Art Direction / Design
A design proposal for Jan Švankmajer and Brothers Quay film festival.
Having grown up in Poland in the 80’s, I had watched a lot of animation from Se-ma-for Animation Studio. I fell in love with the genre and proceeded to make my own small animation sets. This early practice of building imaginary landscapes inspired me to try this process on a larger scale and to translate it from sculpture to print.
I proposed a title Behind The Secret Door, since all directors present us with a very rich and surreal worlds that seem hidden away from reality. I used their distinctive aesthetics for the collateral pieces and overall look and feel.
I created several character puppets from simple found objects like roots, pieces of cloth and small metal parts and photographed them to be used in a catalog, postcards and advertising. I also photographed a lot of natural objects such as burned wood and seaweed to add a variety of textures.