To promote the 2017 lineup of Manchester music festival Parklife, Andy Baker teamed up with Studio Moross to launch a neon-filled, sythesizer-bathed, Tron-inspired world straight from the 1980's. As we follow the "Parklife Guy" on a journey through reimagined 80's tropes, we're simultaneously given a rundown of all the artists performing at the festival, unveiled in unexpected and often delightful ways.
Directors Andy Baker, Linus Kraemer, Guy Field, Tim Marriott, Kate Moross
Agency The Warehouse Project
Illustrator Guy Field
Production company Studio Moross
Executive Producer Kate Moross
2D Animators Andy Baker, Jamie Hobbs, Charlie Lane-Bush
3D Animator Tom Stockley
Production Assist Jessica Penfold
Compositors Linus Kraemer, Tim Marriott, Tom Stockley
Interns Ashley Park, Leio Kirtley
Music Todd Terje, Delorean Dynamite
Sound Design Father
Ever since he can remember, London native Andy Baker has been obsessed with animation. From over-the-top films like Disney’s Fantasia to Sunday morning regulars like Tom & Jerry, he was immediately hooked. After studying Fine Art in his formative years, Andy went on to pursue a degree in illustration and animation from Kingston University, tailoring his approach and finding his niche somewhere in between the two.
Shortly after graduating, Andy formed multi-disciplinary studio This Is It Collective along with some friends and started taking on commercial work. Their first collaborative project Viceworld, an energetic title sequence for VICE UK, landed This Is It Collective on the map as up-and-coming animators and gave Andy the support he needed to develop his craft.
Since then, Andy has collaborated with multiple artists and illustrators to produce work for clients such as Vans, Warner Brothers, Marmite, Ricard, Adidas, Asics, Seamless, and MTN DEW. His character-driven work and 2D cel techniques—combined with his use of bold color, liquid transitions, and old school animation style—make Andy’s range of work completely contemporary while remaining undeniably classic.