Information design
SPD – »Für Bildungsgerechtigkeit!«

While election is over and the SPD didn’t perform as hoped, the info stop-motion movies are still of relevance. This week coalition talks continue and SPD party leaders do not tire to repeat that most parts of their pre-election goals apply to the policy they want to pursue in a possible coalition with the chancellor’s [...]

SPD – »Für gerechte Steuern & kontrollierte Märkte!«

VoilĂ , the third movie for the SPD. Although it’s the Green Party that was considering the introduction of a Veggie Day for cantines, vegetables became quite handy in explaining the social democratic ideas for a reformed German tax system and regulated financial markets.

SPD – »Sicherheit im Alter!«

The second spot for the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) went live today. It is all about retirement and pensions and it got some cute bunnies, kittens, rainbow horses, heavy machines and dinosaurs. (All part of my very own stamp collection now.)

SPD – »Arbeit ist mehr wert«

I’m currently producing a series of several info stop-motion shorts for the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). The first film got released yesterday and is titled »Arbeit ist mehr wert« (»Work is worth more«).

Vietnam Pop Maps

The idea, these three A1 maps are based on, is strongly connected with the research for my MA dissertation. It is based on the two main hypotheses that 1) the Vietnam War was the first pop war and 2) the Vietnam War was like a catalyst for especially the American pop music. This goes back [...]

CSM studio work

While I’m working in my first year with the Vietnam pop maps on something non-digital  I was kind of missing motion design a bit. The research on information design and map making led me to these two short animations. The above one is a representation of a structure of cohesive mountains in the Swiss Alps [...]

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.