Februar 2014 – I came across the new WACOM Companion/Cintiq. After testing it for a while and reviewing several product clips – I had the feeling that It would be nice to show my feeling of the product within a video. With the aim to show that the “Companion is not a toy” – while being a portable workstation with no compromise.
I came up with a concept I believed would be interesting and contacted WACOM EUROPE. They where quite exited and open to my concept and intention to create a Testimonial. From there I contacted my colleagues and friends who’s work I admire since years, Chris from SNDY.tv and DanielGrundPhotography – asking them if they would be up to shoot what I had in my mind – aka FRGMNTZ.From here on we started the quite tough timeline of 12-days, me creating artwork digital to analog from 2D to 3D and directing the guys how I´d like to everything captured while changing locations….
and finally setting up the 2-day Pop-Up gallery.
The creative outcome such as artworks displayed, as well as a few T-Shirts, are currently available in the STORE.
Prototypes as the 3-D printed PORCEPLANEv.01, PORCEPLANEv.02 and the hand-crafted SPRAYCANDLE will follow by end of 2014.
I enjoy such short project collaborations that take place during my holidays a lot – and I guess there are more to come.
Here is a shot of me 3D modeling the PPLANEv.01 that I will exhibit in a few days here in Munich within my show called FRGMNTZ.
I used to carry my Cintiq 21UX along my MacBookPro with me for such sessions. Since I tried the new Wacom COMPANION the whole process is just so much more enjoyable. The space on my small table up there is much better organized and there is no need to carry all the equipment around.
Setup is super quick and the Companion has a good performance and handling on top. THANKS WACOM, for finally realizing such professional product!
I want to THANK YOU for your interest and support in 2013 and the previous years!
As 2013 started with the Attitude Shirt “FIGHT” – it turned out to be a year full of challenges, less creative and more organizing.
The 16inch porcelain CHARGED, that was supposed to become the 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION – turned out to become too complicated in production. Various attempts by K.Olin in France had failed. After over a year of errors during the burning process of the figure we had to make the decision to stop the project.
vs.YOU – is running now since over 10-Years! Time to look back how things worked out and look ahead where WE want to take it from here_
There are some new products in the pipe, but also not so easy to get them realized! I guess “vs.YOU” is receiving another dimension. Lets see what 2014 will bring.
I did my so called “annual – wall”, that I don’t get completely rusty, with the letters I prefer to use lately – FLAT.
My profession as a car designer had a challenge as well, as I decided end of 2012 to move on from interior design to grow experience designing exteriors again. I met some fantastic people and enjoyed the process a lot. I think we had a lot of fun besides “THAT`S THE GAME”. Let´s see what 2014 will bring!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
2013 I had a lot of time to enjoy life – The most important – I got engaged and married!
I wish all of you the best for 2014!