Illustration for article titled The History of Everything, In Wondrous Stop-Motion Street Animation

It's hard to imagine Italian artist BLU producing a more involved work than 2008's astonishing MUTO street animation. And yet! "Big Bang Big Boom" tackles the history of life itself in frame after glorious frame of wall-painted animation. It's unreal.


The effect is essentially stop-motion: a still image is painted on a wall, photographed, then scrubbed or painted over in favor of the next image. It took months to complete, and untold amounts of paint. But the final, transcendent product was surely worth it. [New Scientist]

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