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RED NOSE STUDIO: MTA Arts & Design

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

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RED NOSE STUDIO
for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
From Chris’ blog: “Last fall, I was approached by the folks at MTA Arts & Design about the possibility of creating an art card for the subways. The art card project is a way for the MTA Arts & Design to give daily riders something to look at, among all the hustle, that hopefully makes the ride a bit more enjoyable… As we started talking about the project, they also asked if I would consider creating a 2 minute stop-motion animation that would run on the 52 screens throughout the Fulton Center.”

RED NOSE STUDIO: Plansponsor

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

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RED NOSE STUDIO
for Plansponsor
January 2016 cover

RED NOSE STUDIO: The Secret Subway

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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RED NOSE STUDIO
for The Secret Subway by Shana Corey
Published by Schwartz & Wade, available March 8th, 2016

Kirkus Reviews (January 1st, 2016)
“A long-forgotten chapter in New York City history is brilliantly illuminated. In mid-19th-century New York, horses and horse-drawn vehicles were the only means of transportation, and the din created by wheels as they rumbled on the cobblestones was deafening. The congestion at intersections threatened the lives of drivers and pedestrians alike. Many solutions were bandied about, but nothing was ever done. Enter Alfred Ely Beach, an admirer of “newfangled notions.” Working in secret, he created an underground train powered by an enormous fan in a pneumatic tube. He built a tunnel lined with brick and concrete and a sumptuously decorated waiting room for passenger comfort. It brought a curious public rushing to use it and became a great though short-lived success, ending when the corrupt politician Boss Tweed used his influence to kill the whole project. Here is science, history, suspense, secrecy, and skulduggery in action. Corey’s narrative is brisk, chatty, and highly descriptive, vividly presenting all the salient facts and making the events accessible and fascinating to modern readers. The incredibly inventive multimedia illustrations match the text perfectly and add detail, dimension, and pizazz. Located on the inside of the book jacket is a step-by-step guide to the creative process behind these remarkable illustrations. Absolutely wonderful in every way.”

Publishers Weekly (January 4th, 2016)
“Corey’s absorbing story of New York City’s ill-fated first subway provides an ideal venue for the sculptural artistry of Chris Sickels, aka Red Nose Studio. Sickels (The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away from Home) crafts stylized clay figures and furnishings with infinite care, then photographs them under dramatic lighting—they could be stills from a movie. In the 1860s, Alfred Ely Beach conceived of an underground train that could be propelled pneumatically. He oversaw the building of a short tunnel, a single car, the machinery to make it move, and a luxurious underground waiting room, complete with a fountain. “Beach’s train was a sensation,” writes Corey (Here Come the Girl Scouts!). A witty spread shows the car traveling to the right of the page, then back to the left, its momentum causing the wide-eyed, elaborately dressed passengers to sway. Shopkeepers and corrupt city leadership scotched the project, and it was forgotten, but Corey’s account sheds light on the way that commonplace institutions are often preceded by false starts, error, and scandal. Ages 4–8.”

RED NOSE STUDIO: Society of Illustrators Workshop

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

RED NOSE STUDIO
for Society of Illustrators
A Workshop with Red Nose Studio: January 9th, 2016  12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“Join the Society and sculptural/ 3D illustrator Chris Sickels, the artist behind Red Nose Studio, for a bare bones, lo-fi stop-motion animation workshop that is an opportunity to submerge into a miniature world of Red Nose characters that you and your fellow participants bring to life via 24 minuscule movements/frames per second.” Get tickets HERE.
Image: The Blowing Bowler (c) Red Nose Studio (2015). Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design.

RED NOSE STUDIO: The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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RED NOSE STUDIO
for The Wall Street Journal
In Defense of Scrooge

RED NOSE STUDIO: Angie’s List

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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RED NOSE STUDIO
celebrates 7 years with Angie’s List
From Chris’ blog:
“2008 was the year. Tanja Pohl, an Art Director I had previously worked with at Weekly Reader, moved back to Indiana to head up the art dept at, the then little pub, Angie’s List Magazine.
Tanja asked if i would be interested in creating a cover and I said yes. The pub’s budget was small and she wanted to first re-use an existing illustration of mine and we would see how they were received. In 2009 the magazine went through a re-design and we started collaborating regularly on the covers. 80+ covers in all. Topics ranged from aging to tree houses focusing on the service provider industry.”
Visit Chris’ blog to see his favorite covers from the past 7 years.

RED NOSE STUDIO: Angie’s List

Friday, June 12th, 2015

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RED NOSE STUDIO
for Angie’s List
Spread illustration celebrating Angie’s List’s 20th anniversary. Visit Chris’ blog for sketches, photos and a cute animation about how he feels about mowing.

RED NOSE STUDIO: Future Film Festival

Monday, May 25th, 2015

RED NOSE STUDIO
for Future Film Festival
Chris Sickels’ animated short, CREOSOTE, was accepted into the Future Film Festival, May 5-10, in Bologna, Italy. Watch the trailer (above) and visit his blog for more information. Chris invites you to create your own scene or short featuring the CREOSOTE characters by downloading the high-res print file available on his blog and posting it with the hashtag, #creosoteshort.

RED NOSE STUDIO: Angie’s List

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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RED NOSE STUDIO
for Angie’s List
Cover illustration for the March issue. Visit Chris’ blog for sketches and behind-the-scenes photos.

RED NOSE STUDIO: In the Press

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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RED NOSE STUDIO
interviewed for:
Tuesday Tours, www.andreaskyberg.com
Issue 2, Labor of Love
www.skwigly.co.uk