This latest animation by LA production company Everynone takes hundreds of ball-shaped objects from Google Images, and merges them together in quick succession. There is something life affirming and satisfying about the sequence of colourful images, with each shape appearing centre screen and the images quickly moving through various themes. Previous films by Everynone have been just as inspired – check out Symmetry and re:Words among other great work. Directed by Daniel Mercadante, found via Colossal.
Thanks to Ruth for sharing Tea Smile‘s fabulous packaging for cold brewed tea. Made entirely of folded card, using no glue, the structure and graphics of the packaging are inspired by ice flakes. It folds out to an ‘iceberg’ shape so the long teabags can be lifted out and dropped into PET water bottles easily. Found via The Dieline.
In Sao Paolo, Brazil, 100 artists have been invited to each decorated a phone booth, as part of the Call Parade project. They can decorate both the inside and out if they wish, with some great ideas and quite bonkers results. The project was sponsored by telephone company Vivo. Check out the full gallery of photos, with details of the artists here. Found via So Bad So Good.
Animation studio LAIKA is taking animation to the next level with 3D printing. In order to portray a wide array of emotions on the faces of 62 characters in the new stop motion film ParaNorman, LAIKA tapped 3D Systems and their ZPrinter 650 to generate over 31,000 individual facial parts. According to Brian McLean of LAIKA, “By using a color 3D printer we were not only able to push facial performance to new levels, but we were also able to achieve a level of detail and subtlety in characters’ faces that a few short years ago would have seemed impossible.” Moviegoers will be in for a treat come August 17 when the film is released in cinemas. Thanks Jian An for finding this. (via engadget)
Holly found this lovely little set of animated bumpers for a new kids’ TV channel called Plus Plus in the Ukraine. These were created by London-based animation studio Animade, in collaboration with Build who did the branding for Plus Plus, and came up with the cute characters. Found via It’s Nice That.
Thanks to Hannah for sharing this: ‘It was Singapore’s national day yesterday and to celebrate Mentos created this anthem to help make the country even better by tackling the country’s unbelievably low birthrate. So dim the lights… light a few candles and play this bad boy… Singapore’s getting sexy!’
It made us smile anyway.
In: Advertising, Art, Asia, Brand communications, Brand Experience, Digital, Film & Animation, Food and Drink, Ooh that's nice, Product design, Structural design · Tags: 3D printing, Brazil, Packaging design, ParaNorman, Singapore, Tea, Telecommunications