Cinemaps, Andrew DeGraff draws the movements of the characters in the films.

Cinemaps, Andrew DeGraff draws the movements of the characters in the films.

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Photography

Andrew DeGraff, artist and illustrator who lives and works in Maine, has managed to combine and unite his profession with his passion for film and cinema in a unique and quite original way, giving life to the series of illustrations “Cinemaps“. 

Andrew spends hours and hours enclosing in a single drawing all the movements and paths of the characters of some of the most iconic films, from Shining to The Breakfast Club. 

In practice, for each film, there is only one drawing, made with gouache and ink on paper, which in the end takes the form of a map complete with all the details that we can see in the film, from streets to buildings, from nature to objects. 

But don’t be fooled, even though the final result can be enclosed on a sheet of paper, it doesn’t mean that the work is simple, on the contrary. 

After choosing the film to “map”, Andrew looks at it a couple of times, during which he rebuilds the path and movements of each character – or at least the main ones. He also helps from behind the scenes or even from lego reconstructions. Only once all the material has been collected does it move on to the actual drawing, which for minor works can be taken from 50 to 80 hours, while for more complex maps it can even take up to 1000 hours. 

Discover the drawings of Cinemaps in our gallery.

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Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff The Wizard of Oz Il magod di Oz | Collater.al
The Wizard of Oz
ghostbuster Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff | Collater.al
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom e il tempio maledetto Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff | Collater.al
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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Labyrinth dove tutto e possibile Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff | Collater.al
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Mad Max Fury Road Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff | Collater.al
Mad Max Fury Road
Mad Max Fury Road Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff | Collater.al
Mad Max Fury Road
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The Lord of the Rings Il Signore degli Anelli Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff | Collater.al
The Lord of the Rings
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The Shining
The Silence of the Lambs Il silenzio degli innocenti | Collater.al
The Silence of the Lambs
Cinemaps, Andrew DeGraff draws the movements of the characters in the films.
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Keith Haring: Street Art Boy, the new BBC film

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy, the new BBC film

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

It was February 16, 1990, when one of the most influential and emblematic contemporary artists died prematurely, ripped from life by AIDS. This year, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of Keith Haring‘s death, the BBC has produced a film that retraces the artist’s story. 

Titled Keith Haring: Street Art Boy, the film recounts in just under an hour and a half some of the most emblematic episodes and encounters in Haring’s life. The works are interwoven with images, interviews with Keith himself and unpublished footage from the archives of the Haring Foundation and made available to the BBC. 

Through the artist’s life is also told the New York of the 80s and 90s, the art and creativity that exploded at every corner, but also AIDS and fear. 

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy is directed by Ben Anthony and was broadcast for the first time on the BBC Two channel on July 4th, but you can watch it again on the BBC streaming site, iPlayer

This fascinating and compelling film – told using previously unheard interviews with Haring, which form the narrative of the documentary – is the definitive story of the artist in his own words. 

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“Safe House”, Keer’s work inspired by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

“Safe House”, Keer’s work inspired by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Emanuele D'Angelo · 1 month ago · Art

Inspired by the great couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Leon Keer, one of the most important artists in the world of anamorphic street art, has recently created “Safe House”.

His latest work presents a gift box in trompe l’oeil on the tympanum of a building.
“It is not obvious for everyone to have a roof over their head, your home is precious and gives you comfort and protection, a gift for the necessary needs of life.”

“Safe House” is a packaged house, artfully crafted with a great optical illusion is a tribute to Christo and Jeanne-Claude, it was made for MX29 Graffiti Tour 2020 organized by Ateliers du Graff.
The Dutch artist wants us to reflect on the importance of having a roof over our heads, something that we very often take for granted, but which, as he says, is fundamental.

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Harry Greb’s mural dedicated to Ennio Morricone

Harry Greb’s mural dedicated to Ennio Morricone

Giulia Pacciardi · 1 month ago · Art

In the heart of Trastevere, more precisely in Via delle Fratte di Trastevere, on the corner of Via dei Fienaroli, the Roman neighborhood where Ennio Morricone was born and grew up, a new mural dedicated to him stands out since yesterday.
It is the work of the prolific street artist Harry Greb, who is no stranger to this type of tribute. Over the years, in fact, he has titled walls to leading Italian figures of our times such as Alberto Sordi, Anna Magnani and Rino Gaetano.

In Greb’s vision, Morricone looks fixedly at us through his glasses, with a luminous crown resting on his head, the Academy Honorary Award in his left hand and his right hand busy mimicking the gesture of silence.

The opera dedicated to the Roman composer appeared yesterday afternoon, just a few hours after his death which shook the hearts of most.

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Glen Martin Taylor and his reconstructed ceramics

Glen Martin Taylor and his reconstructed ceramics

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

Among the most famous and fascinating artistic techniques, the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi undoubtedly stands out. It is a practice born from the idea of transforming an imperfection, a damage or a wound into something even more beautiful and perfect. Basically, this technique consists in repairing ceramic objects, even those of daily use such as cups and plates, using gold or cast silver to weld the shards. The final result gives the object a unique look and, what is no small thing, a much higher value than the original. It is precisely from the art of Kintsugi that the artist Glen Martin Taylor was inspired for his works. 

Like the Japanese, Glen Martin Taylor repairs ceramics of all kinds, some made by him and others bought but replacing precious metal with everyday objects, from twine threads to metal elements. 

If in Kintsugi’s art the only important part is that of repair, for the artist the act of reassembling objects is as important as that of destroying them. Through these two phases, the artist frees his emotions and confronts them by creating objects that will eventually have lost their primary purpose, but not their importance. 

Discover all the works by Glen Martin Taylor on his Instagram profile

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