Motel One asked me to do some wall illustrations for the lobby in their Cologne Mediapark hotel,
as well as to develop a six minute animation loop for a flat screen behind the bar.

wall illustrations


  • motel one wall illustration bar 1
  • motel one wall illustration bar 2
  • motel one wall illustration bar 3
  • motel one wall illustration bar 4

  • motel one wall illustration lobby 01
  • motel one wall illustration lobby 02
  • motel one wall illustration lobby 03
  • motel one wall illustration lobby 04

The »Cologne Carnival« was the topic of choice for the large murals. They’re located in the bar and the breakfast area. The colors are picked from the CD of Motel One, plus a little red from the lighting object »Comic Explosion« by Ingo Mauerer, which is located in the adjacent lobby.
The vector graphics were printed on wallpaper and wood panels with a waterproof coating. So you can spill your orange juice all over it – no one will be angry with you. I guess.

wall illustrations, 2014
Motel One Mediapark, Cologne
art direction

Katharina Schmid
client
Motel One GmbH

animation loop



This 6 minute animation loop features scenes loosely associated with the »Cologne Carnival«. It uses the same style as the wall illustrations (see above). This is the first time I used rotoscoping.

It runs silently all day on a flat screen behind the hotel bar, there are four scenes (ca. 25 seconds each) which are devided by four ambient parts (60 seconds each). They allow you to enjoy your drink without becoming too distracted.
I added music to the presentation above after the animation was complete, so the syncing isn’t perfect but I think it fits well enough to give you a good idea of the kind of atmosphere I had in mind.

animation loop, 2014
Motel One Mediapark, Cologne
length

6:00min
art direction
Katharina Schmid
client
Motel One GmbH

screenshots

  • motel one cologne animation still 1
  • motel one cologne animation still 4
  • motel one cologne animation still 3