1stAveMachine pulls together legendary character designer Wilfrid Wood and London animation studio Red Knuckles to help FCB Inferno London and mega-publisher Pearson focus attention on how many of the planet’s biggest problems stem from the fact three quarters of a billion humans cannot read or write.
Written, directed and animated by Brazilian CG talent André Holzmeister, “Malak and the Boat” is the first in a new animated series sponsored by UNICEF thru agency 180LA called Unfairy Tales designed to highlight the trauma suffered by the youngest victims of the Syrian refugee crisis. [Read more]
Mr Binns (aka London animation director and designer Daniel Binns and a director at Bristol studio Arthur Cox) uses a complex palette and simplified character design to conjure a powerful mix of melancholy and hopefulness in this animated short from a series of interview-based films on post natal depression. [Read more]
Peter Frankfurt and the Imaginary Forces crew capture the Zeitgeist of 1970s New York for the titles of HBO’s new music business drama “Vinyl” with a visceral interpretation of the sex, drugs, fashion, hedonism and chaos that defined the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. [Read more]
No matter how complex or fragile you believe this planet to be, this data visualization from Dr. Mauro Martino at Harvard and Jianxi Gao at Northeastern University (based on a recent paper published in Nature called “Universal Resilience Patterns in Complex Networks”) will redefine your appreciation for both. [Read more]
If you’re a fan of the strange and grotesque ala Argento, Lynch, Cronenberg and Cunningham or even Sir Francis Bacon, you’ll get a jolt or two from this music video for Italian electro-duo Optogram from Milan director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro. [Read more]