A Year of Sun with Mr. Persol : Inspiring Motion Design

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A Year of Sun with Mr. Persol is arguably the one piece that inspired my interest in motion design. This video, directed by Kevin Dart and Stephane Coedel of Yuki7, is a narrative advertisement for Persol sunglasses. The illustrative and textural quality of the lines and shapes and the fast-paced editing give it a feeling of a summer that goes by too fast.

I love the use of flat illustrations (by Chris Turnham and Kevin Dart) and 2.5D Animation for some of the panning landscape shots. It allows me as an illustrator to entertain the idea that I could learn to create work like this, and that hand-drawn illustration still has a place in the world of motion media.

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