Live Briefs are very important as an addition to our timetabled projects. They give the students experience to work with and pitch to clients and offer potential opportunities for work to be published, screened to a larger national or international audience.
JONATHAN CAPE COMPETITION
Jonathan Cape and Comica join together with The Observer each year to offer aspiring graphic novelists the opportunity to compete for prizes and the chance to have their work published in the Observer New Review.
Some of this years entries by Kingston Illustration Students.
JACK WILLS – 3RD YEAR FESTIVE PRINTS
Fashion retailer Jack Wills approached Kingston Illustration Students to design festive prints for their stores this xmas. Our talented students: Charlotte Milner, Matt Brooks, Olivia Waller, Jodie Smith, Tabitha Goldthorpe, Reece Wykes and Natalie Wyle
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE – ANIMATING THE ARIA
A Collaboration with the Royal Opera House. Our 3rd year Illustration Animation students produced a series of films to accompany the new cinema season of live Opera performance to be screened to a global audience.
Student animations for the Royal Opera House.
Riena Shibahara, Annaliei Sayers and Matthew Brooks 2015
Rachael Hare, Chester Holmes and Tommy Vad Flaaten 2015
Yuet Alice Lai, Apoa Falby Clark and Isobel Lundie 2015
Hannah Swanwick, Tom Quinton and Vivien Sarkany 2015
Seohye Lee, May Johananoff and Lucas Santi Pereira Winck 2015
Vivien Chan, Tabitha Goldthorpe and James Morse 2015
Emma Ehrling, Michael Driver and Isobel Irwin 2015
Alice Mae-Mayall, Angelia Chen and Reece Wykes 2015
Doug Hindson 2014
Gus Scott and Sam Stobart 2014
Dahye Kim & Alice Cui 2014
CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS – MUSEUM PROJECT
Our students have been working in association with the Collections Trust on a cross year project with the Natural History Museum, Tate Britain, The Royal College of Surgeons, Islington Museum and The Horniman Museum. Following a series of meetings and conversations our students produced a wide range of outcomes in response to day to day problems highlighted by the Musuems taking part.
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE ANNUAL BRIEF
The 2015 Vintage Books annual competition was won by Sonia Khela, Reina Shibahara, Boroka Csibi, Zi Wang and Henry Richardson for their film ‘Room 202‘.
Jonas Karlsson described the film as ‘So good looking! This film is technically very impressive and the animation is excellent. It works well with the cover on the actual book and I think would act as a perfect trailer.’
Second prize went to Alice Shuaiting Chen, Linnea Haviland, Caffrey Minjeong Kim, Lauren Wolosczczuk-Veevers and May Johannoff.
And thrird prize went to Emma Ehrling, Alice-Mae Mayall, Markus Vad Flaaten and Alice Yuet Lai.
The 2014 annual competition sponsored by Vintage Books (Random House Publishing) and run with students on the Kingston University Illustration Animation course was won by Manita Eiamvasant, Michaela Ekblam, Jenny Lundmark and Tavan Maneetapho for ‘Pop Up’ . Students were invited to script and create one-minute animated films based on the second book in Norwegian literary sensation Karl Ove Knausgaard’s series of fictional memoirs, A Man in Love.
The judges praised the winner as ‘beautifully intricate, possessing an appealing ‘reach out and touch’ quality. The voiceover is full of personality and almost as good as the real thing. This best represents the highly personal and unusual nature of the book’. The winners receive £1000 and the video was featured on The Timeswebsite accompanying an exclusive interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard.
The Times ran the winning animation on their website to coincide with their exclusive extract and interview. You can watch all these videos at the Vintage Books website: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/blog/Features/Animated-Knausgaard/
In 2012 it was Salman Rushdie – Luka and the Fire of Life book design and animation competition.
Salman Rushdie said of the winning film, “I loved the post-Sendak wit of the drawing style, in which the boat becomes as much of a character as the characters. It was also the animation that succeeded best in telling its story without words, and both the comedy and the drama worked perfectly.”
THE FUTURE OF FOOD – Exhibition / Event at the Dana Center (Research Wing of the Science Museum)
The event invited various designers, illustrators and animators from Kingston University, the RCA, Hong-ik University in Seoul and the Science Museum to imagine what food means to us in the future – in 2050 to be precise. Facing with over-fished oceans, exhausted fossil fuels and exploding populations, what does that mean to the way we will eat? The students presented their work across a large banquet table, films and animations were projected throughout the area, whilst academics, experts and leading researches debated the Future of Food.
THE EDGE – Cross Discipline Print Exhibition and Publication
In our digitally driven age, is print with its varying forms relevant to the progression of contemporary design? Kingston students from Illustration Animation and Graphics were asked to respond to what print means to them and the evolving industry, which has traditionally seen print as an integral part of its output.
BERLITZ TRAVEL BRIEF – The Language of Travel – App designs for Berlitz
VINTAGE BOOKS – Map Project
OLD VIC THEATRE 24 HOURS MUSICALS – Branding and promotion project
Old Vic Theatre – Invited by The Old Vic to pitch for the re-branding of the Famous Twenty Four Hour Celebrity Gala ours students produced and pitched to the Old Vic Team branding ideas and animation. The Old Vic went with two ideas , an animation below to help publicise the event online…
…and a reportage collective formed by the students called First Hand, who invited The Times to provide professional Illustrators to join them in drawing the actors, writers and directors throughout the 24 hours. The drawings were auctioned after the event to raise money for Young Talent. Firsthand were invited back this year to record the event again.
review in varoom! magazine
OKIDO MAGAZINE – Taste Issue – Editorial Illustration Project
Kingston students worked with Okido Magazine on the Taste Issue to produce a wide range of editorial illustrations.
PENGUIN AND PUFFIN BOOK COVER COMPETITION
THE MACMILLAN CHILDRENS BOOK PRIZE: Digital Award
Kingston 3rd year Lorna Scobie won the Macmillan Prize: Digital Award in 2012, the first time the award was given.
A children’s story book written and illustrated by Lorna exploring the theme of concealed and unrecognised talents.
REPORTAGE AWARD EXHIBITION AND PUBLICATION
WIMBLEDON – ALL ENGLAND LAWN TENNIS CLUB 2012 POSTER
Students from Kingston University’s Illustration & Animation course won an exclusive competition to design the official poster for the 2012 Wimbledon tennis championship.
Twelve entries were chosen from 52 and condensed into one poster, for the competition that was sponsored by the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Mick Desmond, commercial director at the All England Club, said: “The quality of the designs was so good that in the end we decided since it is 2012, we would have not just one, but 12 designs making up the poster.”
You can buy the winning design at the Wimbledon shop:
Picture: James Jessiman and Danielle Watt show off their official poster with Philip Brook, chairman of All England Lawn Tennis Club.
The yearly Brill Competition / Commission – Offering the chance for Kingston students to win paid commissions to draw areas architectural interest around Kingston.