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Symbols: Ke Ren's chaotic text animation smashes every language barrier

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London-based illustrator and animator Ke Ren has transformed the confusion she felt when moving away from Beijing into a glorious short film that brings letters, numbers, and symbols to life in new ways. I developed the storyboard and then proceeded to animate it frame-by-frame in TVPaint," she adds.

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Niceshit's amazing animations want to change how people browse and buy books

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Barcelona-based studio Niceshit encourages readers to look beyond book covers and discover stories in new ways with a fun series of beautifully animated reels. To combat this trend, animation studio Niceshit has whipped up some glorious reels to encourage people to look past covers and focus instead on the stories themselves.

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Illustrator Luke McConkey's baller collaboration with Yatta is an animation slam dunk

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Animation studio Yatta has brought Liverpool illustrator Luke McConkey's work to life in Slam Dunk, a new animated short that blends 2D and 3D techniques. We bounced the project back and forth, jumping from 3D animation to 2D cel, eventually landing on an endless loop of slam dunkin' fun." That would be awesome."

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UAL student Shihui Li highlights animal extinction through sugar-spun folk art

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To spotlight the issue of biodiversity loss, Shihui crafted caramel figures of extinct animals using traditional Chinese sugar painting. This ancient Chinese folk art traditionally depicts animals of the zodiac or scenes from myths and legends.

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Weronika Marianna's beautiful animations exist somewhere between dancing, poetry and magic

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Polish painter and illustrator Weronika Marianna has pushed her art in a new direction by bringing it to life via animation. Full of vibrancy, colour and life, her enchanting handmade animations still retain the looseness and energy that made her previous work so appealing. Animating allows me to embrace all of these qualities."

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Lihui Liang's transformative paintings reimagine her portrait subjects as animals

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Animal Religion collage The Chinese artist has been drawing out people's inner animals and turning them into incredible art. It's a fun dinner party game: asking each other, "If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?" We talk to her about her process and inspiration for this unique series.

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Never Sit Still shakes up self-promotion with an animated anti-showreel

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Sydney-based animation studio Never Sit Still has turned self-promotion on its head with an anti-showreel that takes a fresh approach to showcasing the company's services. When it comes to the animation industry, showreels are like business cards. This was the challenge faced by Never Sit Still. Their solution?

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