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.

 

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

 

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

 

March 17th, 2011
A nice story

Found via the website: http://helloyoucreatives.com

 

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 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 20th, 2011
Everglade. Animation

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

 

January 16th, 2011
A Quick Guide To New Routines. Motion Graphic

A Quick Guide To New Routines from Peter Mayer on Vimeo.

Part of a Diploma project by Peter Mayer, and added to Vimeo over a year ago, I only recently came across this really nice motion graphics animation. The animation is entitled ‘A Quick Guide To New Routines’, narrated beautifully it tells us nice ways of coming up with new ways of thinking. Two great examples of how we can think about projects from a different angle. Many design agencies would do good to watch this little motion piece.

Found via the website: www.partfaliaz.com

 

January 11th, 2011
Intel. Motion Graphics

Pretty nice motion graphics piece for Intel, called The Chase.

Found via the website: 9gag

 

January 9th, 2011
Lego. Stop motion graphics

Really fun and kind of dark stop motion graphics piece for lego, titled The Brick Thief. The advert asks people to visit the Lego Click website, where there is other short films for viewing.

 

December 30th, 2010
The Water Cycle.

Nice little motion graphics piece by Binalogue. They directed, designed, and developed this motion-graphics piece for Canal Isabel II, the company in charge of Madrid’s water supply.

Check out more of their graphic design and motion graphics on their website here: http://www.binalogue.com