Dave's kladblog is the inspirational blog of myself and my company Ontwerp in Uitvoering (Design in Progress). I focus on visualization through animation, illustration and sculptures. But I love to do everything! This blog will contain bits about design, branding, applied arts, media, managing creativity and lots more. Have fun!

World's largest animation?

Maybe this is the largest animation ever created? It is a short film by the artist Blu and made in Buenos Aires and Baden in 2008.

"MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU" - notblu

Tags: animation, graffiti, video

Animation about architects

What a lovely way to refresh my memory on architecture!

"The ABC of Architects" - fedelpeye

Tags: animation, architecture

Understand music

A beautiful animation about music to make the holidays even more pleasant.

"Understand music" - finally.

Tags: animation, music

Walt Disney & Salvador Dali - Destino

Seriously, I have never heard of this project but am so pleased to have found it. The following text is from "JOnas3MokaQ":

The film tells the story of Chronos, the personification of time and the inability to realize his desire to love for a mortal. The scenes blend a series of surreal paintings of Dali with dancing and metamorphosis. The target production began in 1945, 58 years before its completion and was a collaboration between Walt Disney and the Spanish surrealist painter, Salvador Dalí. Salvador Dali and Walt Disney Destiny was produced by Dali and John Hench for 8 months between 1945 and 1946. Dali, at the time, Hench described as a "ghostly figure" who knew better than Dali or the secrets of the Disney film. For some time, the project remained a secret. The work of painter Salvador Dali was to prepare a six-minute sequence combining animation with live dancers and special effects for a movie in the same format of "Fantasia." Dali in the studio working on The Disney characters are fighting against time, the giant sundial that emerges from the great stone face of Jupiter and that determines the fate of all human novels. Dalí and Hench were creating a new animation technique, the cinematic equivalent of "paranoid critique" of Dali. Method inspired by the work of Freud on the subconscious and the inclusion of hidden and double images. Dalí said: "Entertainment highlights the art, its possibilities are endless." The plot of the film was described by. Dalí as "A magical display of the problem of life in the labyrinth of time." Walt Disney said it was "A simple story about a young girl in search of true love."

"Walt Disney's & Salvador Dali - Destino" - JOnas3MokaQ

Tags: animation, art

A thunderstorm in a beautiful summer sky

Enjoy Han Hoogerbrugge.

"A thunderstorm in a beautiful summer sky" - Prostress

Tags: animation, illustration

Animated tattoo

On June the 16th 2011 Paris based tattoo artist K.A.R.L. realised the first ever animated tattoo. Streamed live on Facebook, users accessed his mind through the Human API, shared his thoughts and influenced the tattoo.
To know more about tattoo artist Karl Marc, visit http://www.karlmarc.com. ballantines - text from YouTube

I guess I would love it even more if it wasn't a QR-code which links to a website but more augmented reality where the animation really came out of the guy's chest.

"First Ever Animated Tattoo - By K.A.R.L." - ballantines

Tags: tattoo, QR-code, animation

Funny word animations

Challenge: Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself.
Rule: Use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts. - Text from YouTube

"Word as image" - jibyollee

Tags: graphic design, animation, fun

Stop motion video?

A very nice video by Eran Amir. 500 people holding more than 1,500 developed pictures all around Israel, creating a smooth music video within their hands. The song is "Malinkovec Valzer" by Maxmaber Orkestar. The logistics were probably more challenging than the technique. Nevertheless a fine result!

"500 people in 100 seconds!" - Eran Amir

Tags: animation, video


What makes you different or as a company what is your unique selling point (USP)? Who are you? What is your strength? And how will the whole world know about this? This next introduction animation might be interesting for everyone, individuals and companies, who want to learn more about just that.

"Different" - Youngme Moon

Tags: animation, branding


The sharing of knowledge and the combination of abilities may lead to faster and/or better results. Here you have a nice presentation on how this may work. Also for you! Use it to your inspiration or even advantage if you will and make it happen: "1+1=2"! The animation is created by RSA.

"Where good ideas come from" - Steven Johnson

Tags: development, animation