Celebrating Mr. Blake

Celebrating Mr. Blake

From sketch to animation

The great English painter and poet William Blake encouraged his fellow human beings to live a life of creativity, experiment, imagination. He himself was completely free of the conventions of his time, which allowed him to create art that seems modern 300 years later. Like a modern scribe, Blake very often combined typography with image.

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To celebrate Blake’s genius we created a short animation about his life. We approached the project in a Blake like manner, drawing with a black pen (Staedtler 0.5) without any sketches straight onto a A4 white sheet of paper, surrendering ourselves to the spontaneity of the creative process.