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Get Seen By Legendary Illustrator Gerald Scarfe – NOISE Festival 2014

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UK national arts charity NOISE Festival has announced Gerald Scarfe CBE as Illustration Curator. The acclaimed Sunday Times and New Yorker cartoonist, and animator behind Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and Disney film “Hercules” will judge submissions made to NOISE Festival 2014. He will be selecting work to go forward to be showcased ilater this year to gain recognition and media exposure. For Scarfe’s top picks, the NOISE charity will also strive to help gain mentorship and work placements.

This is a unique opportunity to have art work looked over and endorsed by a true legend in the industry as well as a serious boost to the career of aspiring artists. NOISE Festival invites emerging illustrators to create a FREE online portfolio of their work and then submit this work to the 2014 Festival online.

Check out the website for loads more info on what NOISE Festival is about and how to set up your online portfolio! Have a look at Gerald Scarfe’s interview to learn about his amazing career in illustration and animation, and to see what he will be looking for in NOISE Festival 2014 entries!

External Link: Get Seen By Legendary Illustrator Gerald Scarfe – NOISE Festival 2014

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Copyright User Portal is online

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Copyright User is an independent online resource aimed at making UK Copyright Law accessible to creators and members of the public. I’m very glad to have taken part in this project as illustrator. The project was made possible by contributions from several British institutes such as Bournemouth University, University of Glasgow, Arts and Humanities Research Council, CREATe.

External Link: Copyright User Portal is online

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Cartoonist Dan Rosandich Relaunches Web Cartoon Catalog

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Cartoonist and humorous illustrator Dan Rosandich has finished rebuilding his entire online cartoon catalog after 13 months and the new site has many improvements including a blog called ToonBlog that will act as the nerve-center and will showcase new projects and cartoons including profiling cartoon related news. The site also has a built in search engine and a new image gallery layout and functionality which will offer professionals easier and faster ways of locating the right cartoon. Aside from these aspects is a subscription form allowing followers to subscribe to the ToonBlog via email and the daily auto-updating web cartoon is higher up the page and above-the-fold which allows for quicker access to Dan’s daily web comic.

The site is chock full of cartoons that are catalogued by keyword and subject matter and presented on separate pages of their own, not to mention in key worded image galleries. This makes for over 9,875 separate pages throughout the site, along with more pages planned to be added via the ToonBlog. For anyone interested in cartoons and cartooning in general, feel free to visit and bookmark Dan’s Cartoons for future reference or just your daily laugh-fix.

External Link: Cartoonist Dan Rosandich Relaunches Web Cartoon Catalog

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Flightrack collection – a Facebook application for Lufthansa

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Eternal Optimists and Azbeen Illustration combined Facebook and Spotify to create the Perfect Travel Soundtrack for Lufthansa Greece. The “Flightrack Collection” is a collection of branded Spotify playlists where people could contribute songs through the Facebook Application by answering four simple questions and choosing their favourite song for each.

External Link: Flightrack collection – a Facebook application for Lufthansa

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Wing’s Color Wheel – A Design Tool for Photoshop and Illustrator

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Having read countless books on color theory, I set about designing this handy little tool for fellow designers and illustrators. Collecting a wide variety of approaches to picking color, it allows you to compare and create color palettes that will always be based on sound color theory. You simply open the standard Photoshop or Illustrator document and use their rotate tool to reveal the available color schemes.

External Link: Wing’s Color Wheel – A Design Tool for Photoshop and Illustrator

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