Conceptual marketing at its best. This is a humorous ad for Verizon’ new campaign “A Better Network” by advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy with the help of digital artist Albert Omoss. Omoss uses code to create software, and software to create visual art, that is, 4D surreal and psychedelic images and films, either for client projects or self-initiated experiments.
Another notable project by the same artist is the award-winning typographic title sequence for FITC Tokyo 2015.
Branden Harvey has made the idea of seeking the good in the world his mission. He started a project where each week he shares five of the most hopeful news stories he has come across from around the world in the form of a newsletter, he calls, the Goodnewsletter. The reaction of people has been incredible. Hundreds of people sent in articles, videos, and stories of hopeful things, happening in the world. I have also subscribed to the newsletter. In a world of bad news and negativity all around, there was obviously a need for a hopeful voice to share only good news. As Harvey says: “There’s no shortage of good news in the world. You just have to know where to look.” Love the idea!
Amazing! Illustrator Christoph Niemann has created the latest cover for the New Yorker but it’s the first time, augmented reality technology is used to animate its cover artwork, with the help of London studio Nexus.
Niemann’s front and back cover illustrations feature a commuter jumping through the subway doors with a tablet and coffee in hand (actually she reminds me of the Statue of Liberty!). When these are viewed through augmented reality app “Uncovr” they come to life, becoming a fully animated cityscape where the subway doors shut and the train travels through New York.
An interesting project by German photographer Josef Schulz, these are classic American roadside signs with all the branding and text digitally removed. They kind of remind you something, but look really weird without the logos.
‘Josef Schulz always photographs the billboards alongside US highways and in the shopping centres from below, in front of a uniform sky. What these boards refer to lies outside the sphere of the pictures; we can only speculate. In addition, the billboards were also stripped of their writing and logos during postprocessing. Deprived of their message and their function they are turned into empty speech bubbles.’
As a member of a Pixar-crazed family, it is very interesting that Pixar Animation Studios has teamed up with Khan Academy to release Pixar in A Box, a new free online resource, where through a series of great video lessons, interactive exercises and hands-on activities, students discover how the math concepts they learn in school enable Pixar filmmakers to work on things like Environmental Modeling, Character Modeling, Animation, Crowds, Sets and Staging, and Rendering. The program is designed for kids in sixth grade and up, but is available and accessible to all ages. Each part has a series of short videos explaining the practical use of math using an example from a Pixar movie, then the user can play around with an app online.
Great for kids to see the connection between the math they learn at school and their application in the cool world of Pixar.
On January 2016, The New York Public Library made over 187.000 digital items in the public domain, available for high resolution download. Great collection of photographs, old menus, maps, prints, engravings, postcards, music sheets, lithographs, letters, documents, drawings, watercolors etc, from as early as 11th century until more recent years.
But what is amazing is the visualization tool, that groups ALL these images chronologically, or by genre, collection or even color.