Motion Graphics Knotwork Animation

Celtic Design and Motion Graphics Knotwork

Art Direction, Design and Animation: L.V.O’Connell
Music: Percussive Fences by Ivan Chew / CC BY 3.0

Illuminated manuscripts date back to before the Middle Ages. Artwork in looks such as the Book of Kells is known as Insular Art. “Insular art, also known as Hiberno-Saxon art, is the style of art produced in the post-Roman history of the British Isles. The term derives from insula, the Latin term for “island”; in this period Britain and Ireland shared a largely common style different from that of the rest of Europe.” – Insular Art, Wikipedia

The style is known for its highly dense and intricate decoration. There is a little or no depth in the art yet the interlace creates a sense of a woven or knotted object.