The Kruk’s of it: ESPN “The Wild Bunch”

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You don’t have to like the Phillies, baseball or even sports to appreciate the draftsmanship, character work and story-telling from Mixtape Club in this episode of ESPN’s #NotPictured docu-series featuring former MLB all-star John Kruk. [Read more]

Getting War Right: “Chosin: Baptized by Fire”


Can a four-minute animated film capture and convey the intimate horrors and dark heroism of war? According to US veterans who’ve seen the film and the two marines who helped co-produce it, “Chosin: Baptized by Fire” proves you can. [Read more]

Tony the Tiger is Back! Sort of.

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Based on a sketch by Leo Burnett art director Eugene Kolkey, Tony the Tiger hit grocery stores and the airwaves in 1951 and has since helped kids with all sorts of problems. Now, hoping to attract an older demo, Tony tackles work-related ageism with a 43-year old named Candy who admits, “she ain’t no spring chicken.” [Read more]

Freeview Play Branding and Launch Spot

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UK digital television platform Freeview (a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Sky, and Channel 4), is turning heads this week with sleek and vibrant branding from DixonBaxi and an ambitious two-minute animated spot co-directed by Sam Taylor and Bjorn-Erik Aschim at The Line and Sam Brown at Rogue. [Read more]

The MTV ID’s Killed by Lawyers


Let’s say you’re a giant international media brand and you ask a design/animation studio to create IDs that “make fun of some pop icons.” And let’s say that studio nails it. Delivers in frickin’ spades. What could possibly go wrong? [Read more]

Crowd Meets Physics: Hilarity Ensues

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When VFX artist Dave Fothergill released “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” last year, the world suddenly realized 3D crowd dynamics could create more than rampaging hordes of Orcs and zombies: it could be funny. [Read more]