Vietnam Pop Maps

Vietnam Pop Map 1975
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 to my initial discovery that during the period of the war on the Indochinese peninsula the amount of music genres tripled. The maps, regarding the idea that Vietnam was an extension of American society, are taking the genres and the bands literally to Vietnam. There, the development of the genres is presented in the style of battle plans.

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.