Monday Mocca



Short, sweet and inspiring. This quick and quirky film was created in response to the theme “fika” for Motion Monday—a website that showcases short animation projects from student’s at Hyper Island, a digital design school in Karlskrona, Sweden.

My favorite of the submissions is this simplified expression of a Moccamaster at work by Steffen Lyhne. You can browse more of them at Motion Monday.

[hat tip Simon Ålander]

posted by on 10.01.2012, under Design, Videos

Kristyna Baczynski’s Java Jive


I really enjoy this animation chronicling the childhood and life of a coffee bean, set to the tune “Java Jave”—the 1940′s hit by The Ink Spots. The animation was illustrated and produced by Kristyna Baczynski, an artist from Leeds, UK. It also won the Digital Media Award in 2008 at the Northern Design Competition.

Kristyna’s whimsical, but refined illustration style reminds me of Ren & Stimpy with a more refreshing color palate, I love her unique take on comics and sequential art. Check out more of her work, shop her Etsy, or read a nice interview with her at Pika Land.

posted by on 06.15.2011, under Design, Videos

Coffee Time Animation


Wan-tzu is a former commercial design major who had no interest in animation. However, after being inspired by Mike Crozier’s film SNASK, Wan-tzu decided to give stop-motion a try. Combining a love of coffee with their newly discovered passion for animation, these films were made to depict the soul found within each cup of coffee.

Every cup of coffee contains its own soul, extracted from your feeling today.every cup of coffee is like a magic show containing different journey and bringing the unending imagination and surprises.With a sip of coffee, you not only taste your own story, but also change your perspective of the world.

[via Robert-John Evans on Facebook]

posted by on 05.09.2011, under Design, Videos

Le Cafe


This incredible short film, by French directors Stephanie Marguerite & Emilie Tarascou, follows a man whose coffee addiction leads him into a tragic downward spiral. The animation style is lovely and the music, by Oldelaf & Mr D, captures the mood of the story spectacularly. If only I could translate the dialogue. I can’t stop watching it. Enjoy!

Thanks to Maja Staniszewska for sharing. Watch with English subtitles. Thanks Biser

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posted by on 10.27.2010, under Misc., Videos