Indigenous poetry featured at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair – New Zealand

The inspiration for this project was a desire to bring to life quotes from great New Zealand authors.

Created by Storybox and National Park the project was commissioned by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage for New Zealand ‘ s involvement as Guest of Honour at the 2012 Frankfurt Book F air. The quotes were chosen by Witi Ihimaera and structured to emulate the welcome onto a Marae.

“We wanted to take the essence of each quote and give it a simple yet elegant visual metaphor”, says director Robert Appierdo from Storybox.

The final result is a combination of illustration, stop motion and motion graphics animating the words of, Katherine Mansfield, Patricia Grace, Michael King, Selina Tusitala, Witi Ihimaera, Magret Mahy, Hone Tuwhare, Hirini Melbourne, Bill Manhire and traditional Maori whakatautki.

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Date Visited: Tue Oct 09 2012 18:16:47 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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