DALLAS — Artist, designer and Maxon (www.maxon.net) user Barton Damer recently won top honors in the Creative Catalyst: Design for Change Competition, an international contest that invites artists to design a compelling socially-themed piece for a charity or cause of their choice. Damer, who operates AlreadyBeenChewed.tv, relied on Maxon’s Cinema 4D to create a sophisticated digital illustration entitled Malaria Kills. The piece is designed to raise awareness and funds for the Malaria No More Foundation (www.malarianomore.org).
The contest was run by Veer.com, a creative source for exclusive fonts and images, in association with other international design industry resources, including Slanted (www.slanted.de), a web portal and quarterly print magazine dedicated to typography and design; Onedotzero www.onedotzero.com), a London-based organization that commissions and showcasesinnovation across all aspects of moving image, digital and interactive arts; and Depthcore (www.depthcore.com), an international collective focused on modern digital art.
Damer’s winning design entry netted Malaria No More a donation from Veer, and was recently projected at public spaces in Berlin and London. The piece uses shiny, abstract 3D elements generated in Cinema 4D that were composited with photographs of tree limbs, mosquitoes and rocks to make the continent of Africa appear like a large hair piece of a young African queen. Damer’s workflow included Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects.
“It’s really cool to be part of Veer’s competition and I’m honored to receive recognition from several design industry leaders and know that my work will benefit Malaria No More, an exceptionally worthy organization,” says Damer.
More than 175 entries were received for the competition.