stay critical

stay critical

Recently I was asked to create an illustration in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, which has been the target terrorist attacks, in 2011 and in 2015, presumed to be in response to a number of controversial Muhammad cartoons it published. In the second of these attacks, 12 people were killed, including four cartoonists.

STAY CRITICAL
We should defend free speech but doing so while listening to the voice of the voiceless living in our midst. Charlie Hebdo and the press have the right – and should – publish what they think is right, but everyone is free to be offended by what is published and it is their right, to be critical, too.
Condemn the violence, but stay critical of the labels that are used to characterize some terrorist attacks but not others.


The well-cultivated critical thinker:

Richard Linden and Linda Elder, 2008

– raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;
– gathers and assesses relevant information;
– carefully interprets information to form well-reasoned conclusions;
– tests conclusions, evaluating against relevant criteria;
– thinks open-mindedly, avoiding the influence of untested or irrational concepts and beliefs; and
– communicates effectively with others, particularly in the development and testing of conclusions or solutions.

a card for every occasion

cards

Here are some of the different styles of greeting cards that Tina designed for ‘Addenda Capital’, an investment management firm. The cards turned out beautifully and include examples of christmas, birthday and thank-you cards.

roman hefner / singer songwriter

new images for the website of singer & songwriter roman hefner

roman hefner - the singer

phone / tina zellmer

animation – zellmer

tina zellmer – animation from tina on Vimeo.

don’t fake it – make it
This animation was a collaberation between Tina and
Wolfgang of Kaiserbrand http://kaiserbrand.com/
for the client Fake Feathers.

music is taking over

crow / zellmer
crow / zellmer

music is taking over

ink / zellmer
ink / zellmer

music is taking over

fox / zellmer

fox / zellmer

music is taking over

petrichor / zellmer

petrichor / zellmer
‘Petrichor’ is defined as the distinctive scent which accompanies
the first rain after a long period of warm dry weather

music is taking over

sophrosyne / zellmer

sophrosyne / zellmer
Sophrosyne (Greek: σωφροσύνη) is a Greek philosophical term
etymologically meaning healthy-mindedness and from there
self-control or moderation guided by knowledge and balance.
Roman poet Juvenal later interpreted sophrosyne as
“mens sana in corpore sano” (“a healthy mind in a healthy body”).