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Motion graphics take design to the next level. Animation and motion graphics have found a powerful place in website and interactive design. Their entertaining value attracts more users to sites and prompts more engagement, which is why illustrated animations are becoming more useful for advertising and marketing efforts.
As Patrick McNeil mentioned in a recent Print Magazine article, The Future of Illustrations on the Web, “designers and developers are finding beautiful ways to animate interfaces.The animation not only looks great, but it’s also easy to understand and connects the image to the text that is revealed.” Read more of his article here.
Browsing the web for well-designed and executed motion graphics designs is incredibly enjoyable. Although there are thousands of fantastic motion graphics designs and animation designs available across the web, I selected some of my favorites below for fellow designers and art enthusiasts to enjoy.
7 Captivating Motion Graphics and Animations
by Abigail Kim
HOW Magazine’s International Design Annual showcases amazing work from around the world!
“Kinetic calendar’s idea was to organize and show how time goes by. I organized the information through a structure of concentric circles in which I progressively used data from the International System of Units for Time, day phases, days of the week, number of month days, months, seasons, winds …as well as the features and tools of the customer strategy.” See more.
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