I love this animated video by Parallel Studio. They explain the idea: “We created and directed a video about unsatisfying situations: the frustrating, annoying, disappointing little things of everyday life, that are so painful to live or even to watch.” Oh yes, I agree!!
This is the song “Are you lost in the world like me?” by Moby & the Void Pacific Choir. While I am not too crazy about the song, I find the video amazing! Created by Steve Cutts, a London-based illustrator and animator.
Moby himself says: “The video Steve Cutts made for ‘Are you lost in the world like me?’ is without question one of the best videos that’s ever been made for one of my songs.”
So many issues about our obsession with technology and social media, given with a “retro Mickey Mouse” style.
Just discovered Jeff Rogers, a New York City-based designer and letterer. He has a very distinct style of lettering which I love! He uses a combination of hand-drawn and digital techniques depending on the project, while having a very broad range of styles in his work.
He usually begins with pencil sketches and then, often, moves on to the computer to make vector outlines and add texture and color. In other cases he draws or paints by hand, creating a beautiful retro style reminiscent of vintage painted signage. He also plays around with sculpted letterforms by creating three-dimensional handmade letters.
Also, really amazing work with the GIF animations!
A cute little typo animation created for an international label and package printing event by Matthew Buchanan, a designer and typographer from New Zealand.
Yesterday, we watched the excellent animated film “The Red Turtle” together with the kids, shown as part of the Athens International Film Festival.
The film tells the story of a man washed up on a deserted island populated only by turtles and crabs. Everything changes when, in an effort to escape the island, he meets a red turtle. It’s a really great film, for both adults and kids. It has no dialogues but that was no problem, it was actually a plus for our youngest daughter. The film touches on all the major life stages: life, death, rebirth, family. The direction, the animation and the watercolors are magical. The film is a co-production of the famous Studio Ghibli (of Totoro) and directed by Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit.
Make sure not to miss it!
If all animals became round overnight, would their daily life still run that smoothly? This was the question the Swiss-German directing duo, Kyra Buschor and Constantin Peplos, were dealing with whilst working on the concept for the world of “Rollin’ Wild”, which originaly started as a series of four very funny clips. After the successful response, they promised to continue the series.
(thank you Alexandra!)
Look-See is a great little animation by Something Savage, the Brooklyn based creative studio of Daniel Savage. This short film, which is a personal project of Savage, shows a robot character that plays around with geometry and shapes in a monochromatic world. Very lovely illustrated and executed.