This psychedelic love letter of a commercial for Linda McCartney Foods was directed by Jordan Bruner and produced by Passion Pictures NYC/Strange Beast NYC. The animation, created by an all-star team, transports viewers into a fairy-tale world where characters like Horse Boy, Napoleon Dog, Ballerina Cat and Linda, herself, join the McCartney family in a musical fanfare that culminates with a meat-free woodland feast.
Here’s a gorgeous new public service announcement directed by Jack-Antoine Charlot of Bonzom, the French team whose work you remember from Mika’s Lollipop. This go-round sees them creating a psychedelic and fantastic world for Global Fund to raise awareness of HIV infection in mothers and children. The narrative is fairly abstract, but the visuals are lush and quite engaging. The joyous and energetic 2D animation style really sets this apart from the typical dry, statistical and scary PSAs. Nice work!
Updated with Q&A
A couple of weeks ago I posted a music video by Ben & Julia for The Main Drag‘s song ‘Dove Nets’. Ben (BenoĆ®t CrĆ©acāh) and Julia (Gaudard) started working together in 2006, and recently moved to Berlin.
There are a few things that made me fall in love with this piece: the diverse illustration/design styles, the use of numerous hand-made pieces, but most of all the ‘Berlinesque’ playfulness of it all.Ā They have really captured the artistic spirit of the city pretty well in this piece. Although they described this project as a sort of celebration of their recent move, I’m sure this wasn’t their primary aim.
I caught up with the duo, and now have the pleasure of sharing some insight behind their production process with all of you. You can also get more info and credit list on the official site of the video here.