Cryptographers, programmers, something called the “Liber Primus”, and the toughest puzzle on the internet. Cicada 3301 is a minidocuseries that follows some of the worlds most elite hackers as they try to solve the greatest mystery on the internet. The show’s animation treatment features mazes, icons and various documents in a world that that is best described as a deep web surfers fever dream.

Cicada 3301

The takeovers use every glitchy effect possible, using only web-default colors.

The graphics package keeps it clean with more subtle moments of glitchyness.

Creative Director: Ben Whitla
Art Director: Phil Robibero