06.2018 – Award

#Romanovs100 Photo Colorization Competition

iko­naut wins the inter­na­tio­nal pho­to colo­ring com­pe­ti­ti­on, which was announ­ced as part of the mul­ti­me­dia pro­ject #Romanovs100 and jud­ged by the artist Mari­na Amaral. The­re were three black and white pho­to­graphs of the tsar fami­ly Roma­nov to be colo­ri­zed. iko­naut con­vin­ced the juror with the pic­tu­re of Empress Alex­an­dra in the field.

The­se were cho­sen for several fac­tors, inclu­ding atten­ti­on to detail, color choices, rea­lism and respect for the ori­gi­nal pho­to­graph. Colo­ri­za­ti­on of pho­tos is an art through which we can express our­sel­ves, but we must always keep in mind that they are also histo­ri­cal docu­ments, and the­re­fo­re we can­not modi­fy and/or distort the items that are pre­sent (or not) in the images. When colo­ri­zing pho­to­graphs, we seek to add colors that are as rea­li­stic and histo­ri­cal­ly accu­ra­te as pos­si­ble, never dis­torting facts or intro­du­cing ele­ments that were not pre­vious­ly part of the sce­ne.

The pro­ject #Romanovs100 is about the last Rus­si­an Tsar Niko­lai II and his fami­ly, exe­cut­ed by com­mu­nist Bols­he­viks in 1918. This ended the Tsar’s rule in Rus­sia.

06.2015 – Award

Lan­zen­dorf Paleo­Art Prize

iko­naut and Kent A. Ste­vens have won the renow­ned Lan­zen­dorf Paleo­Art Pri­ze in the Natio­nal Geo­gra­phic Digi­tal Mode­ling and Ani­ma­ti­on cate­go­ry.

This pri­ze is awar­ded annu­al­ly by the Socie­ty of Ver­te­bra­te Pale­on­to­lo­gy in North Ame­ri­ca.

The John J. Lan­zen­dorf Paleo­Art Pri­ze was crea­ted to reco­gnize out­stan­ding achie­ve­ment in paleon­to­lo­gi­cal sci­en­ti­fic illus­tra­tion and natu­ra­li­s­tic art. The­se are the only art awards pre­sen­ted by the sci­en­ti­fic com­mu­nity that spe­ci­fi­cally reco­gnize accom­plish­ments in paleon­to­lo­gi­cal visua­liza­t­ion. Paleo­Art is broad­ly defi­ned as the sci­en­ti­fic or natu­ra­li­s­tic ren­de­ring of paleon­to­lo­gi­cal sub­ject mat­ter per­tai­ning to ver­te­brate fos­sils.  Paleo­Art is one of the most important vehi­cles for com­mu­ni­ca­ting dis­co­ve­ries and data among Paleon­to­lo­gists, and is cri­ti­cal to pro­mul­ga­ting Ver­te­brate Paleon­to­logy across disci­pli­nes and to lay audi­en­ces.

09.2014 – Nomi­na­ti­on

Nomi­na­tion Prix netzhdk

iko­naut was nomi­na­ted for the award of the ZHdK-Alum­ni-Orga­ni­sa­ti­on netzh­dk.

Every year, netzh­dk awards a pri­ze to a bachelor’s or master’s alum­ni of the ZHdK.

06.2010 – Award

Design Förderpreis 2010 of the Zurich University of the Arts

The bache­lor the­sis ‘Wild­wech­sel’ / ‘Snapshot’ by David Schürch was awar­ded the Design För­der­preis 2010 of the Zurich Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts.

This important pri­ze is awar­ded every year and reco­gni­zes the best diplo­ma pro­ject in a uni­ver­si­ty.