July 27, 2008
Killer animations o’ the day
- Despite finding it some time ago, I’ve been avoiding blog The Art of the Title Sequence, knowing that it would likely take over my life. Sure enough, it’s loaded with good stuff. Check out the beautiful titles for El Don, whipped up by Santiago artists Smog. I saw motion graphics pioneer Kyle Cooper (SE7EN, etc.) speak years ago and remember him saying that every frame should hold up on its own as graphic design. This piece aces that test. (For unrelated goodness, see Smog’s “monkey-headed dancing guy” (or whatever “un mono bailarín” is).)
- Motion artist PES creates incredible stop-motion films using found objects. KaBoom and Western Spaghetti are particularly great (c’mon, Candy Corn as flames?). Check out his work before People for the Ethical Treatment of Upholstery shut him down. [Via John Peterson & Maria Brenny, "Because (re: KaBoom) I know what you do in the desert"]
- My Drive Thru is a new stop-motion video for Converse, produced by the team at Psyop. Behind the scenes, Pharrell Williams talks about rescuing Chuck Taylors from the taint of Punky Brewster, and Glossy interviews the Psyop crew while posting some high-res stills. [Via]
- Superfad has kicked out a trio of stylish ads for Sprint. The Hurricane Katrina spot is particularly worth a look.