Category Archives: Illustration

Ballet Rotoscope

This short film from Masahiko Sato + EUPHRATES is poetry in motion:

[B]y extracting the movement of a dancing ballerina, we created a animation of locus drawn in the air, and dancing geometric figures, composed with a documentary picture. The geometric figures were created by connecting the movement of ballerina’s joints by using algorithm of computer geometry(such as “convex hull”,and “Delaunay diagram”). Our aim was to represent a complete new type of beauty, by showing the interaction of abstract animation with realistic movements and documentary film.

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Illustration: A charming street-art ad from Coke

I’ve been getting a kick out of this spot running during the Olympics:

The minute-long spot features three animated graffiti characters stealthily shifting off a wall and, unseen by passersby distracted by drinking Coca-Cola, climb their way up skyscrapers towards their destination: a print ad of three bottles of Coca-Cola. The trio then enjoy the drinks together on the side of a water tower.

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Demo: Holographic graffiti

Judith Amores Fernandez is pursuing her PhD at MIT Media Lab & exploring new UX possibilities using Microsoft Holo Lens. Here she presents on her work with HoloARt.

This is a new media of art that explores the use of the holograms in a mixed reality, for creative self-expression. Amores Fernandez shows a video of herself using a Hololens to creates her works of art and then performs a live demonstration.

Check it out:

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“The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel”

I find this Quixotic quest to be roughly 50 kinds of charming:

When Tatsuo Horiuchi retired, he decided to try his hand at art. But instead of spending money on paints and brushes, Horiuchi used what he already had pre-installed on his computer—Microsoft Excel. Now, the 77-year-old artist is creating remarkably intricate digital masterpieces of the Japanese landscape, all on the free graphing software.

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Design: A musical AR visual synthesizer

How might the world look if populated by 3D shapes tied to musical beats? Artist Oscar López Rocha imagines it:

I followed the “karaoke” principle in this project, lyrics appearing while music is playing. Instead of these, I’ve changed them for geometrical bodies appearing to the rhythm of a song to create visual 3D compositions in real places where I’ve passed by sometime and captured in DSLR video.

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