Elevating Instagram to an art is nothing new, but the platform’s Stories—which disappear after 24 hours á la Snapchat, and which have the attention of 250 million users and counting—are expected to be rougher around the edges. But that’s not always the approach polished brands like Fendi prefer. Once again, they’ve relied on the social acumen of ... read more
SEE THE VIDEO Self-driving cars are well on their way, carrying the utopian promises that they’ll eliminate human error and learn to communicate with each other to maximize efficiency. But waiting for them feels a lot like sitting in traffic—because, well, many of us still are. To mitigate things in the meantime, Ford teamed up with creative agency Attn and ... read more
SEE THE VIDEO. Angelenos and city dwellers alike will relate to Down the Street Designs’ looping takes on gentrification, Insta clichés posing as public art, the challenges of transportation, and the wait list at that new ramen spot. Paul Zappia and Colin Ozawa combined these illustrated gifs, collectively called “Everyday LA,”... read more
Fendi recently had the unique advantage of three F+J-represented studios putting their heads together towards the #FendiRoadTrip. The animated, illustrated, and stop motion campaign utilized multiple looping GIFs, which were then combined into a minute-long video by... read more
This series by Down the Street Designs was done for a site called Simple City, where they created 3-color illustrations of buildings in their favorite area of Los Angeles that they are conveniently located in. See the designs above!
Learn, create, play, connect, live: these five touch points determine how the non-profit LA2050 selects grant winners from applicants who submit ideas to make Los Angeles “more environmentally friendly, socially conscious, tech-savvy, and creative.” In connection with their recent million-dollar Grants Challenge and to promote the organization generally, the F+J-represented animators at Down the Street... read more
The DTS Process : Animation always proves to be a very interesting process because there are so many moving parts (pun intended). Typically it all begins when we are given a script - which is essentially the words that are going to be displayed or read throughout the animation. With this we’re able to get a great idea of the narrative arc that has to be portrayed through the animation. Once we’re given and have had time to look over the script, we create... read more