Robert Löbel graduated in 2012 with a degree in illustration and graphic design from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences where he created this clever and breezy animated short as his graduation project. Full of innovative low-key gags rendered in a muted palette and held together with sound design by David Kamp, [Read more]
Greek designer/director/animator/artist Constantinos Chaidalis (who also works as a motion designer for mad.tv and at nomint.gr) just sent us this minimalist short based on his striking collage series. From Chaidalis’ site: “Sophomore: The term comes from Greek σόφισμα (sophisma), ‘acquired skill, clever device, method’ The [Read more]
London’s weareseventeen on their new on-air re-design for BT: “Previously known as BT Vision, the decision was taken to align the platform with the corporate identity; naming it simply ‘BT’ and using a refreshed version of their established logo to brand the service.
“Rather than simply using the marque as a badge, we looked to create a system where the logo itself evolves and transforms to become a fundamental device within which exists an entire world of intriguing and compelling entertainment.
“The variety of programming moods and themes are all evoked in the abstract action that takes place within the transformed logo. Combined with a color-coded genre branding system, every part of the package is versatile enough to work across any programming category whatever the tone.” [Read more]
Following his innovative pieces for Bjork and Sigur Ros, LA visual-force-of-nature Andrew Thomas Huang scans Thom Yorke and works him into a pulsing world of miniatures and 3D all assembled at the BlinkInk studio in London using custom VFX tools written for the project. Check the BTS video for insights on the [Read more]
Bridging the gap between the arts and sciences, director/animator Xiangjun Shi is a double major in Physics at Brown University and animation at Rhode Island School of Design. Her short film “Why Do I Study Physics?” is a manifold work that is both a graduation project from RISD and a science communication project to Brown, and most recently a Jury Award winner at NYC ACM SIGGRAPH MetroCAF 2013. [Read more]
This Tuesday morning mind-melter comes courtesy of Milan-based design studio Ditroit for the new art book SansSouci. The book features work from over 40 contemporary artists and according to Ditroit, “the theme of this first edition is the ‘bestiary’ and the exorcism of human ancestral fears through [Read more]
Until recently, the studio was your studio. No matter how many mood boards or inspiring phrases you’d tack to a corkboard, it was still the same four walls. Wacom wanted to help artists break out of their studios and explore and create out in the world. The answer? The Cintiq Companion and Cintiq Companion Hybrid. [Read more]
Since meeting at the Forsberg School of Design and subsequently forming a punk band, the Swedish design and directing duo of John Artur and Johan Toorell (aka Bold Faces) have expanded beyond branding assignments for their native TV channels into spots and music videos for everyone from Samsung and Canal+ to [Read more]