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Miyazaki Art Show by New York City Gallery, Spoke Art

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New York City gallery, Spoke Art, presented the art-work show dedicated to the legendary Japanese animator, Hayao Miyazaki on September 29. The exhibition featured art pieces inspired by Miyakazi’s cult Studio Ghibli films such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and so on. Spoke ArtContinue Reading

October 9, 2017
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Imaginary Forces Wins 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design

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Imaginary Forces, a studio that specializes in visual storytelling and brand strategy, won this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design for Netflix’s original series Stranger Things. Back in April, I expressed my love for this moody, typographic title sequence, and now overjoyed that it received the attention it deserved. ThisContinue Reading

September 22, 2017
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“365 FLOWERS” Animation for Brewing Company’s Campaign

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The Japanese brewing company Kirin collaborated with French illustrator Paul Cox, releasing a new web advertising campaign. This campaign is an animation of characters wearing costumes representing the 365 days of the year and their birth flowers. The concept is the animated dictionary of flowers that represent each day ofContinue Reading

September 19, 2017
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Bringing Ukiyo-e to Life

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For centuries, Ukiyo-e mesmerized the world. This traditional Japanese art genre dominated Japanese culture between the 17th and 19th century, capturing unique landscapes, informal slice-of-life sceneries, and historical stories. Today, Animator Segawa Junki has brought to life these iconic pieces of art in an quirky and surreal manner. Junki, alsoContinue Reading

August 31, 2017
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The Stop-Motion Animation of the Rush Hour in Tokyo “1/100 TRAIN Station”

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If you are planning to travel to Tokyo, I would advise you to avoid using train early in morning around 8am. The commuter rush was terrible. Crowds of people living around Tokyo commute there simultaneously and the train is packed. You might miss the train like I did, simply because theContinue Reading

August 30, 2017
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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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