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Calling all Animators and Background Artists! Studio Ghibli Wants You!

Studio Ghibli’s fantasy aesthetic has inspired so many of the current generation of animators and background artists that it seems only appropriate that the iconic studio is actively seeking to recruit undiscovered artistic talent for Boro the Caterpillar, Hayao Miyazaki’s much-lauded return project that takes its full-length inspiration from a short film.

The film is set to be released in 2019, but the actual animation and background artwork begins this October. Applicants must be able to speak Japanese and commit to three-year contract. With a wage of 200,000 Yen per month, it’s a labour of love, but what a fabulous experience! Applications close on the 20th July, which gives potential applicants plenty of opportunity to research the processes and practice of Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. SEEN can only imagine that the competition will be intense, making Boro the Caterpillar truly spectacular.

Find out how to apply here.

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Faune: a free new typeface from France

SEEN has always been fascinated by typefaces, so was very interested to hear that the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), a public establishment of the French Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale, has commissioned the creation of a type family. Alice Savoie was chosen by a panel of experts following …

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Prep release new single and play Islington Assembly Hall this Sunday

Well, if this isn’t the sound of the summer, SEEN doesn’t know what is – PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less …

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Enjoy the Feast of St. Patrick with with a Midleton Very Rare Champagne Cocktail at Corrigan’s of Mayfair

Londoners will know how enthusiastically the city enjoys St. Patrick’s Day. For a different and very luxurious experience of this auspicious day, you might want to try a trip to one of (Irishman born and bred), Richard Corrigan’s restaurants, particularly Corrigan’s Mayfair who will be hosting a full-day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish …

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Art on a Postcard Presents their Secret Auction at The Other Art Fair

Regular readers of SEEN will know that we just love the charitable initiatives set up by Art on a Postcard. They bring art lovers (and it must be said, auction-lovers) together for the support of the Hepatitis C Trust, which is dedicated to raising awareness, ending discrimination and being a hub for information and representation …

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Unflinching: Jenny Wilson releases Lo’ Hi’

SEEN is fascinated by the discomfiting yet necessary vision of Jenny Wilson who has released a new single LO’ HI’, the latest track to emerge from her forthcoming album 
‘EXORCISM’, due for UK release on April 20, 2018 via Gold Medal Recordings. Having previously collaborated with contemporaries including Robyn and The Knife (to whose Rabid …