Author: Michael Rostenbach

Inspiration: DON’T WORRY, DRIVE ON: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies

I stumbled across this piece a few days ago, and frankly, it’s just too great not to share. This is my favorite type of design; engaging, informative, and beautiful. There are some great transitions here, as well as a very functional color scheme. Enough rambling, just enjoy.

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FITC 2011 Titles

FITC Toronto 2011 Titles from MK12

If you’re in the motion industry, chances are very likely you’ve heard of MK12. On the off chance you haven’t, this should change. They have a knack for creating very distinct nostalgic-influenced pieces, and this is a fine example of that. Created for the FITC (Flash in the Can) festival in Toronto this year, this title sequence does a great job of bringing you back to simpler times and the days of drive-in theaters (if you’re old enough to remember that).

MK12 has a large body of work including titles for films such as Stranger than Fiction, The Kite Runner, and Quantum of Solace, not to mention the outstanding bumpers created for The Beatles Rock Band. Their work is truly inspiring, and I highly recommend checking out everything they have to offer.

NFL Replay from Capacity

NFL Replay Spot from Capacity

I stumbled across this great promo package for the NFL’s Replay today, and I’d be amiss if I didn’t share these gorgeous renders. The whole promotion was done by Capacity, which if you remember, were responsible for two of the best television rebrands in recent history, NBC and Cartoon Network. Personally, I can’t get enough of their style, whether it be their fluidly animated camera work, the gorgeous 3D modeling, or just their stylistic visuals.

You can find these spots by clicking here, and navigating to NFL Replay. (Sadly, no direct link is available.)

There are several works from them worth viewing, namely, their most recent reel. If these guys aren’t on your radar, make sure to start checking them out.

Do The World A Favour

Do The World A Favour

I have always had a special little place in my heart for any of Tendril’s design work. They always seem to embody a very diverse style, and a knack for conveying the message at hand effectively, through visuals. It should come as no surprise that this video, does exactly that.

Brief from Tendril:

The brief was to create a 30 second spot for a new electronics recycling program in the province of Ontario. When Agency59 first came into the studio to talk about the project, we discussed a wide range of approaches and stylistic treatments. In its first iteration, the story was to open each scene with types of electronics (audio, video, office) which would be disassembled, revealing a ‘return’ button that would act as an anchor and transition mechanism. We also explored the possibility of having each scene be executed in a different visual style. Following a round of design and research though, we went back to the drawing board and built up a new idea that would show not only disassembly but separation, detoxification and repurposing of materials cradle to cradle.

I highly recommend heading over to Tendril’s own website, and checking out some of their other great work.