Hend Esmat & Lamiaa Diab
Hend and Lamiaa are a design and animation directing duo. Originally from Egypt, they graduated with a MA in Animation from the Bristol School of Animation. Having studied in UWE's Bower Ashton campus in the past year, they couldn't help but get inspired every day by the deer and wonderful greenery that surrounds this area. They wanted to depict the marvellous scenery through Gromit, and take advantage of his pose to make him look as if he is contemplating the wonderful view. Coming from Egypt, they chose Arabic calligraphy to make abstractions of the grass and trees using the letters of the word 'Bristol' in Arabic, hence the name 'Deerest Gromit'.