FITC Tokyo 2015 opened with this complex, dense and hypnotic piece of chaos created by a collaboration of designers, typographers, animators, programmers and musicians spanning three timezones to “contrast the harmonies of traditional Japanese culture against the backdrop and sensory overload of present-day Tokyo.” [Read more]
Refreshing take on the design event title sequence from director Derrick Pitts and the crew at Johannesburg creative agency Monarchy to open PromaxBDA Africa. So many fun/bizarre/random ultra-short bursts of design packed into 70 seconds all held together by the cinematography and surgical edit by Jean-Yves Martin. [Read more]
Fabrice Le Nezet and Jules Janaud (aka Mill+ directing collective Bif) launched the Playgrounds Festival 2014 last week with this title sequence reflecting the organizers’ wish “for something experimental, eclectic and artistic.” [Read more]
By the looks of the trailer, typography fans and design nerds alike should find lots to love in the new “Sign Painters” doc directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon “showcasing the past, present and future of the hand painted sign in the USA.”
The film looks into the process and personalities of both industry legends and rising stars including Keith Knecht, Bob Dewhurst, Ira Coyne, Gary Martin and NY’s Colossal Media and is now available for rental/purchase online or community-driven screenings.
Enter discount code “typography” to take $1 off any version of the film purchased. [Read more]
The annual AICP ad orgy in NY is a classy, multi-day affair inducting exceptional TV spots and other branded motion work into MOMA’s permanent collection.
The 2014 Next Awards Show open (above) created by Trollbäck + Company and the AICP Sponsor Reel (below) by Venice VFX studio The Mission both reflect the upscale and creative nature of the audience while taking very divergent approaches to tone and technique:
T+Co’s open included seven screens, generative coding, live-action and traditional 2D/3D animation complemented by five LED cubes and an LED curtain surrounding the main projection screen. The mission on the other hand takes a straight up CG approach, crafting a surreal, elegant and minimalist piece from Maya, Mudbox, Zbrush, Flame, Adobe CC and V-Ray.