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Gretel Rebrands mun2 “With a Foot in Both Worlds”

New York design house Gretel rebrands US broadcaster mun2 with a bold, relentless energy “setting firm but flexible guidelines for everything from logo usage, talent photography, iconography, typesetting and animation style.” [Watch]

Preview Stash 107: Released this Week

Issue 107 adds another 1.5 hours of inspiration and insight to the Stash Permanent Collection of over 4,000 outstanding animation, VFX and motion design projects including behind the scenes features and exclusive interviews with the talent behind the brilliance. [Watch]

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Physalia “Letris” Open for Reset TV

Reset TV claims their “Letris” formatted TV product “combines the intensity and strategy of Scrabble and the excitement and quick pace of Tetris.” Hmm, not sure I’ll be watching anytime soon but the frenetic CG title sequence by Physalia ranks as possibly the coolest game show open ever. [Watch]

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Lumbre: Fox Sports “Beauty in Strength”

Buenos Aires motion studio Lumbre just finished their first project for FOX Sports USA: This hardcore launch spot and toolkit for the 20th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” featuring 16 female fighters all shot on location in Vegas. [Watch]

ManvsMachine Film4 Rebrand “Making Of”

Although best known for their striking 3D animated work, London’s ManvsMachine rebrand the film domain of UK broadcaster Channel 4 with an intriguing mix of live action, stop motion (the logo) and digital post production (provided by Analog).

MvsM say they developed “a contemporary take on a classic film strip / projector effect… to give the package a visual signature beyond the logo.

“The idents see the technique applied to cinematic live action compositions, presenting the Film4 logo in various locations. Each location/scene carefully crafted to elicit a variety of different moods.

“Idents begin ambiguously before seamlessly branching off into one of three possible endings, making minimal adjustments to shift the mood dramatically.”

Watch the finished IDs with all three of their alternate endings:


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Elastic and Antibody: MTV Video Music Awards 2014

At first glance, Patrick Clair‘s tasteful, minimalist and dark aesthetic seems a strange design choice for programming as crass and loud as the MTV Video Music Awards, but the contrast between packaging and content is just what this show needed to keep it from spiraling into a rabbit hole of hubris and inanity.

The title’s circular forms extended into the show content as they “exploded into vibrant, crazy generative turbines of color, form and movement – each a unique sculptural signature of the video they represent.”

Antibody and Elastic handled the design for the show’s branding and broadcast design. [Watch]