marcelina jarnuszkiewicz

I don’t often write about animated films, but when Warsaw based artist/illustrator Marcelina Jarnuszkiewicz sent me a link to Półczłowiek Półkoń / Halfman Halfhorse, I had no choice! It’s so lovely… and really weird. The illustrations are gorgeous, the story is wonderfully bizarre, and the music is perfect {I’d even venture to say that it’s a bit Wes Anderson-ish}. Essentially it’s a day-in-the-life of a horse/man… unfortunately he faces a very traumatic moment and turns to cigarettes and alcohol to steady his nerves. Hilarious, totally weird, and really really beautiful:

Oh dear… poor horse/man. Those were a few of my favorite stills, but here is the full animation in all it’s bizarre glory. Please watch… it’s so good!

comments (9)

  1. aselniczka /// 10.25.2013 /// 8:38am

    Well, that’s TOTALLY unrealistic – it’s prohibited to drink alcohol outside in Warsaw. The city guards would have made him pay fine.

    Have you ever seen work of another Warsaw born (currently living in London) artist – Marta Dlugolecka? I’m a fan 🙂

  2. the jealous curator /// 10.25.2013 /// 8:46am

    haha! maybe that’s what happens in part II ; )
    thanks for the link – i hadn’t seen marta’s work before!

  3. Andrea /// 10.25.2013 /// 3:01pm

    Really beautiful and odd, it made me feel kind of nostalgic as if I have had that experience once…..
    Thanks again and again and again, you do an amazing Job!

  4. Judi /// 10.25.2013 /// 5:05pm

    Very strange but somehow appealing!

  5. ryldberg /// 10.26.2013 /// 4:43am

    …OH MY!!!!!!! what a delightful surprise… <3

  6. the jealous curator /// 10.26.2013 /// 7:44am

    isn’t it lovely?!

  7. danielle @ this picture book life /// 10.26.2013 /// 8:07am

    Amazeland. This is so strange and beautiful.

  8. Wendy /// 11.16.2013 /// 8:49am

    So glad you posted this, touching and wonderful!

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