You can touch this
For this year Graphic Day Torino — In the city, we are organizing a motion design exhibition in our studio's window all about “touch”! Book your ticket here and come visit "You can touch this!"
The hand is a way to explore the world, to touch everything that’s around you, to communicate with someone without using words (especially if you are Italian 😂). We open this call to explore in a positive way the theme of touch, an act that, for the past year or so, has been almost unthinkable without some serious sanitizing! “You can touch this” is an exploration of what hands can do and how they can communicate, what are the best gestures, what is the feeling of touching something you like, or simply celebrate the power of the hands!
Everyone can apply to the call: animators, designers, and artists from all over the world are welcome to join the contest and to express their own point of view on the theme. Each participant can apply with one artwork only, submitting also an animation already posted on their Instagram or portfolio. Please specify if you do the application in more than one, so we can credit both illustrator and animator.
We will select the best 15 artworks to be displayed during the exhibition that will take place from 17th to 24th September during the days of Torino Graphic Days – In The City at the ILLO headquarters. The selected artists will be contacted via e-mail and will also be announced via ILLO’s social media channels. The selected artworks will be displayed with credits in one of the windows of the studio that face the street.
Every animation technique is welcomed: from motion design and cel animation to 3D and stop motion!
The animation should last between 5 to 8 seconds and loop. In order to be seen on a vertical screen, the animation has to be in a 4:5 or 9:16 ratio.
Feel free to choose your own color palette.
In order for the selection to take place, the authors of the artwork must fill out this Typeform.
The artworks must be sent by September 5th, 2021 at 23.59 (CEST).
All the animations will be displayed with credits in one of the windows of the studio that face the street from 17th to 24th September during the days of Torino Graphic Days – In The City (www.graphicdays.it/in-the-city).
Property of the animations
ILLO does not own any right on the images neither intends to sell them or use them for inappropriate purposes other than for “You can touch this” event and communications. All authors selected agree on having their artwork and names published online and printed for the purposes of the event and collateral communications only. All personal information of the authors won’t be used outside the mere organization scope of the contest.