Session #5 – Made You Look – Screening
Made You Look is a documentary about the UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Via candid interviews with top British creatives, publishers and agency owners we explore the fact that more people than ever seem to be turning to analogue means of creating things, even though we are living at the height of the digital era.
Hear the Director speak about his reasons for making the film.
The last 15 years has seen a boom in the UK graphic arts and illustration industry, with a DIY scene emerging and prospering alongside new and affordable leaps in technology.
So much of our lives is now spent in the virtual digital realm, so what will become of the tactile objects we all hold so dear? Will we see books disappear in our lifetime? And why are more and more creatives moving away from the computer and getting back to using their hands to create art, both commercially and for art’s sake.
Made You Look is a documentary which sets out to explore the landscape of the commercial arts in the 21st Century. It’s a film that gives an insight into how modern creative people feel about the challenges and triumphs of living in a hyper digital age.
This film is a rare and candid insight into the work of some of the UK’s top creative talent, including beautifully shot footage of artists at work and play in their own creative environments.
Anthony Burrill – Internet
Peepshow Collective – Social Media
Sam Arthur (Nobrow) – Co-founder of Nobrow and Flying Eye books
Jon Burgerman – King of the pens, doodler and illustrator supreme
Ben The Illustrator – Award winning illustrator and half of Huddle Collective
Anthony Burrill – Renowned graphic artist, print maker and designer
Sophie Dauvois (Okido) – Co-founder of Okido Magazine
Fred Deakin (Airside) – Co-founder of Airside studio and Lemon Jelly
Ed Cheverton – Paper artist, illustrator and owner of Jazz Dad books
Pete Fowler – Artist, illustrator, creator of monsters and record sleeves.
Print Club London – Co-founders of Print Club London
Will Hudson (It’s Nice That) – Co-founder of It’s Nice That magazine
Adrian Johnson – Occasional D&AD judge, Illustrator and graphic artist
Kate Moross – Illustrator, graphic designer and owner of Studio Moross
Helen Musselwhite – V&A award winning paper artist
Andrew Rae – Artist, illustrator and member of Peepshow Collective
Ian Stevenson – Illustrator, painter and vandal of discarded rubbish
Hattie Stewart – Artist, illustrator and self professed professional doodler
Spencer Wilson – Print maker, llustrator and member of Peepshow Collective
Content Director / Concept
Anthony is a muti-disciplined creative who has over ten years experience in the graphic arts and has worked with clients such as Shortlist, New Scientist, Nobrow, HSBC, Macmillan Cancer Charity & John Lewis amongst others.
His work has been exhibited in London, Los Angeles, New York, Milan and Paris.
Back in 2013 I was interviewed by Print Club London for a little film they were doing about their Film 4 Summer Screen exhibition at Somerset House. I answered questions about my artwork, my process and opinions on the modern creative landscape. When I left their Dalston studios it dawned on me that there was very little representation of the UK graphic arts scene committed to film, especially in long form documentary format.
There was a definite story to be told, and one that would allow for pure visual indulgence in recording the processes of artists from many disciplines.
But this film isn’t just about the creative brilliance of people who have informed the way our world looks. It’s also a story that sympathises with the way many people feel in the modern age: overwhelmed and bombarded with information twenty four hours a day, longing for some time away from the multitude of screens through which we work, consume, create and record the world around us.
So many creative people are turning to mediums that take them away from their computers. Methods of making work that involve making real, tactile items to be cherished and kept, instead of being consumed and forgotten.
However, very few creatives could have an audience or career without the trappings of the internet and social media, and this tension between the analogue and digital world is the story we are pursuing in Made You Look.
Look and Yes Films
Look and Yes is a collective of Directors, Art Directors, Graphic Designers and Animators who’s only mantra is to work on things that they really enjoy doing! We carefully select which projects we get involved in purely on the basis of whether a project will challenge us creatively and professionally, we know when a project is right because we don’t have to think twice about taking it on!