Studying animation artwork preservation in the world of animation academia

Cut-outs from Butterfly R.I.P. 1975 by Gerrit van Dijk   The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) is a worldwide network of animation scholars. At the recent SAS conference at the University of Padua the importance of animation preservation was widely recognized: many scholars use animation films and archives for research in one form or another. In …

It’s MECANORMA!

An attentive reader recognised the brand of the previous post as MECANORMA™, a French brand known for their dry transfer lettering, but less known for their self-adhesive foils. And they made normatape® : a smooth uniform self adhesive line on a roll! It almost makes you regret we now have Adobe Illustrator.    

Different Collections, Similar Problems (I) The use of self-adhesive plastic foils in architectural designs in the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam (NL)

Self-adhesive plastic foils, transparent sheets, tapes, markers. If a material is time-saving, inexpensive, easy to use, readily available and has a contemporary appeal, you can be assured it has been fully exploited by artists and designers.  During our condition survey of the animation artwork in the collection of the EYE Film Museum (material predominantly from the …