Mother NYC commissioned STUDIO AKA, through Psyop, to animate a 15” Instagram Story for the New York Public Library initiative that brings classic works of literature to the public.
For Halloween, the eponymous The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe is re-envisaged by Director Marcus Armitage within a stark landscape where the differing perspectives of both the Raven and Poe’s protagonist steadily converge, until there is “darkness there and nothing more…”
New York Public Library
Mother New York
Studio AKA / Nic Gil
Studio AKA / Psyop
“Bringing your own perspective to something so widely explored by others is a challenging but exciting prospect. I wanted to create a space that explored the mental state of Poe’s protagonist; the growing door and shadows portraying his increasing desperation for the lost Lenore.”