Sometimes we get a surprise email from alumni letting us know they’re working on something really amazing. Often it’s halfway around the world and too far for us to check out. This time however, it’s just down the street! The irony though is that the graduate, Keiko Furukawa is halfway around the world and it’s too far for her to check out!
‘The Many Faces of Peter’ is a project that Keiko started working on back when she was working as a Teaching Assistant for Digital Design. Before she left us to move to France. It’s a collaboratively assembled retelling of the 1904 J.M. Barrie novel “Peter Pan”. Twelve professional animators re-envisioned the story of Peter and Wendy in one or two frames each using their vastly different graphic approaches range in media from hand drawn to digital, watercolour to embroidery. This book is designed for parents to read to their children and 20% of the proceeds of this book will be donated to OXFAM AMERICA.
Keiko worked on the layout of the book. which you can see by the photos gave her plenty of space to play with type. The bulk of the animations contributors are graduates of the Classical Animation program with contributions by Keiko herself and VFS instructor Adam Rogers.
She sent a message the other day expressing her sadness that she isn’t able to travel back to Vancouver from France to attend the event but that she is encouraging other design students and instructors to attend. It’s a perfect event to check out after the awards are handed out at Friday’s SLAM.
The event boasts live music, free finger food. There are also prizes to be won.
Friday, November 18, 2011
8pm till late
Cover by donationT
The Fall Tattooing Gallery
644 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC