Exhibition at LTM

The opening at the London Transport Museum went really well, it was so nice to see everyone’s work exhibited there and we all appreciated having the special screening and watch them all again. Nice work everybody!

Back to the Trip project…

EXHIBITION AT LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Parties CharactersOur animations are part of an exhibition at The London Transport Museum, opening May 17th. Here are the characters I designed for the animation ‘Parties’ (online soon!)

Looking at Bones

I needed to see some other interpretations of skeletons as well as some real bones, so I just visited a great show ‘Death’ at the Wellcome Colection. And there are more skulls skeletons and momento mori in their Medecine Man exhibiton upstairs. Perfect timing! It’s free and near to the Saint Martins, so check it out. It’s got lots of representations of skeletons from all over the world, some of the most interesting were the Tibetan ones. It showed how there’s a long tradition of dressing skeletons up in clothes of the living in a lot of different cultures. Of course the Mexican Day of the Dead skeletons were beautiful and i loved these American skeleton puppets below.

LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

I just visited the London Transport Museum. It was really fun, and there were some really inspiring posters on display in the Mind The Map exhibition and the Poster Parade. Really worth having a look. Also the permanent collection was really useful source material for my animation pitch. So interesting to see the many eras of the double decker London bus. Yeah… sitting in the drivers seat was fun. ding ding!

RESEARCHING KABUKI

I’ve been busy researching and writing my essay on Kabuki theatre in relation to Shakespeare. I’ve also done a lot of drawings and designs that I want to share. The drawings in this post are from the Frederic Aranda photography exhibition in March that inspired me to look at Kabuki for this brief.

Kabuki actors apply their own make-up, the drawing above is of Ichikawa Kamejiro, a famous onnagata (female role specialist) as he paints a red wax on his eyebrows, to smooth the hair, before painting them black.

Kabuki

http://www.thehospitalclub.com/club_news/view/true/club-news/-/0/kabuki-one-year-on

I’m going to see this tomorrow: A short exhibition at the Hospital club, backstage photographs¬†of Kabuki actors by Frederich Aranda. In support of the Fukushima disaster one year ago.

Kurosawa

I remembered these drawings that Akira Kurosawa used to do for his films. There was an exhibition of them at the Petit Palais in Paris a few years ago, I came across it by chance. At the time I already loved his films and but didn’t know I loved his drawings too.