I love music. I also really enjoy watching Vevo music videos, probably because I grew up on MTV when they actually played music videos. Every music video is artistic in its own way, but I especially love when a music video incorporates art and illustration. I'll always remember falling in love with A-ha's "Take On Me". I think it's the first time I saw live action with illustrations, and to this day still enjoy watching that music video. Here are a few of my favorite music videos that have incorporated smart and beautifully executed illustrations in their music video.
1. Bruno Mars - That’s What I Like
Bruno Mars is already a brilliant dancer, but these minimalistic animations create an atmosphere around him and play around his fun dance moves. My favorite parts of this music video are where you see Bruno pour out champs, get pulled by a donkey, and drive a car.
2. Skrillex and Diplo - "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber
This video has a similar take
3. Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off"
Taylor Swift is one of my favorite musical artists. Though this illustrated music video isn't her official music video for "Shake It Off", it certainly could've been with it's brilliant and imaginative take from the students at the University of Newcastle in Australia. From the transformation of Taylor into a goat (because she is the GOAT) to the twerking hamburger butt buns, this is a music video that I can watch over and over for its illustrative art and creativeness. I especially love the cameo of Scorpion and Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat.