Augmented reality beauty from Zach Lieberman:
Elsewhere there’s the ethereal Presence 3.1:
Presence is a circular four screen video installation. The screens show moving abstract forms against a black background, the motion of these forms reveal a human presence. These life-size abstract forms have been created by motion captured performances of dancers Julia Eichten and Nathan Makolandra from Benjamin Millepied’s LA Dance Project.
Given the show’s iconic titles, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros (Amazon) seems kind of inevitable, no? Still pretty neat:
It features a total of five stunning spreads, which fold out to create a remarkable pop-up map of Westeros that is perfect for displaying. The book also contains numerous mini-pops that bring to life iconic elements of the show, such as direwolves, White Walkers, giants, and dragons.
Beverly Hills Cop… MTV… pretty much every Vision Street Wear style I ripped off and paint-penned onto my grip tape & sneakers… I’ve often heard my art-history-majoring wife talk about the “Memphis movement” (which has nothing to do with Tennessee, btw), and now it’s fun to take a closer look at this “amusing, appalling” style:
Warhol painted dozens of identical Campbell’s soup cans. Now, thanks to algorithmically driven printing, every consumer object can be unique:
With the help of Ogilvy & Mather Italy, seven million Nutella jars were made, each donned in a one-of-a-kind label. The packaging design for the ‘Nutella Unica’ series was brought to life using an algorithm that combined colors and patterns to create millions of dissimilar arrangements.
I’ll leave it to others to debate whether the world needs an expensive bauble packed with 1.3 million copper-coated nanoballs. I’m just here to enjoy its hypnotic beauty.
Oh man, let this be more than a (sorry, wait for it) pipe dream!
Ever since the late 90’s, when I was a designer browbeating Adobe for a good collaboration system, I’ve been intrigued by efforts to help teams work better together. Frame.io has just rolled out v2 of its video-centric team platform:
Elsewhere, FiftyThree (makers of the much-loved Paper sketching/notes app) have introduced the Slack-savvy Paste tool:
- Arrange your flow and add text to craft the story you want to tell
- Fullscreen walkthroughs and fast feedback from your team that syncs with Slack.
Knowing their history, I’m expecting a lot of delightful attention to detail.
I’m intrigued by—but don’t quite know what to make of—Logojoy, a hosted app that promises, “Using artificial intelligence and advanced learning algorithms, our logo maker is able to produce designs just like a designer would.”
It seems that almost no one in the general public can define just what the hell “AI” means, and I’m not sure that this offers anything more than a nicely packaged wizard/template system. Still, some of the results I got weren’t half bad, and creative disruption will only continue: The world at large will get greater & greater access fairly competent aesthetics (think Target & design for all), while creative people will have to hustle more & more to remain relevant.
If you take it for a spin, let me know what you think.
God bless these crazy little bastards. I won’t spoil the big reveal, but it’s definitely worth stick around for three minutes to get.
A beautiful, dynamic wall calendar that can be used for three months on one charge? I could get into that. Check out the Magic Calendar concept from Google Japan: