In March last year Canadian animator Nicolas Ménard was studying at the Université du Québec à Montréal, making his way through a graphic design degree. We crowned him Student of the Month for his beautifully abstract animations and strangely beguiling characters. Since then he’s relocated to the RCA to pursue a masters in animation, maintaining the same creative rigour as he did during his undergraduate study with some remarkably polished results.
When he’s not applying beautifully stylised calligraphic movement to the custom-drawn type treatments of his RCA peers he’s experimenting with sound design and creating weird anthropomorphic beasts that flex and congeal on screen. We wouldn’t want to rub it in that you saw him here first, but, y’know, you DID see him here first.
- Bring in the Bank Holiday weekend with this week's Best of the Web
- Daniel Britt animates the trials and tribulations of an existential crisis
- Badesaison - the Swiss design studio that can handle everything from Dada to music
- Illustrator Ana Benaroya embraces the “imperfections” in her playful depictions
- Kent Andreason's globetrotting adventures documented through nuanced observations
- Heroes and Villains: Rio 2016 through the eyes of Wilfrid Wood
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
- Things: the inspiring post that got us through the long hot summer nights of August