Red Riding Hood and the VW Camper Van [VIDEO]

Check out this very unusual animation by Swedish designer, Tomas Nilsson. It’s hard to explain the unique nature of this video (shown right after the screenshots). Basically, it’s a very analytical interpretation of the classic Red Riding Hood fairy tale. The story is expertly dissected into informational blocks, and it’s fascinating and entertaining to watch. I particularly found the scene of the fairy tale wolf being shot through the brain. Oh yes…

Little red ridning hood camper van

Gulf Oil Spill Facts [VIDEO]

Here’s a fantastic short video which cleverly shows us the Gulf Oil Spill Facts in a visually-entertaining way. I think the typography is excellent, and the illustration work and animation in ‘Oil’d’ is top-notch─created by Chris Harmon. Take a look at it after the screenshots…

gulf oil spill facts cover image

See The Housing Market Spiraling Out Of Control

Beeple (AKA Mike Winkelmann) asks you to “watch the American housing market spiral out of control” in his new video, Subprime. Mike is a graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. In this short movie, see houses formed from humble beginnings only to be deconstructed and reassembled into grander abodes [video after the screenshots].

House floor

Humanity’s Effect On Earth [VIDEO]

This absolutely stunning video was made by Globaia, an organisation that aims to educate people about globalisation and the effect we have on our planet. The video starts by showing the UK (where I live), then moves onto the rest of the world. The video shows how networks and trade-routes are connected across the globe. Also, it shows the major ocean travel routes and an array of other connections.

USA trade map

As it progresses, the Earth becomes transparent so you can see the entire World at once, with all the connections in place. Finally, the short movie shows how the Icecaps melt and refreeze in their seasons. It’s well worth a watch, and I dare say it’s the most interesting I think you’ll see for a long time to come. Enjoy the video after the screenshots…

iPhone Diorama

iPhone Diorama is a stunningly-creative short video by Mike Ko, a student from California, Los Angeles. When I say short, I mean short, so be sure to watch the video after the screenshots. What’s it about? Well, in a nut-shell, pink and green houses pop up out of an iPhone and cars ride down the road. It sounds simple, but it took Mike three months to complete. It’s intricate, well-executed and visually quite amazing. It has a great soundtrack, too…

iphone diorama screenshot

Seismometers and Freaky Red Ink

Heart rate monitor korb image

I just discovered this video named I’ll be gone from KORB. It shows what appears to be a Seismometer (you know, a machine that measures earthquake activity) or even a heart rate monitor device. Anyway, what is really freaky about this video is what happens to the red ink that the Seismometer deposits on the graph paper.

Delightful Paper Record Player

I thought this paper record player invite was pretty amazing. Watch the video (by kellianderson) after the screenshots to see what happens!

This is a wedding invitation for my friends Karen and Mike. We created a paper record player to house + play a flexi disc pressed with their original song, inviting guests to the wedding [read more].

Paper Record Player image

Big Buck Bunny 3D Animation

Big Buck Bunny is a 3D Animation created by the Blender Foundation. It’s a really colourful and humorous video, which can be watched at the end of this post.

“Big Buck Bunny tells the story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. When one sunny day three rodents rudely harass him, something snaps… and the rabbit ain’t no bunny anymore! In the typical cartoon tradition he prepares the nasty rodents a comical revenge.”

Tree in 3D