Can we commission Guillaume Kurkdjian to design our next pillow fort? Or how about a treehouse? Watch as each of these wacky and colorful environments come to life. Kurkdjian's splendid animation skills are inspired by the sights and cities that he sees while riding around Paris on the train. With magical gardens, space ships, and curious neighbors, we hope to somehow inhabit a world of Kurdjian's creation.
Kurkdjian grew up in a village along the coast of the Atlantic, and then moved to Nantes. The city is host to multiple castles and grand historic structures, which served as early inspiration for Kurkdjian's eye for design.
Do you believe in aliens?
"Yes! But I think humanity will be finished a long time before we meet other living creatures."
What about ghosts?
"Is it bad if I don't . . . ?"
This digital artist is talented in many mediums. He has designed fonts and icons, dabbled in photography, illustration, and (obviously) animation! His most recent accomplishment has included 3D-printing several of his illustrations and playing around with stop-motion animation.
"I love to see little houses, cabins lost in nature, and imagine stories with them. I like means of transport in general and lovely characters. My inspiration also comes from all the colorful isometric creations and animations I found on Tumblr, Behance, or Vimeo."
It's nearly impossible to say where one of Kurkdjian's gifs begins. They loop continuously, making you watch them over and over again to see if you're missing even the slightest details.
"Why is this guy here on his little boat? Maybe running from a huge monster or just really hurried to meet his girlfriend. I think the simplest gifs are the best."
Each of his tiny people begets an adventure!
Smart house, dream house—follow Guillaume Kurkdjian on Instagram for futuristic inspiration! @guillaumekurkdjian