Motionographer® What’s Illustration? | Studio AKA

A 90-second quick movie for the UK’s nationwide centre for illustration.

A derelict heritage website in Clerkenwell is being transformed into the UK’s nationwide centre for illustration…
To rejoice this necessary second, The Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration collaborated with Studio AKA Director Marcus Armitage to create a 90-second quick movie celebrating the historical past and impression that illustration has had all through historical past. Quite than specializing in particular illustrators or illustrations, Marcus wove collectively a storyline showcasing how people have employed illustration to speak and form our lives throughout time.

The movie transports the viewer 40,000 years into the previous to see how cave drawings allowed early people to be taught and brings us all the way in which to the current with maps, avenue indicators, packaging and film books. Marcus’ energetic, blended media movie consists round easy cut-out paper shapes, creating backgrounds on which tiny characters work together with the numerous completely different varieties that illustration can take.
The nice and cozy and pleasant fashion goals to present an accessible snapshot of the relevance and significance of illustration in our on a regular basis lives and all through historical past. Studio AKA is happy to welcome our new neighbours to Clerkenwell and honoured to have collaborated on this challenge with them. We are able to’t wait to go to.

“The intention was to create one thing enjoyable, partaking and informative that the Quentin Blake centre for Illustration may actually use to assist present how influential illustration is to our lives. It was an actual revelation for me, as you realise simply how surrounded we’re by
illustration and the way we are able to simply take all of it without any consideration.”

— Marcus Armitage, Animation Director, Studio AKA

“Illustration is a well-known a part of our every day lives, however it may be massively highly effective too: it performs an enormous position in shaping our world. Marcus has demonstrated that brilliantly with an ideal steadiness of heat and readability. We’ve beloved working with Studio AKA and we are able to’t wait to share their movie with folks of all ages within the run-up to opening the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration in Clerkenwell.”

— Olivia Ahmad, Creative Director at Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration.

Produced By Studio AKA
Shopper:Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration
Voice Artist: Laura Jane Stacey
Animation Director: Marcus Armitage
Animator: Matthew Armitage
Producer: Nikki Kefford-White
Manufacturing Coordinator: Ren Pesci
Manufacturing Assistant: Lara Salam, Sarah McDonald
Editor: Nic Gill
Music and Sound Design: Nic Gill

File: QBCI_HD_FullMix.mp4