Matjaz Valentar the designer behind Webshock shared a beautiful motion design project. Titled Animations 2019 - Set 1, the post is a collection of animations featuring themes ranging from typography to more abstract and geometric forms. All of them are done in 3D, which makes me want to learn how to use 3D tools like Cinema 4D. Personally I love the simple animation of cubes and spheres that Matjaz has here, perhaps, trying to recreate some of those might be a good motivation for me to learn 3D.
The kind of THRIVE that we enjoy sharing here on ABDZ, this is direction and motion design work by Unit Motion Design, a creative motion studio based in Paris, France. This project is the clash between two brands, Roger Dubuis and of course Lamborghini. A few seconds to create an immersion in these two worlds through a fascinating sequence filled with projections of images and blasting light reflections all over the place.
Rebeka Molnar shared a beautiful motion design project where she mix paper cut with motion to create some short loopable animation for the Czech Television (Česká Televize) that can fill the gaps during live internet streaming.
Incredible GIFs Alert inside the following article, consider yourself warned! Let's take a look at the work from Vincenzo Marchese Ragona, a graphic designer based in London, United Kingdom. We are exploring ongoing personal experimentation where Vincenzo is visualizing the movement of one particular word through its motion design and typography in a 2D and the 3D space as well. These animations are so pleasing to look at, my favorite word in this collection would be "packed".
I am always amazed to see the evolution of the design community and the adoption to new styles and techniques. Motion design seems to be taking over, not only in the design industry, but everywhere. Apps like Snapchat are proof to this evolution and it gives a glimpse of a day where no more static images will be seen. Until then I hope we find a better format than GIF. That said, for this post I want to share some beautiful examples of typography in motion created by Starov Evgeniy and Dubnichenko Alexey.
ManvsMachine is a multidimensional creative studio with offices in London (UK) and Los Angeles (USA). They have recently released a superb motion design project for a Pepsi campaign spots entitled: Taste & Refresh. They were tasked to create a tangible connection between Pepsi and Music. Interesting approach where music tracks were made from the refreshing sounds of opening a Pepsi can and drinking a Pepsi. You should check out those videos below, hope you will enjoy!
The famous city of Kyoto, Japan; over the years the streets kept its traditions and culture. The architecture has aged well over time and in Gion; you still can notice Geishas running down the small street alleys for their performances. I would like to share a motion design project by Yi Le, director and co-founder of Loop LOOP Studios from Shanghai, China. He created an opening title sequence for KIYOMI KOBAYASHI, a beautiful story about a geisha through her time.
Microsoft has been making quite a buzz lately with the release of the new icons for Office 365. Now they are back alongside with the folks from Tendril, a creative studio based in Toronto, Canada. They created a film for the Microsoft Ignite Conference that showcased the new Office 365 Suite on different and interesting aspects.
Let's get the week started with some really inspiring motion design. Kimi Issakainen and Oscar Böckerman from the 358 Agency in Finland shared a beautiful collection of motion graphics mixing colorful illustration and graphic design for the JCDecaux. I am a fan of motion and I am also admittedly conscious about my lack of knowledge on anything that moves because it's really hard to get the timing right.
Marco Salemi and Romina Giarrizzo shared a super stylish motion design project titled SEAT - Arona Global Launch. It features a lot of elements that made graphic design really awesome to me. I am talking about simple elements, textures and typography. There's definitely a 90's feeling too if you pay close attention. Some spray textures and style alongside with a lot of black and white. So enough said, check out below and I hope you get as inspired as I got.
After recently experiencing about 20+ hours flights during the past month, I had the chance to catch-up on recent movie releases that I haven't had the time to watch during summer. One of them was Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, it was a pretty entertaining movie. If you haven't watched it, give it a watch! It's definitely a different tone from Infinity War. At the end of the movie, you can have a chance to watch the End Titles Sequence by the amazing folks from Elastic and their team.
Motion design and animations have a significant role in today's app and web design. They can drive user attention to a specific part of the UI and help designers to reduce the amount of information needed to make the interface more intuitive. In some cases, animations are a differentiator, adding professionalism, finesses and polish to a website or app making them feel natural. For this post, I would love to share the work that Cuberto has done on motion design and animation.
Having a bit of a nostalgia moment tonight, I was looking for some motion to share on ABDZ and went instead full 80s. I wouldn't lie, I totally wasted a few productivity hours watching 80s clips on Vimeo. I had to feature the work of Arkuma again, he is a freelance motion artist and graphic designer based in Heidelberg, Germany. You can't help to relieve some 80s nostalgia while watching his video projects, it's filled with neons and vibrant colors. It was a good timing to come back to his profile, he just published his Showreel 2018. Check it out!
It's always interesting and inspiring to see what incredible brands like Google is publishing on Behance. Today, we are having a little glimpse at their process into the Google Home App. More precisely at their informative onboarding animations for users when they experience the setup of their devices. What is to retain is the animations are shipped in code using Lottie. What is Lottie?
As part of our Monday Motion Graphics inspiration series, we would love to feature the work that Luke Choice shared on his Behance profile. It was part of the visual package created by Nakatomi for PNAU 2018 Changa Tour Edition, Velvet Spectrum created a series of looping sequences. inspired by themes that delve into the Multiverse and psychedelic realms of the ineffable. Special thanks to Toby Pike and the team at Nakatomi
Adobe invited Melanie Stirner to take part in the Adobe Live Event in Munich from June 19th to 21st, 2018 and to work on a motion design project on the topic of the Adobe Hidden Treasures Bauhaus Dessau Special. Original typography sketches and unpublished letter fragments from the legendary Bauhaus school of design were rediscovered, completed and digitized by an international team of students, guided by renowned type designer Erik Spiekermann.
Alex Diaconu shared a beautiful motion design project on his Behance profile. The project is titled "Icons", and it is a collection of iconic and very recognizable patterns like brands morphed into abstract motion forms. It's very unique and a bit trippy for lack of better word, nevertheless it is an excellent example of motion design and it could be a great exercise to try to replicate that using the tools used, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop.
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.
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.
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.