Common Works is a Design and Technology studio based in London.
Formed in 2013 by Christopher Waggott, Sam Tripp and Jonny Garrill as a platform to experiment across their individual fields.
The studio has developed its practice with a focus on art direction, interactive work, moving image and emerging technologies – exploring how these disciplines intersect to create unconventional and unexpected results.
We work closely with clients and brands to establish intriguing areas of exploration and develop richer outcomes.
Common Works' core principle is to create meaningful, lasting experiences through playful interactions and rigorous design thinking.
¬ Art direction
¬ Graphic design
¬ Moving image
¬ Web development
¬ Direct Line
¬ Eat Natural
Pictures Of The Floating World is an experimental animation made entirely from woodblock prints, produced using traditional cell animation techniques and custom programs.
Each hand drawn frame is processed to reduce unnecessary printing, it is then laser cut before being painstakingly hand printed and re-assembled.
The story is inspired by the ancient folk tales of traditional Japanese woodblock prints.
Printing by Matt Young & Michelle Avison at Slaughterhaus.
Score & Sounds by Cassini Sound.
9th - 12 June 2016
Into The Wild - New Wing, Somerset House, London.
More screenings coming soon
Duration: 4 minutes 45 seconds.
All the boards were printed at Slaughterhaus using a traditional printing press. A total of 1113 frames were needed to create the final film.
Each print has 21 frames on it which had to be scanned and cut out before being reassembled into a moving image.
To reduce the amount of cutting, all the frames were run through a custom program to remove any repeats. A record of the removed frames was generated for rebuilding the image sequence after printing.
Full portfolio coming soon
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