An animated but brief history of retro design and technology by Kadavre Exquis.
I’m loving this frame-by-frame, animated over live action look on this X Games teaser. Over the next few months I am sure X Games’ “Road to X” Tumblr blog (using Backburner) will get quite interesting.
The teaser was created by Buck.
Have you seen any other good examples of this style?
A personal project created by Yaniv Fridman illustrating his to do (and not to do) list for “the things we cherish and aspire to in life”. Read more, browse less. Travel more, plan less.
Test your movie knowledge with this animated cinema-based alphabet created by freelance motionographer Evan Seitz. A is for Amelie. B is for Big Lebowski. C is for Citizen Kane.
How many can you guess?
To celebrate YouTube’s milestone of having one hour of video uploaded ever second they launch One Hour Per Second filled with hilarious collection of facts, animations and sound effects to help break it down into terms we all can understand.
In 7 minutes of uploads to YouTube, the Nyan cat persists in saying “Nyan” over 6,048,000 times.
Thanks for the link Jess
At its time the multiplane camera was by far the most advanced tool in animation. Although it has all be replaced with a few click in After Effects, it is still interesting to see what went into the process in the pre-computer days.
This new typeface from Lamesville and availible on You Work For Them comes in six different weights that can be layered up and colored to create interesting styles and effect. This well animated video walks you through three examples of how the font can be used.
Idler is an all caps, modular display typeface meant to be used for big, bold lettering. Idler’s two “main” weights (Idler Detail and Idler Plain) can be used effectively as single colored layers on their own, but the typeface’s true potential is realized when the user layers the “shaded” weights along with the main weights to create a colorful 3D shading effect. The Idler family contains six weights all together: Idler Detail, Idler Plain, Idler Inner, Idler Highlight, Idler Shadow, & Idler Solid.
Marcus Eckert has master fine art of using animation with tempo and flow to illustrate a story. Although the client names and references have been removed and voiceover has yet to be added this is worth a look.
Three Legged Legs joined forces with agency Droga5 to create this animated spot for Method Cleaners to air on Virgin flights. The characters and animations are incredibly well done, but the most impressive fact is that the piece wasn’t created in After Effects or Flash but all the animation was done in Photoshop.
Here are a few images from the “making of” post on Three Legged Legs site:
Found on Jack on Adobe
“Hail to all the great UX designers of the world!” Part II follows up the first ILUVUXDESIGN animation explaining exactly what a UX designer does.
Grab some wallpapers and a teeshirt at ILUVUXDESIGN.com
Tinker Hatfield, the designer of some of Nike’s most popular shoes including Air Jordan III through Air Jordan XV and the first “cross training” shoe talks about this history, design and performance of the latest Jordan BTC Low shoe. As you listen to the interview you’ll experience beautifully designed typography, illustration and animation that goes along with the interview. Nice work Blast Radius!
Who doesn’t love a good UX design, and who doesn’t get totally frustrated with bad experience design.
Hail to all the great UX designers of the world. Spread the love for UX design!!!
Fun animation explaining what a UX designer does—obsessed with changing the world one screen at a time.
Found on Surfstation
I just discovered this music video on Creative Boom’s new Tumblr site (using the Inspire Well theme) for The Japanese Popstars’ new track ‘Let Go’. The well executed and quite trippy animation style was directed by David Wilson and produced by the team at Colonel Blimp.
The animation reminds me of James Patterson’s, PRESSTUBE, work who really helped pioneer this Flash animation style in the early 2000s. If you appreciated the animation in this music video take some time to explore through the PRESSTUBE site.
Found on Ventilate.ca