This month we present UNDERLAND at Jaguar Shoes (London) for a month long multi-sensory residency.
Opening Thursday 5th June 2014 expect an UNDERLAND of art, animation, audio-reactive guest participation plus special evenings with live DJs and projections.
A mini homage to fifteen years in animation and character creation, we have reappropriated our favourite creatures into the visual and audible magical wonderland.
Throughout the UNDERLAND residency permanent fixtures will include a collaboratively painted mural plus a looped character based animation on the main wall. One of the four screens will be dedicated to interactive play. With some clever trickery using Quartz Composer and Animata software, visitors will be encouraged to plug in their smartphones and watch the characters on screen dance to their favourite songs.
Opening party 5th June, mid-term party 26th June and closing do 10th July, UNDERLAND promises amusement from each corner of the animated room!
The night we hung out with Duran Duran. Here are a few snaps of the book launch and exhibition party in London’s Carnaby Street. Our Fu & Ross made Denis O’Regan’s photos move using a parallax technique or 2.5D for the show. Pretty pleased with ourselves today!
We have been busy messing around with photographs! Not just any photos either…
We’ve been working with legendary rock photographer Denis O’Regan on his latest exhibition just off Carnaby Street in London. Having shot the likes of Bowie and The Rolling Stones, the focus of this show is Duran Duran’s record breaking 1984 ‘Sing Blue Silver’ tour.
Coinciding with the launch of his new coffee table book ‘Careless Memories’ the exhibition will showcase a selection of intimate, unseen and unique photographs of the boys.
Keeping true to O’Regan’s dynamic approach to photography we have added movement and depth to a selection of his photographs. Using Photoshop and After Effects in a process called ‘parallax technique’ or ‘2.5D’ we have ‘animated’ aspects of the shots. A selection of screens and projectors in the show will loop the content and one rear projector screen in the window will omit the moving photographs on to the street.
Go see for yourself at 15 Foubert’s Place London W1F 7QB.
Alongside 48 other designer/artist/makers we took part in a slightly bizarre yet mighty fun exhibition inspired by the internet phenomenon of LOLCATS.
With great works from the likes of Peter Hawkes, Sneaky Racoon, Charlie Francombe, Manuel Archain and James McKenzie-Blyth (to name a few) we showed a little animation inspired by silly kitties. The exhibition runs until 15th February at The Framers Gallery in central London so to get your silly fix, check it out!
We’re su-prrrr proud to be taking part in Lolcat - Teh Exhibishun - launching Wednesday 23rd. Inspired by the internet phenomenon, the wonderful Jenny Theolin has bought together artists and designer (including yours truly) to celebrate the weird and wonderful world of LOLCATS.
Ten years in the making and an archive that would make most libraries blush it spans his impressive career over the decades. Brian Grimwood: The Man Who Changed the Look of British Illustration is published by Black Dog Publishing with an exhibition accompanying the book.
Running from 14th September until 3rd November at WORK Gallery you can find his latest musings here!
Found this picture the other day of a real art billboard we did with Stephen Bliss as part of the Fosters Ice Street Art exhibition. Foz McCabe was the Kangaroo’s name. And what a great kangaroo he was! I especially love him doing his Liam Gallagher impression. Foz appeared alongside many great works by the likes of Hex, Futura and Swifty who organised the whole thing with old friends Paul Tully (PD3) and Jon Wilkins (Naked Comms). And, my God, this was back in 1995!! Many brands have done ‘art’ over the years but I think this was truly one of the few events that was actually ground breaking and, for those involved, I’d say genuinely awesome. I use that word in its real literal sense. Respect to Peter Harding from Fosters who commissioned it. Great guy. Where is he now?
Our lovely Kim has been a volunteer with the Kids Company since January, facilitating an animation workshop with some really talented young adults at the Urban Academy.
Over the last couple of months the students have put a huge amount of work into producing a stop-motion animation looking at how we bring our individual talents & beliefs into our interactions in groups. The “Flags of Value” animation is currently on display as part of Kids Company’s very moving exhibition Childhood: The Real Event on display at the Royal Academy until 22nd July.
Starting with the flag-shirts made by the fashion students to present their individual values, the animation students story-boarded, shot & edited the animation over 4 packed sessions then collaborated with poetry students who made the accompanying voice track to compliment the three ‘verses’ of the animation:
1. Uniformity - what happens when stresses and difficulties make us function un-thinking on auto-pilot 2. Change - the pivotal point when an individual who has been struggling to keep up decides to make changes 3. Co-operation - the power & strength of working together in groups, bringing our individual unique values and talents to share with one another for the benefit of the community.
More of the students work can be seen on their own blog and you can watch Flags of Value here!
Our fine friends at Modern Toss are back with an innovative ‘cloth’ inspired exhibition at Brighton’s Ink_d gallery. Including a bespoke tailored Swearing Jacket by Gresham Blake, some challenging tea towel designs and a selection of new prints.
Toss will present an indispensable capsule collection of last minute commemorative Royal Shitnaks - a set of stamps, a beautiful one-off bone china mug and a professionally woven commemorative royal tea towel- so you can treasure forever the memory of the young Windsor’s nuptials.