I’m currently mildly obsessed with gradients, magenta, smoke and fog and so when I came across this combo of goodness I was immediately interested. Created by Corey Johnson as part of his thesis show at Santa Fe Universtiy of Art and Design, the body of work titled ’24 Frames Per Second’ modifies imagery caught through the camera lens and stems from Corey’s original interest in film. Nice. Film often inspires graphic design but not so much in an abstract way, so there is something interesting about the mix going on here.
The work was created by hand scratching 16mm opaque black film (a technique made famous by Len Lye), and then colouring each frame. The sequence was then projected through fog turning a 2D image into a 3D element, which was then captured back on film, reverting it back to 2D. Whats been created has a strong appeal for me and I would have loved to have seen these in their projected form as well as the print. They also remind me a lot of the work by Anthony McCall. If you don’t know his work then I highly suggest you check it out. Still one of the greatest shows I have ever seen. And while you’re at it…. Corey’s projected type is also hot, so get in there too.