FOREAL, a design studio based in Germany with a creative focus on illustration, animation and art direction founded by Benjamin Simon and Dirk Schuster, teamed up with VSA to create 36 animated visuals for Google’s biggest conference in 2019: Google Next in San Francisco. The outcome is a beautiful example of illustration and motion design project aligned with the company’s brand.
Juan C Fresno share a set of motion design concepts for preloaders, you know, the good old spinning icon. The idea behind this project was to explore animations using the same set of objects, in these samples, simple circles. There are different variations, from linear to quite organic concepts. Some of remind me of Google and Microsoft loading animations. Nevertheless an inspiring collection of motion design inspiration.
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.
The mighty Bradley G Munkowitz has shared a tremendous project on his Behance and it was the work has done for the Kin Movie that I have yet seen but will do right after this article. The movie plot is surrounded by a mysterious weapon and we are focusing on the design work of the epic Rifle Scope the main character finds during the film.
One thing that amazes me is that after 20 years in the industry, GIFs are still the best way to share animation or motion design on the web. This is something to think about, especially the reasons for not having a better way, however, it’s always inspiring seeing what people can do with the constraints presented to them. Tigran Manukyan shared a collection of really cool animations on his Behance profile illustrating what I just wrote, enjoy it.
I got the chance to watch Captain Marvel a couple of days ago, at home not at the movie theater. Honestly I was underwhelmed by the movie in terms of story, however I love that it takes place in the 90s. They do an excellent job recreating the look and feel of that decade. Another thing that was awesome was the end title sequence. It reminded me of a bunch of super cool digital art from folks like Beeple.
G R A Z A ™ has shared a cool animation & 3D project via his Behance. Titled: FabricHeart / El corazón de todos, it's a full campaign he worked for Cerveza Cristal in goals to create an animated motion video where the concept where 'FabricHeart' is the result of a collection of heartbeats coming from fans from the Peruvian Soccer team. Coming together into a unique Soccer T-shirt, the result is quite amazing.
We are featuring the 3D & motion design work of Cody Sorgenfrey, a visual/motion designer working at Microsoft. He and his team worked at developing 3 branding directions for Microsoft's developer conference Build. Cody was in charge of the design & motion, make sure to watch the video below, it's quite stunning. I love how the video would inspire us through every single touchpoint that users will encounter. It totally enhances the experience especially for a conference hosted by Microsoft.
We are thrilled to share this motion design collaboration between director, design, illustrator, artist Ash Thorp with director, concept artist, designer Friendly Robot for the short film entitled: PASSAGE. Together, they have made this film expressing a series of subconscious thoughts between what we think is real vs the human experience. The film is gorgeous and I loved every second of it.
For the 2019 edition of 36 Days of Type, the amazing people over at Animography . decided to play around with Lovelo's many customizable features to create 36 different styles. Lovelo is an animated typeface that consist of 6 strokes that be individually animated along the outlines of the letterforms.
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.
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.