The inspiring Adventures of Prince Achmed

I'm currently working on some designs for a nightclub in Cardiff. The Kuku Club is a stylish, intimate venue with a Middle Eastern theme. The design is going to printed in one colour (copper on grey paper) - I think it's going to be beautiful. Thinking Arabian theme plus monochrome printing the shadow puppet animation The Adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger immediately popped into my head...
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The Paper Cinema

Last Saturday I went to see The Paper Cinema's latest production Odyssey at the Battersea Arts Centre. It was a bit of a trek, but completely worth it; it was the most amazing performance I'd seen in a long long time. In fact it was so beautiful it made me cry!
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An animated invitation

For a private client I recently made an invitation for their wedding party on a rooftop terrace in Madrid. As the invitation was going to be send out electronically I suggested turning it into an animated GIF. I have an absolute soft spot for animated GIFs, so I was very excited about finally having an excuse for making one myself!
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Bear necessities

My hair has never been this long. I desperately need a haircut. Because now that it's getting colder outside it's getting all frizzy and out of control. I look like a lion! So last night I was complaining to my boyfriend about this and to make my argument more convincing I let my hair down (in all its frizzy glory) and made some scratching movements with my 'paws' while saying wroaw wroaw.
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