Amazon Kindle Dracula Animation 01

Amazon Kindle / 2017
Animation, type design, layout

"Dracula" Animated eBook

Bram Stoker’s "Dracula" is the embodiment of gothic horror. When Kindle in Motion approached us to bring the classic to life by adding motion to the dark, dramatic illustrations by J.H. Williams III, we jumped at the opportunity. This was one of the first times we worked with organic paintings and animated them in the context of adult fiction. It was strange and wonderful to be in the world of billowing capes and dripping ink and flowing blood—especially because we had no layers to work with. We engineered techniques that allowed us to create our own layers in flat artwork, which has proven a handy skill ever since. You could say this is the first time we really “got our hands bloody.”