A bold, thought-provoking animation to make us rethink ageism
It's hard to believe that Eleanor Russell-Jones is still a student, thanks to the skill and thoughtfulness this animation exemplifies.
Russell-Jones, a student at Arts University Bournemouth, created this piece as a response to the Moving Pictures brief set by the RSA Student Design Awards.
Her piece is a gorgeously graphic and superbly elegant work with a retro New Yorker-esque vibe that fits perfectly with the poignant audio, which implores us to rethink how we view older people and challenge inherited ideas that old = "ugly" or "useless." It emphasises the message that age really is just a number and is not what defines us.
It was one of the winners of this year's RSA Student Design Awards (you can see the other winners here, an annual competition for students and recent graduates run by the RSA, a charity that’s "committed to finding innovative, practical solutions to social problems."