We’re only in the third day of December and I think we’ve found a strong candidate for the best holiday-themed project of the season. Yule Log 2.0 riffs on the classic Yule Log TV program and re-imagines it for Internet audiences. (The original program first aired on the New York TV station WPIX in 1966.)
Yule Log 2.0 is a seamless stream of 53 different short films that evoke the essence of a burning yule log, created by 66 artists including illustrators, animators, directors and creative coders. The project reflects lots of current trends in animation—long-distance group collaboration, multi-disciplinary production, non-linear viewing experiences, animation loops and cycles—and serves as an up-to-date guidebook to popular contemporary visual styles. Yule Log 2.0 was conceived and curated by Daniel Savage and built by Wondersauce.