Gabriel Benedikt Bachmann is a recent BA graduate in visual communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His graduation project consists of three title sequences for fictional film adaptations based on the classic fairy tales The Nightingale, The Princess and the Pea and The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen.

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According to the designer,

Growing up in Copenhagen, Denmark, the fairy tales of H.C. Andersen are a large part of my childhood and using this opportunity I hope to reignite the publics interest in these classic tales. Having to choose from a seemingly endless amount of tales I chose those whom I best remembered and had the most affection for as a child.

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A title sequence introduces the audience to the important people behind the motion picture. Not only that but being the very first impression of the film it often plays a large role in setting the right mood for the film. For these title sequences I wanted to tell these 3 short tales with strong visuals and by illustrating each sequence in different styles I hope to set the right mood for the audience and give them a glimpse of the world of adventure they’re about to enter.

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Andersens fairy tales are old gems that have had a strong impact on Danish culture and will not soon, if ever, be forgotten. Hence the name “Forglemmigej” which is the Danish name of the flower “Forget-me-not”. A flower who does not want to be forgotten and may even dwelve between the pages of many of Andersens books around the world, dried up and lonely, waiting for the next nostalgic reader or curious child to discover it and wander into Andersens fantastic worlds of fantasy and adventure.

This is our second edition of our yearly round-up of final projects by brand new designers graduating from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. See all our posts on the student works  here.