Razzle Dazzle menu
Rearranging my several backup harddrives I stumbled upon some folders that contained a portfolio DVD of mine which I made in 2007 mostly with the intention to help me getting enrolled at Central Saint Martins. The DVD fulfilled it’s purpose and got forgotten afterwards until now. Even though it’s hard to imagine in 2010, only three years later, the odd interactive limitations of DVDs and their menus, I still like this little piece and find the elaborate menu, whose composite size was larger than six PAL screens, still stricking. The patterns it’s based on are called Razzle Dazzle, a First World War camouflage painting of the Allies invented by british artist Norman Wilkinson. London Thames’ HMS Belfast got a Dazzle camouflage painting recently and Turner Prize nominee Nathan Coley did some inspiring installations with similar patterns.
Anyways, I didn’t want these menus to get rusty without ever being seen by anyone else but the Saint Martins examiners. That’s why I opened up the project files and rerendered an HD version and screen captured navigating through three menu screens without starting any of the clips. The videos presented on that portfolio are Panzer, Break the Hood, Freedom Fighter and It covers the hillside.

This is the online portfolio for motion and design projects and related research of Nico Roicke. I'm a graduate of MA Communication Design, pathway Digital Media, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Also I'm part of the motion design studios Sir ja sir and Buchstabenschubser.

Beside motion graphics (or motion design, if you prefer) I'm the co-founder of the fanzine and weblog Jackpot Baby! - New digital pop culture (all texts unfortunately in German language) and I write for Berlin's finest Webblog Spreeblick - Pop, Politics, Products & Positions (German again). Go and catch up some of my latest tweets on Twitter (English and German, it's really hard to tell) or take a glance at some of my Flickr pics and Vimeo vids.