I’m not shy about publicly adoring Simon Robson. Yes, he’s one of Motionographer’s contributors, but even if he hated my guts, I’d be posting the news of his recently updated site.
Among the new work: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares; Save the Children Campaign; idents for “Seeds of Change”; The Oberver newspaper’s “Book of Books”; and animation work Simon directed for the promo of Chris Atkins’ (BAFTA nominated director of “Taking Liberties”) latest film about celebrity culture, which is currently in production.
Simon is obsessed with metaphor, and that’s one of the biggest reasons I like his work so much. He searches high and low for images that work both as instant, visceral stimuli and as densely packed semiotical nuggets that add new dimensions to the written word.
I also like that Simon’s oeuvre is a balance between commercial and non-commercial work. One feeds the other without a bunch of schizophrenic angst developing between the two.