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Brikk Reclaims the Kitchen for Wolf

The Stockholm directing team of Björn Johansson, Josef Andersson and Samuel Fastpack (aka Brikk) elevate this online film for Wolf ranges into an engaging argument for cooking at home with copious amounts of foodie typography, snappy stop-motion and clean geometric compositions. [Watch]

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Art&Graft: Boomerang Global Rebrand

London motion design studio Art&Graft unleash a torrent of frenetic, isometric fun for Boomerang, Turner Broadcasting’s cartoon classic network with an eye to “re-align the branding across territories and create a complementary channel to Cartoon Network, whilst establishing its own identity & personality.” [Watch]

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Matt Simmonds and Weareseventeen Spark The Telegraph

Handsome piece of geometric abstraction representing “creativity fused with data insight” directed by Matt Simmonds, CD of ?lm and moving image at the Telegraph Media Group in London, with design direction/animation handled by Weareseventeen and audio from Zelig. [Watch]

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Polynoid + Woodblock for Rob Clouth “Islands of Glass”

Polynoid director Jan Bitzer admits he chose to render the video for “Islands of Glass” from Barcelona’s Rob Clouth as a laser installation in a physics lab simply because “that’s what it sounded like.”
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Impactist Wraps “Wilfred” for FXX

The fourth and final season of Wilfred (the offbeat dark comedy starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann) moved to FXX in 2014 complete with this appropriately surreal and irreverent broadcast package from Portland’s favorite musical motion design couple Kelly Meador and Daniel Elwing (aka Impactist). [Watch]

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Trumpeter Swan “Scout’s Honor” from Jeremy Phillips

Full on collision of vintage photographs, futurist motion design and general enigmatic mixed media in this music video directed and edited by Jeremy Phillips with graphics by Tara Clune, JungWoo Lee, and Phillips for “Scout’s Honor” from the New York music project known as Trumpeter Swan. [Watch]

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FITC Tokyo 2015 Opens with a Glitch or Two

FITC Tokyo 2015 opened with this complex, dense and hypnotic piece of chaos created by a collaboration of designers, typographers, animators, programmers and musicians spanning three timezones to “contrast the harmonies of traditional Japanese culture against the backdrop and sensory overload of present-day Tokyo.” [Watch]

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Edouard Salier and Digital District Invade “HABANA”

French director/graphic artist/designer/photographer Edouard Salier imagines a near-future Havana occupied by foreign forces and on the edge of civil war in his festival hit “HABANA,” a black and white short made all the more convincing with seamless VFX by Paris powerhouse Digital District. [Watch]

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Hand-drawn Hands of Time: Philip Stein “Technology”

Whether you’re down with the concept of Natural Frequency Technology or not, you have to admit this beautifully drafted treatment by Mill+ animation directors Kwok Fung Lam and Ivo Sousa for Philip Stein watches and bracelets is a refreshing departure from standard motion graphic explainer videos. [Watch]

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Birthday Gifs: Eran Mendel Unleashes “The Rimons”

Let’s end the week with a counterpoint to huge Super Bowl spots: a zero-budget personal project from Israeli illustrator/animator/character designer Eran Mendel built from a series of rockin’ animated loops. [Watch]

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Parallel Teeth vs Randa “Rangers”

Strange Beast director/animator/illustrator Parallel Teeth (aka Robert Wallace) cranks the nerd-pop factor way up for young nerd-pop phenom/beatmaker/rapper and fellow Kiwi Randa. [Watch]

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Stash Interview: Michael Frei on “Plug & Play”

On Feb 2nd Swiss animator Michael Frei released the Plug & Play game for iPad and iPhone based on his multi-award winning animated short of the same name. Stash catches up with Michael, to find out more about the charming, quirky, minimalist six-minute film and how it came to be: [Watch]

BassAwards Call for Entries 2015

Weareseventeen and Echoic Audio launch the 2015 BassAwards Call for Entries which means it’s time to submit your best motion work before early entry discounts end on Feb 24. [Watch]

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Robertson, Dixon and Dower: “Simpsons Pixels”

This planet’s fascination with pixel art continues uninterrupted with this manic tribute to the “The Simpsons” opening from the all-Australian team of pixel artist/animator Paul Robertson, animator/pixel artist/illustrator/game maker Ivan Dixon, and sound and visual artist Jeremy Dower. [Watch]

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