Behind the Eight Ball

Posted on Mar 6, 2019

Jazz great Blossom Dearie sang a song called Figure Eight. The last line, Place it on its side and it’s a symbol meaning infinity, always delighted me. Here I started with the infinity symbol and animated it into a figure eight. Of course, this is a looping gif, there is no beginning or end, much […]

Herbert Bayer

Posted on Mar 4, 2019

I stumbled upon the magazine cover below while googling something unrelated yesterday evening. The cover was created by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer in 1927. Bayer was an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect. Something made me want to see the cover move. Here’s a quick […]

Box of Chocolates

Posted on Feb 14, 2019

Chocolates on Valentine’s Day are a must. I created this sweet video in Adobe After Effects using found vintage imagery. Built early in my exploration of Adobe After Effects, I believe it still holds up today. – Joe Gast