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.
Created with a combination of keyframe animation and dynamics by a small team at the Mill+, this inventive and pristinely rendered title sequence provided the centerpiece for the 2014 D&AD awards handed out earlier this week. Director Nils Kloth: “Every year the D&AD titles are a fantastic opportunity for us to [Read more]
California creative director Ash Thorp and Toronto filmmaker/musician Anthony Scott Burns stretch the opening titles for OFFF Barcelona 2014 out to a full 12 minutes of moody mystery complete with dark and riveting sound track by Pilotpriest (aka Anthony Scott Burns). Produced by Topix. [Read more]
FITC Toronto launched its lucky 13th edition last weekend with this visceral title sequence directed by local talent Ron Gervais and David Greene (Iamstatic) working with the animation and VFX crew from Topix. [Read more]