Friday, May 13, 2011

Beirut Animated Festival: Part 2

The Beirut Animated Festival held two workshops this year, one of which I got to participate in. It started on April 27th and ended on May 7th. In those ten days, a number of stop motion animation techniques were used to create a short film that was screened at the closing ceremony of the festival.

The other participants I got to work with were Ali Rafei, Huda Adra, Nuha Innab, Sandra Fatte and Rajwa Tohme under the direction of Isabelle Nouzha and Alex Baladi. They're a very nice bunch of people.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Beirut Animated Festival: Part 1

This is the illustration I submitted for the postcard design competition held by the 2nd Beirut Animated Festival. It was selected as one of the five postcards that were available for purchase at the festival this year.

The festival also held two workshops; one of which I was fortunate enough to take part in. More on that in the next post...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

However Silenced...

This is the second image I worked on for the illustrated calendar project with COSV for the World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd. It can be downloaded for a screen background here, at a printable resolution here and the press-statement that it is launched with (in Italian) can be found here.

World Press Freedom Day has been established by the United Nations General Assembly on May 3rd  to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Together with the press agency IPS and the comic publisher Becco Giallo, COSV celebrates 2011 World Press Freedom Day with May Calendar this illustration, an original graphic novel by Becco Giallo online tomorrow on COSV and IPS websites and reports on Press Freedom (and the lack of it) around the world on - .

Updates on Facebook/COSV – Soldiarietà italiana nel Mondo 

Thanks again to the people over at COSV for being great to work with.