INSPIRATORS // JOHN PLUCINSKI // 06

INSPIRATORS is a series in which I’ll highlight some of my immensely talented friends or colleagues. Basically once (or maybe twice?) a month i’m going to make a post about a friend or friends in a creative field who deserve more recognition for the unbelievably wonderful things they create; be it music, photography, illustration, music, video or motion graphics, etc. I promise that you’ll enjoy these images, videos or sounds. So take a second and check em’ out?

JOHN PLUCINSKI // 06

 

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WooHoo

I had the absolute pleasure of learning under John Plucinski at Columbia College Chicago. He was a seasoned veteran of the industry and an incredibly warm and magnetic person. JP taught my storyboarding class, and in that class I received some of the best advice and critiques on my work that I’ve received to this day. Not only was he an inspired teacher, but he also fostered relationships and helped students grow immensely both personally and professionally outside of the classroom. He was the absolute definition of a creative genius and mad scientist. He worked tirelessly on his own work, work that I greatly admire, and he was bound by no style.

I’m absolutely blown away by the work he created. He created a street art alter ego for his work, ‘WooHoo’, and mocked up ideas for brilliantly imaginative installations. He also created this amazing series of illustrations where he paired visual imagery inspired from old Japanese woodcuts with modern harajuku culture.

This coming July 4th it will be two years since the world lost a visionary and a friend.

If you’re inspired by his work I invite you to share it! You can purchase prints of his work here.

 

Dr. Brown

 

Travis