A short promotion animation I created for an event organised by the Global Justice Academy of the University of Edinburgh, hosting Margit Mayer.
Margit Mayer is Professor of Political Science at Freie Universität of Berlin, Germany, and Senior Fellow at the Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University Berlin, Germany. She is co-author of the book ‘Urban Uprisings, Challenging Neoliberal Urbanism in Europe’.
I’ve been exploring the wonderful world of motion graphics and I absolutely love it! This is an animated logo I created for Cafe No. 30 in Edinburgh.
Yesterday I went to one of my favourite galleries, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, to see the Surreal Encounters | Collecting the Marvellous exhibition. It included many visual and conceptual delights, one of them being Man Ray’s Revolving Doors series – wonderful colours and compositions of geometric shapes to inspire.
From Princeton University Art Museum website:
Between 1916 and 1917, the artist and photographer Man Ray created a series of collages he called “Revolving Doors.” He included the series in his third solo exhibition at the Daniel Gallery in New York, in 1919. The collages, whose geometric shapes combine machine-like and anthropomorphic forms, were framed and installed on a rotating pole that the viewer could spin. The original collages were destroyed, but Ray later reproduced them in this series of stencil prints, published by Éditions Surréalistes in Paris.
The Revolving Doors: The concern of a period of time often leads to the disappearance of material space. That is what the images in two dimensions shown here tend to prove; by a mutual action, they give birth to a series of events escaping from the control of all diversion.
Evelin Kasikov is a graphic designer specialising in print and editorial design in London. She has developed ‘CMYK embroidery’, an original handmade printing technique. Her approach to craft is analytical and firmly rooted in her graphic design background. She uses typography, grid systems and design techniques to challenge the preconceptions of embroidery.
More from her website:
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) is a colour system that is based on the four colours used in traditional offset printing. CMYK embroidery is a hand-made printing process that I developed during my MA studies at Central St Martins 2006–2008. The idea of handmade print started as an academic project. Now, most of my work is based on that.
I use conventional screen angles: Cyan 105˚, Magenta 75˚, Yellow 90˚ and Black 45˚ and prepare dot screens for cross-stitch. Works are stitched using cotton threads in CMYK colours, the intensity of colour depends on the number of strands used. The final outcome is a printed page created by hand.
‘Made in Italy’ is an exhibition of post-war Italian graphic design created by SEA Design and Fedrigoni, showcased for one night only on the 4th of November at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery. It featured posters from some famous names such as Massimo Vignelli, Franco Grignani and Bob Noorda, as well as less well-known designers outside of Italy.
A small crowed of graphic designers gathered at the gallery to have a drink, feast their eyes and go home with their bag of give-away goodies – a lovely evening all round!
Original poster by Heinz Waibl, Lambretta Club poster (1959) reproduced in four colour variations for the exhibition
Booklets design by SEA Design, printed on various paper stock, each featuring a designer (Franco Grignani, Giancarlo Iliprandi, Heinz Waibl, Ilio Negri) and bound together in a box.