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Typography in Motion: 36 Days of Kinetic Type

Typography in Motion: 36 Days of Kinetic Type

The 36 Days of Type is probably my favorite design challenge and there are a few reasons for that. The most important for me is that it requires the participants to come up with not one, but up to 36 variations of their idea and probably the most difficult part, it has to do with typography. It's definitely not an easy task but the designs people share are just amazing. A good example is the 36 Days of Kinetic type by Syddharth Mate. It goes beyond just graphic and adds motion to the mix.  36 Days of Type is a project that invites Designers, Illustrators and Graphic Artists to express their particular view on letters and numbers of our alphabet. With 36 days of restless creativity, where participants are challenged to design a letter or number each day, resulting in an outcome of the ability to represent the same symbol from many different perspectives. For more information check out http://www.36daysoftype.com/ Typography

Awesome Motion Design Titles for Playgrounds Sessions

Awesome Motion Design Titles for Playgrounds Sessions

Peter van de Riet shared a beautiful motion design project for Playgrounds Sessions. They  created this playful title animation of negative space building blocks that constructs the typographic composition. It reminds me of a Mondrian artwork in the beginning, the primary colors plus the dark background. The usage of negative space is quite clever, which make the whole piece even more inspiring.  We also recommend that you check out Peter van de Riet's portfolio. He is the co-founder and creative lead of the newly established visual experience design studio, August Creatives. Responsible for crafting concepts to products, translating artistic styles to clients, and coordinating global creative network. For more information check out http://www.oddone.nl/ Motion Design

Beautiful Visual Identity for Adobe Live

Beautiful Visual Identity for Adobe Live

Chris Kelly and Colin Trenter shared a beautiful visual identity project for Adobe. It was for the opening sequence for Adobe Live and as you can see in the video and still below, it features some super stylish vectors, gradients and animations. I love seeing these types of project and I hope you can get as inspired as I got. Our friends at Adobe asked us to create an opening sequence for AdobeLive - streaming sessions featuring top creatives as they share their process and interact with viewers, live!   Credits Client: Adobe Live Directed by: Oddfellows Creative Direction: Chris Kelly Art Direction: Yuki Yamada, Jay Quercia Animation Direction: Josh Parker Production: Erica Kelly, TJ Kearney Design: Yuki Yamada, Sarah Beth Hulver, Jay Quercia, Manddy Wyckens, 2d Animation: Josh Parker, Tyler Morgan, Handel Eugene, Kavan Magsoodi, Khylin Woodrow, Stan Cameron 3d Animation: Chris Guyot, Chris Kelly Music and Sound: CypherAudio Visual Identity

Motion Design and Typography: Liquid Calligraphy

Motion Design and Typography: Liquid Calligraphy

Ruslan Khasanov shared this amazing post that blend typography and motion design with the physics. The music is by Dmitry Evgrafov. The beauty of this project is in the organic transformations that the letters go through. Looking one by one it doesn't look that awesome but when you combine them to create words the result is very powerful. Take for example the word Art. It has so much depth and so much personality that it's hard to describe in words.  So check out this amazing video and make sure to download the wallpapers, they look great as well.  Motion Design and Typography Video Images Behind the scenes   In Macro Wallpaper set (desktop & mobile) DOWNLOAD  For more information check out: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter

Typography and Motion Design for 36 Days of Type

Typography and Motion Design for 36 Days of Type

We here over at Abduzeedo are fans of the 36 Days of Type typography challenge. We have been posting some of our favorite entries and every time we do we tend to say that it was the coolest. Which is not an overstatement. The problem is that the next day we go and find another entry as cool or even cooler than the previous one. In reality, that's far from a problem. It's just amazing to see how much creativity is out there and the design community is as prolific as never before. For this post I'd like to share Meeta Panesar's entry for the 36 Days of Type typography challenge. In addition to the graphic part, Meeta also explored some sweet motion design ideas.  Typography and Motion Design

Motion Monday is our Motion Design Inspiration

Motion Monday is our Motion Design Inspiration

Miroslav Dimitrov and eDesign Ltd. shared an awesome motion design post on their Behance profile. As a tradition we try to post or talk about motion and animation on Mondays. We will call it from now on Motion Monday Inspiration. For this one, because, this is officially the first one I had to share this post about the super colorful illustrations and smooth animation from Miroslav and eDesign.  eDesign represents the new generation of progressive digital agencies, offering a full range of web-based services in addition to graphic design, multimedia, web and mobile marketing. We hold the core belief that creativity, attention to detail and individual approach to each project are the key aspects to every successful implementation.  Motion Design

Beautiful Motion Design for Altered Carbon Main Title

Beautiful Motion Design for Altered Carbon Main Title

Altered Carbon is a new sci-fi TV series from Netflix. I haven't had the chance to watch any episode yet, however I've seen a lot of hype about it, in a good way. People I follow on Twitter have praised the show so it's on my watchlist. For this post I wanted to share a motion design post featuring the main titles of the show. It is simply beautiful, full of 3D and light effects. I does remind me of early 2000's depthCORE artworks. Anyways, check it out after the break.  More than 300 years in the future, society has been transformed by new technology, leading to human bodies being interchangeable and death no longer being permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the only surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned for centuries until impossibly wealthy businessman Laurens Bancroft offers him the chance to live again.  This project was shared by Nadia Tzuo, an art director based in Venice, California. Via Behance. Motion Design Stills Motion Design Credits: Design Studio: Elastic Creative Director: Lisa Bolan Composite and 3D Animation: Yongsub Song, Byron Slaybaugh, Thomas McMahan 2D Animation: Jeffrey Jeong, Steven Do, Lucy Kim, Jonathan Taylor Editor: Gabriel J. Diaz, Martin Hsieh, Lee Buckley, Nathaniel Park, Shawn Fedorchuk Designers: June Cho, Mert Kizilay, Carlo Sa, Nadia Tzuo, Felix Soletic.  Head of CG: Kirk Shintani Modeler: Mike Kash  3D Animator: Josh Dyer Producer: Paul Makowski Head of Production: Kate Berry Executive Producer: Luke Colson Managing Directors: Linda Carlson & Jennifer Sofio Hall

Simple and Elegant Motion Design for CNN Parallels

Simple and Elegant Motion Design for CNN Parallels

Linn Fritz shared a super cool motion design project she did in collaboration with CNN for their new Parallels series about Alcohol. The illustrations are simple, yet very stylish, add some clever and subtle motion work and you have the recipe for an inspiring project.  Linn is a freelance graphic and motion designer from London, UK. We highly recommend that you visit her website for other projects, the address is http://www.linnfritz.com/. We also encourage you to read her interview to Digital Arts, it's also very inspiring. Motion Design  

Motion Design & Illustration: A Dream Within a Dream

Motion Design & Illustration: A Dream Within a Dream

I have recently watched Blade Runner 2049 and woah! It was such an incredible film to watch. Every single frame pays an homage to the original somehow and it's quite beautiful. Going into the same lines, we are taking a look at the collaboration work between designers 灰 昼 and 行行珂 Hunk Xing and their motion series: A Dream Within a Dream. I would say this is the perfect tribute to the Blade Runner World added with their own Neo-Noir approach. Give it a look! _This short film Dream in A Dream is in reality, an experimental film about dreams. It is like a symbol floating on the water, being tightly held in an infant’s arms or trapped in the palm of the Buddha; it bursts into a blaze, then projects into the building of a capsule apartment. Credits 灰 昼 行行珂 Hunk Xing More Links See the full project on Behance Motion Design & Illustration  

Stylish Motion Design for Linkedin Profinder 

Stylish Motion Design for Linkedin Profinder 

Linkedin Profinder is a service provided by Linkedin that helps local businesses hire top freelance professionals. Together we crafted this visual direction and narrative that would live across a variety of platforms. To promote the service James Heredia, Casey Laiolais, Drew Nelson and Jeff Moberg create a beautiful set of motion design work featuring 3D and super stylish art direction that makes everything look like were made out of paper with photo realistic lightning. The result is simply beautiful. Check out after the break. Credits  Art Direction: James Heredia Design & Animation: James Heredia & Casey Latiolais Lighting & Texturing: Drew Nelson Sound Design & Mixing: Jeff Moberg Motion Design and Art Direction  

Motion Design: Why Incompetent People Think They're Amazing

Motion Design: Why Incompetent People Think They're Amazing

The WWW (Wonderful Women at Wednesday Studio) invited Eze Matteo to collaborate animating some bits of this piece for Ted that explains why incompetent people think they’re amazing. It's a quite awesome piece of motion design and illustration. Below you can see the video and also a few stills that Eze got to work on.  As most of the TED Talks, the message is quite powerful and delivered in a short but effective fashion. This example also illustrates how motion design helps to communicate a message. This effect is a cognitive phenomenon wherein people of low ability suffer from illusory superiority. The aim of this film is to help us to discover wether we are as good at things as we think we are. Eze Matteo is an art director from Barcelona, Spain with an incredible portfolio. For more information make sure to check out http://ezematteo.com/ Motion Design Stills

Motion Design - Okomito Animated Typeface

Motion Design - Okomito Animated Typeface

It's time for our Motion Design Monday. Today we bring to you a beautiful animation titled Okomito with the type design created by Hanken Design Co and the animation and illustrations by Jesper Bolther. Okomito is a sans serif inspired by the classic typefaces that were imbued with a sense of functionality, boldness and industrial strength. The animated version aims to blend a quick, explosive expression with a soft and wavy feel. It includes the entire family of 9 weights and styles. Simply use the built-in dropdown to select your favorite weight. It's a beautiful motion design piece, definitely worth checking it out. Motion design Credits Type design by Hanken Design Co.  Animation and illustration by Jesper Bolther Sound design by SonoSanctus & Ambrose Yu Okomito is available as an animated and static font at animography.net Stills

Motion Graphics for the full CG Animated Short Film Other Side

Motion Graphics for the full CG Animated Short Film Other Side

Other side is a motion graphics project created and shared by Thom Haig, Ondrej Zunka, Tom Stratford, Ben Watts and Gordon Spurs on their Behance profile pages. Inspired by recent paradigm shifts in global politics, Other Side is a full CG-animated short film exploring the increasing divide between social groups and ideologies. In questioning the dominance of ideas such as meritocracy and individuality, Other Side suggests the possibility of alternative ways to think, and to live.  ‘In this moment of unprecedented prosperity and technological advancement, we find ourselves in a paradox: we are divided.’ Motion Graphics Credits: Written and Directed by: Thom Haig Lead 3d Artist: Thom Haig Script: Sara Stafford Original Score and sound design: Wesley Slover Simulation Artist: Ben Watts Character animation: Can Erduman & Tom Stratford Screen Graphics: Gordon Spurs & Thom Haig Voiceover: Matt Abbott 3D Asset Development: Patrick Letourneau & Ondrej Zunka Stills  

Motion & Set Design: 2047 Apologue - Weaving Maсhine

Motion & Set Design: 2047 Apologue - Weaving Maсhine

2047 Apologue is a show by the Chinese director and visionary–Zhang Yimou. Presented on last June at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing. We follow the work from Radugadesign about their involvement in motion and set design. I love how the concepts comes to live following the incredible vision and direction from Zhang Yimou. Check out the video as well, it's well worth it. Radugadesign is a studio that creates lots of goodness from videomapping, motion design, interactive installations, VR, digital interiors and more. Based in Moscow, Russian Federation,, you should definitely follow their work on Behance. The director extends the traditional forms of stage performances, combining Chinese folk art with modern technology. The show consisted of eight performances, which were prepared by 20 international and local teams. The Radugadesign studio in cooperation with WHITEvoid (Germany), the director of the London Theater of Contemporary Ballet Rose Alice and CPG-Concept (Lisa Keegan) developed a visual accompaniment for the kinetic dance performance "Weaving Machine". This one concluded the show. In each of the performances, the emphasis was focused on the fact that technology and humans are merged together, but nothing is eternal and technology can leave us. Video Photo Gallery   Credits Visual Projection Show Creative Director: Ivan Nefedkin Maxim Deev Producer: Safiullina Irina Project Manager: Elizaveta Golokhvastova Art Director: Alexander Abramov Technical Director: Evgeny Bespalko Storyboard: Sergey Voronov Media Artists: Alexander Abramov Sergey Nikitin Elen Elkiev Video case Production Directed Video: Alexandra Zagorodnyaya Director of Photography & Editor: Artem Ermakov Director: ZHANG YIMOU Agency: Kingwaychina Kinetic lights installation: Creative Direction & Programming WHITEvoid and Kinetic Lights Choreography: Emma Seward and Rose Alice Weaving Performer: Wu Shuxiang Presented by Buick More Links Find out more about Radugadesign: radugadesign.com Follow Radugadesign on Behance

Motion Design Behind the Short Film Epic Fail

Motion Design Behind the Short Film Epic Fail

The short film and video art Epic Fail is a really cool motion design project created and shared by Greg Barth on his Behance profile. It is an avant-garde essay that questions how we perceive truth, information and politics, seen through the dual lenses of our real and virtual identities.  Moved by the political events that shook 2016, the film is inspired by Jean Paul Sartre’s “Nausea”; or how we can develop visual embodiments of our emotions as a catharsis on how to deal with reality. In a time where post-truth news divides and conservative politics fails to lure in young voters, a extraordinary vote for world peace has dramatic consequences. Motion design Stills Greg Barth is an award winning artist and director from Geneva, Switzerland, currently based in London. He specialises in design driven projects using physical effects, ranging from video art and installations to performance and short films.  His passion for strong, often surreal concepts, and contemporary minimal aesthetics have brought him to work for renown international clients, get published in prestigious design books, and be strongly featured in the visual industry's leading blogs and websites.

Motion Design Awesomeness for Bravo China

Motion Design Awesomeness for Bravo China

Bravo China is a motion design and brand identity project created and shared by Donerzozo on Behance. It's hard for me to understand exactly what it's for, my assumption is that it is for the Bravo TV channel. I might be completely wrong, but the important thing is that the motion design work is top-notch. I love the isometric perspective, the color palette and especially the mood with the textures. It feels natural and realistic, not like the super flat and clean vector style we see most of the time. Check out below the video and some stills.  Donerzozo is a motion graphic designer or motion magic design from Shanghai, China. Her portfolio has some amazing other projects like Designer ' World, Rio 2016 ID for GS channel and The Starry Night of Van Gogh 梵高星月夜动画短片 VR to name a few. For more information make sure to check out http://weibo.com/u/1625627912 Motion design Stills      

Motion Design: Tron Legacy Opening Titles

Motion Design: Tron Legacy Opening Titles

I remember the hype behind Tron Legacy, there was so much anticipation and excitement for the sequel of the classic Tron. The movie was good, I really like it but of course I am biased because I was amazed by the visual effects. The opening titles had this incredible motion design work of the grid that becomes a city all with the neon style. It was and still is incredible. I always wondered the team behind that motion design work and today for my surprise I saw this post on Behance shared by Bradley G Munkowitz giving a lot of details. I had to share it here with you.  Motion Design  Opening titles overview The GFX team was deep in production on the epic Solar Sailor sequence when Joseph Kosinski awarded them the Opening Titles, enabling the opportunity of a lifetime coupled with a steady stream of intensely late evenings...  Joseph communicated the motivation of the opening titles as evoking the sensations of the original light bike battle while slowly evolving the iconic light-walls into more complex patterns in all dimensions, ultimately revealing a city wireframe that transitioned seamlessly to the Vancouver BC skyline...  Design Process The creation of the Opening Titles had Munkowitz designing out the line work in Illustrator, then adding Z travel reliefs in Maya, and handing them over to master animator David Lewandowski to flex his Cinema4D muscle, bringing to life each path by hand using the mograph module and rendering using vray... The two exchanged scenes back and forth to ensure a design that adhered to a strict grid framework and a animation motif that perfectly synced to Flynn's voiceover during the sequence..  Many iterations of detailing techniques were explored, including a very intriguing 3D grid structure designed by Jake Sargeant in addition to a blanket of data point clouds, but in the end Kosinski kept the design clean and simple for fears that an overly detailed sequence would date easily...  Architecture 101 Director Joseph Kosinski, with his Architecture degree from Columbia University, entrusted the GFX team ( and mostly Lewandowski ) to design all the graphic buildings from the ground up, having them reference the skyline of Vancouver but mostly innovating and designing from scratch... A terrifying proposition that miraculously came under very few revision cycles...  Food for thought Certainly would've been visually intriguing to put the camera at street level looking down the passageway of an emerging city, as the line work and graphic elements would have taken an immensely different aesthetic, mostly for beneficial results...