Here’s our contribution to the collaborative animated typeface “Franchise Animated” from the folks at Animography, we animated the ‘ (straight single).
Each artist can only use: 25 frames, 4 colors, and everything has to exist in After Effects, which means no external files or plugins, which was a fun challenge as we tend to use a mixture of Flash and After Effects.
The animated font is available for free, follow Animography for more details.
I’ve been working with the good people at Wired Italia quite a bit lately, on both the print and ipad editions of the magazine. These looping animations were commissioned to illustrate a feature on the best apps for different categories of consumer (geek, fitness enthusiast, family, workaholic, and globetrotter). It’s a fun challenge to do stuff that straddles new and traditional media like this, and I love the way they’ve been implemented in the app. Thanks to Daniela Sanziani for that clip, and her fantastic art direction.