I am a fan of Shopify, you can check out the ABDZ store there as well. But also I always love to share some motion design work and this one is awesome! Tendril was called upon to create a film for Shopify’s 2019 Summit.
This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the best movies of all time, at least for me. I am talking about The Matrix. If you haven’t watched, please stop everything you are doing and go watch it. If you did watch it, I’d love for you to check out this incredible motion design/film project that 李泽 Lizer shared on Behance titled Wild Tale. It seems to bring some of the references from the classic sci-fi movie from the 90s, including some of the robot like forms.
I have a Chrome extension that loads Dribbble posts on a grid on every new tab I open, it's a great way to take a break from whatever I am doing and find some inspiration, or make the experience of opening a new tab more exciting than just a blank page. The best thing about that though is that I get to discover some incredible work from UI to motion and the work of James Curran is on top of my list of favorites.
Nike Kiss My Airs Campaign is a mixture of motion design and animated coolness designed by Shotopop. A studio based in London, UK focusing their work typography, installation, CGI, stop-motion and more. You will love these videos, there seems to be a viral factor on this style of video. You should definitely check out the videos, they are short but they are playful and straight to the point of creativity. Check them out and make sure to give them some love on Instagram.
DAZZLE SHIP™ have shared with us their latest personal experiment where they taking us on a trip around the world through typographic forms. DAZZLE SHIP™ is a creative production studio focusing their work in direction for design and motion. Can you guess the countries the designs are from? Pretty clever, nice work from the team! You should definitely check it out!
We are featuring a collaborative work from Mill+ and Antibody with Nic Pizzolato to create the opening title sequence for the long-awaited third season of HBO's ‘True Detective’. I can imagine how exciting it must be to create a motion design sequence for such a popular series. Director - Patrick Clair & Creative Director - Raoul Marks gave them great initial style frames and direction of motion.
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?