// How much do you heart me?

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9 February, 2011  |  design, digital, internet  |  Comments Off
Adioso

Adioso

adioso trip

adioso trip

Great HTML 5 website for Valentines day! Adioso or How much do you heart me combines a great user interface to discover short getaways including flights and accommodation depending on how much you want to spend on your lover.

Via Notcot

// 7 Summits Infographic

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2 February, 2011  |  design  |  Comments Off
7 summits

7 summits

Elegantly designed infographic by ffunction. Shows the Tallest summits on 7 continents.

Via Notcot

// HEXidecimal Clock

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24 January, 2011  |  design, digital  |  Comments Off

The Colour Clock is a screensaver that displays 24 hour time and the numbers correllate to the Hexadecimal colour value so every second shifts colour to match the time. Brilliant and such a nice minimalist design by digital designer Jack Hughes.

#135821

#135821

#135839

#135839

#135858

#135858

#140011

#140011

// Animated Buildings

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23 January, 2011  |  Architecture, art, design, digital, motion  |  Comments Off

Here is a selection of the best animated buildings I have come across. They range in style from full computer graphics 3D, light shows to the ingenious work of Ned Kahn who utilised the forces of nature to reveal their hidden movement. I would love to see something like any of these projects on the UTS Tower building in Sydney!

Vertical Canal by Ned Kahn from Benjy Young on Vimeo.

// Museum Of Moving Image

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20 January, 2011  |  Architecture, digital, motion  |  Comments Off

Museum of Moving Image NYC

Museum of Moving Image NYC


Museum of Moving Image NYC

Museum of Moving Image NYC

The Museum of Moving Image in New York City has just opened up with a newly designed architecture by Leeser Architecture. I will definitely be checking this place out when I am in town. The Real Virtuality Exhibition looks interesting.

Via DesignBoom

// Silver Black Cycle

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20 January, 2011  |  design, motion  |  Comments Off

Silver Black Cycle

Silver Black Cycle


Silver Black Cycle

Silver Black Cycle


Silver Black Cycle from Rhett Dashwood on Vimeo.

Elegantly Beautiful moving image work by Australian Rhett Dashwood. Silver Black Cycle is an animation based around the concept of time.

Using circles as a symbol of time; decaying particles and undulating waves transition throughout the animated work to show that the only constant is change. The piece then loops to begin a new life cycle.

Via Visuelle

// No individual raindrop considers itself responsible for the flood

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14 January, 2011  |  design  |  Comments Off

raindrop

I felt this image was quite poignant considering the catastrophic floods currently happening in Queensland and previously in Pakistan. My heart goes out to all those affected. Please give generously.

Via Care Daily

// Digital Topologies

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7 January, 2011  |  art, digital  |  Comments Off
Still - "Immacolata Concezione" - Tiepolo Still - "Immacolata Concezione" - Tiepolo Still - "Las Meninas" - Velazquez Still - "Las Meninas" - Velazquez
Process

Process

Topologies (Excerpt) – Velazquez from Quayola on Vimeo.

I came across these really interesting works by Quayola called Topologies. They transform iconic artworks in the Prado in Madrid through a software program to reveal the underlying structure and transform the works into new moving digital works. As i have a love of abstract art, I find these really interesting. This has a striking resemblance to Hall of Fragments which I blogged about quite some time ago.

Via The Fox Is Black

// 2011 Year of the doer

1 January, 2011  |  film, photography, wisdom  |  1 Comment

The first day of a new year is always exciting because of the anticipation for the infinite possibilities of what 2011 might hold for us, all those dreams of what we could achieve and experience. What we forget is that all of these things are possible as long as we turn these thoughts into action. Not just think, but do.

I came across an amazing site and conference whose aim is exactly this: Do Lectures.

That people who Do things, can inspire the rest of us to go and Do things too.

I would love to go to this conference one day as the speakers and event look so interesting. It might even rival TED someday?

Some amazing inspiration offered from the blog of Do Lectures entitiled Find your love is a poetic and beautifully shot short film by Astray Films called Dark Side of the Lens.

So this year I am going to become more of a ‘doer’ so that I might achieve my dreams and inspire others.

Still from Dark Side of The Lens

Still from Dark Side of The Lens


Still from Dark Side of The Lens

Still from Dark Side of The Lens


Still from Dark Side of The Lens

Still from Dark Side of The Lens


Still from Dark Side of The Lens

Still from Dark Side of The Lens


DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.

// Kinetic Art – Dynamic Structure

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22 December, 2010  |  design  |  Comments Off

Kinetic Art – Dynamic Structure 29117 from Willem van Weeghel on Vimeo.

Dynamic Structure 29117 is the latest kinetic object by Willem van Weeghel. 32 independently moving lines generate constantly changing ordered and random structures that appear and disappear. It’s a mesmerising experience which is the essence of elegant simplicity. Although it looks simple I am sure it is quite complex. You can also download a dynamic structure screensaver from his site. awesome.

Movement is the central means of expression in my work. The changing structures that appear move in the transitional area between chaos and order, between variability and uniformity, between volatility and consistency. As a reconciliation of opposites.

Dynamic Structure 29117

Dynamic Structure 29117


Dynamic Structure 29117

Dynamic Structure 29117

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// Digital Liquid Simulation

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15 December, 2010  |  design  |  Comments Off

digital liquid

digital liquid


This digital liquid simulation is fun to play with. It would be awesome as a screensaver. The demo is created by Grant Kot.

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// Watermark identity

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25 November, 2010  |  design  |   |  Comments Off

Watermark logo design

Watermark logo design


watermark sketch

watermark sketch


Watermark website design

Watermark website design

Impressive glimpse into the development of a brand blueprint for The women’s leadership forum Watermark (formerly Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives) from Moving Brands .The text and process images really show the level of thinking and refinement that goes into the development of a brand.

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// eCLOUD

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21 November, 2010  |  sculpture  |  Comments Off

A dynamic sculpture made of tiles that fade between transparent and opaque the movement reflects weather patterns in real time from places around the world.

eCLOUD from Dan Goods on Vimeo.

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// Futuristic Retro Girls

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15 November, 2010  |  art, illustration  |  Comments Off

psiloveu.7

psiloveu.7


Dreamer

Dreamer


Blessed

Blessed

I came across Jason Thielke’s art last week. A great mix of portraiture, architecture and feeling are present in his art. It’s modern yet retro at the same time. His female portraits remind me of a sofisticated Barbarella.

// Revenge of the animated gif

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29 October, 2010  |  design  |  Comments Off

Well I was definitely on the bandwagon of sending animated gif’s into antiquity. That was until I saw the work of BRANDON JAN BLOMMAERT. Long live the animated gif!

animated Gif

animated Gif


Animated gif

Animated gif


Animated Gif

Animated gif

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// Photograffeur JR

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21 October, 2010  |  photography  |  Comments Off

JR photograph

JR


JR photograph

JR


JR photograph

JR


JR photograph

JR

JR is an anonymous photographer and artist and the 2011 TED Prize winner. JR creates pervasive art that spreads uninvited on buildings of Parisian slums, on walls in the Middle East, on broken bridges in Africa or in favelas in Brazil. People in the exhibit communities, those who often live with the bare minimum, discover something absolutely unnecessary but utterly wonderful. And they don’t just see it, they make it. Elderly women become models for a day; kids turn into artists for a week. In this art scene, there is no stage to separate the actors from the spectators.

You can check out more of his amazing photographs on his website. Plus make sure you watch the video on the TED website.

Congratulations JR and keep the projects going.

Via NYTimes

// Macro Motion

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13 October, 2010  |  animation, motion  |  Comments Off

FOTB 2010 titles by Nando Costa

FOTB 2010 titles by Nando Costa


FOTB 2010 Titles from Süperfad on Vimeo.

Nando Costa and Süperfad created this amazing titles sequence for FOTB 2010 by using macro motion pictures and materials with magnetic properties. Again this proves that there is nothing comprable to the beauty of nature and it’s abilities.

This is a nice little rationale for the project:

The choice of materials was driven by the desire to graphically represent the concepts of attraction and repulsion. The idea that graphic artists of all sorts attend events such as FOTB because they are inspired and therefore attracted to each other’s work, while at the same time often competing in the same fields as peers, which represents the repulsion factor.

Nando also has some great behind the scenes photos on his website which are well worth a look if you’re interested.

Thanks Alex for the link

// Adaptive Bloom

12 October, 2010  |  design  |  1 Comment

Justin Goodyer: Adaptive Bloom – Bartlett School of Architecture from Ruairi Glynn on Vimeo.

Adaptive Bloom - Justin Goodyer

Adaptive Bloom - Justin Goodyer

These blooming mechanical flowers by Justin Goodyer remind me of touching Sea anemones in rockpools at the beach when I was a kid/ I still do it…

This piece is part of the Constructing Realities showcase of work from the new Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research at the Bartlett School of Architecture.

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// Pixels take over the world!

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27 September, 2010  |  animation  |  Comments Off

PIXELS by Patrick Jean from ONE MORE PRODUCTION on Vimeo.

Was just shown this hilarious video about the world being taken over by 8-bit creatures!

// Cutout typography

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23 September, 2010  |  illustration, typography  |  Comments Off

Kate Forrester - The big chill poster

Kate Forrester - The big chill poster


cutout style

cutout style


Moonstruck Chocolate packaging

Moonstruck Chocolate packaging

Beautifully cute illustrations and typography by Kate Forrester. The style really works for coffee and chocolate brands. The handmade works are detailed and have a feminine aesthetic. I like that an addition of a skull can give it a darker tone. The colours are fun and a visual feast.

Via Design*Sponge