One time I went to a restaurant with a girlfriend of mine and they wouldn’t let me in because I wasn’t wearing a tie. So I went to the car and all I could find was a set of jump leads. I put them on and went back to the restaurant, they told me they’d let me in as long as I promised not to start anything.
— Keith flint
And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I would fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.
— John Steinbeck East of Eden 1952
November 23, 2011 at 12:15pm
Blog refresh comes with a new chapter in life! No longer a student (in the literal sense) it’s out in the big bad world! That big bad world of doom, gloom and all things depressing… Or so we’re led to believe.
Aye so the economy is up the Swanny! But has our standard of living really changed THAT much? Do we now have to drink from disease-ravaged water, eat mouldy bread and hunt cantaloupe with bows and arrows? I think not! Space Raiders have shot up to an astronomical twenty pence a pack and you’ll struggle to get a pint for less than three quid. As we ‘struggle’ to cope with our rapidly decreasing living standards lets just stop for a minute and think… Is it really that bad?
The way the media rattle on about it doesn’t help at all, why can’t the medium be used to encourage people? Instead they only make the matters worse by constantly reminding everyone that we’re seemingly up shit creek. So what does this achieve? It de-motivates people, it gives them an excuse to sit on their arse and do nothing. The result? The economy gets another punch in the rib cage. The work is out there, it’s up to us to focus, work hard an earn it. No ones going to give it to us on a silver platter, especially now with Lord Sauron apparently rising from the depths of Mount Doom to cover our lands in a media fuelled smog of negativity.
Futlity from Robbie Kerr on Vimeo.
A sound and Vision piece undertaken whilst studying BA in Visual Communication and Digital Media.
Particular inspiration came from research into film title design! The eerie atmosphere of Robert Greenberg's sequence for Alien being my personal favourite. Other clear influences include Stephen Frankfurt’s sequence for To Kill a mockingbird, a fantastic early example of great film, editing and typography.
I shot some film at these ruined WWII bunkers not far from where I live. The bunkers are intended to symbolise the broken soldier of which Owen speaks, who has no identity within the mass army he serves! Originally no footage of WWI was included, but I felt the piece lacked an edge, it needed a human visual element to tie it all together. Coupled with the atmospheric score I hope that the film does the poem justice and indeed all who suffered during the great war.
Futility by Wilfred Owen
Film & Production:
Alice Sad(edit) - istockaudio.net
The battle of Somme
New project completed on Friday. The first film production I’ve ever done, heavily inspired by film title design. Really enjoyed working on this project, possibly my favourite of the year! Enjoy…
Recent book cover project I worked on, check out more of my work here
Stunning minimalist posters for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 by a guy called Simon page. Came accross them in the latest issue of IDN magazine along with a host of other minimalist work!
I’m really into minimalism at the moment or anything that’s clean cut and stripped back. People might look at designs like these and quickly palm them off as simple and easy to do, but that’s far from the case. To encapsulate a broad subject like astronomy in such a simple way is quite simply genius!
You can check out some more of these posters and buy a print at his website here. I’ll be nabbing one myself!!
Picked up this bad boi in the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Absolutely brilliant quarterly mag, filled to the brim with visual porn. Fantastic subject matter with this issue and such a nice format, stock and even came with a substantial zine and a couple of square prints all inside a fantastic cardboard sleeve! Well chuffed!
You can see some more pictures and buy it at the website here
February 22, 2011 at 10:27pm
Doing a project on Sound & Vision at the moment, really getting into film title sequences! I think this is my favourite, directed by Robert Greenberg with the eerie, haunting score supplied by Jerry Goldstein. It is the prefect marriage of Sound & Vision, one that I believe set a new standard when it was released in 1979.
Check out Art of the Title for a whole load of title sequence inspiration!
Fantastic Portishead track ‘Strangers’ from their massive debut album Dummy (which is still their best in my opinion). That churning bass-line deserves maximum volume! Just sit back and nod your head…