graphic design inspiration 2

25 03 2014

graph.des.inspir.2





hermann vogel

16 03 2014

I would like to introduce you to a german childrenbook illustrator that is not too well known today, HERMANN VOGEL, 1854 – 1921. he grew up in saxony and studied at the art academy in dresden. VOGEL’s illustrations are in the tradition of german ROMANTICISM, and their best known artists – LUDWIG RICHTER, MORITZ VON SCHWIND and CARL SPITZWEG. ALBERT HURTER introduced these artists and their illustration style to the disney studio and they influenced very much the look of the first animated feature films.

Hermann Vogel_musaeus 01
Hermann_Vogel-Cinderella-51
Hermann_Vogel-Mother_Hulda-51
Hermann_Vogel-The_Three_Little_Men_in_the_Wood
h.vogel H+G
HV1-1
HV14
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vogel.milde winter
VogelGrimm51

© hermann vogel





jiri trnka 7

14 03 2014

below some illustrations JIRI TRNKA created in 1958 for a children book with 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS stories. the black/white ones are masterful pen+ink drawings.

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2trnka  6991
3 trnka 6993
4 trnka  6985
5 trnka  6990
6 trnka  6989
7 trnka  6988
8 trnka 6986
9 trnka 6987

© jiri trnka





Scheherazade

13 03 2014

scheherazade 5065 color 2





sailing nr.14

11 03 2014

sail boracay 35





toontown

24 02 2014

I recently found the ‘finale’ for the TOONTOWN-sequence in WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, a part of a storyboard that HARALD SIEPERMANN and I created in the summer of 1987 in the AMBLIN-studio on the UNIVERSAL-lot. it was never used in the film, – since our boards summed up to about 15 min of film the director, BOB ZEMECKIS, cut the sequence down to 45 seconds.

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

© amblin entertainment / universal pictures / disney enterprises, inc





rainy day

23 02 2014

paris study rain





study 22214

22 02 2014

study





peder mørk mønsted’s travels

21 02 2014

this time I am posting some of PEDER MORK MONSTED’S paintings created during his frequent travels to switzerland and italy. born in 1859 in eastern denmark monsted had already studied with a landscape and portrait painter, before he moved at the age of 16 to copenhagen to attend the royal academy of art. in 1883 monsted went to paris where he worked with W.A.BOUGUEREAU, a year later he traveled to north africa and the following years he returned often to switzerland, southern france and italy. during WWI he stayed in norway and sweden, but in the 1920s and 1930s he returned to the mediterranean. monsted was a romantic artist who depicted the grandeur and monumental aspect of the landscape with a remakable eye for detail and color.

peder mork monsted 1928-6640
Peder_M_nsted_Springtime_at_Lac_L_man_in_Switzerland
Peder_Mønsted_-_Lac_Léman
Peder_Mork_Monsted_Woman_washing_clothes
Picture 259
The Ravello Coastline 1926
The Serenade 1907

© peder mørk mønsted





doodle 1.2

20 02 2014

doodle 214,





doodle 1.1

19 02 2014

DCF 1.0





ronald searle’s toulouse lautrec

13 02 2014

in 1969 RONALD SEARLE’S homage to the famous french painter TOULOUSE LAUTREC was published. I was in my first year in art school then and added this jewel to my library. it is still one of my favorite SEARLE books.

searle-lautrec 6071
searle-lautrec 6070
searle-lautrec 6069
searle-lautrec 6050
searle-lautrec 6063
searle-lautrec 06074
searle-lautrec 6062
searle-lautrec 6057
searle-lautrec 6055
searle-lautrec 6072
searle-lautrec 6051

© ronald searle





fun creations 4

11 02 2014

9wooden BG 216
10tiger AA 9122
8jojo E7712
7dino 227
6landscape pan A
5midnight 409 H
4opening dogs
3foliage test26
2interior A
1indian B626

© b i l d e r f a b r i k





gong xi fa cai

30 01 2014

year of the horse

I wish all my chinese friends a HAPPY NEW YEAR !





peder mørk mønsted

26 01 2014

please go here to my earlier post from 8-2010 about PEDER MORK MONSTED for more information. below some more of his stunning landscapes

1monsted_ponte_campovasto
2Peder_M_nsted_View_of_Fredensborg_with_children_on_a_path_in_the_woods.n
3monsted 1885-6734 a view of anacapri
4By The River, Brondbyvester 1922
5monsted 1924-6543
6monsted 1921-6780
7monsted 1917-6757
8monsted 1903-6638
9a-sleigh-ride-through-a-winter-landscape-peder-monsted
10monsted 6619
11Peder_M_nsted_Town_scene_from_Innsbruck1909
12monsted 1898-6705

© peder mørk mønsted





die nibelungen

25 01 2014

the first film adaptation of the german epic poem DAS NIBELUNGENLIED from around 1.200 AD was done by legendary film director FRITZ LANG in two feature films – SIEGFRIED and DIE NIBELUNGEN, KRIEMHILD’S RACHE in the year 1924. only 90 years later I have started now visual development on an animated feature film project DIE NIBELUNGEN. HANNES RALL, who produced last year the animated short DAS KALTE HERZ, is writing the screenplay and will direct the film. financing for now comes from MFG film funding baden-wuerttemberg. we don’t have a finishing date yet but it might be a few years in production. I am excited to work on this epic project, it will be mostly traditional animation, the story is good and I can go visually wild, getting lost in the world of expressionistic painting. below some of my first designs.

1nibelungen
2nibelungen
3nibelungen
4nibelungen
5nibelungen

© hans bacher + hannes rall





la peau de chagrin 2

18 01 2014

my first post about this masterpice is from 2008, here now a lot more and better quality screen captures – LA PEAU DE CHAGRIN, ZAGREB FILM from 1960. script dragutin vunak and tomislav butorac, directed and designed by VLADIMIR KRISTL, animated by zlatko grgic, backgrounds by zvonimir loncaric.

la peau de chagrin 1
la peau de chagrin 2
la peau de chagrin 3
la peau de chagrin 4
la peau de chagrin 5
la peau de chagrin 6
la peau de chagrin 7

© zagreb film





2014

1 01 2014

new-year-2014





ronald searle’s christmas carol

31 12 2013

for the last day of the year 2013 I want to show you some of my most favorite illustrations, RONALD SEARLE’S visual interpretation of CHARLES DICKENS’ – THE CHRISTMAS CAROL. searle illustrated this classic novel in 1960 and it was published by perpetua books, london. the way searle captures the mood of the story together with the english victorian period of time is I think unsurpassed by any other illustrator. his very special style, the way he mixes fat brushstrokes of black ink with a kind of nervous thin nib line, always fascinated me. but in these illustrations he adds a lot more, a very detailed world in the backgrounds beautifully colored in his very special watercolor style. this book is one of my treasures. have a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

searle dickens 15
searle dickens 16
searle dickens 18
searle dickens 19
searle dickens 20
searle dickens 21
searle dickens 22
searle dickens 23
searle dickens 24
searle dickens 25

© ronald searle / perpetua books





greetings

23 12 2013

before the internet-era it was common to send and receive via ‘snail-mail’ christmas greeting cards. over the years I have collected some special ones, mainly handmade cards from close friends. below is a small selection – happy holidays

andreas 1987
andreas 1988
2 christmas cards by andreas deja, from 1987 and 1988

harald 1983
from harald siepermann when he was still my student in 1983

stephan 1977
from stephan boeder, at that time responsible for the graphic design in WDR, west german television, 1977

alfred j kwak 1989
from the producers of the alfred j kwak tv-series, telecable benelux, amsterdam + tokyo, 1989

calendar 1950s
one of my childhood christmas calendars from the fifties. you opened every day in december one little hidden window in the calendar and got rewarded with a simple illustration behind it

disney_christmas_1938
one of my favorite disney christmas cards from 1938

Disney Christmas Card (1940)
and another disney christmas card probably early forties

all disney artwork © disney enterprises, inc








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