For Augsburg based advertising agency Hutter & Donner Jotopia | Visual Noise developed and illustrated ten superhero characters to visualise the incredible individual strenghts and skills of each member and their mighty power when they join forces.
Idea sketch, rough draft, final drawing, coloration and illustration.
Had a pleasant trip from Texel, via Amsterdam, Den Haag, Leiden, Rotterdam, Renesse, Brugge, Gent and Stonehenge to Brighton. Instead of shooting 100000000 digital pictures I contented myself with recording the journey with pen, watercolor and paper. The result is a complete leporello-sketchbook. Use scroll wheel or drag and drop the picture to navigate through 280 cm of urban sketching. Also take a look at the sketchbooks from Denmark to Munich here and to the Lofoten Islands here.
Spent the summer weeks at Lofoten Islands, Norway to find enough time and muse to record the journey with pen, watercolor and paper. The result is a complete leporello-sketchbook. Use scroll wheel or drag and drop the picture to navigate through 280 cm of urban sketching and comprehend the journey from Germany to Klein Vink, Netherlands, Stockholm and Goteborg, Sweden, the Lofoten Islands, Norway and Hamburg, Germany. Also take a look at the sketchbook from Denmark to Munich here.
Due to some family affairs I had a 12 hour trip by train from Ringkøbing/Denmark to Munich/Germany. I challenged myself to record everything I saw with pen and paper to end up with a complete leporello-sketchbook finally. Use scroll wheel or drag and drop the picture to navigate through 280 cm of urban sketching. A complete sketchbook a day …
Some screenshots taken from Locked In – A Graphic Novel by Johannes Bayer. The spreads are designed that they can be connected to each other and can be viewed as a kind of a long leporello.
Locked In has been featured in the critically acclaimed komma-magazine by Hochschule Mannheim – University of Applied Sciences. Moreover some spreads have been published in “Freistil – Best of European Commercial Illustration” and “Graphic Design 2″.
Zeixs asked us to contribute to their latest project called Zeixs Cooking Cards. Food illustrations by 52 selected illustrators and artists released in a snazzy wooden box will make you hungry in the future! Hang it on your kitchen wall, place it on your windows or position it next to the oven. Thanks a lot to Victor Indus for providing the music for the clip. Also have a visit to his soundcloud: soundcloud.com/indulin. Get a copy of the Cooking Cards here.
Back from South of America. Had been to Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Peru. To get a better overview of some the world’s biggest and ancient geoglyphs we had a funny flight across the famous Nazca-Lines located in southern Peru. The Nazca lines were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
As the Nazca Culture left its impressing marks in the Nazca Desert, Marc Ecko tagged the Air Force One (as part of a giant staged campaign), we (of course a bit more modestly) eternalized our lovely Chicken Or Beef-Girl on the nose of plane OB_1302, based at Aeropuerto de Nazca Maria Reiche. Nazca-posterprint and stickerpacks available at Shop.ChickenOrBeef.de. More pictures behind the scenes in our magazine and blog about design, art and traveling: Magazine.ChickenOrBeef.de.
Can’t wait to prepare the travel bags, sketchbooks and camera equipment for our South of America Tour this summer!!! We will be on the road in Peru, Ecuador and and will say »hello« to giant turtles on the Galapagos Islands! As usual we will be back with new illustrations, pretty shirts, fancy stuff and tons of new ideas! To bridge the time we made the tour-poster and another one called “Nothing To Declare” available for sale as high quality prints at ChickenOrBeef.de (width: 500 mm, height: 700 mm). Although they come to you signed, “officially” sealed and packaged in rolls we didn’t want to deprive you from (printed) creases on the posters.
Here comes the new Jotopia T-Shirt design. It is inspired by our trip to Australia and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, where you have to be really aware of highly lethal box jellyfish and always should wear such fancy stinger suits. In case you got stung by one of these cute little sweeties you have at the most about 50 seconds to disinfect the wounds with vinegar, which is desposed at most of the beaches at the west coast of Australia and to start with cardial and lung massage. Don’t worry! – Having always worn such suits, you will still have the pleasure of new Jotopia designs in the future. The Box Jellyfish Shirt is available for sale at KatRock’s Jotopia-Super-Online-Store ChickenOrBeef.de now!!!
Feel free to drop us a line in case you want to preorder this shirt. Enjoy with salt and vinegar!
Another parcel – from Australia – containing SemiPermanent 2010, 2nd Edition. “It’s our first hardcover book and is very very cool”, says Andrew from Design is Kinky. There’s nothing more to add and the “Building Jotopia”-illustration made it into the book – side by side to admired artists such as Tara Mc Pherson, Timba Smits and Alex Trochut. By the way, the illustration is the companion piece to “Destroying Jotopia” which was eternalized in the the 1st 2010-Edtion of SemiPermanent. More information in the Publications-area.
Just received a copy of the Semi-Permanent 2010 book by Design is Kinky from Australia. Besides to the illustrations by very talented and highly skilled artists from “all over this glorious planet of ours” there’s also the “Destroying Jotopia”-illustration which made it into the book… :-D. Yeeeehaaaa!! More information in the Publications-area.
Building Jotopia is the companion piece to the Destroying Jotopia illustration. For those who haven’t realized yet: it’s also inspired by a rather well known movie poster… UPDATE: Fresh from the printer: the new dark-chocolate-4-color-screenprinted Building Jotopia shirts with woven label in the neck and additional label on the back seam. Get them at KatRock’s superstore for shirts, prints and art ChickenOrBeef.de
Frohes Noise and a happy new year which starts with the destruction of Jotopia. The T-Shirt-design which will be available in spring was inspired by an old 60’s movie poster (“Gorgo”). It shows a godzilla-like creature having fun while playing around with the tiny buildings of a large city. Will keep you updated… UPDATE: Get this illustration as a handprinted, limited, numbered and signed 4-color-screenprint at KatRock’s superstore for shirts, prints and art ChickenOrBeef.de
Jotopia-Posters have been exhibited in the category “Unpublished posters” at the Third International Biennial of the Poster in Bolivia. The exhibiton in a recently refurbished monastery in the heart of the city of La Paz was opened with the presence of the German embassy and showed posters by 15 selected German designers/ studios. Many thanks to Julius Wiedemann from Taschen for the invitation and providing the photos.
T-shirt-illustration-collaboration together with Hombre Uno from the Stick Up Kids. Hombre is responsible for the Hänsel-character while JO did the Gretel. Go and vote for it at RiotCreations. Besides that you can become a Jotopia friend on MySpace latterly.
Illustration-collaboration-T-Shirt-Design together with the incredible “RiotAllstars-Team” ;-) Fine and Sahba. Sahba did the Fine-Character, Fine the JO- and JO the Sahba-character… Go an vote for it at RiotCreations.
Wacom Europe uses Visual Noise by Jotopia in their product-trailer for their latest flagship – the Cintiq 21UX with a built-in 21.3″ display. Animation by Robert Hranitzky in collaboration with Akira Endo.
CD-Cover-Design for “Though Lovers Be Lost Love Shall Not” by Benea (R.I.P.). Published in “Supersonic – Visuals for Music”, by Die Gestalten. Note: “TLBLLSN” had insubstantially been released on december 8′th… 2006 – Thanks for the memories!