Ten years since we first followed his adventures in an eponymously titled illustrated tome, Kid Acne‘s hip hop-loving Zebra Face character is back, this time in a series of animated adventures which will air on Channel 4 from tonight…
As in the original cult comic book, Zebra Face gets into scrapes with various friends whilst listening to as much hip hop as possible – only now the characters are in glorious technicolour and brought to life by the voices of an impressive cast of UK hip hop artists including Lady Chann, Juice Aleem, Infinite Livez, Taskforce, Farma G and Kid Acne himself. Listen out for Jarvis Cocker as the narrator / sun character too in this trailer:
Cloud Trouble is the first of five episodes created by Universal Spirits and directed by Paul Reardon of Sheffield design duo Peter and Paul. It is set to air tonight at five minutes past midnight on Channel 4, as part of its Random Acts strand of programming. Once aired, the episodes will be available to watch online at randomacts.channel4.com.
See more of Kid Acne’s work at kidacne.com.
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The August Olympic Special issue of Creative Review contains a series of features that explore the past and present of the Games to mark the opening of London 2012: Adrian Shaughnessy reappraises Wolff Olins’ 2012 logo, Patrick Burgoyne talks to LOCOG’s Greg Nugent about how Wolff Olins’ original brand identity has been transformed into one consistent look for 2012, Eliza Williams investigates the role of sponsorship by global brands of the Games, Mark Sinclair asks Ian McLaren what it was like working with Otl Aicher as amember of his 1972 Munich Olympics design studio, Swiss designer Markus Osterwalder shows off some of his prize Olympic items from his vast archive, and more.
Plus, Rick Poynor’s assessment of this year’s Recontres d’Arles photography festival and Michael Evamy on the genius of Yusaku Kamekura’s emblem for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
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