The Thomas Beale Ciphers

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]

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