Last week Susan Yong gave a lecture at college. I really love her fluid and imaginative animations, we are so lucky to have her talk in depth about her process. She is such an interesting person too, she’s doing some really brilliant research at the Royal College at the moment about animation as therapy.
Henry 9 til 5
I loved this weeks film club! Some Bob Godfrey shorts. Thanks Birgitta. So cool that some of the guys who worked on the films came too.
Robert Crumb and his wife Aline will be talking about their new book Drawn Together. Part of the Comica Festival. Best homework ever. I can’t wait!
Sketches from the London Transport Museum Depot.
We spent the morning being guided round the museum depot. It was fascinating to be shown a visual history of London Transport through the poster designs. The depot contains many of the original paintings used for the posters. One example showed how the artist envisaged the future of London Transport. Some designs were the height of the avant-garde, and we discovered posters by some well know artists, including Man Ray’s pair of posters (sketched in the first picture.)
Javier Mariscal came and gave a truly enthralling and unorthodox talk! It included some live animation, he narrated and ad-libed through his films and slideshows depicting a lifetime of work; fast-paced and colourful. A wildly talented man. It couldn’t have been more different from a conventional Q&A on a film, and so much the better for it. Thank you Mariscal!