October 22, 2013

Blank on Blank

PBS Digital Studios has putting out some fantastic stuff over the last year or so. The videos I've posted below are done by Blank on Blank, an independent nonprofit. Each one animates a past interview with a celebrity, writer or intellectual. There's roughly a dozen of these videos, but I've just selected a few of my favourites: David Foster Wallace, Kurt Cobain, and the recently deceased Maurice Sendak.

The illustration technique is basic, sketchy and somewhat forgettable. And that's a good thing. Thankfully, the art doesn't try to steal the show. Instead, it adds an expressive element to each of the interviews and in doing so makes the speakers more personable and even more endearing.

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