1961 is an artistic interpretation of cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight as the first man in space. With Yuri at the helm, we are taken on a voyage through a world of illustration and typography inspired by science fiction, Russian constructivism, information graphics, and 1980s arcade games.
Directed by: Paul Yeh and Oksana Badrak
Illustration by: Oksana Badrak
2d Animation: Paul Yeh
3d Animation: Paul Yeh and Scott Johnson
Music: The Flaming Lips, Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Special Thanks: The Flaming Lips, Warner Bros. Records Inc, Allyson Goodman, Chris Do, Alan Douglas, James Pereira, Lawrence Duenas, Veronica Veronica, Wes Tanaka