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Clap! Clap!’s new animated video is an Italian illustrated joy

Producer and performer Clap! Clap!’s new video, Hope, brings together a wealth of Italian creative talent. Formerly known as Cristiano Crisci, the musician has enlisted the help of illustrator, Jonathan Calugi for a music video animated by Simone Brillarelli.

For the single from Clap! Clap!’s new album A Thousand Skies, Jonathan has implemented his free flowing illustrational style into an animation of layered lines, flittering to form shifting shapes. The animation begins simply, and builds, just as the song crescendos. Each of Jonathan’s ingenuous drawings adapt throughout the short to create a narrative. Initial letterforms build a character who goes on a warping journey, through the sea and the sky, dancing all the while.

Each of Jonathan’s drawings are superlatively animated by Simone, creating a music video that is repeatedly addictive to watch.

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Jonathan Calugi & Simone Brillarelli: Hope by Clap! Clap!

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Jonathan Calugi & Simone Brillarelli: Hope by Clap! Clap!

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Jonathan Calugi & Simone Brillarelli: Hope by Clap! Clap!

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Jonathan Calugi & Simone Brillarelli: Hope by Clap! Clap!

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Jonathan Calugi & Simone Brillarelli: Hope by Clap! Clap!

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Jonathan Calugi & Simone Brillarelli: Hope by Clap! Clap!

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Jonathan Calugi & Simone Brillarelli: Hope by Clap! Clap!