The process was swift but highly iterative with the style moving quite a way from my initial response, still I’m really pleased with how things turned out. Above you can compare that first attempt (top) with the final result (below).
That was the extent of my involvement but Hornet are doing a typically lovely job with the animation. You can see the completed spots here.
Print versions of two recent Wired Italia pieces. Thought I’d post these as the gif versions lose some of the detail.
For Wired Italia again, this time for an article on the prospect of an interstellar ark: basically a giant spaceship that could support human life through many generations on the journey to our nearest star. I think I was influenced here by a couple of weird sci-fi films that I probably saw at too young and impressionable an age, Silent Running and Saturn 3. No I don’t know why they’re naked.
I had to really crunch this one down to get Tumblr to eat it. I’ll put up the print version later as it has a bit more detail.
Another animated illustration for Wired Italia. This accompanied a column about AI, specifically the question of how or if an intelligent machine could be told apart from a human. The text references the scene early in Blade Runner where a suspected replicant is questioned using the Voight-Kampff device so I drew inspiration from that, hopefully not too directly!
I’ve been working with the good people at Wired Italia quite a bit lately, on both the print and ipad editions of the magazine. These looping animations were commissioned to illustrate a feature on the best apps for different categories of consumer (geek, fitness enthusiast, family, workaholic, and globetrotter). It’s a fun challenge to do stuff that straddles new and traditional media like this, and I love the way they’ve been implemented in the app. Thanks to Daniela Sanziani for that clip, and her fantastic art direction.
Something I did earlier in the year has turned up online, so I thought I’d stick it here. I worked with Blend to create this instructional video for people applying for a UK visa. A bit dry in terms of subject matter, but there’s some nice design and motion I think. The client liked the idea of everything being rendered in red white and blue, which was an interesting limitation to work with. Take a look.
I did this cover and a few spot illustrations for The Times’ guide to getting a job. I’m sharing my roughs too so you can marvel at how crummy they are.
I made these handy diagrams so you won’t look stupid at metal gigs, or while cosplaying. Some people are easily confused, including those who should know better.
These are perfect iphone wallpaper size. Just saying.