VSUAL takes a look at the art and science behind title sequences. We journey through the ages and try to understand the evolution of title sequence design. From Georges Méliès, Un Voyage Dans La Lune to present day Kyle Cooper, we showcase 5 significant designers and their work. But first more about this particular title sequence that was designed by Jurjen Versteeg as an experimental project.
Kanji are the adopted logographic Chinese characters hanzi that are used in the modern Japanese writing system. VSUAL takes a look at 50 beautiful Japanese town logos that incorporate stylized kanji characters into the design. These are clean logos rich in contrast and are designed with a minimalistic approach. These are much better than some of the hurriedly done city logos we see everywhere else in the world.
Serene Teh, an illustrator and graphic designer explains that the brief for this animation was to create a visual reaction inspired by a chosen sub-culture, in this case, Parkour. Parkour is an urban ‘free-running’ discipline, originated from France. Its aim is for its traceur to overcome obstacles within the path, by adapting physical movement to traverse the urban environment, using physical abilities like jumping and climbing. The intention of this animation is to capture the movement and physical beauty of the traceur while traversing through the environment. This viral is aimed to create an awareness for parkour as an artform, rather than a sport.
Genetic Portraits: Ulric Collette
Canada-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette has created a shockingly cool project where he’s exploring the genetic similarities between different members of the same family. By splitting their faces in half and then melding them together, he creates interesting new people that are sometimes quite normal looking and other times far from it. He calls this series Genetic Portraits. Watch the transformation video below.
A prequel to Monsters Inc, Monsters University is the first “animated college movie.” The movie, scheduled for a June 21, 2013 release, tells the story of how Mike Wazowski and Sulley became friends during their college years at scare school. This weekend at D23 Expo, Pixar shared some details about the project. VSUAL showcases some early concept sketches and character designs from the project.
Not so long ago, Flash used to be the coolest superhero around—celebrated by millions and vouched by both web-developers and animators, Flash was fast and it made websites interesting and engaging. Flash literally ruled Webville for over 15 years; nobody ever thought that the fabled child of Macromedia would ever lose its charm.
‘We are all connected’ is the theme for this promotional video for the My World initiative by the WWF. The video shows a side-by-side comparison of humans and animals and the uncanny resemblance in our daily existence. The video conveys the idea of ‘Man with Nature’ instead of ‘Man vs Wild.’ The color treatment, sounds and visuals all come together to create a compelling narrative. Below are some photos from the video.
What happens when 3 animation students drop out of college and decide to make a film? VSUAL investigates the case. Was dropping out of Supinfocom their worst mistake, is the trio doomed or do we see signs that will take Marc, Max & Anthony to new heights. Watch this short-film and decide for yourself.