It focuses on the display of time via an unconventional mode, by replacing the expected dial arrangement found in the vast majority of the mechanical watches with a set of three interwoven tapes – one to indicate the hour(s), one to indicate the minute(s), and one to indicate the day. ( via hellaveticadesign )
The Art of District 9 - Early prawn concepts
Weta Workshop’s designers began exploring the world of District 9 in late 2006. At the time, little was known about the film, which was simply referred to as Project X among the Weta crew, but the earliest direction made it clear that it would be similar in setting and tone to Neill Blomkamp’s short film Alive in Joburg, featuring tentacle-faced aliens in a grim South African slum.
The stigmatized aliens themselves would be the first design task tackled by the artists, with a large team contributing ideas in an initial frenzy of conceptualization. The guidelines at the time were that the creatures should have tentacled faces and hands, and be designed with practical creature-suit wearing performers in mind, distorting the recognizable human form wherever possible.
- Daniel Falconer, Designer
on a distant world.
These are some revamp concepts for a very old and dear character of mine. For some reason I can never decide to go with a certain design and stick to it with this guy. Oh man, you should have seen the first picture I ever drew of this guy. You wouldn’t know it was the same character (or the same artist for that matter).