Juxtapoz x Adobe: "Yesterdays and Tomorrows" Public Animation

August 04, 2014

Over the last month on Juxtapoz.com, we’ve been documenting the behind-the-scenes making of Jeremy Fish’s animated mural that coincides with his next art exhibition, Yesterdays and Tomorrows. Using various Adobe programs, including Adobe Creative Cloud, with animator Brady Baltezore, Fish has taken 100 11x14-inch ink-on-paper drawings and turned them into one continuous animation. This past weekend in San Francisco, we turned that animation into a projected mural that took over some of the city’s famous landmarks and became a public showcase in Fish’s own North Beach neighborhood.

During the last several weeks, we followed an insightful process that highlighted both Fish’s and Baltezore’s strengths in collaboration. Fish took the most analog of media, the pen and ink drawing, and transformed it into a moving, fluid piece of animated art. Using his knowledge of Adobe products, Baltezore took Fish’s vision and showed us how to transform the drawings into a completely new visual experience. Using Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Ink & Slide, and sharing their progress on Creative Cloud, two artists with completely different skill sets were able to collaborate and create something wonderful together. 

Yesterdays and Tomorrows is a celebration of Fish’s 20 years of living in San Francisco. With that in mind, we wanted to bring this mural to life in, and literally on, some of the places that his drawings depict. We hope our readers will come celebrate on August 15, 2014, when we project this animated mural once again across from Fish’s art opening at FFDG. Experience the drawings inside the gallery, and watch them come to life outside.
See Jeremy Fish’s new show at FFDG in San Francisco on August 15, 2014, from 6–9pm.

2277 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA