Was able to make this cool prev/next post nav thanks to the awesome tutorial from @codrops http://tympanus.net/codrops/2014/05/28/arrow-navigation-styles. The article walks you through a number of animation possibilities and button styles that are smartly rendered with svg.

You can also see it in action on Christopher Huffer’s website.

Implementing this feature in WordPress wasn’t hard, and with the help of this article, I was able to pull in post thumbnails and meta data to fill out the next/previous links.