We hope you're enjoying the holidays as much as we are! One thing we love about Christmas, is the beautifully animated short films it has given us. Therefore, we give you our favourites, all of them charming in their own way.
Alma is a different kind of Christmas short and was a winner at the LA Shorts Fest in 2009. The film is written and directed by Rodrigo Blaas, a Spanish animator who has worked on Pixar features such as Wall-E and Up. It's the details that makes this weird little animation horror.
We love the color palette in this funny Santa short!
This film called Christmas Trees is one of 5 shorts that Treat Studio did for E4 on the topic of Christmas. The general idea was to surprise people with something really anti-christmas, and transform something boring into something amazing.
Grandma´s Hero isn't a Christmas film per se, but it still makes the cut. The short is about Lulu who graduates from the Hero Academy and finally gets the chance to prove himself a hero to society, only to see his grandma join him for the legendary adventure. Magically cute. Merry Christmas to you all.
From being the strange kid at school often seen with a sketchbook and a pencil in his pocket, inspired by Nina Turtles, Saber Riders and video games—to being a grownup exploring nebulous stories and scenarios. Was Timo Lenzen born to become an illustrator?
South-London based Kelly Anna is celebrated across the globe for her bold and colourful illustrations. “The figures are often a portrayal of how I see women. God like, very strong mentally and physically.” PREACH!
Together with his brother, Jurre Kuilder, Amsterdam based illustrator Timo Kuilder has developed an elegant, minimalistic puzzle game encouraging the player to be curious and creative.
Illustrator Andreas Samuelsson finds his voice by peeling away everything unnecessary down to its essentials. The result is bright and distinct—a trait that was quickly recognised by several stakeholders within the world of visual expressions.
With a dry style, precise compositions and a predilection to surrealism, Illustrator Jee-ook Choi seeks to capture a certain poetry-like feeling.
Cape Town based Alexis Christodoulou's 3D artwork illuminates spaces we could only dream of visiting. They are all inspired by the artist's idea of where he would like to retire for an afternoon.
French illustrator Hector De La Vallée is in the process of publishing a zine-series where all outcomes ends with a tragedy. Should we consider it a warning?
Sawako Kabuki's animations illustrates this one emotion that marks the universality of the human interaction; love — and the state of being carried away by it.
Illustrator Helene Egeland seeks the intriguing balance and interaction between details and simplicity — an approach beautifully mirrored in one of her most recent projects; Nude Linen.