Category: Video

Loud Voices Together Are Heard

I love this video for the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). A truly global project, the illustrations were created by Dan Matutina from the Phillipines, and Giant Ant studio, out of Vancouver, British Columbia. The video utilizes a graphic, hand-made quality to tell a few touching stories of NRDC’s environmental actions in the past, in [...]

January 21 / 2013
Author John
Category Illustration, Video
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Ode To A Flower

A very short, but sweet, animated segment of Richard Feynman’s 1981 BBC interview, “The Pleasure of Finding Things out.” Fraser Davidson does a fantastic job of portraying the speaker’s point of view, using simple flat, geometric shapes and colors that demonstrate both the beauty of art – represented by the flower – in addition to [...]

January 14 / 2013
Author John
Category Illustration, Video
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Bardot

If you agree that creating a brand is all about creating a memorable experience, then I think you’ll find that Bardot leaves a lasting impression indeed. Created by Landor, this video combines sexy typography with curvy type – or vice versa – along with stop-motion graphics of the product and packaging. While sweets are often [...]

August 07 / 2012

View from the ISS at Night

Stop any of the best movies ever made at any moment, and chances are you will have a perfectly composed photograph. And that’s what intrigues me about this video – each frame is a photograph taken from the International Space Station. I’m not sure that each still is spectacular — there are probably limitations to [...]

July 19 / 2012
Author John
Category Video
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Animography

What, you need animated typography for a video or animation project? Oh, here you go: animography. Suuuweeet! On the website: Animography.net is a webshop/typefoundry that provides motion designers, video-editors and others in the field of the moving image with animated typefaces. These animated typefaces are easy to use, customizable and scalable without any loss of [...]

July 06 / 2012
Author John
Category Design, Typography, Video
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Contructive Criticism

We called it constructive criticism in art school, but this is basically how it went down if you tacked a piece of crap on the wall. Probably why so many champs hung up their gloves before graduation. Here’s to all of us who “rode the bullet.”

May 24 / 2012
Author John
Category Video
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The Life of Julia

President Obama and Vice President Biden are taking a direct strike at presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in the form of an illustrated journey on their website. As the subtitle describes, “Take a look at how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime—and how Mitt Romney would change her story.” The interactive short story [...]

May 04 / 2012
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Silver & Light

At $500 per photo, you might stop to think about what your next shot is going to be, maybe spend a little more time on composition, and perhaps be a little more meticulous with your development process. And that’s exactly what Ian Ruhter has to do with his bus-sized camera, who makes direct black and [...]

April 16 / 2012
Author John
Category Photography, Video
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Only. Because We Can

This is probably one of the coolest examples of interactive advertising I’ve seen in a long time. The video above is a short trailer for a fake dramatic teenage movie that draws the viewer to onlybecausewecan.com. Once on the site, the user can click at anytime to freeze the screen, little plus signs and hand-drawn [...]

April 12 / 2012
Author John
Category Video
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Piece of Cake

All the ingredients of branding, boiled down to a short, succinct video presentation for potential clients, by UK design firm Uniform. Makes the whole process seem easy, right?

March 29 / 2012
Author John
Category Branding, Design, Video
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