Draw By Night #17 at Maker Faire

The Vancouver Maker Faire was host to the 17th Draw By Night party. The Maker Faire was a two-day celebration of making and creating so we DBNers felt right at home. It was an all-ages family festival promoting the ethos of DIY on a large scale attracting hackers, drawers, inventors, craft-makers and many others.

DBN was fortunate enough to have a space in the middle of the Faire with its signature sheets of paper stretched across 4 long tables. The theme was “The Uncollectables” where participants would draw misfit toys and robots that have been long forgotten or escaped attics, warehouses and old toy stores.

We had hundreds of people pass by the event along with many Digital Design students taking part and drawing on real toys. The whole Faire, organized in part by alumna Emily Smith, was a huge success and we can’t wait till next year!

Munny Madness

Congrats to Digital Design student, Tamish Aswami, for taking home first place in the MUNNYWORLD MEGACONTEST in the Best Use of Food category! This was no small feat as the judges are some of the biggest names in illustration and music —Dave White, Erykah Badu, Frank Kozik, Whitney and Kirby Kerr of Rotofugi, Kronk, MAD (Jeremy Madl), Paul Budnitz, Ron English and Squink!.

As his prize, Tamish won a $100 gift card to Kidrobot.com and a complete set of MUNNYWORLD figures: MUNNY, KRACKA, FOOMI, TRIKKY, BUB, ROOZ and RAFFY.

Check out Tamish’s recent post about his Munny project.

Death of a Berry

The basic idea of the Death Berry was inspired by strawberries and chocolate fondue.

I had the weirdest thought when I first came up with the sketch. Imagine, a bunch of strawberries who win a luxury weekend trip to an all-inclusive Hot Chocolate Spa. Little do they know what they’re getting themselves into when they accept the prize…

The concept was first developed in response to a 2D Graphics 2 course brief. We were asked to create a character that we might use for either an animation sequence or print design poster. The result, was the Death Berry. Depicted here, are the last moments of one of the little fellas before he gets eaten away. Yum, yum, yum!

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