Incredible stop-motion shorts. Just completed his first feature-length film "Mary and Max." It's wonderful.
Wonderful, simple designer. You've probably seen his stuff all over and don't know it. Now Twitter's got him, hired on as their Creative Director in 2009.
Designing with Web Standards is an important book on current web design.
The guy who gave me the inspiration for adding a page of inspiration. Although he doesn't do this anymore.
My good friends at Screen Novelties do incredible work with Stop-Motion animation.
Not very familiar with his website, but love the movies.
Naked is particularly wonderful. If you come across any of his short stories, you're in for a great ride.
Well, who doesn't like Nick Hornby?
Book Cover Designer
I love looking at book covers - this guy's the king. Try summing up a story and selling a book in one image...
I tried to keep this list to newer, notable people, so it will be a contained list. But I was looking at his photos again for inspration when discussing “15 Stories” with DP Daniel Herman, and they’re mesmerizing.
Freaks and Geeks
The one-season TV show that defines Judd Apatow and many of the best guys out there right now. Loose, natural, genuinely funny.
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Election, About Schmidt, and Sideways. Not too shabby.
New Yorker Cartoon Contest
I want to win this.
I haven't heard comparisons with Wes Anderson, but Mr. Anderson got a lot from him. Look at the opening scene from Amelie and compare to the opening of The Royal Tenebaums.
Don’t let the really stupid book covers and bad design fool you, he actually is very funny.
The guy is STILL making a movie a year. They are not all good, but some STILL are. Incredible. Watched Mighty Aphrodite again recently, I think that movie had 1 long shot per scene. If anyone knows if this is right, please let me know.
Whether you agree or not, his reviews will almost always bring a new insight into the movie.
When I read the Squid and the Whale, I thought it was one of the best scripts I’ve seen. Deceptively simple, fast-paced, very funny, squeamish drama. Was very curious how he was going to handle the movie. Loved it. Also regularly contributes to the New Yorker.
Born in my home town, Palm Springs.
Another easy, popular choice. But I'm so glad these guys get to make movies.
Before I die, I hope I get a chance to work for Pixar.