Monday, 24 June 2013

rca show 2013

I went to see the Visual Communication and Animation work at the RCA show last week. I was pleased to see they had put all of the animation screens in one room at desks with seats. Last year the format wasn't very user friendly with screens set into walls and spread throughout the exhibition. My favourite animation this year was Montenegro by Luiz Stockler. A simple but engaging tale of a man coming to terms with his impending baldness. You can view the teaser here on vimeo. And here is a cool matador from his website:

Another stand out was illustrator Yeni Kim whose stunning pop up book was one of the best things I saw. I enjoyed the minimal colour palate of black, white and red alongside the complex and imaginative paper structures that sprang from the page:

And last but certainly not least, I must mention Minho Kwon. His impressively rendered, and wall-sized, Neo Tower of Babel combines architectural features from the Classical, Medieval, Industrial and Modern periods. It is a breathtaking piece with such minute and precise detail it was impossible to take it all in in one go. Sadly there are no detailed images on his website. Instead, here are some illustration that won him a runner-up accolade in the V&A Illustration Award: