Andrew Allen created The Thomas Beale Cipher, an animated short based on the unsolved mystery of The Beale Ciphers. It’s a fairly compelling piece of animation and storytelling. It makes me wish this was a Saturday morning cartoon, or a Sunday night cartoon, as I would watch this every week if episodes were as strong as this ten-minute short.
If you love a good old fashioned espionage/treasure hunting/adventure story, you’ll love this. Me? Well I was drawn in by the dazzling animation. The textures of the tweed jackets, the newspaper clippings, the scratchiness. [via fastcodesign/laughingsquid]