Category: Animation

Animation

Award-winning animation ‘Simorgh’ claims numerous awards and high praise from all over the world

The choreographical piece Simorgh is Iranian-born Meghdad Asadi Lari's own elucidation of a customary Sufi ballad. The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar is an extensive and praised ballad written in Persian exploring the delicacy of self-esteem. Every bird speaks to a human blame, for example, self-image, covetousness, excellence and power. The birds must cross seven valleys to achieve the residence of the unbelievable Simorgh bird, whom they trust will be their leader. Meghdad's animated adaptation incorporates the peacock, which symbolizes the fallen soul in partnership with Satan, the songbird symbolizing the lover, and the parrot looking for the wellspring of eternity, not God. As the enlivened story depends on writing, Meghdad devoted all the visuals – the fowls and their surroundings - to Iranian culture, art and history. It's been broadly perceived at a universal level, winning a few global film and movement...
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Realistic 3D models of office TV show fan favorites Mad Men, Suits, Parks and Rec, and more

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be walking inside Mad Men’s mid-century modernist-inspired interiors? Or slacking around and playing technological geek inside the messy nest of the genius bunch in The It Crowd? We all have, at one point in our lives, wanted to replace our normal, mediocre corporate life with one of our favorite TV show cast’s complicated yet much more interesting life of cocktails and lawsuits. And this cool new 3D project might just fulfill those sitcom dreams. The team of real estate professionals at Drawbotics made exquisitely detailed 3D models of top rating office TV shows from scratch, relying only on research and meticulousness. These models are made to take the audience into a realistic, one-of-a-kind walkthrough of the offices from fan favorites Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, and even Suits – just to name a few. These workplaces were perfectly recreated from the floor plans down to the smallest...
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Tons of artists collaborate to create artwork based from ‘Rick and Morty’, now on display at gallery

From the gallery in 1988's Rick and Morty tribute art show, we are going to see a ton more interesting things. Presently entering its fourth year, the Los Angeles popular culture fine art gallery is welcoming the new year with a show themed with the "adult" Cartoon Network series. The animated science fiction sitcom takes after the misfortunes of alcoholic distraught scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty. The pair invests their energy between residential life and strange and hazardous adventures through the universe. With added pressures inside the family, these experiences cause Morty much pain at home and school. The setting of Rick and Morty - portrayed as having shades of Futurama and South Park - was initially reported as 2012, trailed by another period of 10 half-hour scenes in 2015. Approximately 50 artists have made unique work propelled by the show, and these craftsmanships will be available for purchase from January 13 onwards at Gallery 1988....
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Travel company lets you travel through time and space with these immersive, animated posters

Mind-blowing. That's the compound word I'd use to describe this series of immersive animated posters by NeoMam Studios. The studio created these phenomenal animated posters as part of a project called "Timescape," by Expedia. The posters imagine an era in which time travel and voyages to other planets is an everyday thing. Gisele Navarro, from the studio, told DesignFaves, "The bad news is that it's not here yet, no matter how many series Netflix and NBC create about it (time travel). But a human can dream, and that's what the Timescape Series is all about." From Atlantis to Europa, Timescape lets your imagination run wild! Check out some of the works below and find more on  Expedia's Travel Blog. ...
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Animated short film with quirky characters opens design conference in New York

All design conferences should start with animated short films as good as this one created by Eran Hilleli. The Tel Aviv-based artist and animator was brought on board to create an animated opening for the Style Frames Design Conference last November in New York. The title sequence featured a number of quirky characters setting the tone for the event as well as introducing the lineup of speakers. The music, provided by Disasterpiece really accentuates the indie game art style used throughout the video. Watch the animated sequence below and find more from the artist on his website.  ...
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Young artist earns millions of YouTube hits because of exemplary character art

American Artist Ross Tran is the embodiment of how sheer talent and imagination can create massive success, even at a young age. The 23-year old has amassed almost two million hits on his YouTube channel, and it's not surprising why. His videos are laced with amazingly quick cuts, hyperactive presentation, playful tones, and quirky stops at his own apartment and school, as well as various locations. There are many elements to his witty work, but the main foundation lies in his bright and stylized tutorials showing how his art comes to life - from conception to implementation. When asked about his "secret to success" at such a young age, he tells his audiences that his portfolio is extremely personalized. He says that an artist must have a portfolio that screams out what you really want to do. In his case, he loves character designs. So he makes his work based on this particular passion. He advises fellow artists to avoid making "disposable" designs and show the whole world...
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New York-based designer creates new letters and numbers series for over a month

A month of interactive graphic design? Jesseca Dollano was up for the challenge. The designer was born and raised in Hong Kong but now lives and works out of New York City as a digital designer for DesignIt. She took part in an online project called "36 Days of Type" where creatives were tasked to design letters and numbers every day for over a month. Dollano's submissions feature a fantastic blend of retro and contemporary aesthetics with some being animated. Dollano has worked for prestigious clients the likes of Microsoft and Samsung and continues to deliver top-notch projects. Find more of her amazing works on her website. ...
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Abrams releases ‘The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ after the film’s success

"The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is yet another addition to the roster of art books published by Abrams Books. It will chronicle the visual art of the film and story's creation. We will see how they conceptualized and developed these new worlds, vehicles, weaponry, and characters. Rogue One is the very first movie in the Star Wars series, timeline-wise. So fans will absolutely appreciate learning more about it behind the big screen. It will come in a similar format as the previous book, "The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Fans will enjoy the same unlimited access to hundreds of sketches, initial storyboards, concept paintings, matte paintings, and designs for characters, vehicles, and costumes. This book shall become the ultimate guide for the ultimate fans to the imagination and art behind this latest chapter in the global franchise. It was created and developed by Josh Kushins (author), Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont (co-production designers),...
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iLovecraft lets you experience true horror with immersive, interactive tales

H.P. Lovecraft remains a horror fiction icon to this day thanks to classics like The Call of Cthulhu. Developer iClassics Collection has turned these macabre tales into brilliant mobile experiences. iLovecraft is one of many interactive adaptations by the studio and is a perfect example of mobile storytelling done right. This collection has an unsettling aura about it, thanks to its well-composed ambient music, creepy animated elements that you can touch to activate, and an art style that makes you wonder if these aren't official, illustrated versions of the stories overseen by Lovecraft himself. The artwork is provided by David G. Forés with original music by Miquel Tejada. iLovecraft was an absolute joy to experience and I recommend it to everyone looking for some holiday chills! Check it out on iOS, Android and Amazon today and have a look at some enticing artwork below. ...
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Yoda, Pinocchio and Shrek on your child’s plate?

Like any mother, Lelah Mohamedi would do anything to make her child happy. Her 4 year old son inspired the food artist to make this collection of creative, healthy plates. She needs between 20-40 minutes to make a cartoon character that no child would dislike. Mohamedi has already 65.000 followers on Instagram and her work can also be follow on  Facebook. ...
Animation

‘Paradise’ turns classic painting into a satirical animated short

What's better than viewing one of Heironymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights up close? Why, seeing it animated in 4K, of course! Studio Smack is out with a delightfully contemporary take on Bosch's epic painting. Cleverly titled, "Paradise," the animation clears the middle panel of Bosch's painting and replaces it with a population of creatures of various shapes, sizes, and often quirky appearances. This playground is filled with scenes that portray selfishness, decadence, and consumerism. According to the studio,  "They are symbolic reflections of egos and an imagination of people as they see themselves - unlike Bosch's version, where all individuals more or less look the same." Check out the striking video below and follow the studio on Facebook for more! And if you'd like to see more of their awesome work, click here! ...
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David Beckham’s tattoos speak up against child abuse and violence in PSA Video

David Beckham has had a long-standing partnership with Unicef. Over the years, he has worked with them on various humanitarian campaigns. Recently, the soccer great signed on to promote the #ENDviolence campaign. It features a 60-second film, which - in spite of its short length - is very moving and powerful. The film conveys strong messages against violence directed towards children all over the world. This will be part of his Unicef 7 Fund. According to the organization, about one in every ten girls under 20 years old has been through some form of sexual abuse. Another one in every five children dies because of violence. During the film, Beckham is in the spotlight, shirtless. His tattoos come to life - but not his actual ink. Instead, we see tattoos telling dark, real stories of how children go through psychological and physical abuse. We hear them scream and cry. In the end, the message is clear: "Violence against children marks them forever. It's wrong. End it."...
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Illuminated dancing sculptures combines 3D-printing and light

Light literally dancing about frame to frame is quite a sight to see. That's why Akinori Goto's latest video is so great. The media artist shows off his fantastic light sculpture in a stunning three-minute video. The kinetic sculpture combines a structure 3D-printed from data analyzed from an actual dancer. A cross-section of the sculpture is revealed when light is shone on it. Goto is essentially an inventor now, thanks to this piece and hopes to acquire a patent for the device. Watch it in action below! ...
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Quirky stop-motion animation video by popular YouTube artist

Animation tutorials are abundant on YouTube but Alexander Unger's videos are a little different. Unger runs a popular YouTube channel where he shares sculpting and claymation tutorials. Every now and again he'll upload a quirky stop motion short film assembling various little animation experiments. Here's his most recent one and it's quirky, to say the least! For one, the sound matters just as much here as the animation itself. Check it out below and find more of his work here. ...
Animation

Duo creates imaginative illustrations using sheet music

Music scoresheets are sketchbook pages in disguise. At least, that's the impression you get from Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich's works. The duo are part of a creative collaboration, People Too, from Novosibirsk, Russia. The two spend time drawing elaborate scenes on sheet music. From urban landscapes to people fishing, dancing, and traveling, the musical notes serve as departure points for their combined creativity. The reimagined illustrated sheets of music are available for purchase on Society6. Check out some of them below and find more on their portfolio on Behance. ...
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Artist creates quirky and unsettling animated creatures

Unusual animations are not the norm here at DesignFave but who's to say we can't make that happen every once in a while? Today, we are featuring Tel Aviv-based illustrator and animator Ori Toor's series of weird characters twisting and turning in 3D. The Tumblr series, titled Looopism, features a series of worm-like creatures that are at once quirky and unsettling. The gritty, noise-filled textures covering them add to the uneasy feelings the viewer is already experiencing. Check out some of the animations below and follow Toor on Instagram for more! ...
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