Hand-drawn Animation for New NoizBoiz and Ronnie Flex Music Video

Curator: Jennette Snape
date: August 5, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Illustration, Motion Graphics, Typography
Tags: animation, motion graphics, music
Rotterdam-based NoizBoiz are known as pioneers in the field of UK-sounds like dubstep and grime. The music video for this song (with a guest contribution by Dutch hiphop artist Ronnie Flex) features hand-drawn animation by Felix Spanjaard that extends the storytelling layer of NoizBoiz's unique Dutch grime style.

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Patatap: a New Portable Animation and Sound App for Making Musical Graphics Anywhere

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 11, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Experience Design
Tags: App, Design, mobile, music, user experience
Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit created by Jono Brandel and Lullatone. The concept is incredibly simple: press a key on your keyboard, and a colorful animation appears on your screen. There are different color palettes, each with their own unique set of sounds, that resemble a visual drum pad with versatile melodies and colorful geometric graphics. Even better, Patatapis now an iOS app, so you can create music even if you aren’t at your computer.

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Bonobo: Leif Podhajsky

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 9, 2014
Categories: Packaging Design
Tags: LP design, music, Packaging
In today’s age of crunchy MP3-based digital music, I am still a sucker for beautifully designed box art. A well-designed CD or LP can still exist as a logical extension of a musician’s work, for those of us still addicted to the physical packaging. 
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Undercast is Overrated: Impactist

Curator: Daniel Savage
date: January 17, 2013
Categories: Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, music, promo, video
While my interests have constantly shifted throughout my career, there are a few contemporary independent designers and animators that I continuously seek out for inspiration. One in particular is Impactist, a directing duo based out of Portland, Oregon. 
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Doodle Drums: Dan Savage

Curator: Chris Rushing
date: December 13, 2012
Categories: Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, dan savage, drums, illustration, music, something savage
Dan Savage is a very talented man. I’ve seen him grow into a monster when it comes to motion graphics, and for the past year or so, watched his journey into hand-done animation. He’s always been an illustrator, but I more recently found out about his love of drums. Combine all of the above and you get his outlet, Doodle Drums.
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