Monday, October 31, 2011

Splitscreen: A Love Story

This amazing short film was shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Animated Type

I love animation. I love typography. I love animated typography. Love it.

I've been waiting to post this for some time now, but this post was getting a little long and crazy so I've cut it down and reduced the length drastically with an awesome widget from vimeo. I was originally planning on animating a typeface for my next project, but I've since decided to do something slightly different but still inspired by the work below. I would still like to design and animate my own typeface at some point, but it might be more of a self-initiated project over the summer.

I'm also planning on writing a project statement for a future motion graphics class. This project has the possibility to take on of many forms. One idea would be to have each student pick an existing typeface, study it, and animate it. Another idea would be to have each student design their own typeface and animate it (very similar in nature to Moshun, Typogami, and Binary 2.0 by Calango). The last idea I had is inspired by Nick Campell's Animated Alphabet for the 2008 Webby Awards. A typeface would be chosen or voted on by the class and then divided amongst the group to be animated. This project could end up being a large and challenging project or a shorter project/exercise with a quick deadline depending on which direction it takes.

Of the work shown below, my favorites would have to be the work by Calango, Takuya Hosogane, and Brett Morris. In the work by Calango, each typeface has a very unique aesthetic and looks like it was designed to be animated. The thing I like most about Takuya's work, Disruptive by Design, is that you can't tell that each info-graphic-looking piece is representing a letterform. It's very abstract and extremely captivating. In Brett Morris' ident's for Foxtel, he animates or arranges various objects in the shapes of letterforms to creatively and accurately define various genre's of movies and television. Brilliant work by all.

If you're viewing this on a mobile device you can watch these videos in my Animated Type Channel.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Music Video Using Xbox Kinect Camera.

A very creative use of the Xbox Kinect Camera! They took raw data visualization and turned it into a very interesting and unique aesthetic.

Check out the making of this video.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Type Fight

I just discovered this site that two designers created to keep themselves entertained and "distract them from the day-to-day grind." A couple of my graphic design friends friends that I graduated with from Iowa State decided that doing something similar, but compete in a tournament style with a larger group. I'm pretty excited!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

5:46 am

This beautiful piece reminds me a lot of the photography work of Eugene Atget.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011


My finished project for my 3D Visualization class!