18/02/2010 - 21/05/2010

This will be the place for articles of interest that may accompany or shadow some of the things uncovered during the progress of this module.

31 March 2010

Logo for festival opportunity

Deadline 19 April. this one is up to you..."Happy to offer a single ticket to the successful designer and will
hopefully lead to a more involved relationship- tshirt design,
merchandise, posters etc. for which we can look at offering more."
Nozstock is a music and performing arts festival with 3 stages of
live bands + solo artists, 3 of dance music, a comedy/burlesque tent, a theatre tent, a cinema screening short films, homegrown bars and cafe, and a kids area. We are run by a committee of around 30+ volunteers each with their own specialism/department, and managed by the Nosworthy family, on whose farm the festival is based.


* Alter + develop the vinyl george font http://www.dafont.com/vinyl-george.font
> to make more unique and reflect the electronic parts of the festival
* Add word 'Festival' (smaller than 'Nozstock')


* Reflect style of current and previous website
* Add illustrative details - like festival marquee tents, flags/
streamers, cows, leaf/trees...whatever else you can think of that
would be appropriate that gives a sense of 'proper' festival. If it
gets too busy consider simplification through silhouette.

Key words >
arty + beautiful

30 March 2010

Annecy youtube competition

make a film - enter to Annecy on Youtube - win a trip there for the week in June. get your skates on...Midnight May 1 deadline. max five mins, "happy birthday Mr festival". (Annecy is 50 this year).

25 March 2010

Why music matters

Launched Yesterday, Why Music matters is a bunch of animated films made to encourage people to honestly acquire music... Elliot Dear, a graduate of UWE, Sarah Cox, Emma Lazenby, and felix Massie all contributed work. the velocity of these productions is noteworthy. 2 weeks, with 2 weeks for changes!


withoutabox online film festival film submission is making things easier to send to enter festivals. Also Raindance has written a handy do and don't list for festival entry...

Went down well at Lisbon

this film KJFG No5 by Alexei Alexeev,Hungary, really raised the roof and was popular with the crowd last week at Monstra. Studio baestarts

the terrible thing of alpha 9

We were talking today about a good space film, the terrible thing of alpha 9. by Jake Armstrong of SVA. more info from his blog Jakehatesyou

23 March 2010

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2010! March 5th - May 15th

KLIK Amsterdam call for entries.

David freeman writes about uplifting film content

david freeman has written twelve pointers about uplifting and spiritual content in films and scriptwriting. it may be of interest...

15 March 2010

UWE animation students win

Congratulations Tom Gran, Adam Davis, Andreas Niklas on their win in a National Killing Cancer Charity competition this Saturday in London. Their winning film was chosen over submissions from Many UK Universities who also submitted picture to a given soundtrack. Top Prize in this competition was £5000 and the film included in the forthcoming campaign, Killing Cancer PDT Photo Dynamic Therapy. It saw the Launch of their venture as a collective Rainbow club Productions, ably assisted by Mark 'Jethro' Turpin.

12 March 2010

what a good blog about movies

If you have a lot of time on your hands, then check this out...Deeperintomovies.net is very good. pic above is collection of cartoons based on the work of Jim Woodring, visions of frank. An interview with James Woodring - the age of Cake is here, he talks about ages of man, and evantaul demise and oblivion...

10 March 2010

Scale, and ambition

not the first to see this (six million hits) but hey! got to admire its ambition, and paired with this is cosmic. this one is really switched on...

9 March 2010

National London

the trip on Thursday is now OFF. not enough numbers signed up to keep the cost at that level.
15 of 27... Come in to work as usual at UWE. Do NOT go to the Hippodrome at 8.30.

the known Universe

film about the known universe, accurate as far as they have mapped. Mind blowing really, and I worry about space b e t w e e n l e tt e r s


AIGA american institute of graphic arts, is great. this bit is a browse feature by colour. Elsewhere is some excellent writing on design and graphic design, with archives tracking back to 1924.

These two business cards by Agency: Horn/Griner, from the search for business cards, then by agency. lovely interface and more than one way to skin a cat...

8 March 2010


Monstra programme is here
Broad Picture Seems to be;
National screenings at 5.00pm
Conversation with directors at 6.00pm
Individual Retrospective at 7.00pm.
International competition at 9.00pm
Student comp at 10.45
Bar at midnight!
there are masterclasses with Bill Plympton, Michaela Pavlatova, Priit Parn, Normand Roger.

A S Byatt on Alice

A S Byatt wrote well in The guardian books section on Alice, and other single Children characters; "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was written in 1862 and published in 1865. Through the Looking-Glass was published in 1871. The great children's books that shaped the imaginations of successive generations came later and many were written around the turn of the 20th century. Kipling's Jungle Books and Puck of Pook's Hill, E Nesbit's tales of children meeting psammeads and phoenixes and other opinionated beasts, George MacDonald's tales of Curdie the miner and his princess, L Frank Baum's tales of the land of Oz, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy, Mrs Molesworth's The Cuckoo Clock, Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows and JM Barrie's Peter Pan, even Treasure Island, have children making their own lives and fates in strange worlds outside the daily experience of family and school. Children in these books have a kind of emotional and moral autonomy which is new in literature. The child reader feels their problems, decisions and dangers differently from those of either children in real fairy stories (Hansel and Gretel) or children in novels who will grow up – Pip in terror by his parents' gravestone, Oliver Twist in the orphanage, David Copperfield tormented by the Murdstones, Jane Eyre in the Red Room, or furious, sulky Maggie Tulliver."

5 March 2010

plug sockets of the world

look here for the plug socket of the world.

4 March 2010


clourlovers is a rich source of palette and pattern solutions. why reinvent the wheel? why not have a go? also starter for ten article about brightness, attractive combinations of digital colour ... however, you could always ignore the computer, make paintings / drawings, and just keep them in here to be looked at. this artist Sam Marsh is good, in my opinion, there is energy, and s/he knows when to get out of a picture and leave it alone,

2 March 2010

Rupert's Cube

a cube that fits in a cube. rupert's Cube, this one has been 3D printed, is 'pretty nifty'.


"Kolam" refers to decorative artwork drawn on the floor in front of deities in puja rooms or in front of houses in South India. Most often finely ground rice flour is used to make these drawings on wet/moist ground previously sprinkled with water, It is a time old cultural tradition of south Indian families going back to many many generations. The drawing starting with a certain number pattern of points and curly lines going around these points. Many of these are completed with a single line going in an elegant but zig-zag away around the entire set of points. This film of a Kolam being made is interesting to see the speed and efficiency of its creation, the handmade irregularity and resulting 'wrongness' is one of their charms.

1 March 2010

David O'Reilly

David O'Reilly - one to watch. more later. this blog too, quite interesting. Near Northern Europe has still got some formal work and synthesis going on.