World famous purveyor of plastic footwear, Melissa has recently put on a good show outside the front of their ‘Galeria Melissa’ in São Paulo Brazil. Photographed step by step and performed by 25 animators in five months, the U-shaped foyer to the building was covered with about 350 thousand Post-It Notes and filmed in stop motion as part of a launch for their ‘Power of Love’ campaign. As an additional bonus, on-street observers shared more than 30,000 spontaneous messages of love on the notes. [Read more...]
Did you know that Shakespeare alone contributed more than 2000 new words to the English language? How about that the words cow, sheep and swine, come from English farmers while their culinary versions, beef, mutton and pork, come from French? With its many borrowed and newly invented words, the English language is one that continues to adapt to a changing world. This witty 10 minute animation (in 10 parts) looks at some of the diverse history surrounding the popular language. [Read more...]
In a dismal, black and white world of number crunching, three rotund characters lead an angry depressing existence… until one day a mysterious splash of color changes everything and infects the land with fun and happiness. Stop motion animator, David Bell created this short animation ‘Crank Balls’ all the way back in 2007 but it has only recently been released to an online audience. We’re sure the bright film will put a smile on your face. [Read more...]
Using typography for animated characters, this informative piece of motion graphics explores the threatened European artists resale right. The animation starts off with a brief history lesson about the creation of the right, quickly moving onto the roles art dealers play and how families are effected after an artists death. Created with the artistic direction of Joris Clerté and the animation of Jean-Yves Castillon. [Read more...]
A small dog with a big bark is locked away in the city, with only a small window to the busy outside world… and what a crazy world he sees. All things go awry in this politically incorrect short animation by Steve Baker and hilarity quickly ensues. Winner of an AFI Best Short Animation award, be sure to see more of his work at headpictures.com. [Read more...]
Designer Nathaniel Whitcomb has teamed up with Brooklyn, NY based band Holy Spirits to create a series of motion collages set to the bands music. Whitcomb uses images from 1970s-era National Geographic magazines to create his compositions. He began the partnership by sending one of his collages to Holy Spirits on an impulse; the band liked them so much they asked him to produce motion collages for every track off their new EP, The Afternoon’s Blood.
The London Underground map has gone through some changes over the years, and the good people over at Fourthway, in the United Kingdom, have taken an engaging look at the differences between three different depictions of the London tube system. To show these differences, they decided to visualize the maps into a supremely clean and streamlined morphing animation. [Read more...]
Its already been a year since the Gulf oil spill. Its effects are continuing to be calculated. This video breaks down how much oil spilled and how it could have been used. It also gives suggestions on ways we can help lessen our oil dependency. Chris Harmon explains our oil dependency in this video infographic.
Charity Water reminds us in this motion graphic that a billion people live without clean drinking water. For most of us it takes only a few seconds to get water, but for some it takes a 3 hour walk in harsh conditions to get even marginally potable water. The daily struggle to obtain water keeps many people occupied during time that could be spent working, learning or interacting with family.