Flat Design

Homeboy Animates “Microsoft – ¡Déjate llevar!”

Below is a fun little spot for Microsoft Mexico that dropped right before Christmas last year. The piece was created by  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.

 

Hornet and Oscar.

With “Flat Design” being all the rage these days in UI design and graphics, it’s no shock that it is making it’s way back into the world of motion graphics and animation. The three animated shorts from Hornet below are for insurance company Oscar. These bright, light, and flat spots are charming and fun to watch. Like JC Penny’s recent animated TV spots, this flat graphical look is a breath of fresh air in a crowded marketplace.