make shape change - johnny kelly - surface and surfaceA new project commissioned by PIVOT Dublin called ‘Make Shape Change’ which was put together to ‘promote wider acceptance and use of design as a tool for positive change’. At the crux of this project is the best animation I’ve seen since ‘Back to the Start’ Although also directed and designed by Johnny Kelly this one is written by Scott Burnett and produced by Ali Grehan. The simple forms follow through on the web site which is an outlet for young people to find out more about design in everyday life. This looks like it’s the start of something really great.

fluffy-mc-cloud-conor-finnegan-surface and surfaceAnimated short from the talented Irish man Conor Finnegan. Fluffy Mc Cloud was Conor’s graduate film from the IADT Film School in Dublin. Shot in his attic with any equipment he could get his hands on; this airy short is about ‘man’s misunderstanding and mixed relationship with mother nature’. If you like Conor’s style you should check out the trailer for his most recent animation ‘fear of flying’ which looks amazing and has already been scooping up the best animation awards at the Galway Film Fleadh 2012 and LA Shorts Fest 2012.

sir benfro - tim fishlock - surface and surfaceI saw this great looking game over on (a deadly site with loads of ideas for entertaining the little ones). Sir Benfro’s Brilliant Balloon was created by Tim Fishlock. In the game you guide the inquisitive explorer Sir Benfro as he flies through “fantastical new worlds filled with weird and wonderful creature”. Probably as addictive as plants vs zombies so if you’re that way inclined it’s available here for just under a euro.

If you have a second to spare click over to see Tim Fishlock’s chandelier project What Watt? made of 1243 suspended used light bulbs.

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Deadly little video by Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond aka NOTsoNOISY and Trivial Mass Production Together with a group of 110 people at the University of Health Sciences in Switzerland they turned the facade of their building into an analog 10 x 11 display turning the sliding shutters and window opes into pixels. The results are worth a watch.

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