Today while browsing the beautiful blog Brocante I saw the most dreamy animation project from motion graphics designer Estaban Diácono, inspired by the song Ljósið by Olafur Arnalds. The bursts of colour, like small explosions of paint under water that appear to be created by the introduction of each new note, then evaporate in a grey mist, made me wonder if Diácono is a synaesthete. But seeing that his focus is branding I'd say probably not. Though even synaesthetes have to make a buck! (If you have no idea what I'm talking about look here. It's very cool.)
The quotes included in the video are from Brian Eno, Stefan Segmeister, Albert Einstein, Nietzsche and a few that he found with no author attached. My favourite is this:
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
- Richard Buckminster Fuller, US architect and engineer (1895-1983)
It seems Olafur Arnalds liked what he saw and made this the official video for Ljósið. And how could he not?