Idly passing the time in my hotel room while at the Promax BDA Conference in NYC; which btw I’ll be posting a snippet about the informative State of Design lecture I attended by Motionographer founder Justin Cone; I came across the website for New Bohemia Signs.
While not motion related per se, I’m always enchanted by their lovingly detailed hand-painted signs, the detail and craftsmanship is a glorious thing to behold. A few months ago they had a wonderful show at The Summit in San Francisco.
Beloved Impactist duo just posted their newest work, promos and titles for Wilfred, a quirky new Elijah Wood series on FX. Besides having the beautiful detail we’ve come to expect from their work, it’s a fun low-fi look. With the simplified forms and bold colors there’s definitely a Saul Bass/touch of Paul Rand style going on. Also, the quick snippets of their process is a great quick look behind the scenes, confirming that indeed human hands created those shapes and not a cursor.
Impactist at their best. Read more about the project on their blog.
Incase announced their upcoming line of headphones. Incase it seems is looking to expand their product line. There’s a been a recent surge in vintage inspired headphones, which have been all the rave. I do have a few pairs of the WESC headphones myself.
I welcome the new line, especially being the industrial design hound that I am. The sleek lines, space-age inspired with a hint of Santiago Calatrava, are lovely. The subtle touches of fluorescent green make all the difference. The designs are well thought out and they’re a nice change of pace from the retro headphones currently on the market. I may just have to exchange my WESC’s for a pair of these.
Max Batt, fellow CCA Alum and recent graduate completed his thesis project on an interesting if morbid subject, the afterlife. Well in this case, the afterlife being Facebook. In his tongue-in-cheek video, he proposes the theory that the key to extending our lives may lie in the social media monolith, all delivered much like a nighttime infomercial. Max’s satire is both humorous and scary.
Kudos to Max!
Take a trip over to Art of the Title Sequence, and pay special attention to Herbst. These surprisingly simple, yet elegant titles are featured, designed and produced by graduate Clemens Wirth. The article gives an in-depth look into the production and making-of. The attention to detail is amazing.
I was absolutely blown away watching this short film. It’s what I would label as Awe-inspiring. The film by motion designer Chris Abbas is made up of a compilation of photography and captures from NASA’s on-going Cassini Solstice Mission. Of course, such brilliance would only come from a Digital Kitchen veteran. The minds who brought us the coveted titles from Six Feet Under, and True Blood. I suggest you check out Mr. Abbas’ showreel.
The images themselves were captured by “the hardworking men and women at NASA with the Cassini Imaging Science System.”
The music is 2 Ghosts I from Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts I–IV album.
via Hello Bauldoff
‘Call Your Girlfriend’, Robyn’s newest video taken from her latest album ‘Body Talk.’
If you’ve followed my work, you know I have a love affair with Lens flares, aside from being a fan of Robyn I couldn’t help but instantly be drawn to this video. Yes, they’re ridiculously overused JJ Abrams style, but they’re beautiful, especially when they’re blowing out half the scene. I haven’t dug enough into the videos production, but something tells me they’ve mostly been inserted in post. Unless of course they shot Anamorphic. Bring on the Flares, you can never have enough.
The video also shows off Robyn’s killer moves. Enjoy.