Thursday, 31 March 2011

Sneak Peek

Here's a little teaser of your next dose of inspiration.
Tomorrow 12pm. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

New Exhibition: Wim Crouwel a graphic odyssey

The Design Museum celebrates the prolific career of the Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel in this, his first UK retrospective. Regarded as one of the leading designers of the twentieth century, Crouwel embraced a new modernity to produce typographic designs that captured the essence of the emerging computer and space age of the early 1960s. See more here.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bert Simons - Paper Sculptures


3 dimensional pseudo realistic paper portraits and sculptures. These are papercraft sculptures made in the same way as the familiar papercraft houses and animals. See more of Ben's paper sculptures here.

Aerosyn-Lex

Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is a Designer, Typographer& Creative Director of The KDU (the world's largest private design society.) Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lex is a graduate of both Pratt Institute and Temple University of Japan, and has lived and worked in New York and Tokyo. He is currently based in Brooklyn. See more here.

Hot from Paris - Tom Speirs


Tom Speirs has done some beautifully simple typographic executions.
Worth having a look. See more here.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Fragments of RBG



















onformative have created quite a trippy looking LED screen installation where depending on how the viewer approaches it the digital face will start to distorted. Creating some quite interesting shapes and patterns. Read more about it here.


fragments of RGB - 02 from onformative on Vimeo.

Monday, 21 March 2011

STUNT

More highly charged, adrenaline-fuelled ads from Wrangler. The new 'We are Animals' campaign, dubbed 'Stunt', features stunt people performing daring acts to introduce and promote it's Spring/Summer 2011 collection. The acts include jumping out of windows, falling through glass and being set on fire, producing a series of dramatic and visually striking images captured by photographer Cass Bird. The campaign depicts the Wrangler person well - fearless, he takes risks, lives for the moment and acts on instinct.




Experience the shoot from the perspective of the stunt people through this website, created by Stink Digital

Behind the scenes film below:



Brands in Hands

Quite a nice little self promotional film by Brothers and Sisters which talks about how social media is effecting the way brands communicate and deliver messages to their audience - entertainment, engagement and interaction being key.


The cardboard YouTube style website was illustrated by Richard Fairhead and the animation by Sister Arrow.






Thursday, 17 March 2011

Subdivided Pavilions


Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the use of algorithms and computation to generate amazing architectural forms. See more here.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Luminant Point Arrays

Luminant Point Arrays is a series of photographs by Stephan Tillmans. They show tube televisions in the moment they are switched off. Found over at ignant.de

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami

Click here to view images. Move the slider to compare satellite images from before and after the disaster.

ENCORE Interactive Model


The ENCORE Interactive Model from E N C O R E on Vimeo.
ENCORE have create a stunning piece of interactive motion graphics to showcase Lyon future train sta­tion project.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Explosive Graffiti

Pretty impressive form of graffiti art by Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto.

"The idea is to take the act of vandalism –
the act of destroying in order to create –
to the extreme, as modus operandi".

I wonder what the owners of the buildings
think of his explosives and drills?

What is Situationist?

Situationist is an iPhone app that makes your everyday life more thrilling and unpredictable. It alerts members to each other's proximity and gets them to interact in random "situations". These situations vary from the friendly "Hug me for 5 seconds exactly" or "Compliment me on my haircut", to the subversive eg "Help me rouse everyone around us into revolutionary fervour and storm the nearest TV station". Members simply upload their photo and pick the situations they want to happen to them from a shortlist, in the knowledge that they might then occur anywhere, and at any time. Developer: Benrik

Friday, 11 March 2011

MIT Media Lab Identity

MIT Medialab's new visual identity is based on an algorithm that produces a unique logo for each person, including faculty, staff and students. Each person can claim and own an individual shape, based on the three geometric shapes in the design used, and can use it on their business card and personal website. They can also create animations for any video content the Lab produces, using custom software.

The identity is aimed at highlighting the spirit of collaboration the Lab represents, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new building.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

PUMA Faas

Loving these Puma spots created for the launch of Puma's Faas running shoe. The world's fastest band run whilst performing across Jamaica - the world's fastest country. Cool and catchy!

Puma Blam! Blam!

video

Puma: Recording

video

Directed by Fredrick Bond
Production Company: MJZ

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

UNICEF's AR/QR code posters

Scan the poster and to access the a profile of the person shown, explore the environment they live in, and make donations. A quick and simple way for greater engagement and understanding of what UNICEF is doing.

You Are Listening To Los Angeles


There's something cool about this. A live stream from LA police radios mixed with creative commons ambient music drawn from Soundcloud.
Cooler still is this which mixes ambient tracks with live audio radio between the space shuttle and mission control, which is landing today (wednesday) at around 4:57 pm.

Handbook of QRCode

A quick explanation about QR codes and how it works. If you like that visit denso-wave.com to learn more about the company who developed QR.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

INSIDE OUT by JR

French street artist JR has launched the INSIDE OUT project which invites people around the world to tell their stories through self-portraits mounted on exterior surfaces. Individual and group participants will contribute to a global exhibition which will be documented and viewable online.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Group Me/Beluga


'Beluga', a new social network tool, has just been bought by Facebook ('Group Me' is a rival that does the same thing). It's a group texing/Foursquare thang that is proving popular with skiers, festival goers...
Not big yet, but might be soon, and a would be a channel for targeted ads/games etc.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Robo Rainbow


Simple idea, but a lot of work for bloomin rainbows.