Have you watched the newly show called: Lost in Space on Netflix? It's set about 30 years in the future and a family has been chosen to start a new life in a Space. Not to share any spoilers but something bad happens and they are thrown into a dangerous alien environment. If you have watched the show, you might have noticed the work of Seth Molson who worked on the UI with interactive graphics and motion.
It's always cool to follow incredible artists on Twitter, I stumbled across an homage that our good buddy Ash Thorp in collaboration with zaoeyo and more. Together, they have worked on making a tribute for the super iconic anime from the 1988 Akira directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryōhei Suzuki and Shunzō Katō, and written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto.
Let's kick it off with a short but very cool motion graphics project by Lewis Orton, Ray for Huawei and their newest flagship phone: P20 Pro. It was designed for a marketing campaign in China and they focused on the remarkable gradient finish on the back of the phone.
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.
With the new year, we would love to bring back some of the feedback we have heard from you guys during the past few months. One of the main thing we keep hearing about are the imminent comeback of features related Motion. Well, we are listening! This is Abduzeedo's re-introduction of motion inspiration. Something we haven't done in such a long time. We will focus on motion sequences created from opening titles, short stories, showreel and more. Let us know what you think and please enjoy this cool comeback on ABDZ and the picks!
With the new year, we would love to bring back some of the feedback we have heard from you guys during the past few months. One of the main thing we keep hearing about are the imminent comeback of features related Motion. Well, we are listening! This is Abduzeedo doing a re-introduction of motion inspiration. Something we haven't done in such a long time. We will focus on motion sequences created from opening titles, short stories, showreel and more. Let us know what you think and please enjoy this amazing return on ABDZ.
Our friends from Adobe has launched earlier this year: Motion Graphics templates for many of us designers who are using motion for post-production workflows or even creating micro-interactions. I love the fact that they provide a variety of files established for beginners all the way to the real professionals. Also one of the best features is the integration between After Effects and Premiere Pro. It prevents editors from having to alternate between the two applications during the post process.
Our friends from FOREAL Studio are back with their latest project for AT&T in collaboration with Hearts, BBDO, Organic and more. This new project involves motion, animation, art direction and advertising. It's quite lovely and really great that they take the time to show the different motions of the process as well. Overall, it's always refreshing to see what they come up with.
What is Plotagraph? You gotta play with one of their animations to fully understand the concept behind. It looks like a combination of a lopping motion and a cinemagraph?! I am not even sure if it is properly interpreted. But give it a look because, with a beautiful image or concept, the result is simply stunning. We are taking the look at the work of @javografo on Instagram. Being an ambassador of Plotagraph, you will possibly fell in love with his use of this tool. I wished he could have used his own images but it's pretty well credited. Props!
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.
Let's start off the Week with this Art Direction & Motion project by UK-based Cape & Monocle. Entitled: Zanzibar (Love Is Love), it's a music video that tells the story of a robot (last of his kind) scattering places in goal to find parts to rebuild his partner. You are taken into this beautiful melody as you are right away charmed by the visuals and intriguing concept makes you watch till the end of the music video. Frame by frame is just a pleasure to discover. Sit back and give it a watch.
We are taking a look at this interaction design & motion project of the iOS app called: Defind. What is it? It's an app that will search of word for you by you defining its definition. The concept might be useless to some but I liked about this project is about its execution, flow, motion and overall UI design. Designed by Alex Pluda, the app is taking through different sections to find that particular word from research, synonyms, translation and more.
I've always been fascinated with space and its deep void, what about an illustration series that is giving up a glimpse and also a tour of our whole 9 planets from the solar system. Well, this is what motion designer Mitch Myers created and it's just stunning. Everything made in Cinema 4D so it's giving us quality with a mix of realism and look. What's cool about it too is that they are all optimized and animation ready for your next project. For more information, please click here.
In celebration of growth and opportunity ofLenovo, the team over Ars Thanea worked on an advertising video to capture and express its rebirth with a colourful approach that was entirely made without CGI. I would suggest to watch that Making Of to learn more and just watching at the final result is a burst of creativity.
We would like to share this motion title design work by Lost Project for NBC. The famous logo was created in the 40s, we were first introduced to that we see (with little iterations) nowadays by the end of the 80s. The spectrum of colours are quite memorable and Lost Project’s work also makes a beautiful tribute to the original core by keeping a modern twist.
First of all, we would like to wish Happy Thanksgiving to everyone that does celebrate today and will do for the next few days. Through all the eating sessions and resting between, we would like to share this stunning short film on Abduzeedo.
We would like to present the work of the mighty folks from Dazzle Ship and their recent motion and branding project for DRL which stands for the Drone Racing League. It’s pretty much saying what this is about! But for those who doesn’t know, it’s a premier drone racing circuit for elite FPV pilots around the world, combining world-class flight skill and proprietary technology for racing.
Halloween is here! Judging by our feeds, some of us had fun partying since it was during the Weekend even though the official day is today. Hope you’ll have some energy left to do some more Trick & Treating tonight.
While browsing on Dribbble, I discovered the work of Claudio Guglieri and I was just so impressed by his work related to brands, experiences and UI/UX. He has worked hands-on for brands like Adobe, CNN, Reuters, Kayak, Google and just to name a few. Claudio is the design director at Microsoft Groove and Movies & TV and he’s currently based in Redmond, Seattle.
In the past couple of years we have seen an explosion of mockups to be used for presentations, from phone frames to posters and billboards. These assets really help designers to showcase their work in a more professional way, especially personal projects that might never see the really shippable version. I am a fan of mockups and I have been using them for quite a long time, usually static but it seems that animated version will become reality very soon.