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Golden Wolf + Primary: Dog Blood “Chella Ride”
Golden Wolf’s latest project is a frenetic, collage-inspired music video for Dog Blood, a collaborative project between Skrillex and Boys Noize.
Art directed by Primary, “Chella Ride” features secret government experiments, dogs in space and, of course, lots of lasers. What’s not to love?
Says Golden Wolf:
Clever, cute iPhone 5c animations
Built around the holes in the iPhone 5c cases, these fun animations are as much about great sound design as they are about clever design and animation.
Know who made it? Help with credits in the comments, please!
Modern Love: Under His Misspell
NYC-based designer/animator Joe Donaldson was commissioned by the New York Times to create an animated interpretation of “Under His Misspell,” a column penned by Jessie Ren Marshall for The Times’ Modern Love series.
For several years, Modern Love has been a place for guest authors to share “deeply personal essays about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating [and] parenthood” — but the addition of animation is a new development.
I wanted to find out more about Joe’s approach to the project and learn about the New York Times’ thinking behind the series. What follows is an edited version of email conversations with Joe and The Times’ Zena Barakat, who came up with the idea of using animation for the Modern Love series.
Q&A with Joe Donaldson
Tell us a little bit about where you are in your career.
I typically work in the advertising/motion graphics world, making the rounds at the different studios here in NYC. So much of my time is spent animating other people’s designs/visions that I soon realized I didn’t have a well-defined voice of my own.
“Black Gold” by PES
PES doesn’t release new work very often, so when he does, we tend to get excited. His latest, “Black Gold,” was commissioned to accompany the launch of Delfina Delettrez’s new jewelry line on retail site Yoox.com.
Unlike PES’s other works, which turn everyday objects into unexpected characters and situations, “Black Gold” is a meditation on bodies, beauty and the inevitable entropy that ultimately returns us all to nature. With shots of ants crawling out of a breast and a giant grasshopper perched on a cheek, it’s full of imagery that lingers long past the last frame.
Cinematics is a visual journey through the history of film
Pay close attention to the music, as it pays homage to the soundtracks of each film by subtly weaving their overtures into the electronic tapestry of the short’s audio.
2Veinte’s latest reel brims with bold typography
Come for the type, stay for the reel. 2veinte’s 2014 reel is bursting with bold colors and typographic play.
Celyn: Vitra “Map Table”
The spot’s main aim is to convey the modular nature of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s Map Table desk, produced by furniture manufacturer Vitra. But in Celyn’s hands, the story becomes unexpectedly beautiful — and reassuringly human.
Gobelins students flex their animation muscles in this ode to getting ripped, “Sweatness.”
Imaginary Forces: Black Sails Title Sequence
Art of the Title has some great coverage of Imaginary Forces’ stunning new title sequence for Black Sails.
NYC Mograph January Meetup
The NYC Mograph January Meetup is Tuesday, January 28th at 8pm @ Sweet & Vicious
Patrick Clair + Elastic: HBO’s True Detective
One of our favorite projects from 2013 was Patrick Clair’s launch trailer for Tom Clancy’s The Division, a global conspiracy theory rendered in elegant typography and metaphorical imagery.
With the same understated poignance that is his hallmark, Mr. Clair’s latest project is a title sequence created in collaboration with Antibody (Clair’s studio) and Elastic for HBO’s new series, “True Detective.”
In an interview with Art of the Title, Clair explains:
Read more in Art of the Title’s excellent interview.
Fraser Davidson: A Guide To American Football
UK-based Fraser Davidson’s latest, “A Guide To American Football,” is a hilarious distillation of one of America’s most beloved pastimes.
In the same spirit as his previous sports-related work, “Irritable Bowl Syndrome” and “Alternative Rugby Commentary,” Davidson mixes whip-crack wit with equally clever visuals to inform and entertain broad audiences with devilishly good design and motion.
In the case of “A Guide To American Football,” Fraser not only designed and animated he everything, he wrote it, too. That, my friends, is the triple threat in this business. Impressive.
Oh, and rumor has it that Davidson completed this project in about two weeks. Wow.
NOMINT for BassAwards 2014
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