Mirai Mizue’s “WONDER” 365 Animation Project
We love 365-day projects where artists challenge themselves to create a new piece of art every day for a year. In 2014, we had Robba Saldana who created an illustrated 365 playlist project and Gabriel Picolo who created a daily doodle project. But abstract animator Mirai Mizue was a year ahead of the trend. Their 2012 WONDER animation project featured one 10-second animation video uploaded to Vimeo every day. The concept behind the project was to capture one’s most “special day” and included interaction from viewers who sent in their birthday to correspond with each day.
Most of the animations are loyal to Mizue’s abstract aesthetic, but the colorful creations show a striking imagination that’s hard to believe was captured in short 10-second installments. The project was played in art galleries and film festivals, but you can watch all 365 videos on their video page. Lazy? That’s OK. We uploaded a few GIFs for the attention-challenged.