Thursday, 5 January 2012

Do you recognise any of these fameous first lines?

Tis the season to curl up on the couch with a great novel while the wind whistles down the Chimney and the slates blow off the roof.  While researching which book to crack open with tonight's steaming mug of hot chocolate, this beautiful animation popped up on screen. 

Owen Gildersleeve  was commissioned by The Guardian (non the less!) to create this enchanting short film.  It is a a stop frame animation, made from Owen's favourite media - the seemingly simple paper cut.  A true labour of love and a thought provoking test of your knowledge of classic novels.  If you recognise more than Peter Pan, please help us out - feeling like a fully fledged philistine! 

A selection of Owen's work is currently available in our bricks and mortar store or just send an email to Owen's cards at £3 or this delicate, hand cut leaf study in a box frame is £85.  A feast for your eyes, on a day definitely windy enough to knock the leaves of the sturdiest of Edinburgh's trees!  Wrap up cosy now...

1 comment:

jane said...

1st - clockwork orange
2nd - 1984
3rd - Moby dick
4th - Jane Eyre

The one with the letter I don't recognise, though!

(guess I spend too much time reading)