We're really digging this 30-second short by Lukas Vojir. The Czech designer wrote, directed, designed, modelled and animated his interstitial in the style of a retrofuturistic newsreel, and everything about it — from the color palette to the ebullient voiceover — is just spot on. The 3D modeling techniques add a nice, unobtrusive contemporary touch. The geodesic Martian landscape, the uplit terraforming infrastructure, and rapidly assembling prefab apartment buildings blend perfectly with the short's aesthetic. Really great stuff.

This just in: life on Mars is going to be awesome

This just in: life on Mars is going to be awesome

This just in: life on Mars is going to be awesome

This just in: life on Mars is going to be awesome

[Lukas Vojir via Laughing Squid]