We seem to be following Nicolas Ménard’s progress like a sort of online This is Your Life – and as I was studying with him until last summer, were we to take that idea to its conclusion, there’s an opportunity to bring out friends and family for some song-and-dance nostalgia.
Anyway, I digress. Nicolas has made another great, perfectly-timed animation with a satisfying colour palette and an entertaining story. A commission for California Inspires Me and a collaboration between Google Play and California Sunday Magazine, the animation is narrated by Jack Black, covering growing up in Hermosa Beach, Apres Surf and Spicoli lifestyles.
Nicolas has even been kind enough to make some GIFs just for us. Gnarly.
About the Author
Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant back in January 2015 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis.