Despite the frosty winds and freezing temperatures, Fred & Eric dusted off their Easter bonnets with excitement when they received this latest Spring ampersand from Kim Richardson.
Created entirely from moss, spring flowers and a glue gun - this ampersand is certainly brightening up Fred & Eric HQ.
Follow what Kim’s been up to on her website: http://cargocollective.com/kimrichardson
Easter’s banner was created by the very talented illustrator, graphic and motion designer, Mateusz Napieralski when he was working with us this time last year. F&E thought the chicken ampersand was such a cracker, it deserved another outing on our blog! Happy Easter from all at F&E.
See more of Mateusz’s work on his website: http://cargocollective.com/gustofwind
Fred & Eric recently met with the very talented illustrator and Animator, Ben Cady, who brought this offering to our ampersand hall of fame; a building site ampersand. We thought this very apt, considering there is a building site not too dissimilar currently filling the view from our studio window.
Sharing our love of the handmade, Ben specialises in hand-drawn films. Creating simple and expressive animations which are made using traditional pencil-on-paper techniques.
You can see a handful of Ben’s animations on his Vimeo page.
And keep an eye out for Ben’s latest work at this year’s animation festivals.
Fred & Eric love nothing more than things that come in twos, so were over the moon to be sent this knitted ampersand by the incredibly talented twins Olivia & Maisie.
Creators of their own blog ‘Twins & Needles’, these girls love everything handmade, and created this ampersand with nimble fingers and a keen eye for knitted detail.
F&E were especially impressed with the detail of the knitted flower and all of the tiny hand-sewn beads, which must have taken an enviable amount of patience to complete!
It’s already pride of place in our studio’s ampersand shelf-of-fame. F&E are looking forward to what the girls create next…
Take a look at Olivia & Maisie’s fantastic blog here: twinsandneedles.blogspot.co.uk
Known for their signature dance moves, F&E love nothing more than to put on their dancing shoes and throw some serious shapes.
So it must have been handmade psychic intuition that led 3D designer Thomas Bird to create this super-shiny multi-layered ampersand. Giving F&E’s ever-changing marque a disco-chic makeover. Now the party can begin!
Take a look at Thomas’s paper creations on his website: www.thomas-bird.co.uk
Animator and Illustrator Rosanna Wan caught our eye this week when her lovely ampersand popped into our inboxes. It’s the first we’ve had to take on human form. Perfectly adapted into a waving character and very aptly dressed for this wintery weather!
Rosanna’s tactile portfolio features an array of collage, hand drawn and stop-motion work. Particularly catching the attention of F&E are a beautifully flowing inky animation about a whale, as well as Rosanna’s graduation film featuring a cast of brilliantly characterised retired cowboys, called Skip Town.
Check out Rosanna’s work here: www.rosanna-wan.com
And more of her animations on her Vimeo page: vimeo.com/rosannawan
In celebration of Fred & Eric’s double award winning month; our Promax award for the Channel 4 Competition Spot and The Squeakiest Roar winning Best Animated Short Film at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, our favourite cake-baker Phyllis Knowles has created this yummy edible ampersand creation. Needless to say it didn’t last too long, but this photograph will guarantee to make us hungry for more every time we see it!