COWBOY BEBOP

Creative Direction: Desmond Du
Design & Animation: Desmond Du
3D Logo Render: Tanner Riddle
Sound Design: Zubin Isaac

Created: 29 May 2019

GENESIS

Cowboy Bebop is the futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. With Netflix producing a live-action series soon, I thought to myself: “What would the logo animation look like?”. Thus, I was on the quest to realize that vision.

CONCEPT

—  Modulation & Simulation of technical errors

As a fan of glitch aesthetic, I thought how I can use this opportunity to expand the visual language of glitching. In all, what I wanted to produce was a nostalgic modernist design that echoes the anime TV series opening sequencing with a glitchy dimension.

PROCESS

—  Collaborations are fun

Making animations is cool, but working with other people is even better. That is what I decided to do for this project but contracting my 3D guy Tanner Riddle to render out a sexy 3D logo for Cowboy Bebop, and have my musician friend Zubin Isaac do the sound design for this five-second piece. Check out the process video; it sums up how I do things!

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DESMOND
DU IT BETTER

Motion / Graphic Designer + Instructor

is a multi-media artist  based in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in After Effects, Houdini and automation. He also enjoys teaching and runs a software tutorials YouTube channel called NoSleepCreative. He has a virtual fragment of his brain online here.

Desmond enjoys the grandeur of life and the perplexing human experience of who we are and where are we going. It is in his quest to communicate a thorough examination of our everyday life, and also the metaphysical underlying realities that exist in our minds and beyond our corporeal world.

Utilizing a blend of Buddhist and Islamic art ideas, surrealist automatism, and the wild cards he throws into his life decisions, his works relate to feeling rather than seeing. Through a mix of physical and digital processes, Desmond translates his visual language into works such as short films, title sequences, music videos, and various forms of graphic design.

Other than that, his hobbies include: playing the ukelele, boxing, an acousmatic experience while drinking coffee, and of course the occasional intoxication with good company.