Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The animated version

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of a document called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, written in 1948 after World War II in an international effort to express the rights to which all human beings are entitled.

An example of some of the basic rights it guarantees for the people of the world is in Article 1 of the Declaration, which reads, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

Even though according to the Guinness Book of Records, the Declaration is the most translated document in the world, less than 5% of the world even knows that it exists. Well, animation artist Seth Brau decided to do something about it in honor of the 60th anniversary. He created a project to animate the words of the 30 articles of the Univeral Declaration. Using simple text, morphing animations, and a basic color palette of black against tan in order to create the feeling of an older document, Seth came up with this creative piece to bring the words of the Declaration to life – check it out…

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