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Archive for February, 2007

Kaktus Film Presents a Tale of Robot Hubris


I know, I know: Robots stomping through cities is soooo 2006, but this cute little short from a few guys at Swedish agency Kaktus Film has more personality and charm than any of the robot flicks I’ve seen since the H3 spot.

Thanks to Martin Lyden for the tip!

Saturday, February 24th, 2007 | 5 Comments »

UVPH Updates


UVPH updates with a slick new reel full of work in a staggering array of styles.

Saturday, February 24th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

Jeff Han’s Version of the Bud Select Spot

NYU’s Jeff Han has proven himself to be the master of multi-touch displays. This latest video shows some amazing interface work that reminds me of the recently posted Bud Select spot from MTh. Maybe I’m weird, but I find this work inspiring. The fluidity of movement is something we as motion graphics animators are constantly striving for, isn’t it? I’d love to be able to effortlessly toss graphics around like that.

Via Creative Digital Motion.

Friday, February 23rd, 2007 | 14 Comments »

LA AIGA presents The Pentagram Papers

The Los Angeles chapter of AIGA, the professional association of design, will be hosting an open-to-the-public event on Thursday, March 15th at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

Kit Hinrichs, partner of iconographic design firm Pentagram, will shed light on The Pentagram Papers, a once secretive 36-volume book series that Pentagram has been publishing in-house since 1975. Chronicle Books recently released a hardback volume of all 36 papers, titled The Pentagram Papers.

Hinrichs, who also designed the book, will discuss the origins and history of the papers, and demystify some of the urban legends that surround this series.

The Pentagram Papers

Thursday, March 15, 2007 from 7:00PM-10:00PM
Pacific Design Center conference center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA, 90069


Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling (818) 558-3986.
Professional & Associate Members: $20
Student Members: $10
Nonmembers: $35
Student Nonmember: $20.
Tickets purchased at the door will be an extra $10.
URL: www.aigalosangeles.org/pentagrampapers

And for those of you who have dutifully read all this, there is three two one no more tickets available for free. Sorry.

Friday, February 23rd, 2007 | 1 Comment »

Bryce Wymer wears many hats

I’m really impressed by the portfolio website of Bryce Wymer. His print and illustration work is phenominal, as well as his branding and he also has a rad motion reel and does installation work to boot. After checking out his work, I was pointed in the direction of Barry Mcgee and Margaret Kilgallen which is equally amazing to look at.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 | 4 Comments »

PSST! 2 Trailer is up.

PSST! 2 Trailer is up.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 | Comments Off

Contest: Wallpaper for Vector Packs


The folks at Go Media and I came up with an idea for a simple contest: Make a 1280×1024 wallpaper (.jpg or .gif) using at least one element from this sampling of Go Media’s Vector Packs. The prize for the winner (to be judged by our experienced team of wallpaper connoisseurs) gets the Ultimate Vector Pack, which includes 28 sets of vector art (448 total pieces).

What to Do

1. Download the sample file here.
2. Make a 1280×1024 wallpaper (saved as either a .jpg or a .gif) containing at least one element from the sample file.
3. Send it to contest@motionographer.com.


All entries must be received by 11:59pm on Friday, March 9th.

What You Win (If You Win)

1. Go Media’s Ultimate Vector Pack
2. A post on Motionographer featuring your winning design and linkage to your site (optional)

What’s in it for Motionographer?

Nothing. We’re not making any money off of this. We just thought it’d be cool to have a little design challenge, and this seemed like a good excuse.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 | Comments Off