It is a gorgeous piece of 2d animation that not only visually excited me but the tone and the music added so much to the story. The animation itself was astounding, the simplicity of the drawings that made the character so full of depth, the movements are just charming and I watched it over and over.
This is the piece that I showcased at the Graduate show 2011, I enjoyed the show, but found it to be less than productive in talking to industry people and creating contacts as there was a mixture of parents, students and industry people. It was not clear as to who was who and I believe that caused some confusion within everybody, but on the whole I think the event was successful and I wish everyone taking part in new blood the best of luck.
I decided to place a culture jam into the show to take away the focus of me as a designer but as a person who believes in design, a person who has the design skill and knowledge to continue to grow and form opinions about design and current issues. I pride myself on being honest and clear and in that want my designs to be the same, I recently had the pleasure of meeting new design people that reinforced the very reason I love to design. It seemed that the course that I was on was overrun with people that want fame, fortune and exclusivity in their career (all the things a design school wants their students to want) but meeting these new people gave me the optimism that there are agency’s and people working in the same or similar style and have similar morals as me and that is completely refreshing.
The graduate Design Degree Show 2011 offers students a space to express themselves, a space to explore the next step of where they would like to take design interest and their design careers.
I have designed a couple of different business card designs that shall be featuring at the degree shows private viewing on Wednesday the 15th June.
This piece of culture jamming is aimed at the way in which some people use facebook, creating an alternate self. Moving away from their real personality and towards how they would like people to perceive them. This is in no way a criticism of facebook but is a criticism of those that use it.
I stumbled upon a website showing artwork by Ben Hein. I was transfixed by these photos/drawings and the inspiring creativity that was so clear throughout.By merging these two techniques you can gain a extended sense of fun.
I really enjoy these pieces because each picture I look at shows a different aspect of how to combine these techniques. At the same time, each image I look at I am already thinking of the next and what else could be done in the same way.
Here is a link to the site: