For nearly 20 years, CR has been giving the next generation of talented creatives an important shove in the right direction, thanks to our Creative Futures scheme. But this year, for the first time, we’ve done away with any categories: with the way in which people work today, it seems increasingly meaningless to define them so narrowly. Indeed, the unifying theme between all our winners this year is that they unashamedly try their hand at a range of disciplines, whatever suits the project. All six of our nominees for 2007 were chosen by the CR editorial team and their work makes up a 25-page special in our latest issue (Jan 08, out now). What follows is a preview of each of our winners this year. We hope you enjoy their work…
Photographer Popel Coumou assembles two dimensional models of rooms and spaces using cloth, paper and clay. She then lights her compositions using natural daylight and a couple of projectors, photographing the results to create these startling images.
SAM AKESSON & TOMAS MANKOVSKY
Creative team Sam Akesson and Tomas Mankovsky from Fallon have worked on campaigns for Orange, Radio 1 and were also behind the recent Sony Walkman ad that saw 128 musicians gathered together to each play one note of a score composed by Peter Raeburn:
Designer and illustrator Kate Moross has worked on a wide range of clients – from various club promoters to Dazed & Confued and Cadburys. Her work often incorporates bright colours, hand-lettering and isometric patterns and she has recently started her own record label, Isomorph.
Marc Kremers and Tommi Eberwein of digital studio Digital Club left Hi-ReS! in 2007 and have since worked together on projects for MTV and Sony, among others. Their personal web projects continue to evolve alongside their commissioned work and projects like As-Found have helped fuel their creative process.
From Build’s website
From Sony’s Bravia website
Filmmaker and animator David O’Reilly has worked on various projects with Shynola, Studio AKA and Hammer & Hongs and is now signed to production company, Colonel Blimp. Here’s his video for Venetian Snares’ track, Szamar Madar:
Amazingly, filmmaker and designer Roel Wouters often shoots his films in just one take. For the band, zZz, Wouters filmed gymnasts trampolining and referenced numerous “editing” effects, including the dreaded multi-colured spinning wheel known all too well to Apple users:
All six of this year’s Creative Futures are profiled in detail in the new issue, alongside many more of images of their work.