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Thursday, May 07, 2009


I've some very busy days lately... and traveled way too much.

Update: Hey, Pixar will open a second studio in Vancouver. Nice, good choice... ;) Here are btw some pics of my personal Vancouver history...

Photos: Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive

Sorry for the lack of quality of the photos.


  1. Excellent work as always man, fantastoc colour and design

  2. Coool works as usual! the busy time should pay attention to health, my friend :-)

  3. Wow, what a different take on the scary shark-based character. Awesome!!! Love it!!!

  4. Great character Florian! I love your "brush of style"...ah, welcome to Florence, I am a former student of the school Nemo NT, see you there May 20 ;)

  5. your production is incredible. You work as your art: quickly, fine, awesome and perfect! Gimme your secret my friend !
    PS: Lucky Chicken feels good in my studio

  6. i love it! i love those forms and those designs! really great!

    thanks for sharing them!

  7. Wow, great! Interesting photos! Florian, thanks!

  8. Man I love your work. so awesome!!

  9. Galvin, big thanks! :)

    Su! I take care of myself, twice-pledged ;) .. thanks!

    Dominic! :) Thank YOU!

    Monkey, big thanks, too!! :) I'm glad to hear that you like that sharky critter.

    Ideo, thanks for stopping by and double thanks for your ongoing comments, here.

    Francesco - thanks and I'm looking forward to meeting you...

    Achdé! I'm flattered. Hope Lucky Duck carries himself well at you studio! :)

    Leandro! Thanks again! It's really great to see you here so often.

    Gulzar, :) THANK YOU!!

    Max, you're welcome :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Jason, thanks! Btw, stopped at you blog recently... very cool, indeed!