‘Analogue Loaders’ by Raphael Vangelis

Stumbled across the work of London based Director Raphael Vangelis a few months back. His work ranges from charming and quirky to cool and sleek. He uses stop motion, 3D animation and live action, or a combination of these, and this little video shows off his skills and creative visual mind quite nicely (in my humble opinion).

In his own words ‘…(this) is my animated autobiography. I spend most of my life swearing at the computer because it’s crashed or isn’t working. Here, well known digital symbols are turned into something analogue and playful. The result is an homage to all the lost time we collectively spend in digital limbo in the hopes of sudden development on our screen.’

As consumers we are so bombarded with digital imagery, so there seems to be a real move to/ longing for something more organic and analogue on our screens. It in fact looks more modern given how saturated visual media is with the flattish, digitised 2D and 3D graphics we see everywhere. This is a lovely exploration of that, and I hope that one day the ‘spinning wheel of death’ (the little colour wheel that whirls around and around when you are waiting for a render or something to load) might just be replaced with tactile bubbles of whirring spinning plasticine. How very fun would that be!

Check out Vangelis’ VIMEO for more videos and a great ‘Analogue Loaders Behind The Scenes’



update your bucket list: 18 must see Design Museums

It is both intimidating and comforting knowing just how much creative work has been produced. So much talent; some feels like an unattainable standard and yet the volume of talent reassures my logical mind that I too could join the ranks. I want to gobble it all up, so I can simultaneously feed the fear and fuel the inspiration.

Ah! That happy place that is a museum! Those altars of worship where the blood and sweat of brave creatives is celebrated. It is such a privilege to be able to experience the work that they have poured their souls into, and such a wonderful world where this stuff of life can be accessed by others who ‘get it’. Connection. It takes you to a place that hums in harmony with the reason for being, not easily articulated but strongly felt.

Full credit goes to CreativeBloq and editor/ journalist Nick Carson for this brilliant article listing 18 of the of best design museums. The bucket list just got an update.

These tend to be the bigger of the design museums so hopefully with some research and networking this list will grow. Please share your snaps and suggestions for museums to visit below.

Read the article HERE