THE WORLD’S FIRST SUMMER SCHOOL
FOR CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART
12 - 20 October 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 26 JULY 2013
After 10 years of closely collaborating with the world’s most innovative artists, designers and character creators, Pictoplasma brings the experience and knowledge of it’s conferences to a new level of inspiration: The Pictoplasma Academy offers a limited number of participants selected upon application the unique opportunity to refine their own projects and ideas, professionalize and expand their skills, and further develop their work centered on the creation of characters.
During an intense 8 day summer-school under the professional guidance of international artists and designers, participants are lead through a succession of workshops, lectures and panels, giving inspiring input not only from an artistic angle, but also offering valuable insight on aspects such as copyright and production. First confirmed tutors, lecturers and supervisors include internationally famed illustrators, artists, game and toy designers such as Rilla Alexander, Nathan Jurevicius, Toykyo and Mark Gmehling.
ALL INFORMATION ON THE ACADEMY HERE >>>
23. May - 8 September, 2013
LA CASA ENCENDIDA, MADRID
Not in Spain! Pictoplasma and La Casa Encendida, Madrid present a group-exhibition of contemporary character design and art, focussing on the current artistic strategy of hijacking, re-designing and creating mascots, while they increasingly free themselves from the contexts they used to stand for.
Featuring originals, limited prints and installations by more than 20 international artists, illustrators, and designers, the exhibition is accompanied by a vast program of artist talks, workshops, animation screenings and performances.
VISIT PICTOPLASMA MADRID AND ENTER THE WHITE NOISE HERE >>>
8 – 28 June 2013, Mo-Fr 10:00-18:00
Opening: 7 June, 19:00
BOLD ROOM, TORSTR. 68, BERLIN
German/Spanish artist Max Gärtner, the explorer among illustrators, continues his investigation of wildlife fauna in highly elaborate, graphical abstract animal drawings. In his new exhibition “Animal Watching” he not only investigates the relationship between humans and animals, but also between different animal species.
Max Gärtner positions hunting and prey animals in a direct opposition and enhances their encounter by a third dimension — as some of the visitors themselves will be caught up playing an active role in this game of wildlife voyeurism.
“Animal Watching” is proudly presented by Pictoplasma in collaboration with Bold Room, Berlin.
VIEW THE ANIMAL WATCHING EXHIBITION TEASER VIDEO HERE >>>
Available in our online shop
for 49,50 EURO (including packaging and postage)
It took some time, but here it is: After the best-selling Character Encyclopaedia from 2006, Pictoplasma finally presents a brand new compilation with the latest works by the international protagonists and new talents in the field of character creation. From illustration and graphic design to fine and urban arts, toys and costumes, this is the unique sourcebook for anyone creative and seeking inspiration.
As a special limited run - with over 380 colorful pages lovingly held together by character embossed leather - the Compendium features more than 900 outstanding artworks and individual characters by 200+ international artists.
ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE CHARACTER COMPILATION HERE >>>
New installation: currently at
La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Apart from frenetically organizing annual events, such as the Pictoplasma festival and conference in Berlin and NYC, or publishing high-quality books, we’ve also been increasingly busy curating exhibitions and group shows, developing and intiating great collaborations with outstanding artists and giving birth to crazy installations and art happenings.
On the occasion of the White Noise exhibition at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, the venue’s lofty roof terrace overlooking the city staged the return of our Missing Link, now offering itself as a perfectly empty, 5 meter tall character that has lost all context and purpose. Silently reclaiming dignity and value for itself, it invites the viewer to find solace despite the growing white noise of images.
SCROLL THROUGH A SELECTION OF OUR WORK HERE >>>
STAY IN TOUCH WITH PICTOPLASMA HERE >>>