This sweet animation from Tony Miotto compares two of the world’s most brilliant cities, Paris and New York. Based on the book, Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities by Vahram Muratyan, it pitches JFK against Charles de Gaulle, cupcakes against macaroons and the subway against the metro. Watch with the sound on to get the full effect.
Question is, which is your favourite?
Matthew Divito is a Boston-based designer who produces some of the cleverest gifs I’ve seen. Reminiscent of Seventies psychedelic poster art, they mix geometric forms and contrasting colours. They’re also silent so your boss will just think you’re deeply involved in that urgent appraisal form.
Check it out at http://mrdiv.tumblr.com/
Charlie the Unicorn is a Flash animated short film and viral video directed, produced, animated, and written by Jason Steele of independent film company FilmCow. The film follows the life of Charlie, a lethargic unicorn, and two other unicorns who bring him on an allegedly magical adventure to the mythical “Candy Mountain”.
The video was a viral hit, accumulating 50 million views and gaining worldwide praise. A merchandising line was later produced featuring the video’s characters and famed quotations, as well as two sequels, Charlie the Unicorn 2 and Charlie the Unicorn 3, released in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and a parody series titled Charlie teh Unicron, created by Steele in 2010. All three videos in the series were released to DVD in 2009 under the title The FilmCow Master Collection.
What is the door?
The door is everything… all what once was and will be… The door controles time and space.. Love and death.. .
The door can see into your mind!
The door can see into your soul!
Really? The door can do all that?
So, seat tight and let The Magical Liopleurodon show you the way to the Candy Mountain… Choo choo…
Charlie! Look up to the blablablas
Charlie! Look up to the blablablas
While seeing a depiction of the world so perfectly linear, static and accurate is impressive, it’s also fascinating to look at the kind of art that interprets the world much like our brains operate: in a non-linear, dynamic, constantly shifting fashion.
Which is why we dig this stop-motion by artist Kristofer Strom, done entirely on a whiteboard — just like the blank slate of our perception uses static shapes and time to interpret complex motion.
Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has tried to map and understand time. A cornerstone of these timekeeping efforts is the invention of the calendar, but how exactly did it begin? Jeremiah Warren has put together a brief animated history:
We Learn About The Telephone is a 1965 educational film that traces the history of human communication, from the messenger runners of the Ancient world to Native Americans’ smoke signals to the invention of the telegraph and telephone, and explores the science and technology of how the phone actually works, from the anatomy of speech production to the physics of sound waves. Animated by the legendary John Hubley, the film is as much a treat of vintage animation as it is a priceless piece of cultural memorabilia.
At around 10:56, you get a detailed tutorial on how to dial a rotary phone — for your collection of obsolete life skills — followed by some phone etiquette lessons.
Here is the full version of the Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – Best Animated Short Oscar Winner
The animated film is fabulous and beautiful made. Full of heart, made me tear up by the end.
Hope you like it!