I finally got around to populating my Tumblr with some of my photography (examples below) take a look danielschooler.tumblr.com
This is my Talenthouse submission for the First Artist Bank logo.
'Positive plus' concept. We all like a 'positive' bank balance all the time. Whilst sketching out some early concepts I noticed the '+' and the 'F' worked well together. Further development evolved into this '+' logo and subsequent branding The bold characters and simple concept lends itself to practical application across all formats physical and digital.
I found an amazing poster site with both illustrated and digitally crafted original film posters. The collection dates back to early Czechoslovakian and Polish film posters through to contemporary European cinema . It also has American classics and non film posters, theres something here for everyone.
This is a rare and remarkable authentic collection. A true gem, I strongly recommend and visit.
OSCARS 2014 - OFFICIAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE POSTERS
Back in the Autmn of 2013 i was asked by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to produce a body work for the official Foreign Language nominees at The Oscars to be held on March 2nd 2014.
This was a once in 10 lifetimes opportunity and a project that has been a dream from the very beginning.
After months of guesswork and endless blogs of cinematic speculation surrounding which films would finally be up for the award nomination, it was finally revealed to be:
The Broken Circle Breakdown, from Belgium
The Hunt, from Denmark
The Great Beauty, from Italy
Omar, from Palestine
The Missing Picture, from Cambodia
All worthy of an Oscar in their own right and all so very different. From performance driven character pieces to folk art figurine narratives and personal memoirs blurred with political history. There was Love, loss, grief and portraits of persecution. I couldn't wait to get started!
After i had made my initial sketches, discussed concepts and the finer project specifications i had to explore the common thread that would bring all of these individual works together. When it came to realising these images i felt that a digital reproduction just didn't cut it. These images were meant for more than that. I was looking of something special, something to be treasured. That was when it was decided I'd get these screen printed as run of original print editions and when i found White Duck Screen Printing Studio i knew i had found the place to make something truly unique.
The creative team at White Duck very kindly welcomed me into their studio where i spent the week documenting the production process and was on hand to witness these prints come to life. The craftsmanship at White Duck is an inspiration in itself, i had spent months studying these films and exploring how id tackle them visually but watching them come together using a traditional printing method was like seeing them again for the first time. The charm of the screen printed format expertly delivered by White Duck definitely gave them the zest is was looking for.
So i guess this would be a good time to congratulate Paulo Sorrentino on winning his first Oscar with the sublime "The Great Beauty". That makes it the 11th Academy award for Italy and proves to the world yet again that Italian cinema is still a creative cinematic powerhouse.
I would also like that thank my Art Director at the Academy for his trust, guidance and support throughout this project and its ongoing process, 'thank you'.
All 5 posters were printed in editions of 100. Signed & numbered at the White Duck Studio.
The paper we chose was a Mohawk Superfine Eggshell White, 270gsm, acid-free & archival stock.
All prints used a uniform 3 colour palette of postbox-red, translucent cool-grey & supa-black.
Here a 15 second video clip of the creation The Broken Circle Breakdown
I have some new poster work on the way very soon so I thought this would be good opportunity to share some of my favourite gig posters from back in 2013. I was a real pleasure to work along side some of these amazing bands and promoters and I look forward to making many more gig posters in the future.
My second illustration for Le Cool Barcelona, inspired by one of my favourite buildings in Barcelona. A building drenched in both medieval and modern day Spanish/Catalan history. It also boasts the finest viewpoint of the city, i highly recommend it. Thanks again to the team and creatives over in Catalunya. Vostè i adéu gràcies.
Check out Le Cool for world wide unorthodox city guides.
So for those of you that can understand Spanish heres a small interview i did for Le Cool Barcelona. Enjoy!
(Im the bearded one in the black and white photo, not the naked dude in a bath :)
Me llamo Daniel Schooler, soy ilustrador freelance y artista gráfico y vivo y trabajo en Reino Unido. Sobre todo hago ilustración high concept, carteles y diseños de álbumes, aunque también tengo una curiosa relación con la fotografía.
¿Cuál es la idea de tus portadas?
La primera imagen (semana del 17 al 23 de octubre) está inspirada en la cocina española y sus influencias mediterráneas, tapas y el infravalorado pà amb tomàquet. Una de las cosas más llamativas de la cocina mediterránea es cómo su frescura y simplicidad puede crear una experiencia tan excitante. Son esas cualidades las que he querido explorar en mi ilustración.
Sobre la segunda (del 24 al 30 de octubre), me he centrado en la arquitectura de Barcelona, que es de la más original del mundo. Uno de mis edificios favoritos es el castillo de Motjuïc en Plaza España. Situado sobre la ciudad, el edificio, sus alrededores y sus vistas son más que espectaculares. También he querido jugar con la identidad catalana, esas barras rojas y amarillas contra el azul marino.
¿Cuál es tu relación con Barcelona?
Empezó en 2004. Después de graduarme en la universidad en un grado de diseño gráfico y comunicación visual me mudé a Barcelona donde viví y trabajé durante el año siguiente.
Allí fui donde tuve mi primera experiencia como ilustrador freelance y fue durante esta inmersión cuando me expuse al particular carácter catalán, lleno de historia y con una rica cultura de la creatividad. Barcelona fue también el lugar donde concebí a mi primera hija, pero eso ya es otra historia…