Yuko Shimizu

Dear Japan Illustration

Yuko Shimizu er en japansk illustrator bosat i New York, hvor hun desuden underviser på School of Visual Arts. Oprindeligt er Yuko Shimizu uddannet inden for reklame og marketing på Waseda University og har tidligere arbejdet med PR i Tokyo. Yuko Shimizu må ikke forveksles med kunstneren af samme navn, som står bag Hello Kitty.

Yuko Shimizu brugte 11 år i reklamebranchen på at finde frem til, hvad hun i virkeligheden ville og havde brændt for lige siden hun var barn – at illustrere.

I løbet af de 11 år havde hun desuden sparet penge nok op til at satse alt og flytte til New York i 1999 for at studere kunst på School of Visual Arts. Hun afsluttede sin uddannelse på linien Illustration as Visual Essay Program i 2003 og har siden arbejdet som illustrator.

Blandt Yuko Shimizus kunder finder man blandt andet firmaer som PepsiCo, Microsoft, Visa, MTV, M.A.C. Cosmetics og The GAP samt magasiner og aviser som The New Yorker, TIME, GQ, Rolling Stone og The New York Times.

Yuko Shimizu har vundet 12 internationale priser for sit arbejde som illustrator – blandt andet Magazine of the Year Award fra Society of Publication Designers.

Yuko Shimizu har en tegnestue i midttown Manhattan og bruger i øvrigt sin tid på at skrive bøger, afholde workshops og holde foredrag.

Yuko Shimizu er blandt andet inspireret af kunstneren Edel Rodriguez:

“He does a lot of diverse work. Lots of great concept and political work. Very simple graphics but strong. Tim O’Brien, who also does a lot of political things – lots of Time covers. Super realistic, almost like photos. He does a lot of portraits for Time when there is no good photo of that person around. He did a great cover of Qaddafi recently. And Steve Brodner. Most of these are all the political illustrators. I think they’re great.”
Interview fra The Atlantic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/11/a-conversation-with-yuko-shimizu-professional-magazine-illustrator/248942/

Mere om kunstnerne:
http://www.drawger.com/edel/
http://www.obrienillustration.com/
http://stevebrodner.com/

Yuko Shimizus arbejdsproces inkluderer blandt andet skitsering i hånden, rentegning med blæk og pensel, indscanning på computer og bearbejdning i Photoshop.

Mere info om Yuko Shimizu, video samt interviews:
http://yukoart.com/
https://vimeo.com/23607695
http://www.creativewomenscircle.com.au/an-interview-with-yuko-shimizu/
http://www.lostateminor.com/yuko-shimizu/
http://koikoikoi.com/2009/08/yuko-shimizu/

Fantasy Interactive

FI er et interaktivt bureau som blev grundlagt 1999 af David Martin da han var utilfreds med internettets kluntede og usophistikerede brugeroplevelse. Siden da har FI sig vokset sig større. I dag har FI 70 ansatte fordelt på 4 kontorer. Et i New York, San Francisco, Salt Lake City og Stockholm.

FI har altid gjort en dyd ud af at bryde rammerne for hvad der var muligt. De var bl.a. de første til at vise 3D i flash. Siden da har FI fulgt med tiden og udvidet sit repertoire af kompetencer. I dag laver FI alt fra websites, mobil apps, portaler mm.

FI er oså kendt for at være meget grundige i deres arbejde hvilket man også kan se i deres casegennemgange. Alt er “pixel perfect” i deres løsninger. Dette kommer også til udtryk når man hører deres designer Anton Repponen fluekneppe hvordan Tahoma og Arial ændrer udseende i forskellige browsere:

http://www.kontain.com/fi/entries/13601/how-do-fonts-work-in-different-browsers/

FI er et meget anerkendte bureau. De er i tidens løb blevet tildelt flere priser. De var de første som indtog FWA’s ”hall of fame” I 2007 rykkede FI ind på Imagine Publishings’ top 21 af verdens mest inspirerende virksomheder i selvskab med Apple, Pixar og Google.

Matt Lambert

Matt Lambert is a filmmaker/director. He lectures at Hyper Island in Sweden on regular basis.

Lambert is interresting because he is very different from what we are used to seeing in the business. He is an alternative artist who used to work for large companies however he felt it being to commerciel and he wantet to break out from that business.

He is often inspired by dreams he has had – which is very obvious when you look at his work.Other inspirational sources are; The punk movement/society, porn and the 1980ies’ view on women. There is this sinister and gloomy feel throughout his work.

 

Website: https://dielamb.com

Channel on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/dielamb

Hellicar & Lewis

Pete Hellicar and Joel Gethin Lewis.

Hellicar & Lewis is Pete Hellicar and Joel Gethin Lewis. They are based in London where they work with art, technology and design to create interactive installations.

After discovering openFrameworks, they co-founded Hellicar&Lewis with the idea of building a creative business around Open Source.

“If you can do thought experiment and think about how something might be and you can see it in your head, it is propably not that interesting an idea. But if you can ask yourself a question, that the only way of finding out how it’s going to be is by doing it. Thats propably something quite powerful and that’s what Hellicar&Lewis is”

‘‘ We don’t make narratives, we make systems that through human interaction creates stories.”

Their website contains a lot of links to their surroundings as well as projects and workshops.

http://www.hellicarandlewis.com

They have presented their work at:

I Love Dust

 

Ilovedust er et bureau som beskæftiger sig med illustration, typografi, emballage-design og motion graphics. De har 2 kontorer i Storbritanien, hovedkontoret ligger i London og deres andet kontor i Hampshire. Sidstnævnte er i et helt andet miljø end i London, Hampshire-kontoret er tæt på havet og er beliggende i et idyllisk område i en gammel nedlagt slagterforretning, hvorimod London buzz’er, oser af energi og ”fresh-fly-funkyness”. Denne blanding af de 2 miljøer giver ifølge dem, en unikt og inspirerende perspektiv.

De beskæftiger sig med forskellige store virksomheder/brands, som f.eks. Nike, Karl Lagerfeld og MTV hvor stilen er meget ungdommelig og farvefyldt. De kalder sig selv for en ”tværfaglig design butik”, og arbejder både med dygtige freelance designere i UK, men også andre folk fra alle verdenhjørner. Udover emballage-design har de også udsmykket scootere, designerstole, kasketter og sko.

I næsten alt deres motion graphics er der fart over feltet, og de fleste udarbejdet i et karakteristisk tegnet 3D univers, hvilket gør det helt unikt. HELT bestemt et kig værd.

Showreel : http://vimeo.com/42541375

Website : http://ilovedust.com

 

With love from Dejnen

 

Lucy McRae

Lucy McRae

Lucy McRae

An australian bodyarchitect. She used to be a ballerina dancer and in her work its easy to see her fascination of the human body.
She is one of the artist I remember the best from OFFF. Her creativity, the way she is inspired by her surroundings, and her motivation really made a big impression on me. And then of course the fact that her work is amazing! She is very experimental, always trying to discover new ways and expressions. In her work she uses the human body as a canvas in a variety of ways. She has been working with clients such as Philips, American Vogue, Levi’s and Robyn. Work that’s based on the human body and she really managed to make i recognizable – you can tell that she created it.
She is currently living in Amsterdam, where she also works.

Jessica Hische

Hurtigt om Jessica Hische:

Hun er mest kendt for sit tidious, flourishly handlettering og illustrationer.

…men også for sine utallige sideprojekter:

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Om Jessica

Jessica Hische startede sin karriere som alle mulige andre. Hun lavede alt muligt grafisk ish og fik noget freelance arbejde. Hun arbejded på alt muligt forskelligt, generelt illustrativt arbejde. Så fik hun samlet et illustrations portfolio og fik arbejde under en af hendes helte i New York. Så arbejde hun hårdt i 2,5 år. Men så fik hun nok og besluttede sig for at koncentrere sig om sit eget.

Og det hun gjorde, afspejler hvad OFFF 2012 main theme var – Gør din egen ting og og bliv god til det, så er der nok nogen der skal hyre dig.

Jessica startede et af sine mange side-projects og fik med ét et navn – både hos de store arbejdsgivere, men også på the Interwebs.

Er ifølge hende selv – ophavsmand til ordet “Procrastiworking”’

http://vimeo.com/39756966

Jessica talks about “procrastiworking” – 24.30

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Jessica at OFFF 2012
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Andre Jessica Hische ting:

BROSMIND

INTRO
Brominds er et lille spansk reklamebureau kørt af to brødre. De laver hovedsageligt reklame illustration, men har også fokus på deres personlige illustrations projekter og kunst.

BACKGROUND
De to brødre er cirka lige gamle og er vokset op sammen, de har leget med det samme legetøj og set de samme film. De mener derfor at de tænker ret ens, og derigennem har udviklet den samme illustrationsstil, hvilket gør dem til perfekte samarbejdspartnere.

Deres ambition er at lave kommercielt arbejde de næste ti år, hvorefter de vil have råd til at arbejde udelukkende med ting de synes der er sjovt.

De har en positiv indstilling til alt hvad de arbejder med og er overbevist om alting skal nok gå, hvilket hænger godt sammen med at humor er en vigtig del af deres hverdag og process.

 

 

WORK
De har en farverig, vild og en smule naiv, børnebogs stil, ofte med komplekse kompositioner og høj detaljegrad, i stil med f.eks. Find Holger tegninger. De har flere store kunder i mappen bl.a. Nike, Gillette, Microsoft, Volkswagen m.f.

Og apropos OFFF var de i år med til at lave titelsekvensen for festivalen. De præsenterede filmen under festivalen, ved at holde den pakkede konferencesal hen med en times konstant fjoget-grinende snak på spansk-engelsk, hvor de delte masker og tegneserie ud de havde lavet. Nogen var underholdt – mange var ikke.

 

 

Men check dem ud på – deres illustrationer er for vilde.
I kan se mere på brosmind.com

 

PRESENTATION

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/329031/presentation.pdf

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James Victore

James Victore is an author, designer, filmmaker, artist and firestarter who teaches creatives how to illuminate their individual gifts in order to achieve personal greatness. Described as “part Darth Vader, part Yoda,” James is widely known for his timely wisdom and impassioned views about design and it’s place in the world. He reaches thousands online with his weekly Q+A video series and leads game-changing workshops and seminars that help creative types of all spheres live and work successfully. At the helm of his independently run design studio, James continually strives to make work that is sexy, strong and memorable; work that tows the line between the sacred and the profane.

Some of James Victore most noticeable projects at the moment is his Q + A Tuesdays Youtube Channel, his Dinner Series project and his “Take This Job and Love It” lectures.

James Victore’s website

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Jonathan Harris

I personally didn’t see Jonathan Harris at OFFF 2012, so following information is based on info from his own website, articles and interviews.

 

Jonathan Harris

By combining elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling, Jonathan Harris is working with (mostly) online projects that reimagine how we relate to our machines and to each other.

Jonathan Harris is best discribed as a Web Artists, and can not be hired to do companies website or online identity. He pays his bills through grants and lectures, and this gives him a freedom to experiment with his work and push our understanding of “living online”. However, Jonathan can be commissioned to make new work, if the project would be a natural fit with the themes and ideas he already explore in his own work. Examples of some successful collaborations are “I Want You To Want Me” with MoMA and “Time Capsule” made with Yahoo.

 

I Want You To Want Me

The “I Want You To Want Me” project (2008) is an interactive installation at the MoMA museum in New York. Displayed on a 56” touch screen monitor, the piece portrays an interactive sky filled with hundreds of pink (female) and blue (male) balloons, each representing a real person’s online dating profile collected from any one of several dozen Internet dating websites. The viewers can interact with the piece and rearrange the balloons in various ways to highlight different aspects of the world of online dating, as the piece will subtract text and demographic information from the dating profiles.
Video presentation of “I Want You To Want Me”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZUaXDm4qik

 

 

 

 

Cowbird

More recently, in 2011, Jonathan Harris created “Cowbird” (cowbird.com) that are an online public library of human experiences. Users can tell stories from their lives through text, images, audio and video, so that the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of the commons, available for this and future generations to look for guidance.
Cowbird is experimenting with a new form of participatory journalism, allowing people from all over the world to collaborate in documenting the “sagas” in our lives. Sagas are things like the Japanese earthquake, the war in Iraq and the Occupy Wall Street Movement – things that touch millions of lives and shape the human history.

 

A lot of Jonathan’s work is focusing on human feelings and experiences shared online. Jonathan believe that the internet is becoming a planetary meta-organism, that we can shape into a space that we, as humans, want to inhabit. A space that can understand and honor both the individual human and the human collective, just like real life does.
Jonathan believe that we need to make technology more human to effect the way we interact and spend our lives online.

Jonathan does not offer any jobs or internships, and prefer working alone when possible. However, some of his projects has been made in collaboration with other artist.
Acknowledgements:
2005: “Fabrica Fellowship” og 3 Webby Awards
2008: “New Visual Artist” i Print Magazine
2009: “Young Global Leader” af The World Economic Forum

His work has been recognized by AIGA, Ars Electronica and The State of Vermont

His work has been exhibited widely at MoMA (New York), Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), The Victoria & Albert Museum (London), The CAFA Art Museum (Beijing), The Garage Center for Contemporary Arts (Moscow) and The Pace Gallery (New York).

More about Jonathan Harris:
Official website: http://www.number27.org/
List of interviews and articles: http://number27.org/news.html#press