I’ve stumbled across this wonderful animation twice in the last week and so it seemed to be a sign that we should post a link on TheBigForest blog. It puts me in mind of the films of the GPO Film Unit of the 1930’s run by John Grierson. They commissioned films that advertised GPO products but were also film art. If you havent explored the work of Len Lye and his films A Colour Box (1935), Rainbow Dance (1936) or Colour Flight (1937) or the documentary work when the GPO Film Unit became the Crown Film Unit during the war and through to the 1950’s (my favourite is A Diary for Timothy (1945) which links the birth of Timothy with the hopes for a peacetime Britain) then you in for a treat. To start exploring Lye’s work click here although you don’t get the full effect unless you are immersed in the colour and sound in a cinema.
But back to the animation commissioned by Penguin Books to celebrate the launch of the their English Library. Its made by the award-winning director Woof Wan-Bau to show the peculiar journey for one particular Penguin and we love it! To see the animation click here.