05.07.17 by Staff

Call For Submissions: Pictoplasma’s Face-Off Challenge

Fabio Tonetto

 

Despite the explosion of filters, stickers and face-swapping apps it’s rare to come across a selfie that feels genuinely inspired. Enter Pictoplasma. Already a leading force in character design and art through their numerous conferences and academies, Pictoplasma has teamed up with Adobe Project 1324 to invite youth (aged 18-24) from around the globe to put creativity back into focus!

Simply start with a regular headshot or profile picture, then re-create a new self-portrait that puts your unique (inner) personality on display. Any medium or tool may be used: drawing, collage, digital painting, vector illustration, 3D graphics, masks, costume design… (or all of the above).

Deadline for submissions is August 15. The first 100 participants will be eligible to win one of ten year-long Creative Cloud subscriptions, donated by Adobe. Of all the entries, 5 winners will be selected to receive a full Pictoplasma Character Design fellowship. This includes travel costs and participation at the Pictoplasma Academy masterclass in Mexico City (October 2017), six-months of online mentoring and attendance at the Pictoplasma Berlin Conference (May 2018) —- including the opportunity to exhibit in an exclusive group show.

Click here to enter or check out some more creative selfies below to get inspired!

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15.02.17 by Staff

Booooooom Giveaway: Pictoplasma Berlin Tickets!

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!

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30.08.16 by Staff

Booooooom Giveaway: Pictoplasma NYC Conference Tickets!

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Pictoplasma is headed to Mexico and New York! Pictoplasma Academy will be in Mexico City October 25th – November 1st! Hosting inspirational lectures and daily workshops revolving around the theme of character development, the week-long program is designed to help a select group of participants further their personal style across a variety of mediums – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling. The deadline for applications is September 22nd. *We previously reported it was the 1st, but it appears there is still time to submit!

Following the Academy, Pictoplasma heads to New York City for a one-day art and design conference. Held on November 4th, the jam-packed program includes animation screenings, panel discussions and inspiring talks by artists like renowned illustrator Jean Jullien and GIF-wunderkind Julian Glander.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the NYC conference! So if you can get yourself to New York (or you already live there) simply hit the “Read More” button and leave a comment below! Tell us about your favourite animated character, and why you like them. We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

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18.12.13 by Jeff

Pictoplasma “Character Selfies” Project

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Rodrigo Aguilar / Zapatoverde

 

Pictoplasma has just announced an open call for submissions to their latest project “Character Selfies”. Artists are to create an image that depicts a character taking a photo of itself. Pictoplasma’s favourite submissions will be exhibited at Pictoplasma Berlin Festival’s 10th Anniversary, which opens on April 30th.

See a few more of the submissions below!

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19.04.13 by Jeff

Jeff Soto and Maxx242

Jeff Soto and Maxx242
Jeff Soto and Maxx242 invade Berlin. Watch the video below!

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09.10.12 by Jeff

Pictoplasma NYC Event / Ticket and Book Giveaway

Pictoplasma Character Compendium
The Pictoplasma NYC conference is less than a month away! It’s gonna be incredible! I’ve got tickets to the event for someone who really wants ’em! You’ll have to be in the New York area (or be able to drive there) to snag ’em, but for everyone else I’ve got a copy of Pictoplasma’s new “Character Compendium” book! Take a look at the book below!

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30.01.12 by Jeff

Pictoplasma / Giveaway

Pictoplasma NOT A TOY fashioning radical characters book
A few months ago Pictoplasma released “NOT A TOY”, an exquisite book that I look at all the time for inspiration. It documents the influence of character design in contemporary art and fashion. I asked them if I could give away a copy and they kindly obliged! So who wants it?

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13.09.11 by Jeff

Pictoplasma

Pictoplasma returns to New York in November! You can pretty much count me in for any event that has a trailer like this.

Pictoplasma NYC trailer

Watch the trailer below!

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