Tuesday, 31 December 2013

End of Year Dump, 2013

End of Year Dump, 2013

Posts I forgot to post because they were late, half baked, half arsed or initially enthusiastic pursuits which waned under laboriousness. As a special final word of the year treat I present them all here now, consider them Nino Paulito 2013 bonus tracks  You can thank me later x

I Did Some Drawings...
Below are some preliminary sketches for a proposed comic book/ zine series. I actually worked on this all year but the project got lost under the weight of other things (ie, lost job, homelessness, new job, new house, girl(s) issues...). I think this will still might happen next year though, we'll see... 

GOAT Live : Run To Your Mama
I saw GOAT in concert and it was the best thing ever! A dizzying musical spectacle of animistic expression and chaotic vigour. More electryfying than a Benny Hinn eccleasiastic trip.

They Speak Like Pirates
In November I took a trip down to Devon. It was quaint and hilly. I ate scones. Did not encounter any sheeps :(

 Christmas Happened!?
I had a semi massive party at my house but my hands were too occupied holding wine and I forgot to take any photos. Here are some before pics though of our tree and fireplace.

Your Invitation
Back in August I created some cards for my lil sisters birthday party. They were dark and freaky.

My Magnificant [sp] Teaspoon
In November we held a memorial exhibition for our dear friends Zsi & Joe who died unexpectedly in an unfortunate accident. It was a fitting tribute and marked the end of an overall tumultuous and emotional year.

Roll on 2014.
Peace. Love. Disco

Lord Nino Paulito

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Mr Benn at Christmas -- MR PORTER

Classic British animation icon Mr Benn appears in a new video specially made for menswear fashion e-tailer Mr Porter. In this episode, Mr Benn has the dilemma of choosing a suitable outfit for the office Christmas party. Uninspired by the usual outfits on display, the shop keeper instructs him to use the Mr Porter app on his smart phone to help him select some stylish garms. Mr Benn decides on a velvet Burberry blazer matched with Lanvin bow-tie and a pair of patent monk strap shoes, (along with his signature bowler hat, of course).

The episode was created at King Rollo Film Studios where Nino cohort Melissa Choong is based,
who was also involved in producing the animations artwork. Watch the full video above.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Badly Animate This Please.

Badly animated presents: Golidilocks & The Three Bears (GIF version)
A Grant Mitchell // Postmaster collaboration

Open house.

Bear food aromas.

Just right.

Asbestos tongue.


Suitor dreams.

Til the bears come home.

Ravenous cub.

A salty broth.


The marital bed.

Let forever (be) free.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Mail! From The King

Just a quick post to share some images of recently received post from Melissa Choong who I mentioned before is
currently working at King Rollo studios down in Exeter. She sends colourful pages featuring illustrations of items in
her new home along with some beautifully monogramed stationary. It looks like she is quite enjoying herself.

Nino Paulito

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Afro Supa Hero

Afro Supa Hero is an exhibition of action figures, comic books, posters and other pop culture memorabilia featuring black characters from the 60's, 70's and 80's. This modest collection of artefacts currently being displayed at The Museum of Childhood belong to Jon Daniel who collected the majority them during his childhood trips to America.

The collection features famous personalities and familiar characters from popular series including figurines from  Star Trek, the Marvel Universe and the Rocky Balboa movies. As well as some other more curious and quirky choices such as Shaft knockoff Slade Super Agent, Lee Scratch Perry, Nat Turner and a Michel Basquiat doll(?). 

My favourite pieces of the display include DC comics Muhammad Ali vs Superman edition, the Mr T doll with customisable accessories and Lobo the black cowboy vigilante comic. Interestingly, Lobo was discontinued after only two issues due to the reluctance of shop keepers to display a comic with a black character as the cover star.

Overall, I quite enjoyed the Afro Super Hero collection and found the content quite enlightening. Through the autobiographic notations, it provides an alternative angle on popular culture of the era and also shows a brief moment in time when Blaxploitation and African American Pride  had great presence in mainstream media.

The Afro Supa Hero exhibition is showing at the V&A's Museum of Childhood as part of 2013's Black History Month.
More images from the show can be seen on the Nino Tumblr page.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Poppy Cat

Good News! Nino Paulito cohort Melissa Choong has recently started work on the new series of popular children's
tv show Poppy Cat.

Poppy Cat is a cheerful female six year-old orange ginger tabby cat who wears a colorful checkered neckerchief and
goes on adventures with her friends Zuzu the dog, Alma the rabbit, Mo the mouse and Owl. Their seemingly everyday
exploration often leads to unexpected experiences and exciting discoveries.

Melissa previously worked on the original series of Poppy Cat as a background painter and returns to King Rollo Films animation studio in Exeter this week where she will be based for the next few months. Team Nino wishes Mel all the
best during her stay and we can't wait to see the new finished series which is due to air in the Spring 2014.

Nino Paulito

Monday, 16 September 2013

Aye, Jimmee!

Nino Paulito went to Scotland but got Psy-tracked on the Clockwork Orange,
ate deep fried food and drank wee too much whisky. 

Wishing my lovely rodents Brown One and Black One well in their new Glasgow home.
Much love to Debra C for adopting them and showing us around town too.

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Intersectional London

On Wednesday 18th September Nino Paulito will be exhibiting as part of a group photography exhibition titled Intersectional London.
Presented by Not So Popular, Intersectional London explores the social and personal identities of young people who work and live in the city. Who does the city of London belong to? Who benefits from cosmopolitanism? Does living in London reinforce or clash with social and personal identities? Are some of the questions being probed through the medium of photography.
For this exhibition, Nino Paulito will present a new series of photographs accompanied by a written diary of experiences noted whilst capturing them. All images were created over a week and thematically follow Nino's recent relocation from the bustling inner city to the leafy suburbs via the River Thames. Dr. Nira Yuval-Davis and Tayo Akindeinde (Queen Mary, University of London) will also be speaking on the night, discussing the subject of Cosmopolitanism.
Intersectional London is hosted at Hackney's Netil House studios for one night only. Doors open at 7 and entry is free.
Nino Paulito looks forward to welcoming you there.

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Monday, 2 September 2013

Papa Choong

I've not been to market for a while so this month have resorted to stealing old photos from my friend's parents house. 
This is  a photo Papa Choong, (the disgruntled looking boy in a dress), taken in 1955. I found some more equally amazing photos of the Choongs whilst browsing through their albums and will probably post some more in the upcoming months.

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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Half (t)Asked

Mail from the Post Mistress.

Will Grant Mitchel succeed? Stay tuned to find out...

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