‘The Beard’ by Ian Emes
An animated antidote to the hipster beard trend, offering a stark warning not to let your face fur get out of control. Best known for his clean-lined visuals on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon tour, filmmaker Ian Emes uses an appropriately scratchier look in this bizarre short. Produced directly on paper with ink-pen over many months, as the film progresses in ever wilder fashion it seems the protagonist’s relationship with his beard may not be dissimilar to that of the artist and his film.
An interview with Emes about his work: