Monday, 20 February 2012

Author Genesis has occurred again...

Perhaps our favourite project in the first year...Here (photos courtesy of Emma Denby)are the mostly finished costumes in a catwalk finale to the week of dynamic making workshops with The Creators Riitta Ikonen and Emma Denby.

A little taster of the buildup here...

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Camberwell Needs Design Cluster project

Hello, photos from the week long collaborative project "Camberwell Needs....", between first year students on Graphic Design, Illustration and 3D Design courses here at Camberwell, can now be seen here. But here are a few for a taster...

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Oscar Schlemmer's transformation of the human form

Modernist geometric forms and  marionette movements in Oscar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet. Originally a sculptor,


when he moved into theatre and choreography as head of the Theatre and Sculpture department of Walter Gropius's Bauhaus School, he was interested in stylising human movement into the orchestrated and angular puppet like movements, which expressed the forms more elegantly.

His drawings here show some of his preoccupations with man's relation to his environment and how he conceived the costumes themselves (see more here). Useful drawings to inform your designs....

In his Slatdance, human axes (as in axis, but plural!)are extended by poles into architecturally sculptural forms.

Resourcefully effective use of found materials by Bela Borsodi

See more of Bela Borsodi's imaginative and witty juxtaposition here