CRCR's Envy-Inducing Tumblr

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 21, 2014
Categories: Art, Design in Film, Illustration
Tags: animation, illustration

Do you ever look at something and just think: sigh. French collective CRCR’s has a tumblr  chock full of enough production gifs, illustrations, and doodles to keep me humble. This stuff is pure cool. Happy Friday!

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Brutus Collective's Animated Thriller with Payoff

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 20, 2014
Categories: Design in Film, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, video

I’m usually able to look at a video and take an educated guess on how something was made, but "Horde" by the Brutus Collective eluded me. The film features masterful cel and 3D animation, in addition to an eerie stop-motion-like varnish that coats the each scene. 

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Why I've Watched UPA's "Gerald McBoing Boing" 100+ Times

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 17, 2014
Categories: Design in Film, Entertainment Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, drawing

Like many working in animation today, I grew up obsessively drawing cartoons. It wasn’t until college, however, that I was introduced to the rebels at UPA

Working in a style that came to be known as “limited animation,” UPA was formed in conscious contrast to Disney’s perfectionism. Their films embraced applying design to animation in wildly interpretive ways. So much of their language laid the foundation for the future field of motion graphics.

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Copenhagen's Frost Music Festival Has One Hot Identity

Curator: Sue Murphy
date: September 12, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Design in Music, Motion Graphics, Poster Design
Tags: animation, Copenhagen, identity design, music
Like just about everything else in Copenhagen, the identity design for Frost, a series of music events held every February, is beautiful. To keep things exciting, designers Marcus Fuchs and Mads Botker haven't taken the easy route, but have created a fresh look for the festival each year since 2011.
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A Charming Animated Video to Teach Design's Impact to Kids

Curator: Sue Murphy
date: September 10, 2014
Categories: Art, Design in Film, Information Design
Tags: animation, educational, social design

Shape from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

"If, for one day, you had the power to make your world better, what would you change?"

I wish I'd been asked that as a kid. Pivot Dublin commissioned Scott Burnett and Johnny Kelly to create a film to promote the value of design to children in schools in Ireland.
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