Collaborative motion graphics project organized by Al Boardman, David Stanfield and Skip Dolphin Hursh completes its first year.
9 Squares is an international collaboration of designers and animators. Nine designers are each given a 350-pixel square, four colors, and three seconds to create any kind of animation they like. The results are then gathered together to create a single animated GIF.
Organized by Al Boardman, David Stanfield and Skip Dolphin Hursh, the collaborative motion graphics project was first launched in March 2015 when Boardman posted an animated GIF of a kinetic grid of colorful, hyperactive boxes (shown below). Stanfield suggested it might be a fun format for a collaboration, and other artists soon piled on.