Thursday, 26 April 2012
I have provided illustrative line work for 6 films conceived by this company to reflect a Design Council initiative called 'Living Well With Dementia' which launched today at their central London base and online at www.livingwellwithdementia.com
Click on the image here to see greater detail from the homepage.
The site showcases the work of 5 teams from across the UK that have created design-centred strategies to ease the burden of both those who have dementia and those who care for them.
Working with WNA designers Clayton Welham and Sam Williams – as well as company co-founder David Ellis – I talked through the concepts and possible visual elements that might best complement the separate projects, and these were then layered into the deceptively complex final film pieces you can view at the site. The subtle film sequences within which my line moves were created by photographer Julian Germain.
I'm grateful to WNA for championing the Ensixteen style they have enjoyed as long-term readers, and it's particularly important to me that I was able to contribute to what I feel is important work.
All too often design merely complements the market forces of our culture, the throw-away surface values, whereas work like this shows that design can help lives and not just help sell things.
I will post material from the developmental stages of this project here soon.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
It's been a fascinating and busy period of late.
As well as revisiting my past in terms of TV storyboarding (see recent posts below), I have been working on a large illustration project for the esteemed Why Not Associates.
I will post more detail in due course on this (it's still in the developmental stage) but suffice to say it will see my humble line reach the world of on-screen moving image, as part of a typically rich mix from this influential studio.
And for a very pertinent and life-affirming cause, to boot.
Also upcoming is the marvellous chance offered to me by designer Becky Chilcott to be a 'Conference Illustrator' at an upcoming event at the hallowed halls of the St. Bride Foundation, just off Fleet Street.
What is a 'Conference illustrator', you may well ask?
We shall see what we shall see. And draw what we shall draw, too.
More soon on that as well.
Finally - here is a fragment from my freshly-completed 'bio auto graphic' edition: 'On The Margins'.
A copy is winging its way across the cold seas to Jutland even as I type this, to be included in the exhibition of that theme at the 4th annual Doverodde Book Arts Festival and Symposium (at the atmospheric Limfjordcentre, by the twinkling fjord waters). There it will be in the safe hands of my darling Dane, Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck, who is the event's organizer this year.
Good luck, sweetheart.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
The analogue signal begins to die today.
The withering attack of Paxman vs. G. Galloway Esq. on Newsnight – and some fascinating documentary on the Wikileaks mallarkey – being the last of that channel to squeeze through the modest aerial into my televisional box.
So - having done nothing about swapping to the World of Digitalis, the question remains:
Do I stay or do I go?
I will leave such thoughts until after Easter.
Damned if I can get too excited about it right now.