Charming animation promoting safety on Melbourne’s railways. Dumb Ways to Die by Metro Trains delivers exactly as you’d expect, a selection of idiotic ways to die, all related to (and probably backed up with statistics from both the train services and researchers for The Darwin Awards…) deaths on and around trains.
The latest interactive project from Google Creative Lab’s Aaron Koblin and Director Chris Milk, ‘This Exquisite Forest’, has gone live this week at The Tate Modern. A clever take on an old surrealist parlour game called ‘Exquisite Corpse’, where each person adds to a composition before passing it on to someone else to continue, they’ve developed a version which runs concurrently within Tate Modern and online. The initial digital ‘saplings’ have been created by Tate favourites Miroslaw Balka, Olafur Eliasson, Dryden Goodwin, Raqib Shaw, Julian Opie, Mark Titchner and Bill Woodrow. From these animations anyone with browser access can choose to continue on the same story, or to take it in a different direction and create a new ‘branch’, using a web based drawing tool developed by Google for the project. As the submissions grow, so will the forest, creating an almost completely user generated art installation of animated ‘leaves’ from around the globe.
You can visit This Exquisite Forest online here (only supported in Google Chrome though, of course…) – www.exquisiteforest.com
Also, check out their previous collaboration on Arcade Fire’s ‘The Wilderness Downtown’ here, another great digital project.
Beautiful animation created by Globaïa for the short film ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’, a commission for the Planet Under Pressure conference. Showing every road, flight path and shipping route in the world you know from the start its going to be pretty spectacular. Watching the rotating globe is strangely hypnotic, but my favourite part of the video is when they remove the earth to show an ‘elastic band ball’ of our travel paths. Although I do find it very similar to the BBC’s ‘Every Death On Every Road’ project (which you can see here), as it’s gone a step further I can overlook that…
Combining the latest in 3-dimensional prototyping technology with sublime typographic art, johnson banks have created Arkitypo: 26 letters, or 26 typographic sculptures, each exploring the character and history of an individual font.
The Arkitypo project developed as a collaboration with digital media and design college Ravensbourne, and acts as a showcase for the college’s prototyping skills and technology. The result is sheer visual delirium, from the “fractalised” Akzidenz Grotesk via the lace-like pipework of Johnston to the Vorticist collision of Zig Zag. Arkitypo took over six months to complete, and was the product of considerable research and practical experiment. And when examined in complete rotation, the results are all the more surprising and inspiring.
You can read more about this project on the johnson banks website here
Great little video for Stephin Merritt’s cover of Franz Ferdinand track Dream Again. Directed by Russell Weekes it sees various audio related objects and controls become faces singing the track. Nice idea, really nicely done.
As an online follow up to their ‘Cog’ advert Wieden + Kennedy have created Honda’s ‘The Experiment’. A fun six level game where you place pop up windows in sequence to create a chain reaction. Not especially difficult, but a good way to wind down on a Friday afternoon! Although I still haven’t worked out how to use the egg timer in level 3…
Have a play at www.experimentgame.com
Nice, fun little project by Uniqlo. Enter either your Twitter ID, or keywords of your choice, and it takes the tweets and images related to what you entered and animates them. Although slightly psychedelic at times, it’s a good way to amuse yourself for a little while!
Have a play at www.uniqlo.com/colortweet
Lovely animated idents for Audi by Why Not Associates as shown on the Creative Review blog, where they explain them as –
“…a message relating to function and form which appear etched or embossed into materials used in Audi’s new Q3 model – tyre rubber, a brake disc, galvanised steel, interior leather, and plastic.”
Shown are just a selection of my favourites, but you can visit Why Not Associates Vimeo page here to see the full set.
Engine Cover Plastic 1
Tyre rubber 1
Galvanised Steel 2
Tyre rubber 2
Lovely animation by Johnny Kelly depicting a farmers move from family farm to industrial meat factory, before seeing the damage he was doing and reverting back. With a soundtrack by Willie Neslon helping the whole thing tinkle along it’s nice to see something so attractive being made for a good cause –
“Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system. Download the song now available on iTunes. Label and proceeds benefit The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-scientist-single/id458479961”
And if you like this, you can find more of his work here vimeo.com/johnnykelly
You can visit the site here
Or read similar posts about my work on this campaign here