June 29th, 2012
New logo design for British Gymnastics

We really like the new logo design for British Gymnastics. Using bright bold colourful graphics the swirls track the motion of a gymnast.
There is also a video that accompanies the logo design, check it out on our facebook page.

Via the Creative Review website

And strangely enough in the comments someone has linked to this website, the go to wall for in-situ visuals.

 

December 21st, 2011
The Beatles & Apple

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

 

October 18th, 2011
Tintin.

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.

 

July 18th, 2011
Motion Graphics

Really great Motion Graphics piece by Patrick Clair.

An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code.

 

July 12th, 2011
Motion Graphics

Very nice graphics piece by Adam Grabowski. Created for a motion graphics showcase at the School of Visual Arts, in this clip Adam pays homage to the early days of the moving image. How? By creating animation machines from everyday household items.

Found via the website: http://www.zillamag.com

 

May 30th, 2011
Smile! You’re on TBS!

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

 

May 16th, 2011
Motion Graphics

Very nice motion graphics piece by Physalia. They are a motion-graphics and visual effects studio based in Barcelona, producing some really cool graphics. We love it and it certainly fits in line with the “Happy” theme!

Physalia have also worked with some big name brands including MTV, VW and Seat. Check out their website for more great work: http://physaliastudio.com/

Found via the website: http://uk.gizmodo.com

 

May 9th, 2011
Motion Graphics.

We really love this new advert for the Bacardi brand by Johnny Kelly. He has worked with some big brand names in the past, including Google, which we posted on here before.

The concept of this advert is to encourage people to ditch technology and get together over a drink or two. We just love this, the music, the voice-over it just works together so well. Looking forward to see what he produces for other brands!

Via the website: http://alwaysreadthesmallprint.com

 

April 28th, 2011
Motion Graphics. Phone Evolution

Everyone remembers their first mobile phone fondly. It is very easy to forget just how far we have come in a relatively short period of time. In this video Vodaphone uses some great 3D projection techniques to illustrate the evolution of mobile phones. From the huge brick phones through to the small smart phone that does everything.

This was my first phone. The Mitsubishi Trium Geo! It was a sturdy build, I lost count the amount of times it dropped… and once I threw it like a Frisbee, it never broke!

 

April 25th, 2011
Dark Matters

Pretty interesting clip, using analogue techniques to achieve digital effects. Dark Matters created this simply using strings and nails.

Find out more about Dark Matters on their website: http://www.darkmatters.dk/
Found via the website: http://www.changethethought.com/

 

March 22nd, 2011
Beyond the Brink

We have just been invited to a screening of “Beyond the Brink” by Ross Harrison. It will take place tomorrow night in The Gallery at The Custard Factory. You can check out more of Ross’s videos on his Vimeo channel here: http://vimeo.com/raharrison/videos

 

March 14th, 2011
Shyscapes. Motion Graphics

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

 

March 13th, 2011
Carl Burgess

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/

 

March 7th, 2011
Alphabloks. Motion Graphics

ALPHABLOKS – Motion Typography from Colin Evoy Sebestyen on Vimeo.

Pretty cool motion graphic animation by Colin Evoy Sebestyen. He left a nice explanation of this piece on his Vimeo channel.

For more of his motion graphic work check out his vimeo channel: http://vimeo.com/movecraft

Found via the website: http://blog.hellopanos.co.uk

 

February 23rd, 2011
United Kingdom explained. Motion graphics

Nice info graphics explaining the Difference between the United Kingdom and England. This graphics piece is by C.G.P Grey.

Found via the 9gag web site: http://9gag.com/gag/78438/

Check out more facts about countries on his web site at: http://blog.cgpgrey.com

 

February 14th, 2011
Everything is a Remix Part2

Everything is a Remix Part 2 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Part 2 of Everything is a Remix.

 

February 12th, 2011
Everything is a Remix

Kirby Ferguson produced this short film entitled Everything is a Remix. There are some really interesting facts throughout, the connection between Led Zeppelin and William Burroughs being just one.

Is graphic design a remix? There is certainly a lot of ideas and different styles which recur again and again. The graphic design style of the Russian Constructivist was one such movement which seems to resurface every few years. I previously did a lot of research into this re-emergince of Constructivist graphics which you can read here: http://www.stripeyhorsecreative.co.uk

For more information on Everything is a Remix project head over to the website: http://www.everythingisaremix.info/

 

February 11th, 2011
Year of the Rabbit. Animation

Year of the Rabbit from Frater on Vimeo.

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.

http://vimeo.com/frater

http://www.fraterfilms.com

 

February 8th, 2011
What We Learned. Motion graphics

What We Learned from LEGWORK on Vimeo.

Love this motion graphic piece by Legwork. They are a full service graphic design agency, creating motion graphics, websites and print. Their website is well worth a look, some really great and interesting projects on there.

Check out more of their work on the website, which is pretty cool too: http://legworkstudio.com/

Found via the website: http://www.changethethought.com

 

January 28th, 2011
Flying Paint. Motion graphics

floating from floating on Vimeo.

Really great video shot in highspeed of flying paint. Very graphic piece