Posted in Design and Art, Illustration
Tagged Design, Flat Design, France, Graphic Design, Illustration, New York, New York City, Paris, Poster Art, Vahram Muratyan
The video below will move you. This short documentary by Cyrus Sutton about Steve Fugate is tragic and inspiring. Produced originally for Korduroy.tv it tells the story of man who has walked 34,000 miles on a pilgrimage for peace. I could talk about the aesthetics of the film itself, but that wouldn’t do justice to the story.
Posted in Community
Tagged Film Making, Healing, Inspiration, Korduroy.tv, Love, Peace, Peace Pilgrim, Steve Fugate, Storytelling, Trail Therapy, Walking
With the Oscars taking place a couple of nights back, the buzz surrounding the event and the movies is still fresh. For Charlie Rose ‘Oscars Special’, Al Boardman was asked to produce the animated opening sequence. The one minute animated intro sequence features 8 Oscar nominated films with actors and directors that had previously appeared on the Charlie Rose show. The piece originally aired on PBS on 27th February 2014 a few nights before the Academy Awards event, and the look Boardman created for it is great. Capitalizing on the flat design look that is so popular right now Boardman captures the essence of the films with fluid transitions, smooth animation, and solid sound design supporting each sequence.
What do you do on yet another bitter cold snow day in the midwest? You bust out the iPad, your Sensū stylus brush, ArtRage, and you spend the day sketching/painting your friends hot-rod at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Well at least that’s what I did.
Below is a fun little spot for Microsoft Mexico that dropped right before Christmas last year. The piece was created by Homeboy for Wunderman agency and Microsoft. Featuring a vibrant color pallet, flat graphics, and organic transitions, the animation stays true to Microsoft’s branding and the look and feel created for Windows Mobile, and the Metro interface used in Windows 8. The story line is an entertaining journey from Earth to outer space passing by the Microsoft product line including the now Microsoft owned Nokia phone line. What is great about this fun little spot is it reads well with no dialog and could be reused in multiple markets world wide with little to no effort. It’s fun, and fun is always a winner.
Most car ads, like beer ads get lost in a sea of white noise. Each ad points out pretty much the same thing, in typical fashion with out much originality or creativity. I think that is why this new spot for Honda really sticks out. It is a clever and creative approach to your typical car ad. It’s fun, inventive, holds your attention, and most of all leaves the brand name imprinted in your mind long after it has stopped. Blending some great CGI work with live action and killer sound design, Honda has launched a winner with this ad for the new Civic Tourer. Both the finished piece and the making of video are below.
Posted in Advertising, Animation, Video and Motion Graphics
Tagged Advertising, CGI, Civic Tourer, Design, Film, Honda, Motion Design, Motion Graphics, TV Commercial, Video, Visual Communication