A little while back I was hired by VH1 Latin America to design some motion boards for their upcoming identity campaign. Wonderful people to work with, they were interested in developing an identity with a 70s retro-cosmic vibe mingled with something slick and modern.
I had a blast pushing and bending my vector assets and lighting effects into all kinds of directions. Shown here are some of the menu boards I designed for their animation team, both used and unused.
If you want to see some slightly larger versions, check them out on my Flickr stream.
It’s no secret that I think my friends are the most talented people in the world, and I take any opportunity I can to work with them on various projects. A couple of months back I hired my good pal Ben Jeddrie to create an animated commercial promoting my Signalnoise Store. Being a big fan of his hilarious cartoon style for 10 years, I gave him no direction as I wanted him to create something all his own. “Do whatever you want, make it funny.”
The result made me laugh to no end. Inspired by classic cartoons such as George of the Jungle and Tom Slick, Ben came up with the concept, designs, voice-overs and completed the entire animation. He’s one talented guy.
I am currently working with Ben on setting up his own blog which will feature his other unique animations, videos and comics. More to come when we launch.
Wicked new video by Röyksopp for the track Happy Up Here. It’s no secret that I love old school video game references, but seeing big Space Invaders being blown down by a hilarious little car shot in a hand-cam David Fincher style made my jaw hit the floor. Fantastic art direction on this one.