This pixel art by Australian animator Paul Robertson will wake up your eyeballs this monday morning!
Frames is an experiment in storytelling through the collaboration of design and literature. Each edition explores the symbiotic relationship between written word, visual design, and the experience they create. I stumbled over the second edition titled ‘One to see, one to kill’ by Kyle Keen and Grayden Poper, which is worth your time reading!
Two months ago Royal Copenhagen started to make a tribute to the colours black and blue by collaborating with four artists including a musician, a dancer, a photographer and a writer. The fruits of the collaboration were two films, which the 339 year old renowned porcelain company are delighted with.
Credits: Agency: Liquidminds Creative director: Olga Bastian Producer: Rune Hørslev Projectmanager: Mia Skovgaard Sørensen Photographer: Kim Wendt 2. Photographer: David Bauer Stylist: Emilie Dresler Makeup: Mette M Dancers: Patricia Seron Pawlik, Edhem Jesenkovic, Sofia Karlsson Words artist: Claus Ankersen Visual effects: Sacha Wechselmann
Super-slick Swiss type foundry Grilli Type (purveyors of fine fonts such as GT Walsheim and GT Haptik) are already looking forward to autumn — along with new weights and extended character sets they’re also releasing two new typefaces: GT Cinetype and GT Eesti. Roll on crispy leaves and fresh .ttf files…
A little from Noël & Thierry on their new releases: GT Cinetype is based on an engineer’s type design for a movie subtitles typeface from the 35mm era. The brute force design is void of any curves — because really, who needs curves anyway? GT Eesti is a revival of Estonia’s most popular typeface from the Soviet era. It oozes with tons of personality. Just look how happy those kids are about the typeface!
Regular Bold Italic is a collaboration between Jeff Schreiber and Timo Kuilder. Two Dutch graphic designers who set up their own type-foundry offering fonts with character for little money, so that everybody can enjoy them. Check out their tasty website when you have a chance!
This has been doing the rounds on Twitter but’s it’s too good/creepy not to share here again! Omote is a real-time face tracking and projection mapping experiment by Nobumichi Asai. Full credits here.
After inheriting the logo four years ago the Glasgow-based design studio went on to shape every aspect of the Games brand identity. Early projects included Pictograms, an official typeface, a set of sub-brand logos and the interior graphics for the Organising Committee headquarters. They didn’t stop there, the total of 500 projects also included the Official Ticketing and Spectator Guide. As well as art-directing the TV graphics, and developing the creative strategy for the ‘Look of Games’ – the venue dressing, city dressing and sports equipment at Games-time.
With just under a week to go, momentum is building for the first outing of Glug Birmingham on Thursday 21st August. Titled MIDLAND MASTERS, an event curated by Created in Birmingham and Inkygoodness, in association with (the newly rebranded) Glug, is hosted at Fazeley Studios. Riso print programmes for the night have been printed by Hato Press, the poster inside designed by headline speaker Alex Fowkes, with the programme itself designed by Kerry Leslie. We’re looking forward to being there, it promises to be a great night!
PROVIDE (Matt Nation) Starting from the bottom (and we’ll probably be here a while) Hero of Switzerland & FRUKT (Dan Button) Doing a Hobby for a Living Waste Studio (Norm Hayes) Apple P Cuppa Tea Studio Output (Alun Edwards & Chris Allwood) New Challenges Well Made Studio (Gemma Germains) No Friends in Business Alex Fowkes Process is Just as Important as Product
Nine stalls in our pop-up market: Codswallop Collective (Art prints), Brothers of the Stripe (Prints & originals), Working Clasp (Jewellery), Mike Stimpson (Photography), Hero of Switzerland (Art prints), LizzLizz (Comics), PROVIDE (Clothing & Accessories), Bethany Thompson (Art prints), Sam Pierpoint (Handpainted shoes).
Live drawing from Brothers of the Stripe, taking place in the Fazeley Studios courtyard (where you’ll find the BBQ too). Live t-shirt silk-screen printing from Waste Studio. AMMO Magazine special edition launch party. FREE screen print, designed by Alex Fowkes, printed by Whiteduck Screenprint (for the first 100 guests to sign in!) as well as tasty treats from Paisley Immy.
All of this will be taking place at Fazeley Studios, 6pm-11pm. To finish, there’s an after-party at Spot*Light, 10pm-1am.
Tickets are available on eventbrite, priced £7.50 (+ free drink)
A further two events are planned for 20th November (Illustration – speakers include Studio Binky and Florence Blanchard) and 12th March (Digital / Innovation – speakers include Gavin Strange and Jonny Costello).
This week I came across a website that offered one of the most immersive interactive experiences I have witnessed online this far. The Omnisense website markets an imaginary product called O+ and will guide you through the calibration process and initial test of the product. It makes use of your smartphone as a second screen and controller to guide you through a slightly gruesome scenario in the not to distant future.
I thought it might be a hoax site for a big budget movie but it turned out to be a final year student project. Intrigued I spoke to Florian Morel about Omnisense to find out more…
Hi Florian, would you mind telling us a little more about the Omnisense project?
Sure, Omnisense emerged from a general theme; The perception of our world and the enhancement of our senses.
We use our senses to gather informations from our world, but little by little we contribute to the birth of a new world. A digital world, containing information about everything: locations (like google maps), what you like (pinterest), who your friends are (facebook), where you work (linkedin), what you know (wikipedia), what you don’t know (wikileaks). It is becoming more and more a duplicate of our world. This digital environment grows more and more each day but we’re not equipped to interact with it.
However we use some devices such as smartphones which become kind of a body extension, allowing us to access this digital world.
What if you could access these data without the need for such a device ? What if we could get a new sense suited for this digital world? With this background in mind, how would all this personal data affect our life and our judgement?
In the end, it’s all about current problems (personal data on the web) and how to talk about a serious topic in a engaging and immersive way.
Some references that inspired us were: Google Glass, Trask and Weyland Industries, Black Mirror, The Wolf Among Us, transhumanism & body hacking (“L’Humanité augmentée” – Augmented humanity, by Eric Sadin, and “L’être et l’écran” – The being and the screen, by Stéphane Vial).
I’ve seen some pretty great design work come out of Portugal recently. Another Collective for example are producing some clean and considered branding for local businesses and are worth keeping an eye on.
Berg in collaboration with Future Cities Catapult, have developed a very interesting prototype for a low-energy connected display called Pixel Track. In comparison with electronic displays made from LEDs or backlit LCDs, Pixel Track should require less power, components and software to display information.
Information design collective Kurzgesagt make short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Time, the Stock Market or the creation of Planet Earth.
Since 1987 Adobe’s Illustrator program has been an essential tool for almost every graphic designers. It was the first software application for a young company that had, until then, focused solely on Adobe PostScript. Illustrator not only altered Adobe’s course, it changed drawing and graphic design forever.
Always nice to revisit the consistently great Helsinki’s brand design agency Werklig.
Motion designer Peter Quinn loves showreels. He watches a couple every morning while sipping his first coffee. No wonder he started noticing some reoccurring themes, so he decided to mash them all together into one almighty anti-showreel!