Sunday, 10 July 2011

Inspiring Animation

I've seen a lot of amazing animation over the past few days which I thought I'd share.

This is a sand animation by Caroline Leaf which is featured in the Watch me Move exhibition at the Barbican gallery. It's astonishing to think that this was entirely created by drawing with sand on a lightbox. The exhibition is beautifully designed and well worth a visit.

There is a lot of interesting things happening at the folly for a flyover in Hackney Wick over the summer. This weird and wonderful animation The Centaurs' (1921) by Winsor McCay was shown alongside a selection of other early animations.

And finally I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 recently and was really impressed by the beautiful animation sequence of the The Tale of the Three Brothers. The animation was directed by Ben Hibon who produced it in association with framestore. Check it out for yourself here

Some pictures from the private view

Thanks to all that came along last Monday. It was a really fun evening. The exhibition continues at the Medcalf until 20 August.

Friday, 24 June 2011

INSIDE A BUBBLE exhibition

I'm taking part an exhibition - INSIDE A BUBBLE with Liz Miller, Howard Miller and Welmoet Wartena at the Medcalf Gallery from now until 21 August. The private view is on Monday 4 July, 6.00 - 9.00 pm so do drop in and say hello if you're in the area.

Here is a little bit about the exhibition:
In a transient and turbulent world, we try to create order out of the chaos by constructing our own individual realities. In this exhibition, three visual narratives explore the coping mechanisms and behavioural patterns of people sensitive to their current surroundings. Ideas about isolation, reconstruction and adaption within these constructed environments are expressed in the work.

Open City - Festival Programme

This is the last OPEN CITY related post as the job is finally finished! Here are some pictures of the festival programme I designed which listed details of the 140 films on show. There were 8 strands to the festival - City Scope, Crime & Punishment, World Visions, Science Fictions, Still Lives, Field & Factory, Exhibition Format and Obsessions. I created an illustration to accompany each of the strands.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Open City animation by Craig Murray


My illustrations for the Open City Documentary have been brought to life by the animator Craig Murray. I think the hand-made, cut out quality of the animation fit very nicely with the illustrations. Amazingly, he made the whole thing using an A4 scanner!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Open City - Graphics

Here are some of the individual graphics which make up the composite image appearing on the poster and programme.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Open City - London Documentary Film Festival

Over the past few weeks I've been busy working on illustration and design for a new London Documentary Film Festival - OPEN CITY. The project has involved creating a whole series of illustrations which represent the different aspects of the festival. For the poster the different elements were collaged together to create a composite image suggestive of the festival bursting out of the city. There were a few different iterations of design (images below) before reaching the finalised design (image above). It's been a really fun job to work on so far and there is still a lot more work to do!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Women's Health and Family Services

I've just completed this commission from women's health and family services. The subject of all of the illustrations in this little book are the different locations in Tower Hamlets where breast feeding is welcome.