Gifpop!: Sha Hwang and Rachel Binx

Curator: Eric Rodenbeck
date: November 5, 2013
Categories: Information Design, Motion Graphics, Package Design
Tags: animation, Kickstarter
Gifpop! is a project that lets you make physical objects out of digital media. Specifically, Gifpop! takes animated .gifs—the ubiquitous artifacts of the moving web—and turns them into beautiful lenticular prints that move in space. It’s one of those ideas that’s so simple and beautiful that you smack your forehead and think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Which is just perfect.
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TED 8: Trollback and Company

Curator: Sagi Haviv
date: August 22, 2013
Categories: Motion Graphics, Typographic Design
Tags: animation, motion graphics, TED, Title sequence, Trollbäck + Company
This purely typographic piece by Trollbäck + Company for TED is so spare yet so rich with grace and movement that suggest a lively exchange of ideas. The “8” at the end...a sweet payoff moment.
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Blur - Good Song: Shynola

Curator: Sagi Haviv
date: August 21, 2013
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, Blur, Good Song, motion graphics, music video, Shynola
Done well, a music video is an opportunity to tell a story. This animated piece by Shynola for Blur’s “Good Song” is funny, tragic and fabulous.
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Janus: Imaginary Forces

Curator: Sagi Haviv
date: August 20, 2013
Categories: Motion Graphics, Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: advertisement, animation, imaginary forces, janus, motion graphics

Imaginary Forces - Janus from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo.

Word and image come together beautifully in this unusually graphic ad for Janus Mutual Funds by Imaginary Forces. Wish more advertising looked like this.
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Pool Party: Red Paper Heart

Curator: Daniel Savage
date: January 18, 2013
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, party, pool
To conclude my week’s stay at Design Envy, I want to leave you with a question:  How does one project motion graphics onto water? It’s not easy, that’s for sure. But Charlie Whitney and Zander Brimijoin of Red Paper Heart decided 65,000 ping pong balls would do the trick, and the result is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time.
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