• Glass Fin: Coca Cola Collector Fair 2014

    You don’t have to be a Coke geek to appreciate this frenetic and vibrant work for the 4th Annual Malaysian Coca Cola Collector Fair by local design/animation/VFX house Glass Fin featuring bottles from 1899 to 2007: “We decided to give it a Malaysian theme which can be distinguished in its patterns. We have [Read more]

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Zeitguised: Mouse on Mars “Cream Theme”

Epileptics beware, Zeitguised push motion capture to the edges of recognition in this lobe-lashing chroma-cacophony for “Cream Theme” from veteran German electro-duo Mouse on Mars accompanied only by this enigmatic caption, “Escapism is freedom if claimed by a subject – it can not be consumed.” [Read more]

Star Wars to the Life of Pi: Every VFX Oscar Winner

Some of you may remember when Star Wars (aka John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune and Robert Blalack) won the very first “Best Visual Effects” Oscar back in 1977 but I challenge anyone to list all the winners since. Enter Chicago native and montage master Nelson Carvajal with his latest [Read more]

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Universal Everything: “Walking City”

Matt Pyke and Universal Everything invite you to spend seven hypnotic minutes with their “slowly evolving video sculpture” called Walking City, a fusion of architecture, evolution and movement “referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram” who, according to Wikipedia, “was an avant-garde [Read more]

Peanuts Before Kick Off: Passion Pictures for MetLife

Schroeder’s gentle rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from director Dan Sumich and the Passion Pictures crew, which ran just before the kick off on Sunday, provided a welcome quiet moment amongst the spectacle and manufactured sentiment of Super Bowl XLVIII.

Agency creative director Ari Merkin: “Dan and the animation team at Passion Pictures were honored to work with the iconic Peanuts characters and knew the importance of staying true to their heritage – maintaining their recognizable hand drawn aesthetic, subtleties of movement, and personality. The brilliant team at Absolute Post London handled the compositing and color grade, beautifully integrating the 2D animation into the live action environments”. [Read more]

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Super Bowl Winner: Audi “Doberhuahau”

Biscuit director Noam Murro and a crew of 50+ artists and producers from The Mill clean up at the Big Game with 60 seconds of funny/creepy puppy strangeness in this out of character clip for Audi thru Venables Bell & Partners. [Read more]

Tigrelab: James Blunt “Blue on Blue”

Barcelona’s Tigrelab nudge the lyric video genre forward by interpreting the melancholy of “Blue on Blue” from James Blunt’s latest album Moon Landing thru the cold detachment of technical schematics. [Read more]

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Time Based Arts Jumps the Shark/Buffalo/Rocket for Vodafone

London’s Time Based Arts (founded in 2009 by Flame artists Mike Skrgatic and James Allen) prove once again that big VFX no longer have to come from big shops. Check the evidence: this ambitious and wonder-filled 90-second adventure created in four months at TBA’s Shoreditch studio for Vodafone directed by [Read more]

Leo Burnett and the Official Font of Lisbon

In what I suspect is a typographic first, Leo Burnett Lisboa crafts the official font of their hometown by deconstructing and reassembling the electrical wires of the city’s famous tram system. Created with the support of the Lisbon City Council, LX Type can be downloaded free here – with additional interactive features, so you can try out the font and find locations associated with each letter “transforming words into spontaneous and personalized guides to the city.” [Read more]