Elastic and Antibody: MTV Video Music Awards 2014

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At first glance, Patrick Clair‘s tasteful, minimalist and dark aesthetic seems a strange design choice for programming as crass and loud as the MTV Video Music Awards, but the contrast between packaging and content is just what this show needed to keep it from spiraling into a rabbit hole of hubris and inanity.

The title’s circular forms extended into the show content as they “exploded into vibrant, crazy generative turbines of color, form and movement – each a unique sculptural signature of the video they represent.”

Antibody and Elastic handled the design for the show’s branding and broadcast design. [Read more]

Dyrdee: The Four Seasons of Nickelodeon

Dyrdee in Berlin just dropped us the full version of their fresh, fun and fluid animated Seasonal Art Idents for Nickelodeon (above) which they hinted at in their recent Nick rebrand montage (below).

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Frame Brings the Balls for Superliga

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Just when we were sure we’d seen enough football advertising to last a lifetime, director Anders Schroder and the Frame team in Copenhagen hit us with this carefully choreographed matrix of CG fun to promo the Superliga (Danish soccer league) broadcasts on TV3 Sport/Viasat. [Read more]

Imaginary Forces Opens “Manhattan”

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Imaginary Forces‘ directors Dan Gregoras and Jeremy Cox keep the pallet minimal and the details intriguing in the title sequence for the new WGN original series “Manhattan.” Set in Los Alamos, NM, in 1943, the show “chronicles the lives and families of the scientists building the world’s deadliest weapon, and exposes a world full of secrets and consequences.” [Read more]

Method Design and Danny Yount for FX Network’s “Tyrant”

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The Method Design team in New York twist classical Middle Eastern architecture into a hyper-detailed and carefully lit 3D broadcast promo toolkit designed by Danny Yount and Prodigal Pictures for FX Network’s new drama “Tyrant.”

According to Method: “The abstract frames will allow for the addition of text elements and a set of transitional elements were also provided. The artists paid particular attention to creating a detailed version of the logo treatment which is revealed front and center. The Method crew’s toolkit included Maya, V-Ray and Nuke.” [Read more]

DixonBaxi Loves Sony TV Latin-America

London branding powerhouse DixonBaxi just launched their new site with a slew of new work including this punchy broadcast redesign for Sony TV across Latin-America anchored by clean typography, flat graphics and sleek CG. [Read more]