Shantell Martin is an artist based in New York, NY, USA; she recently shared a project where she collaborate with the Oculus. Even though this project has been produced last year, I think with the moments we are currently living. This is the appropriate time to do so.
PlusOne is an independent creative studio with a focus on design and motion graphics. Over the course of a decade, PlusOne developed their own distinctive character and vision. The Amsterdam based studio celebrates its tenth anniversary with a mind-warping one-minute manifesto. A mesmerizing wash of quirky vignettes that blend seamlessly into one witty and trippy whole.
‘Five’ is a typographic romp through the five senses by 3D artist Sebastian Helene and London based sound studio Resonate. In other words, it's a beautiful motion design achievement playing with typography. Sebastian has always been inspired by what can be achieved through design within limitation. For ‘Five’ the rule was: Use the letters of the five senses as the foundation of the film, they are the driver, and everything must derive from them. This limitation sparked some interesting and unexpected results.
Until recently, I am finding more and more interested in commercial campaigns that use creativity at its purest. I think it brings another look to our 'quotidien' and always bring a spark of inspiration needed. We are featuring at this collaborative project which is a commercial campaign for website building and hosting company Squarespace. In this campaign, it's all about ‘make it real’, it's a creative journey on the customer's perspective from basically the vision to realization.
WOOT Creative has shared a projection-mapping they worked in a Sanghwa commercial content project. I thought it was cool to share on abdz. especially with all that motion goodness. First of all, what's projection-mapping? It's a term sharing familiarity with video mapping, it's a technique used to turn objects and/or environments into a display surface for video projection. These objects or shall we call it surfaces may be pure concrete surfaces, such as buildings, small indoor objects, or theatrical stages.
What do you think about the new abdz. design? One of the things that we incorporated is the integration of GIFs for our main image header. It's a small but neat way to introduce the main image that would be shared across all social platforms. To basically make things more animated. A perfect way to introduce that notion is featuring this collaboration project with Raphael Vangelis, Phillip Peters, Cristian Acquaro (and cie) for the product promo of the keyboard Logitech G915.
Found Studio, The Dink and Ryan Locke shared a motion design project they did for Coca-Cola Energy. I don’t know much about the drink or the project, but when I saw the light effects I was sold! You all know how much I love that. I believe I wrote a few Photoshop tutorials in the past exploring the same idea of neon lights. Time has passed and of course the quality of the renderings and effects have improved drastically. Just look at the stills and video below.
During these quarantine days, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, RETOKA . took a breath and decided to make a series of posters inspired by the most common words and hashtags related to this problem. They have drawn the lines with barcodes of the words themselves. These codes have been generated following the standard Code-39 ASCII. It is RETOKA’s little tribute to hope, collaboration, solidarity, fight, resistance and to all heroes of the sanitary personnel.
Vasiliy Oleshko shared a beautiful motion design project titled CONTROL. What can I say about it? Well, look at the stills and you will know exactly why I am sharing it here with you all. The 80s look, feel and colors are all there. The tools used were Maxon Cinema 4D and After Effects.
Inspired by the golden palette and art-deco designs of DC Lottery’s Roaring Cash game, LOOP . took the viewer on a ‘20’s thrill ride - playing with the idea that our ticket “opens the door” to thrills, excitement, and the Great Gatsby high-life.
Matthieu Braccini shared a beautiful motion design project on Behance. He was lucky to have the awesome opportunity to be commissioned by MTV, to make video, with total freedom about concept and artistic direction. As he mentions on the description “Damn i was so happy when i saw the mail!” - I would be too :) Motion Design
Yas NV and the incredible people at Buck keep delivering amazing work. What is a wonderful surprise for me is that I didn’t know much about Buck since a month ago. I guess I have been too busy with other things. To celebrate my admiration for Buck, here’s the motion design work they did for Facebook titled Faceversary. More information make sure to check out Buck’s website or visit Yas’ Behance profile.
Earlier in 2019, Jonathan Lindgren was approached by OPX in London to visualize the cover of Imperial College Business School Annual Report. The idea was to use the already established visual language, along with an idea of navigation and strategy, but Jonathan went further and created a beautiful motion design piece to go along with the branding work.
I own an iPhone 11 Pro and the Pixel 4 XL and I have to say. Pause here, the Pixel 4 is much nicer from the industrial design point of view than the iPhone. I am talking about just the way that it feels when holding. There's something about the black rails, the pop of color of the white one and the simplicity that makes it especial. Before you ask me, I hate the chins and wish it was like the One Plus 7 Pro but anyways, pack to this post. Buck was called by Google to create a comprehensive visual system for the Pixel 4 launch.
Monday is our motion design day. Why? Well, just because it’s fun to say motion Monday? Honestly there’s no reason but the Aamir Khan totally deserved to be feature and shared here on Abduzeedo. It is a mix of beautiful 3D work with super smooth animations using Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop. It’s also a personal project of Aamir. “I tried to create Rich Ancient look.” - Aamir adds.
Pavel Fuksa and Barbora Idesová shared a really cool illustration and motion design post on their Behance page. The idea/inspiration was: “What happens when you shuffle the letters in the song’s lyrics and create a bunch of eerie and bizarre anagrams? Most probably the only music video in the world featuring Gagarin on a rhino, woollen pot on fire, deviant peck, satanic loam, ruminal mob, immoral bun, yogi with legumes, an olive on the run, chased by the police helicopter and many more.”
It looks like one of the new trends will be the cyberpunk one. From video-games like Cyberpunk 2077 to the of course incredibly polemic Cybertruck from Tesla. My prediction is that we will see more and more references to that style not only in the design industry but in general. One area that is clear that is already drinking from that source is special effects and motion design. Mikhail Shandra and Eduard Mykhailov shared an incredible post last year on their Behance.
We would like to share this tribute for the Dell Latitude created back in 1994 all the way to its present day. Behind this massive accolade, we have Joey Recoskie, a 2D/3D Motion Artist & Art Director working at Tendril. Shared through his art direction and motion work, we are taken on this magnificent journey to the past by honoring the present days of Dell.
J✹V is UI/UX designer with 10+ years of experience, specializing in Web design and applications for mobile devices. What caught my attention was the series of motion design explorations I saw on J✹V Dribbble profile. It was a series of typographical animations, but it also showed the evolution of learning (motion design) by trying, for me the most important thing and that’s why I thought it would be great to share here with you all.
I am a motion design fan and it’s one of my goals to learn more about it. Because of that, I would love to share that the registration is open for the Winter 2020 Session at School of Motion, the world’s leading online school for motion designers. Be sure to pick your preferred course — before it sells out!