Pocket cinema: Love & Theft by Andreas Hykade

June 10, 2010

‘Love & Theft’ (2010) by Andreas Hykade is a film I saw at Animafest 2010 last week… An animated film that brings us to the beginnings of the art of animation and moving images, as well as towards our comic book heritage… simple and plain… like a practical example and lesson on design and logos, typography and the power of minimalism…

“And I’m still carrying the gift you gave, It’s a part of me now, it’s been cherished and saved, It’ll be with me unto the grave And then unto eternity.” (Bob Dylan)

Andreas Hykade (1968) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. During the 1990s he worked as an animator in London, and studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Since 2000 he was teacher of animation on various institutions: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Royal College of Art London, Kunsthochschule Kassel, Harvard University. He has been working on commercials, TV projects and his films, such as The King is Dead (1990), We lived in Grass (1995), Ring of Fire (2000), The Runt (2006). He had retrospective of his work at Ottawa Festival, Holland Animation Festival, Bradford Animation Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (bio and synopsis taken form animafest)

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