Vimeo. About our sporting ability: While Sixty40 is not averse to a physical challenge, we are not athletes in the traditional sense of the word. Or in any sense of the word for that matter. But we have spirit, and that’s what it’s about right? That’s why [...]

lars the last viking launch at China Heights

24 August, 2011 (15:55) | character, other, viking | No comments

Here’s a great video of Matt’s comic book launch last week at China Heights. Shot by our friend, Shahriar Shadab, we raise our horn to thee.

More Important work

19 August, 2011 (09:09) | other | No comments

The illusion that Cookie Monster is Tom Waits is created by the desire to reduce cognitive dissonance. Thanks Brains.

2011 proto ninja award launch

22 March, 2011 (12:07) | Animation, motion graphics, other | No comments

Launching this year’s Proto Ninja award tonight. The site needs to be updated which will happen asap, but in the meantime we will be having a screening of the latest clip from last year’s winner, The talented Guy Verge Wallace, up at the World Bar. Please stay tuned here for this year’s Proto Ninja Comp [...]

Rocketcar Day LA!

18 March, 2011 (07:23) | other, promo | No comments

If you’re in LA, get in contact with us because we’re putting on the inaugural Rocketcar Day LA. It’s on on the 10 th of April. Email us at too suggest a location or book yourself in to race a car.

Slow Motion Stereoscopic Ninja

31 December, 2010 (21:20) | other | No comments

Youtube  houses some great 3D technology that allows us to upload this lovely slow-mo video of a ninja getting attacked by paper. Directed by Phil Young, shot as an experiment by Sixty40. You may wish to go to youtube and put on your red-cyan glasses to fully become part of the future.

Graphic novel odyssey

22 November, 2010 (19:07) | character, other, viking, zombie | No comments

Well as part of his “40″, Matt has just gotten back from a 3 week graphic novel residency in Florida at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, where he and 24 other artists drew alongside Paul Pope, Craig Thompson and Svetlana Chmakova. Needless to say it was awesome. You can read all about it and [...]

This is what the internet is for

26 October, 2010 (15:34) | other | No comments

It’s great to see people taking full advantage of the technology at their disposal. Empowering themselves and articulating to a mass audience. Bravo internet.

Sixty40 : The face of creative ideas

12 May, 2010 (10:29) | other | No comments

Matt and Mark appear as hot models in the promo shots for Creative Sydney this year where Sixty40 represents the face of “Ideas”. Apparently: Not only are we creative but we are beautiful as all get out. If you’re a creative, you should get along to this excellent event based in and around the city. [...]

Rewriting classic Art : Zombie Pioneers

8 September, 2009 (19:46) | other | No comments

From Frederick McCubbin’s Classic: “The Pioneers”. Reordering and Script by Sixty40

9 today!

25 August, 2009 (13:51) | other | No comments

well happy birthday to us. what a ride it’s been so far. good on everyboday.

Sixty40 at Creative Sydney

9 June, 2009 (09:20) | other, promo | No comments

(Photography by Philip Rogers) Here’s photos of the Creative Sydney Event. Including a couple of  Matt and Mark chatting about Sixty40. Charming, I’m sure.

New Film Clip : Battlestar for Harmonic 313

13 May, 2009 (14:50) | Animation, film clip, other | No comments

Holy Maceroni. Warp records have released our clip for the artist Harmonic 313 onto their main page to hype up the impending release of the amazing sounding single. The album, from which it comes is reviewed thus:  ” A head splintering masterpiece” – Dazed & Confused  “a brilliant re-wiring of post-rave sonics” - Q 4 ****  “Joins [...]

Pandas (who need people)

19 January, 2009 (13:45) | other, promo |

Here’s a blast from the past.  A karaoke video with no words. This haunting reworking of the Streisand classic was created in 2003 for Sixty40′s 3rd birthday and performed by man in a panda suit. It was filmed in Kings Cross, Sydney. Now, we’re 8 and a bit, it’s like a blast from the past. 

united nations of cupco

3 December, 2008 (10:45) | character, other | No comments

Matt has a doll in Cupco’s upcoming group show, amongst a legion of your favourite artists. Opening’s on the 16th down at Damien Minton Gallery in Redfern. See you there, whooo! THE UNITED NATIONS OF CUPCO 100 international artists received a felt template of a Cupco Doll from Luke Temby/CUPCO. Come and see the 70 [...]

we’re all groucho – the sixty40 social

15 October, 2008 (12:59) | other |

two weeks ago we held the first ever Sixty40 Social, to celebrate turning 8 years old. It was upstairs at the world bar and had a Groucho Marx theme. Masks were worn, chocolate cigars were smoked, cake was eaten, booze was consumed and good times were had. here’s to 8 more and thanks to everyone [...]

The Future Of Wallpaper

10 September, 2008 (10:51) | other | No comments

10 x 3 meter wallpaper for an attic space. A bamboo forest in anaglyphic 3d. At the very least, it’s a massive, abstract, beautiful image… at the best, you’ll be able to put on the Red-Blue Glasses and listen to your mind go pop. 

SPAA Fringe Promo Film

5 September, 2008 (14:21) | character, other, promo | No comments

We’ve just finished the SPAA Fringe Festival 2008 promo film. It features a puppet, made by Sixty40, and in the likeness of Mark. 

“Spider Monkey”

20 August, 2008 (16:33) | character, other, promo | No comments

Sixty40 is in the middle of making a promo for the SPAA Fringe. In the film, the main character walks past a poster for a movie, the type of which he hates. That movie is “Spider Monkey”.

Uprock Tours the World : Cuprock

17 July, 2008 (11:37) | other | No comments

A couple of years ago, Matt and Mark MC’d a burlesque tour around Australia. Dressed like classic Barnum and Bailey era circus hosts, they enthralled some frightened audiences with bad jokes and some even worse magic tricks. One of the best dancers from the tour, Andy Uprock, has been doing some pretty inventive street art [...]