Crossroads Gets Fantastical With Gnarls Barkley’s Mystery Man
Crossroads’ directorial duo Walter Robot’s dynamic and inventive visual style is the driving force behind a trio of uniquely inspired music videos for Grammy award-winning recording artists Gnarls Barkley, French-born DJ Vitalic, and Death Cab For Cutie.
For the Gnarls Barkley track Mystery Man Walter Robot has created rudimentary 2D doodles and placed them in a 3D world. A superhero flies his way across a pen and ink metropolis battling an out of control ego monster while an animated version of the enigmatic duo known as Gnarls Barkley perform on a cartoon rooftop.
Founded in 1989, Crossroads is a multimedia and content creation firm that offers a clear vision, innovative leadership, and unparalleled reach into the entertainment talent pool. With headquarters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and an affiliate office in Toronto, Crossroads has six divisions: Film, Television, Commercials, Music Videos, New Media, and Creative Services.
Artist: Gnarls Barkley
Spot Title: “Mystery Man”
Air Date: January 2009
Prod Company: Merge @ Crossroads
Director: Walter Robot
Animation: Walter Robot
Original Artwork: Bill Barminski
EP: Joe Uliano
Producer: Walter Robot