Putting the tease in 'teaser'
Regular readers of the CR blog (and fans of Favre's work) will recognise the characters in the animation as being in the style of the letterforms Favre created to adorn the cover she designed for an edition of the Kama Sutra published by Penguin last year (read our post about it here).
Since the book (cover shown, above) was published, as a personal project, Favre has been developing a full alphabet of 26 letters each consisting of a man and a woman er, enjoying each others company in ways synonymous with the famous Indian text.
The full alphabet will be revealed next week at the Pick Me Up graphic art fair in Somerset House in the form of a print and also online at kamasutra.co, but as the teaser suggests, there'll be more kinky motion work to see too thanks to the animation skills of Maki Yoshikura, Patrick Smith and Robin Davey, who all worked on bringing Favre's saucy letterforms to life.
Related posts: We featured the Sexy Alphabet Favre created specially for Wallpaper* magazine's Sex Special issue in the summer of 2009. And her Alphabunnies print, created whilst still working for Airside, also featured on the blog (view that post here).
The April print issue of CR presents the work of three young animators and animation teams to watch. Plus, we go in search of illustrator John Hanna, test out the claims of a new app to have uncovered the secrets of viral ad success and see how visual communications can both help keep us safe and help us recover in hospital
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Hey CR, you've linked to Patrick's site twice instead of to mine. Admittedly, his is very good :)
Sorry about that Robin. Changed now
Malika Favre is a very deserving illustrator, her skills are amazing. They work surprisingly well as moving images too!
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