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Cartoon Modern: Style And Design In 1950s Animation Book Pdf BETTER

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Cartoon Modern: Style And Design In 1950s Animation Book Pdf BETTER

As this book makes clear, UPA didn\u2019t have a monopoly on mid-century modern design in animation. The studio\u2019s idea that cartoons could take any form, that \u201Cstyle stemmed from the film\u2019s subject matter,\u201D won over the whole industry. Everyone took from it. In the book\u2019s words, UPA \u201Cformed the foundation of the design movement in 1950s animation.\u201D

Part of UPA\u2019s impact came through this influx of people from diverse backgrounds. Cartoon Modern singles out Sterling Sturtevant \u2014 she used her talents to redesign Mr. Magoo and art-direct some of his best cartoons. When she left UPA, she joined Melendez at Playhouse Pictures and designed for the earliest Peanuts animation.

The animation studio United Productions of America (UPA) was able to challenge Disney supremacy in the 1950s entertainment market by creating cutting-edge animated cartoons. UPA films express a simplified audiovisual language consisting of stylized layout designs, asymmetrical compositions, colors applied flatly and in contrast with each other, limited animation and a minimalist use of sound effects. UPA artists developed this innovative style by assimilating those aesthetic features already expressed by Modern painters, graphic designers and advertisers. This book considers UPA films as Modern animations, because they synthesize a common minimalist tendency that was occurring in US animation during the 1940s and 1950s. It examines the conditions under which UPA studio flourished and the figure of its executive producer Stephen Bosustow; the influence of Modernist stylistic features of painting, graphic design and poster advertising on UPA animations; and UPA animated cartoons as case studies of a simplified audiovisual language that influenced 1950s-1960s international productions.

An A-Z of 1950s animation studios and beautiful showcase of the unique mid-century style of abstraction. There are valuable lessons in the economic use of shapes, colour and textures in the creation of quickly engaging images.

Traditional comic books have inspired a ton of contemporary illustrators in style, story, and character creation. By considering the layout structure of comic stories, illustrators have to imagine the story panel by panel, which gives way to a particular type of creative thinking that's a good challenge for any designer to try! 153554b96e




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