Pictoplasma is going to be in Berlin May 10-14th! Once again hosting a slew of inspirational lectures and workshops on contemporary character design and art with leading artists, illustrators, designers and filmmakers from around the world. While the complete lineup won’t be finalized until March, you can see a selection of the speakers and their work below!
The event will also feature wider festivities open to the public, including screenings of animations and exhibitions of original character work pushing the limits of traditional storytelling, animation and gaming.
Book your tickets here! We’ve also got a pair to give away. If you can get yourself to Berlin (or already live in the area) simply hit the “Read More” button below and leave a comment telling us which of the conference speakers you’d be most excited to see! We’ll pick two winners on February 24th!
We’re been posting lots of animation over on Booooooom TV lately, and hopefully a healthy mix of things you haven’t seen before. Here’s a few recommendations:
It’s a penguin on a trampoline what more do you want! I’m trying to figure out what I find so satisfying about this silly animation by Bashir Sultani. I think it’s the ending, or maybe it’s just my undying love for Pingu. You can watch the full clip below. Bashir also makes drawings using salt (which you can see below) but I’d like to request more penguin animations.
Mural by Audrey Kawasaki during Pow! Wow! 2016
It’s my favourite time of year again! Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017 arts festival is set to take over Honolulu February 11th-18th. The 2017 artist roster has been released (view the list here) and really I’m looking forward to meeting all the artists!
If you find yourself a cheap airline ticket make sure you get out there in time for the massive gallery show on February 12th, curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace. There are close to 100 artists showing work in it (full list here) and the show is always a highlight for me. Also, on February 15th I’ll be doing a talk with one of my favourite artists, Mr. Jago, so maybe come for that too!
Creative duo Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards (aka DR.ME) have come out with a new book celebrating contemporary collage in the field of graphic design! Published by Thames and Hudson, Cut That Out offers a curated collection of collage work from leading designers and studios from 15 different countries. See more images below or get yourself a copy in stores/online.
We also have a copy to give away to one of you guys! We wanna know what your current favourite art book is? Let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. We’ll pick a winner two weeks from today (open to all readers based in North America and Europe).
Musician Anna Bulbrook (The Bulls, Airborne Toxic Event, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) recently launched GIRLSCHOOL, a Los Angeles-based music festival and collective that celebrates female voices. A portion of proceeds from each event go to a girl-positive organization, and this year’s festival (Jan 27-29) will support Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls LA, a 501c3 social justice organization using loud music to nurture self-esteem and self-expression in young girls.
Society6 has joined forces with GIRLSCHOOL to pair up musicians and artists to create visuals inspired by the music, to be displayed at the event. See a few more of the collaborations below!