ABOUT /

Tulips and Chimneys is a Cape Town-based creative studio specializing in concept development and creating visuals for films, digital and print media. We dream up and construct unique, diverse aesthetics for environments, sets, props and costumes for all media. We like to be involved in the early stages of conceptualizing a project, overseeing its direction and development right through. We are highly skilled in character design – whether it’s a bohemian princess, a wacky vegetable or an outlandish pirate, we take great care to ensure that their stories and unique personalities are beautifully depicted.

Tulips and Chimneys is represented by Strange Beast in USA, UK and Europe.

OUR SERVICES /

• Character Design
• Illustration
• Animation Direction
• Production Design
• Concept Development

AWARDS /

The Tale of How
Special Distinction Award – Annecy International Film Festival – 2007
Best Independent Film Award – Bradford International Film Festival – 2007
Canal+ Award – Cleremont-Ferrand Film Festival – 2007
Excellence Award (Silver) – Expose 3 – 2007
Grand Master Award (Gold) – Expose 4 – 2007
Artistic Perfection Prize – International Festival of Animation, St Petersburg, Russia – 2007
Grand Prix of Festival (Golden Peg Bear) – Animanima – 2007
Best Video Creation – Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival – 2007
Third Prize – Backup Festival – 2007
Best Animation Short Film – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes – 2007
Best Film – Mnet Edit – 2007
Best Short Film – South African Film and Television Awards – 2007

United Airlines
Craft Gold, Animation and Visual Effects – Loeries – 2009
Silver Award – Clio – 2009
Bronze Award – Clio – 2009
D&AD Annual – D&AD – 2009
Animation – Communication Arts Awards – 2009

Bakers, Precious Biscuits
Silver Statue – London International Awards Festival – 2009
Gold Award – New York Film and Television Awards – 2009
Craft Gold, Art Direction – Loeries – 2009
Craft Certificate, Animation – Loeries – 2009

Mnet, Firefly & Ladybug
Bronze Medal, Motiongraphic Design – Loeries – 2011
Campaign Craft Certificate, Animation – Loeries – 2011
Craft Certificate, Art Direction – Loeries – 2011

Alice
Madness Returns – Craft Certificate, Animation – Loeries – 2011

Clover, Way Better
First Place Golden Statuette – Mobius Awards – 2011
Best International Animation – Infocom EME Awards – 2011
Digital Gold Craft award – Loerie Awards 2012
Craft Certificate Animation – Loerie Awards 2012

The Beatles, Rock Band
Nomination for Yellow Pencil, Animation Crafts – D&AD 2010

Musica
Labour of Love – Bronze Award, Brand Identity and Collateral Design – 2006

Virgin Atlantic, Suite Dreams
Gold Award, Print Craft, Art Direction – Loeries – 2006
Gold Award, Print Craft, Illustration – Loeries – 2006
Gold Award, Print Advertising, Newspaper – Loeries – 2006

African Salad
Silver Award, Publication Design – Loeries – 2007

Amumu, The Curse of the Sad Mummy
Gold Craft Animation Award – Loeries 2015
Bronze Loeries for Best International Video above 30”  – Loeries 2015

Waterfront Stained Window
Craft Certificate Illustration – Loeries 2015