motion graphics

Pablo Ferro Deep in the Heart of Texas

Pablo Ferro, movie title designer, makes an appearance at the Rice Design Alliance / AIGA Houston in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Film Department. His theme, of course, is the art of film title design. Learn more here.

Chugging Along on The Italia Graffiti Train

The other day I took a train from Siena to Badass, Italy (well, actually it is Badesse, Italia). If you miss the graffiti on trains in the U.S. there is plenty to fill the gap on the Italian rails. Here is my visual diary. And here are more on Beautiful Decay.  

It Takes a Monkey

In the 1930s (and before and after) men who repaired the mammoth illuminated signs, known as spectaculars, that towered over places like Times Square were called “sign monkeys.” A term of endearment then, it is out of fashion now. Yet it does not diminish the dangerous work that these urban mountaineers (including window washers,...

Lunch Break Video: Dutch Designer Irma Boom

As we put the finishing touches on the October “Identity” issue, guest designed and co-edited by the Amsterdam firm Metahaven, we thought we’d squeeze in one more “Dutch-themed” profile video courtesy of our friends at Submarine Channel. This one is on the truly remarkable book designer Irma Boom, who it just so happens, we...

Increasing the Happiness Quotient

What makes you happy? Is it how much money you make, who your partner is, your clothes or car? What makes you unhappy? Is it the weather, your too-small apartment, things your partner does (or the fact that you don’t have one)? Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has been busy seeking the (often surprising) answers....

Yapph is Happy

Designer / filmmaker Hillman Curtis has been working for about 9 months on “The Happy Film,” one person’s pursuit of happiness through self-experiment – that person is Stefan Sagmeister. The Happy Film takes a look at the strategies serious psychologists recommend to improve one’s personal well-being and overall happiness. The questions “Is it possible...

Lunch Break Video: Dutch Designer Bruno Ninaber

Continuing our periodic look at some of the more interesting and influential contemporary Dutch designers (so far we’ve featured Wim Crouwel and Droog), today we visit the studio of Bruno Ninaber, who says his main source of inspiration for design “is irritation.” A man after our own hearts. Ninaber is thought of primarily as a...

Lunch Break Video: Courting the Creative Class @TEDx Boston

Thought you might enjoy seeing the video of a talk I did in June for TedxBoston. ; From the website: What is TEDxBoston? What happens when a group of people rally around a radical idea and set in motion unlimited possibilities for a brighter future? A Revolution. More than two centuries ago, ordinary citizens...

Lunch Break Video: Rocketbus

After a year hiatus, Print in Motion—Print magazine’s only competition devoted entirely to motion graphics—is back and better than ever. And to announce this year’s glorious return, we invited L.A.-based filmmaker (and one of our very own Imprint stars) Trevor Tuttle, to create this year’s promo spot. With the help of some very talented...

Lunch Break Video: Dutch Designers, Droog

Let’s go Dutch! To honor the heritage our next guest art directors, Metahaven from Amsterdam, (and to whet your appetite for the overall design aesthetic), we’ll be running profile videos of notable Dutch designers over the next few weeks. Last time it was a piece on the legendary Wim Crouwel. This week it’s a...