DEFA trailer nominated for German Design Award
The trailer Buchstabenschubser produced last summer for the DEFA foundation is nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2010 (Designpreis Deutschland). The 2 minutes long 35mm clip already won the 2nd Design Award 2008 of the Federal State of Brandenburg.

The DEFA foundation is the legal succesor of the former East German film studio DEFA. They aren’t producing films anymore but manage the heritage of over 3.500 films, motion pictures, documentaries and animated films, and they support several independent film projects and individual artists. The foundation is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in 2009. Therefore we, under the lead of Jan and Ellen from Buchstabenschubser, produced the above mentioned trailer, a mixture of rare footage of the film studio’s intriguing history and traditionally animated elements that picture the new beginning and the vital heritage at the same time.

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.