Mooki commissioned Greg aka Tokyo Go-Go to create a new Menu for the Restaurant, the overall look needed to be clean, colorful, and fun. An array of characters were scattered throughout the menu, each relating in some way to a meal, side or option our the surroundings available at Mooki. The new venue with all its yummy treats can be seen here.
Greg Darroll is an Illustrator & Graphic Designer based in Durban, South Africa. He generally works with vector graphics, and clean, colourful, crazy illustrations that get people thinking, laughing or just immersed in detail. He is continually fascinated by anything and everything creative however characters, designer toys, 2D animation and T-shirt illustrations are just a few things that inspire him to create even more! The name “Tokyo-Go-Go” is a bit of a cryptic one. Firstly it resembles his love for all things Japanese, as well as his initial urge to pursue a career as a designer. The first “Go” represents how far he has come since he began his adventure. Drawing, thinking, creating, everyday. Developing immensely in the process. The second “Go” is all about what’s in store for him in the future. Which the Mooki Team see’s as very bright!
To all great human beings out there, if you have an awesome idea or you have seen something “like really wow” on the web, or where you live, we would totally love to hear from you so that we can share and spread the awesomeness around. We are inspired by great design, food, architecture, gardening, art, books, furniture, animation, technology, culture, and fashion to name but a few. Quirky stuff is also good too! And if that is not enough, if you live on the east coast of Africa, in Durban that is, we would love to discuss exhibiting your awesome ideas at Mooki. Leave a comment on the site and we will get back to you asap.
Ryan Woodward began his career as an animator/designer and storyboard artist in 1995. He has worked for Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Sony Pictures, Cartoon Network, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainment and Dreamworks Pictures on films such as Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, Spider-man 2, Spider-man 3, Where the Wild Things Are, Ironman 2, and Cowboys and Aliens and The Avengers (2012). Ryan has produced and directed 3 short films, The Loch, The Turtle and The Shark and Aliens that have played in over 40 film festivals worldwide. In 2009, Ryan created 9 animated sequences that play nightly at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii. Ryan is an assistant professor of the Animation program at Brigham Young University where he teaches storyboarding, figure drawing, visual development and animation. Ryan has a BFA from Brigham Young University and an MFA from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is currently a member of IATSE local 800, The Art Directors Guild.
Carlos Lascano is a multi-faceted artist who has successfully made incursions into various forms of art creation. Writer, director, animator, illustrator, painter and photographer, his ability to tell stories and his unique visual universe led him to devote himself entirely to filmmaking, as it allowed him to merge all different forms of expression. The stop motion film above uses mixed media to great effect, and the fact that the music used is Hoppípolla by Sigur Rós just makes it doubly awesome!
A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly.
Visual Graphics Artist Kevin Burg began experimenting with the .gif format in this style in 2009 but it wasn’t until he partnered with photographer Jamie Beck to cover New York Fashion Week that Cinemagraphs were born. Marrying original content photography with the desire to communicate more to the viewer birthed the cinemagraph process. Starting in-camera, the artists take a traditional photograph and combine a living moment into the image through the isolated animation of multiple frames.
Beck and Burg named the process “Cinemagraphs” for their cinematic quality while maintaining at its soul the principles of traditional photography. Launched virally through social media platforms Twitter and Tumblr, both the style of imagery and terminology has become a class of its own. The creative duo are looking forward to exploring future display technologies for gallery settings as well as pushing this new art form and communication process as the best way to capture a moment in time or create a true living portrait in our digital age while embracing our need to communicate visually and share instantly.
The allure is simple: rather than overtly drawing your attention to an obvious movement, these animations are very subtle and controlled. It’s what sets them apart from all the other nonsense GIF animations. The subtlety creates a kind of serenity almost — sort of a halfway point between film and real life. Definitely makes you do a double take the first time you see it. We know animated GIFs are as old school but we think this places a subtle spin on the technique which will be absolutely everywhere. Enjoy it.
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