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.

 

September 7th, 2011
Chipotle Mexican Grill

We posted work by Johnny Kelly on here before, like this one and this. We really like this animation he did for Chipotle Mexican Grill. The film tells the story of how a farmer turned his farm industrial. He no longer cares for the animals and has become motivated by money. The film features a special recording by Willie Nelson of Coldplays The Scientest. As the track says were going back to the start so does the farmer, he gets rid of the industrial machinery from his farm, and begins to take care of his animals once again.

Like a lot of Kellys work the colours are bright and playful and there is a lot of humor in the clip, but this underlines the serious message of industrialization. Kelly began his career in Dublin, Ireland, before moving to the UK.

The Nelson track is available to download and all the proceeds go to Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, which is committed to helping create a sustainable food supply and to raising awareness concerning food issues.

Via the Creative Review website

 

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

 

March 4th, 2011
Language as a Window into Human Nature. Animation

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

 

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

 

January 24th, 2011
The Alphabet. Motion Graphics

The Alphabet from n9ve on Vimeo.

A great animation by n9ve. Really nice smooth animation, check out more on his Vimeo channel here: http://vimeo.com/n9v

Found via the website: http://thedailywh.at