Happy Friday! It’s been quiet here at Planet Nutshell as our team members head out on various adventures, but we’re working hard on some exciting projects that we can’t wait to share with you. In the meantime, here are some things we’ve been loving lately. This week we bring you a colorful promo video, a new short from an animation legend, and a series of music- and architecture-inspired illustrations. Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend!
We discovered this beautiful video shortly after posting our last round of favorites, so into this week’s post it went! This short film is a promotion for Lovaganza 2015, which is a global event aiming to bring people together in a quest for peace. We love the geometric shapes, vibrant colors, and smooth motion graphics. There are so many amazing details, you may need to watch it more than once.
Even if you are not familiar with the name Glen Keane, you’re probably familiar with his work. The legendary animator brought to life such iconic Disney characters as Ariel, the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas and was officially named a Disney Legend in 2013. On June 26th, at Google’s I/O conference, Keane’s latest project was unveiled. This beautiful short, which we first discovered through Slate, was created as a Google “Spotlight Story,” an animated video designed for mobile interaction. The limited color palette, sketch-like quality of the drawings and beautiful soundtrack allow the viewer to focus on the story and highlight the brilliance of Glen Keane’s animation.
“ARCHIMUSIC,” created by Italian illustrator Federico Babina, unites music and architecture in a series of unique, colorful, graphic images. Babina is no stranger to architecture-inspired illustrations, having created previous series like “ARCHICINE,” which celebrates the famous buildings in classic cinema, “ARCHIBET,” which imagines the letters of the alphabet as buildings, and “ARCHIST,” which features buildings inspired by famous artists. Check out his complete portfolio here.