Welcome to the online home of an exciting film project. It is both related and totally unrelated to my 2011 graduation typeface in the Type]Media type design master in the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Antithesis is its name.
In the meantime I have spun a complicated concept for a short 3D dance film around this typeface and want to publish the film and the typeface simultaneously.
When you first get to read this post, I will most likely be in San Francisco attending the first TYPO conference in the United States, if they have allowed me into the country. In your conference bags you will have most likely found a promotional poster and a flyer for this film project, made possible with the tremendous support of FontShop as the main sponsor of the conference.
Why would promotion be necessary? Because I want to pull this project with your support. Throughout this year you will find more detailed and exciting information about the project here, including short film portraits about its most important contributors such as the dancer, costume designer, 3D artist and musician. Then, ultimately, I will ask you to support the project with your money. An art film of this sort, no matter how short, is impossible without serious financial backing. Crowd funding is the name of the game, and much later in the year we will together attempt to generate funding for the film.
Then, in 2013, I will make the film with whatever budget will be available to me. Rather than coming up with a detailed film concept beforehand and then running into insufficient (or overabundant) funding, I will gather the funding first and then adjust the film concept accordingly, in a true art film making manner.
I hope you will have the time and interest to accompany me on this exciting journey.