Gradual Mutation


Each student was tasked to pay homage to a self selected piece of literature that became the project catalyst. Gradual Mutation is a book accompanied by a short, motion graphics piece that reflects Steven Tomasula's "VAS: An Opera In Flatland," a book about evolution. The name Gradual Mutation derives from a phrase in the book "any repetitious act will gradually mutate." While the book examines the dichotomy of natural and technological evolution, the animation portrays exactly how a repetitious act can vary, through the simple act of pouring oil into water repeatedly.


  • Motion Graphics, Print


  • CCA Graphic Design Level 4
  • Creative Director & Designer: Mike Hu
  • Motion Graphics: Mike Hu
  • Printer: Epson R1900
  • Book Bindery: Cardoza-James Bindery