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It’s coming together.

April 25th, 2010

Lego Fredbot rough animation from fredseibert on Vimeo.

I introduced you to Nathan Sawaya a few months ago, showed you something from his New York gallery show in March, and gave you a quick snap of his Fredbot sculpture a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the next step, shot in a hot box studio on Saturday, animated by Daisy Edwards, produced by Carrie Miller, with some critical assistance by Erik Beck.

The Lego Frebot.

April 6th, 2010

The Fredbot by Nathan Sawaya
I’ve been writing about artist Nathan Sawaya for a few weeks, telling you a that we’re working on a project together. Here’s the first look. But not the last.

Frederator Postcard Series 8.4

October 23rd, 2009

Frederator Postcards Series 8.4
Frederator Postcard Series 8.4, mailed October 23, 2009 
To me, the Fredbot (designed by Arlen Schumer, illustrated by Eugene Mattos) looks great against all this black and white.

Illustration inspired by Lorenzo Petrantoni in Newsweek.

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More Frederator postcards:

Frederator Postcards Series 1, 1998
Frederator Postcards Series 2, 1999
Frederator Postcards Series 3, 2000
Frederator Postcards Series 4, 2003
Frederator Postcards Series 5, 2004-2005
Frederator Postcards Series 6, 2007-2008
Frederator Postcards Series 7, 2008-2009
Frederator Postcards Series 8, 2009-2010
Frederator Postcards Non-series cards

Kirsten hits it out of the box.

March 26th, 2009

As promised, here’s  Kirsten Lepore’s fun take on the Fredbot. We’ll be using this at the end of our HD shows going forward. First up? Fanboy & Chum Chum. When we went HD for Ape Escape we used a temp card, but now we’re the real deal.

I’ve always liked the end tag we’ve used for the last 12 years (!) but I’m way too impatient to have gone so long without a change. Actually, now that I think about it, we’re probably going to make a bunch of completely different ones and continue rotating them randomly. It’ll be way more fun for our viewers.

The one thing that will absolutely not change is the audio logo. Optic Nerve created it for us and they did their usual amazing job; it’s one of the most distinctive pieces of its kind. All our tags will use it as a baseline.

Thanks so much to Kirsten (and Jon Kane at Optic). Here’s hoping it’s only the first thing we do together.

Etch-A-Fredbot

June 28th, 2008

Fredbot by Graham

Graham does CSS design for Next New Networks. But I know his talent is going to bring him to greater places.

Frederator Postcard Series 6.9

June 27th, 2008

Mailed out the week of June 23, 2008

Illustrated by Eugene Mattos

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Frederator Postcards Series 1, 1998
Frederator Postcards Series 2, 1999
Frederator Postcards Series 3, 2000
Frederator Postcards Series 4, 2003
Frederator Postcards Series 5, 2004-2005
Frederator Postcards Series 6, 2007-2008

A great Christmas gift.

December 20th, 2007


Elliot Cowan was kind enough to give me this wonderful gift.

Happy Holidays everyone.

My hero of the day.

November 14th, 2007

OK, so Ken Dickerman beat us to it in the cool sweepstakes. Thanks for making my day.

Papercraft Fredbot.

November 13th, 2007

Papercraft Fredbot

I don’t know what we’re going to do with this papercraft Frederator robot, by Ben Ross, but it’s going to be something incredibly cool.