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Getaway

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A short animation about... well... getting away

Well, summer's right around the corner. That's great and all, but for those of us that live in the city (i.e. pretty much everyone), summer means heat bouncing off concrete and sweat dripping down our backs. Apart from synthetically cooled buildings and the occasional promise of a cool evening, there's only one real respite from the daily grind: getting the hell out of the city. This animated......read more

Vanishing Point

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Lovely animated abstraction from Takuya Hosogane

There comes a time when we all grow tired of wasting time at work by reading blogs and barely smirking at "I Can Has Cheezburger" pics -- a time when only pure mindless visual joy will suffice. That time is now, good friends. Immerse yourself in "Vanishing Point," an expressionistic piece of 3D abstraction from Takuya Hosogane. The animated clip, made with next-gen software like After Effects,......read more

"Land" by Masanobu Hiraoka

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Another woozy animation from one of our favorites

Tokyo artist/animator Hiraoka Masanobu has a busy commercial practice that includes directing music videos and illustrating Uniqlo ads, but it's his personal animation projects that we can't get enough of. The latest, "Land," features the woozy, colorful style that has become Hiraoka's signature. With equally excellent sound design and music from Barcelona's Aimar Molero, you'll want to put on......read more

Etereas / Animation Shortfilm by Flaminguettes

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Motion graphics duo gives hula hooping an animated twist

Mexico City's Flaminguettes combine old and new forms of creativity in this cool-as-hell video, "Etereas / Animation Shortfilm." In the clip, a geometric motion graphics treatment is applied to hula hoop dancers, whose movements are matched with line and circle patterns that trace around them. The female creative team worked diligently frame-by-frame to connect the lines with the hoop, and their......read more

Ars Natura: The Light of Life

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Karl Burkart delves into the new masterwork by motion graphics wunderkind Daihei Shibata.

‘The Light of Life’Life is transparent, warm and swirls randomly like a soft light. And it constantly changes...Life illuminates itself and then it begins to illuminates a new life.A sprouted mass of innumerable lights become a flow before long, and then become the part of the life-throb of ages. That ties life, this moment now. The poetic words and the even more poetic imagery of the young......read more

Human Error

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Beetroot Design Group's interpretation of a planet in peril.

Wind power may be clean, green, and renewable, but it doesn't come without it's problems. Turbines are noisy as hell and they pose serious risks to flying wildlife and sensitive shoreline habitats. So Cornell University engineers have responded with a brainy new way of drawing electricity from moving air. The prototype technology, called Vibro-Wind, involves oscillating wind pads that......read more

Hermanos Inglesos (ft. MeMe) "Wanderland"

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Animated goodness from Belgium's Kristof Luyckx.

Here's the latest video for Belgian twosome Hermanos Inglesos, for their new single "Wanderland." The fun and fantastical animation was created by the band's compadres Kristof Luyckx and Michele Vanparys. Tight and trippy and there's a nod to nature that made it SHFTy enough for us to put up. The cat shitting pool balls is a high spot. Basically, we just like it....read more

Turbine-Free Wind Power

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Are oscillating panels the future of wind energy?

Wind power may be clean, green, and renewable, but it doesn't come without its problems. It's noisy as hell for people living nearby, and it poses serious risks to flying wildlife and sensitive shoreline habitats. A group of mechanical engineers from Cornell have responded with a solution that may represent the future of wind energy tech. The working prototype, dubbed Vibro-Wind,......read more

Shyscapes

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Mesmerizing motion graphics by Misha Shyukin.

This hypnotizing short from German student Misha Shyukin, which he humbly describes as "my graduation short-art-movie-video-thingy," is a sight to behold. Despite being digitally fabricated, the vast and open landscapes in the film have a totally natural feel, looking like they were shot on a helicopter-mounted camera. Misha requests that viewers watch the video with eyes half closed,......read more

New York Biotopes

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Watch the city's infrastructure come alive in this perspective-shifting motion piece

Berlin-based motion designer Lena Steinkühler pays homage to New York City in this weird video piece that depicts the metropole's infrastructure as living, breathing organisms. In New York Biotopes, Steinkühler envisions the urban environment occupied by "abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings......read more

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