[GIF] Google Santa Tracker

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  1. Haraldur Thorleifsson Haraldur Thorleifsson

    I'm super proud to announce the 2013 Google Santa Tracker. Every day through december we're opening up a new unique experience, some amazing games, videos, looping scenes and all sorts of assorted goodies.

    Check out the live site: www.goo.gl/JldihK [EDIT: Santa is taking a well deserved break and will be back next december]

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    You can follow me on Twitter for updates

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    It's all built in html/css, mostly retinafied and it's even fully responsive (hence the devices in the gif). Which I personally think is pretty impressive (I might be slightly biased) since we have some pretty complex games that work across devices.

    The site has been live since December 1st so we already have about half of the things live, you should definitely check it out and don't forget to log in every morning for a brand new experience.

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    I was the Creative Director on the project, overseeing a incredibly talented group of people.

    I think it's fair to say that without Dribbble this wouldn't have been possible since I basically found all the illustrators and animators on this amazing platform.

    The full list of people involved is very long but to spare you a long read I'll just name the Dribbblers:

    - made with some of the über cool people of @UPPERQUAD

    - the always amazing @Glenn Jones was the lead illustrator and worked with me on concepting the games and scenes

    - we already have one fantastic video up that was animated by the extremely fluid @Markus Magnusson (there are more coming!)

    - the super hip @Alex Griendling came out of his Google retirement to illustrate some goodies that will go live later in the month

    - the original illustration style was developed by the ultra stylish @Ed Nacional

    And last but not least, the super talented @Seth Eckert is working with us on a reel for the project and the animated gif I'm using in this post (check out the 2x for the full effect) is made by him (go follow if you aren't already) and shows a glimpse at what is fast becoming the most epic reel in animation history - you might even say that it's unreel (ok, I'll show myself out).

    Again, if you haven't checked it you really need to go here:
    www.goo.gl/JldihK

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  2. Elliot Jackson Elliot Jackson

    That's an outstanding GIF.

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  3. Seth Eckert Seth Eckert

    Truly honored to get to work with such stellar guys. Hope we can make this happen again :)

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  4. Anthony Fonte Anthony Fonte

    So slick... definitely going to be playing with this when I get a free moment. Always a fan of your work!

    4 months ago

  5. George Otsubo George Otsubo

    Amazing collaboration. Congrats on the launch!

    4 months ago

  6. Ameen Al Saqqaf Ameen Al Saqqaf

    I can get so much procrastination done with this.

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  7. Damian Hernandez Damian Hernandez

    Super talented team, awesome work.

    4 months ago

  8. Dominik Martin Dominik Martin

    Impressive!

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  9. Forefathers™ Forefathers™

    unreal!

    4 months ago

  10. james.t james.t

    completely entranced by the animation - nice!

    4 months ago

  11. Lisa Williams Lisa Williams

    That gif is badass. And the santa tracker is cool too ;)

    4 months ago

  12. Louis Currie Louis Currie

    Holy GIF!!

    4 months ago

  13. Christian Veigt Christian Veigt

    Beautiful work @Haraldur Thorleifsson Illustrations, animations, colors and details are awesome. Great and beautiful project for this holidays!

    4 months ago

  14. Matthew Hensler Matthew Hensler

    Absolutely wonderful!

    4 months ago

  15. Daniel Golden Daniel Golden

    @Haraldur Thorleifsson Some of the greats, man.

    4 months ago

  16. David Rappaport David Rappaport

    very amazingful.

    4 months ago

  17. Rishabh Varshney Rishabh Varshney

    looks slick! nicely done

    4 months ago

  18. Lisa Pettersson Lisa Pettersson

    Wow! This made my Christmas. I absolutely love it.

    4 months ago

  19. Alex Lauderdale Alex Lauderdale

    this is amazing

    4 months ago

  20. Diego Londoño Diego Londoño

    Great !!! @Haraldur Thorleifsson I like.
    Very good GIF.

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  21. lucas marinm lucas marinm

    The dream team.

    4 months ago

  22. Dmitri Litvinov Dmitri Litvinov

    Amazing illustrations, great animation, just a great projects all around I love this!!

    4 months ago

  23. Russ Ryan Russ Ryan

    really cool site

    4 months ago

  24. Zach Smyth Zach Smyth

    WOW Great work

    4 months ago

  25. Jason Krieger Jason Krieger

    Dude, the depth of field is just brilliant on that layout. Loving it so much.

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