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  • Visual Playground – Day1

    I spent the end of July and the beginning of August 2017 in Bucharest, taking part in the Visual Playground workshops. This is a visual diary of sorts, accompanied by field notes and photos. Many thanks to the organizers for making this possible and a shout out to the awesome artists who were my colleague…

  • Visual Playground – Day2

    The second day was Mattias Adolfsson‘s workshop. Photo credits: Cătălin Georgescu He always seemed to me like a person who has waaaay too much fun with this sketchbooks and his pens. It turns out, he’s willing to share his methods – so for the whole day we did a series of short creative exercises. Below…

  • Visual Playground – Day3

    The third day we went on a field trip to Fabrik, a challenge-loving printing-house in Bucharest (fun fact – I have actually worked with them before, on the Karel Liman #arhitect comic book, but it was really nice to get to know them face to face). Photo credits: Cătălin Georgescu Our task was to make…

  • Visual Playground – Day4

    The fourth day was Lettering Day with Tobias Hall. I must admit I was dreading this a bit – I am an amateur, mostly because I lack the patience needed for measuring and kerning properly. We did a series of exercises, like writing the word ”Majesty” majestically… …playing around with the pen-brush… …writing out expressions…

  • Visual Playground – Day5

    On the fifth day, Malika Favre reviewed our portfolios, with assistance from Hedof. Photo credits: Cătălin Georgescu As mentioned before, I was with a bunch of pretty awesome people, so the reviews were mainly about how to build your website to best emphasis your work. Since I figure they might be useful to others, here’s…

  • Visual Playground – Day6-7

    The next two days were dedicated to animation, with Henrique Barone. Since this was the only two-day workshop, it was also the one where I felt I learned the most. We worked in Flash – the only time this had happened before was… ten years ago, during my university years – I remember not liking…

  • Visual Playground – Day8

    On the eighth day, Adrian Diac and Paul Derșidan from BLAU had a musical challenge for us. We randomly got a mysterious song each, and we had to do the vinyl cover and label illustration. My music piece was later revealed to be part of Belgian Wave & Pop Songs From The 1980’s. I quite…