Galileo Galilei's infamous 'principle of equivalence' experiment predicted that two bodies of differing mass should fall at the same rate due to the constant gravitational pull close to the surface of the earth, independent of the mass of the object.
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.
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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…
It's finally here! the 'Z' poster i did for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences with special guests director Costa-Gavras and 'Argo' screenwriter Chris Terrio screening in New York. A massive thank you going out to the creative team and Art Director for all the support and freedom i had during its creation.
So I've been cooking up my Olive Oil visuals and branding but what i really need now are some product shots.
Im not entirely sure how i'm going to top this yet. Its not everyday that i get to work with the Oscars and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Award winning Czechoslovakian director Jiri Menzel will be hosting a Q&A session after the screening of his 1966 seminal work 'Closely Watching Trains' (Ostře sledované vlaky). Im incredibly pleased with the results and the Art Direction but more that all of that I'm immensely grateful to have the opportunity to play a part in the event held in Los Angles on September 23rd 2013.
I really fancy the idea of applying my illustration work to some packing. I thought I'd design the bottle as well so heres a few examples of an Olive Oil bottle I'm working on. As much as i'm pleased with the results of the straight up bottle (large, right) its the unusual angles and off centre perspectives of the smaller variations that really grab my attention.
I often find myself trying to keep up with all the new releases so i thought id treat myself and revisit some of the classics. I went out bought 'The French Connection' 'Midnight Cowboy' 'Breathless' 'Midnight Express' and 'The Graduate' .So far ive only got around to watching 'Midnight Express' but it was such a brutal story i wanted to create something inspired by the film. What better place to start than to make a movie poster.
Here's the final tour poster for Trippy's UK tour 2013 featuring Wight & Bright Curse. More artwork coming soon...
Between commissioned work and the rest of my waking hours i manage to find these little pockets of silence where i can pursue some personal work and experiment with new ideas and techniques. Sometimes its a moment to reflect and other times its a chance to explore.
As i gear up to the release date for my latest work id thought id take this opportunity to share with you some of my personal projects. Inspired by both Greek Mythology and Science Fiction i hope this work can in some small way express the depth of my technical expertise outside of the more conceptual and playful illustrations i love making.
The guys and girls over at Creativepool were kind enough to handpick one of my personal projects to feature on their homepage. Delighted! Thank you Creativepool
Super pleased to see my work on Abduzeedo's daily inspiration blog post #1492. Thank you Abduzeedohttp://abduzeedo.com/daily-inspiration-1492
As momentum gathers surrounding US surveillance allegations both France and Germany have reacted angrily. With trade talks due to commence next week there have been expressions of mistrust threatening to derail potential agreements.
Work in progress
On the back of Edward Snowden's (CIA, NSA) leaks regarding American national security it has emerged that America has been actively monitoring sensitive material from within the EU.
New personal piece inspired by Ecuador's international policy concerning asylum for whistleblowers the most recent of which involves Americas 'Prism' surveillance operation. #equality #freedomofspeech
New Scientist Illustrations
I was going through some old issues of New Scientist and thought I'd add my own interpretation to some of the most interesting stories i found featured inside. From atom splinting lasers to psychological insight this has long been one of my favourite and most treasured publications.
Im not sure when i became such a fanboy but in case you hadn't guessed already, yeah, I love Game of Thrones!
So in anticipation of season 3 i made this poster. HBO have been running a Game of Thrones fan art competition but it was only only to American artist submissions so this will just have to stay here filed under self indulgence.