We are sure most of you seen this. But we really like it, its a nice clean animation for the Beatles on the Apple iTunes store.
Found via the Apple website
The new Tintin movie really pushes the boundaries of computer animation and 3D special effects, but we really love this graphic intro by James Curran. The unofficial title sequence features scenes from each of the 24 books. An excellent use of colour and smooth animation throughout it is well worth a look.
Say hello to our new design studio mate. I think we have just named him Frank.
Huge thanks to Lisa and all at Inkygoodness. We will give him a good home.
How do you revitalise a business without completely rebuilding it from the bottom up? Yep, a rebrand and luckily for us, TBS is around to give you the perfect example.
You’d be forgiven for not knowing exactly who we’re talking about. If we say an American TV channel famed for sitcom reruns and comedy movies hopefully it becomes clearer.
TBS’s ‘smile’ logo has been in use since 2004 but while the TV network has become a powerhouse of success, it seems their branding wasn’t quite keeping up with the times. Cue Ferroconcrete, a Los Angeles based branding and design agency.
They’ve taken the existing smile logo and morphed it into an animated brand identity with ‘mega personality’. Ferroconcrete credit the new smile logo with an ‘arsenal of expressions and gestures”. Apparently, “he waves, jumps, and bows as he charms, goofs and mimics’. Twinned with a vibrant colour range the result is a bold, fresh brand identity that really communicates what TBS is about.
Ferroncrete also know that no top notch rebrand would be complete without a full complement of makeover tools. Integrating a new typeface, ‘Katarine’, gives the new brand a friendly accessibility combined with a contemporary feel. The overall effect is a huge personality – it’s fun, entertaining and stylish.
But enough about what we think – check out the article here: http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/funny_smile.php
Really great article about the Creative process and the generation and execution of ideas. There are interviews and videos from the fore-runners in creative fields. Such people as, Daniel Pink who talks about The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Steve Jobs: Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last and Michael Wolff, one of the foremost brand designers in the world Don’t Overvalue Your Experience.
Found via the website: http://the99percent.com
A really nice motion graphics piece by Misha Shyukin. This is a fantastic created for graduation, haunting and very well executed.
Check out the Vimeo channel for some more great videos: http://vimeo.com/shyukin
Found via the website: http://www.zeutch.com
These are simple screengrabs from a Carl Burgess short created for Nike. Carl was asked to artistically interpret the exhilaration of running. It makes for a really interesting, experimental piece. The speed of the animation represents the speed of the run, which was captured using Nike+ tech.
Great video and worth checking out here: http://www.nowness.com/
Pretty interesting animation / illustration about the complexities of language. It discusses why we feel more comfortable being indirect when there is no uncertainty about what we really mean. This animation is from the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts), check out their website for further information about what they do, and more animations.
The RSA website can be found here: http://www.thersa.org
Found via: http://thedailywh.at
One of our New Year Resolutions was to become more social.
Year of the Rabbit by Frater films. Frater is Benji Davies and Jim Field, who create work for promos, short films and commercials. This short is a very graphic piece, black and white throughout, with plenty of humour. Check out some more of their animations on their website and Vimeo channel.
A short film by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The duo were contracted to shoot the winter 2011 Balmain campaign starring Kate Moss. They set up hidden cameras to capture what happened on set. This dark and surreal animation is the outcome, set to the song Everglade by Antony and the Johnsons. The short premiered on ‘Nowness’. For more background information on this shoot visit the website: www.nowness.com
Really nice Motion Graphics piece by Adam Gault and Stefanie Augustine. A dark animation, with great quality design from both a graphics and sound point of view. This is a personal project and the sound design just like the graphics is dark and perfectly crafted.
‘Simple and subtle metaphors that would give the speech context and create evocative compositions without trying to add meaning.’
The whole animation is really fluid and just shows the real power of After Effects as a motion graphics package for animation.
Found via the web site http://motionographer.com/
A pretty funny advert. Nice simple viral advertising piece for Millimetres Matter. Get tiny pies, get a tiny catapult and attack some tiny insects.
This motion graphics animation was created to persuade Californians to vote yes on proposition 19. The state of California may be making the sale and taxation of cannabis legal. In times of recession and great debt on the economy many states and countries start to look for extra ways of taxing the population. By designing these new tax routes they hope to reduce their debt. Is this really a good idea or simply a reaction to debt which they can not see any other way of getting out of. Would the Government of the United Kingdom ever take such measures, how would this affect people in Birmingham?
It is a very nice motion graphics piece with plenty of nice design throughout. This graphics piece was created by the design studio I shot Him Because I loved Him, Damn Him. They are a San Francisco based design agency, check out their web site here: http://ishothim.com
Hipster Hitler. Brilliant comic strip featuring Hitler as a hip wanna be graphic designer check out their website http://hipsterhitler.com/
Some really nice animated graffiti. Love the geometric triangles! Check out the animated versions here: http://kronikle.kidrobot.com
35mm. 35 movies in 2minutes. We spotted a few but not all of them.
Like this pretty random animation by Jack Cunningham.
An animated short by Tiny Inventions, about a couple on holiday in San Francisco , when they meet a man they believe is the Zodiac Killer.