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08/04/2014: Venn Diagram Google Doodle

As seems to be the norm these days, Mike Dutton and his team have delivered the latest Google Doodle, a tribute to John Venn’s 180 birthday, in a way that is clever, interactive and entertaining. According to an article in …

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Motion Graphics for the Print Designer

Motion graphics are becoming a part of the designer job description. But do you really need to animate? Here’s how to navigate the decision making process.

Thought You Had Animation Pegged? Not For Much Longer !

The drawing/image registration process is a fundamental aspect of film animation. If the images that are animated don’t have a shared foundation with each other, the movement that’s created by the animator has no common relationship with the background or …

Winsor McCay Illustrates Temperance — or Prohibition?, 1929

While strolling through a used-books store in Los Angeles over 20 years ago, I spied the dust-jacketed binding of a book with a familiar illustration style. Much to my delight, I’d found a little-known 1929 first edition volume published by …

Print in Motion Winner: Thumbtacks

Entry Title: Thumbtacks Design Firm: none (self) Client: Self-Promotion for thumbtacks Creative Director: Melissa Stammer Art Director: Melissa Stammer Voice over: Melissa Stammer Animator: Melissa Stammer Designer: Melissa Stammer Writer: Melissa Stammer Compositing: Melissa Stammer Instructor: Michele Wong Project description …

Lunch Break Video: an Anti-Globalization Animation

Animations of real life chitchat have a rich – and even an Academy Award winning – history. John and Faith Hubley received Oscars for their cell painted Moonbird, a visualization of their kids’ playful fantasies, back in 1959, and for their …