by Daniel Neville on 2011/11/23
Google Maps has inspired more than one art projects in the past and has even been used to fight crime. Now the one of the search giants most loved tools has enabled some lonely toys to take a holiday. This weeks stop motion was created by Tom Jenkins (who is the creative director of a London based production company The Theory) and was made using images take from Google Maps with street view and a handful of toys. The story as explained by Tom:
" A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View."
It must be noted that Tom Jenkins produced, animated, filmed and edited this whole short single handedly… and its awesome. Enjoy.