From the brief to the final

Nastya Selezneva, March 21, 2019

From the brief to the final
Every job has its particular smell, Gianni Rodari once said. We would add that every job has its particular vocabulary. Today, we want to share with you some Bang! Bang! words that are good to know if you want to understand what the guys from the illustration sphere talk about.

The Devil needs some changes

Nastya Selezneva, February 14, 2019

If clients were to define the edits, they would call them "fundamental changes that need to be made free of charge yesterday." If an illustrator had to explain what “edits” mean, he or she would say it is the matter of taste or that awkward situation when it is easier to do what one is asked to than to get to the truth. Over the years, we have got used to making changes, but the topic of edits periodically ruffles the souls of illustrators and deepen the producers’ old wounds.

Where is the money, honey?

Nastya Selezneva, March 1, 2017

We make pictures, keep terms, make changes in time and meet deadlines. There are several people who slave over every project in order to do the work well and in time, And none of them would ever do it as a hobby. Naturally, we expect to be paid for all the things we do.

Bang Bang, my Santa shot me down

Anastasia Selezneva, December 30, 2016

Dear Santa, we’ve been really bad guys.
We can read you some Brodsky for that, or we’d rather tell you a better story and show some pictures. Stories and pictures — that’s what we’re always good at. We know where you’ve got your white beard and a bag full of presents from. And we also know how you’ve changed for the last 1500 years!

Pictures to laugh

Anastasia Selezneva, December 11, 2016

Pictures combined with small texts that tell the viewer some story have been known since the 16th century. Handmade drawings on religious topic were popular with the common people in Spain, and later, in the 19th century, factories started producing comics in the form we can see them now. Anyone can become the main character of the comics, from ninja turtles to Yury Gagarin. The golden age of the genre is far behind, but the funny pictures on the Internet on different topics like “Your life before and after you get a cat” or “What girls do when they’re alone” are something we come across every day. That is to say, the genre has granted immortality in the digital form. But when did the fun begin?

Don’t shit where you eat

Anastasia Selezneva, October 10, 2016

When people are careful with money, they collect useful contacts. Every citizen of a big city has a large collection of phone numbers which one can dial when he or she needs to have things done. We never want to pay extra for the work of a nail master, a hairstylist, an estate agent or a tutor and steadily share their contacts with friends and acquaintances. In case we are not very happy with the results of their work, we think that fate has dealt us a cruel blow and look up for something optimistic about changes on the Internet.

Nothing personal

Nasty Selezneva, November 5, 2015

“The customer is always right” – this is the motto of the consumption society, which seems to be somewhat pleasant when you don’t have to pay for something you have just broken in the shop, but turns out to be a torture when you are the one who provides service. We find it difficult to mention the things we don’t draw here. Animation, storyboards, postcards, book covers, magazines, posters are carefully created by our illustrators. And the most difficult part of work is the leat predictable one: sometimes the toughest thing to do is to make the client agree the picture. In case of a detailed task given beforehand no problems occur, it all begins when a customer has an obscure view of what he or she wants to get.

School

Anna Fillipova, May 15, 2015

It’s never too late to study. The worst thing about studies is the lack of time. In order to help those of you who have the necessity for studying we have prepared some information about universities, schools and courses providing programs that last from 4 days to 4 years.