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Google Doodle Celebrates 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop

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Last Friday, Google Doodle celebrated Hip Hop’s 44th Anniversary with one of its best interactive doodles to date. Introduced by a lush custom graphic by graffiti artist Cey Adams, you are guided through the origins of hip hop with visual artist and rapper Fab Five Freddy. From it’s inception inContinue Reading

August 13, 2017
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“In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo

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A year ago, two talented Ringling College of Art and Design students, Beth David and Esteban Bravo, created a Kickstarter for their senior thesis animation. Their goal was to raise 3k. They were blown away by supporters when they raised over 10k. Finally, two days ago they released their highly-anticipatedContinue Reading

August 3, 2017
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Super Cool NBA Emoji by Stefano Colferai

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These past weeks, basketball has been highlighted on all the sports channels. Whether it’s the draft, Lonzo Ball heading to the Lakers, Steph Curry receiving the richest contract in NBA history, or PG-13 partnering up with Russell Westbrook in OKC, the talk is there. Maybe some of you don’t knowContinue Reading

July 24, 2017
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The Nike “Badge of Honor” by Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai

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Do you remember when you were a kid and tried to conquer the world by riding your bicycle, swinging on monkey bars, and rolling around in the dirt? You felt invincible and fearless, oblivious to your own human fragility. Have you ever had that moment when you compared scars withContinue Reading

July 11, 2017
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Jay- Z’s Powerful Retro-styled Animation

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A couple weeks ago, we talked about the mysterious 4:44 ads many saw around New York City. People asked themselves: “what could these numbers represent,” although we knew it was linked to Tidal. On June 30, 2017, the speculations finished when Jay-Z, also known as HOV, dropped his fourteenth studioContinue Reading

July 10, 2017
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Spotify, Pride Campaign

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Spotify is all about spreading positive messages. Whether it’s through the music it streams, ads or even animated shorts, Spotify has been supporting good social movements. For years, we have been accustomed to their signature duotone images with catchy taglines for this music streaming company. Who said Spotify can’t doContinue Reading

July 8, 2017
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The Best Goals of the Mexico vs. USA Rivalry

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A couple weeks ago we witnessed one of the biggest football rivalries in North America between Mexico and USA. This is one of the most anticipated games in this soccer region that dates back to 1934 when they first saw each other on the pitch. Since then, they have seenContinue Reading

June 21, 2017
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“Samurai Jack”: Designer as Author in the Cartoon Narrative

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WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF SAMURAI JACK Designers hold a stake in authorship. As visual storytellers, we express our own narrative told more through form than words. This is a notion masterfully told in Michael Rock’s ‘Designer as Author’ and while his larger point is to show justContinue Reading

June 1, 2017
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“Azulejos,” an Intoxicating Visual Homage to Portugal

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“Azulejos” is an homage to the unique beauty found in Portuguese tiles. “Azulejos” is an animated music video for Italian producer Populous. Its patterns, colors, lines and movement is nothing short of intoxicating. Created by artist Emanuel Kabu, the concept is simple: “A kaleidoscopic journey through Barrio Alto’s narrow lanes, hoppingContinue Reading

May 25, 2017
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Tokyo Gifathon: 30 Days of GIFs by SlimJim Studios

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SlimJim Studios is run by London-based animation director and designer James Curran. Last month, Curran hopped on a plane and spent a month exploring Tokyo. While most people today tend to document their travels through iPhone photography, Curran deviates from the norm. Every day he made an animated GIF inspiredContinue Reading

May 5, 2017
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The Artwork for the Recent Ghost in the Shell Film Outshines the Film

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Ghost in the Shell has always been cool, whether you know it or not. Remember the Matrix? The creators of the Matrix have admitted to have been heavily influenced by this Japanese animated classic. From existentialist philosophy and artificial intelligence, the original Japanese animation dazzled many science fiction fans with,Continue Reading

April 16, 2017
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Advice to the Young Artist

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Are you a young artist? Are you looking for creative guidance? Or perhaps you might be in the mood to watch a fun animation…then, Advice to the Young Artist is for you. As we prepare to wrap the work week, I’d like to share a precious short film. Advice toContinue Reading

April 14, 2017
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Joe Harris (1928-2017): The Man Behind Trix Rabbit

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On March 26, Joe Harris, commercial illustrator, passed away at 89 years old in his home in Connecticut, but his legendary characters will live on forever. Harris was the man that brought to life the famous Trix Cereal rabbit. It was in the 1950s while working at the advertising firmContinue Reading

April 12, 2017
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Top 3 Title Sequences for Television Now

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These days, title sequences for television are more than merely introducing characters, they play a vital role in it’s identity. Studios create sophisticated mini films that sometimes, are more engaging than the actual show. Personally, I look forward to title sequences for new shows because they are just so lush and breathtaking. IContinue Reading

April 9, 2017
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Mirages and Miracles: Handmade + Hand-coded

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Many people fear the eventual decline of traditional fine arts as modern technology continues to pave the way for advanced artistic media and methods. With the emergence of things like augmented and virtual reality, art is increasingly developing and evolving to unprecedented heights. So how do we continue to growContinue Reading

March 29, 2017
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David Lewandowski’s Surreal Animations

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Sometimes you just get burnt out. It happens to every designer. In fact, it happens to everyone in every field. That’s why Stefan Sagmeister takes a sabbatical every seven years. That’s why Donald trump spends millions of tax payers dollars to spend weekends at the “Southern Whitehouse” in Mar-a-lago. That’sContinue Reading

March 19, 2017
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