Nostalgia and unusual creatures

Header image for Creatures Feature 31 Nostalgia and unusual creatures

This month we are inspired by the way artists have re-imagined the familiar. We have been particularly drawn to a re-creation of fads from yesteryear and creative interpretations of animals and objects.

Nostal-phabet, 36 Days of Type Ben Chelouche, Graphic Designer

Nostal-phabet

36 Days of Type

Ben Chelouche// Graphic Designer 

These fun and inventive creations of each letter of the alphabet bring back some fond memories. From characters in favourite TV shows and films to everyday toys accessories that never left our sides, Ben Chelouche playfully showcases his 3D skills by re-creating some of these memories into lettered form.

Animation for Harry Potter: 20 years, Jekaterina Budryte, Creative Illustrator

Potter’s back!

Harry Potter: 20 years

Jekaterina Budryte // Creative Illustrator

Jekaterina Buderyte created these stunning Harry Potter series cover illustrations for 20th-anniversary edition in Lithuania. The bursts of life and colour reaching out from dark and isolated scenes really grabbed our attention.

Animation of adorable character paintings, Adventure Time, Ssebong Kim, LINE+

Adorable character paintings

Adventure Time

Ssebong Kim// LINE+

Ssebong Kim paints endearingly warm and friendly images of animal characters. We love the textures in these pieces and the sense of adventure that comes across in this particular series.

Creature ceramics, Helen Burgess, Nosey Mungo

Creature ceramics

Helen Burgess//Nosey Mungo

There’s a huge amount of personality packed into these clay sculptures, and we love the humour inherent in the design. As we’re an animation studio that works in 3D as well as 2D, it’s interesting to think about what makes these character designs so successful.