Eric Xu’s ‘Balloon’

Eric Xu’s graduation thesis piece from SVA features some nice art direction, lovely character design for the main little fella, and a dark twist at the end, which I really like. I wish he’d given it more time and nuance (the ending), shaving a couple of seconds from the start instead, but it’s worth a watch nevertheless…


About the author

Lilian Darmono

Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Lilian moved to Singapore and eventually Australia for her studies, eventually graduating from Swinburne NID in Prahran, Melbourne. She then worked in print design before deciding to switch to the field of Motion Design in late 2003. Her obsessions include travelling, illustrating, and cats. She is currently in the London leg of her 'Mograph Tour Around The World', and calls Melbourne home.