HIGHLIGHTS | Animated illustrations

HIGHLIGHTS | Animated illustrations

When we hear the word animation, we tend to think of something unserious or even childish. Hearing the word makes us think of the world of fairy-tales, a sweet and unrealistic story: many times (wrongly) we think of the motion picture creations defined as animation movies as cartoons, and regard them as something designed for children, and embarrassing for adults.

It doesn’t matter if we are talking about animation or live-action films, what matters is always the plot: we see the changes of loveable or perhaps obnoxious characters, we place ourselves into the given situation, and we, too, make decisions at important scenes in our heads. Animated illustrations are perfect for conveying both abstract and specific messages. The characters moving on the screen cannot only help us understand ourselves, but may also serve the purpose of comprehending certain processes more easily and rapidly. The illustrations brought to life can facilitate understanding and learning a new, unknown application or computer software by guiding the user to the final goal: by following the instructions of the figures coming to life on the screen, ticket dispensers, an online store offering a new product or service or the process of shopping can all become easier to use. We collected projects of the like from Azerbaijan to Warsaw.

Kitti Mayer
design theorist

Ticketsetup | Baku, Azerbaijan
Weerlig Studio


Winelivery | Milan, Italy
Studio Ianus


Beeline & The Village | Moscow, Russia
TRUD AGENCY


Google MyConcerns | Austin, USA
Brian Gossett


Brevio | Warsaw, Poland/ Stockholm, Sweden/ London, United Kingdom
Ilona Rybak
Mac Wojcik
sigh jones

more to read
Fusion of centuries | Lea House
design

Fusion of centuries | Lea House

Nowadays, an array of experiments has provided examples of the harmony existing between different eras: whether in the industries of fashion, product design or architecture, they all signal that this harmony is more than just a decorative solution. The blend of groundbreaking styles acts as a precedent for the symbiosis
The algorithm of design—Interview with Adél Kovács
architecture

The algorithm of design—Interview with Adél Kovács

We have talked to fashion designer Adél Kovács before, and you could meet her already in the columns of Hype&Hyper when we interviewed NUBU in our artist duo series. After 8 years of collaboration with the brand, the designer of the 2020 Olympics formalwear was looking for new challenges,
Living in Prague—an exhibition on housing in the Czech capital
design

Living in Prague—an exhibition on housing in the Czech capital

What does an average apartment in the Czech capital look like and how do prices compare to other European cities? These are among the questions that the exhibition Prague Tomorrow? Houses and Apartments seeks to answer. Prague is experiencing a housing crisis, with far more people looking for a home