Wow! This year has been packed full of journeys for Adele and me. We have been treking around the country following Adele’s art projects, celebrating weddings and generally having fun so of course our Christmas card follows a similar theme. Hopefully it might inspire you to wrap up warm, get some fresh air and work off all of those festive goodies with a Christmas walk.
Click here to see your DIY card: http://www.edwardhill.info/christmas/2006/
What a lucky boy I am! Again the film distributors, Lionsgate UK, commissioned me to create a film website. I really enjoy these creative projects. This site is for a film called Wah Wah directed by Richard E. Grant and starring great actors such as Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Julie Walters, Nicholas Hoult (from About A Boy) and Celia Imrie. It is based on true events from Richard E. Grant’s childhood. Set at the end of the 60′s as Swaziland is about to receive Independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Richard E. Grant through his parents traumatic separation.
Like the Pierrepoint site, the brief was to create a simple site where people could see the trailer, read about the film and find out where it was showing. However, this time I spent more time being creative and designing the layout. I wanted to visually capture the essence of the crumbling British imperialism in South Africa at the time the film was set. I found some really gorgeous stamps from the period that really inspired me and used these to create a ‘Postcard’s from Swaziland’ themed layout.
See the site here: http://www.wahwahthemovie.co.uk
Also as part of the site I also re-appropriated a little Pacman game starring Julie Walters and Celia Imrie. I hope they don’t mind too much /:-)/
Check out the game here: http://www.wahwahthemovie.co.uk/whiskeymania/
Currently I am working on a website for a nursery in Greater Manchester. Part of the brief was to develop some animal characters that could possibly be found in local environment.
Here are links to more illustrations: characters & environment
Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson and Eddie Marsan all star in Adrian Shergold’s film based in a true life story about the life of Albert Pierrepoint – Britain’s most prolific hangman. Film distributors, Lionsgate UK, commissioned me to quickly create a simple website where people could see the trailer, read about the film and find out where it was showing. I produced a site partly based on the photos shot during the the production of the film combined with some fifties imagery which I created specifically for the project.
Working on this type of site has been a really enjoyable experience. I enjoyed the challenge of producing a professional looking site, designing a creative Flash interface and working within a tight time frame. Hopefully more sites like this will come my way /;-)/
Link to http://www.pierrepointmovie.com
Trolley Spotting may seem like a hobby that you would keep to yourself however artist, and wife, Adele Prince has comissioned me to create a website to assist her to document her passion of spotting abandoned trollies. She has been spotting them for nearly a year now and her interest has taken her on a journey from Nottingham to Portsmouth and more recently London where her work is being shown at the Danielle Arnaud contemporary art gallery as part of the most excellent touring Day-to-Day Data exhibition.
Adele and I have just made the move from East to North London. I should actually say moved back to North London because we did actually live in Islington before moving to Walthamstow. Adele says she likes living in North London because a lot of writers live here and that she is going to take up writing. I think we both hope it will be a creative place to live.
For the occasion I have made a little animation.View the animation:
Very late, I know, but here is some Chrsitmas fun for you to do at work. Adele and I have devised a pictorial sudoku puzzle to challenge you.
The rules are as usual except instead of numbers we are using icons: place one of each icon in each row, in each column and each 3×3 box.
Try it for yourself: http://www.edwardhill.info/christmas
The creative events company Sherbet comssioned me to produce a Winter greeting for their clients.
I thought it would be fun to stage a Winter scene on their site for visiting people to get into the winter spirit. The scene is interactive and is full of hidden suprises to encourage festive fever. Recipes for eggnog and christmas greetings in 133 languages are some of the treats.
January 2006: Now that the festive season has been and gone the winter grotto is no longer avialable online. But check out the site anyway. www.sherbetltd.co.uk
Currently there is an article on the BBC Ouch website about nutter.tv. Ouch aims to reflect the contemporary lives of disabled people, it is not a help and support site and prides itself on ‘not being a resource for useful information’.
Great. Glad we got that sorted! Here is the link:
Today there will be a launch event at the NFT for nutter.tv as part of the 7th Disability Film Festival – 1st December 12â€“1.30pm. nutter.tv is website I designed with Nicholas Watton of One Sqaure Yard for Chas de Swiet.
The first part of the session will be presented by Chas de Swiet and will be a demonstration of how the site evolved. The site itself will be explored as well as the two years of audio and visual experimentation that led up to it.
The second part will involve a panel discussion, including Film Director Raina Haig, looking at how this kind of site can be made fully accessible.
7th Disability Film Festival
Learn more about the project here>>