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Playing the Bridge, by various artists

Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge will be transformed into an interactive musical instrument as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. Playing the Bridge will be host to performances, workshops and installations, which will draw on the Indonesian gamelan tradition of creating music by striking tuned metalwork. The first stage of the event will encourage members […]

MIT alumni event installation, by Touch Creative

Touch Creative has designed an “interactive wall” displaying projects by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The installation highlights 20 innovations carried out by the university from the past few decades, bringing them to life by projecting different animations onto the wall. The installation was created by Touch Creative for MIT’s recent alumni fundraising event […]

Digital Ornithology installation, by Jason Bruges Studio and JAC Studios

Jason Bruges Studio has collaborated with JAC Studios to design an immersive installation at Nationalpark Vadehavet in Denmark. The installation comprises 562 display screens suspended from the ceiling in a sequence designed to represent the migration of 12 million birds in the surrounding landscape.

Transcending Boundaries, by TeamLab

Tokyo-based digital art group TeamLab has designed a new exhibition at art gallery Pace London called Transcending Boundaries. Featuring three rooms of immersive installations, the exhibition looks to transcend the boundaries of individual digital artworks, while also blurring the lines between art and the exhibition space. Exhibits on display include a virtual waterfall which extends […]

Virtually Real exhibition, by Royal Academy of Arts and HTC Vive

The Royal Academy of Arts and HTC Vive have curated a display of “the world’s first” 3D-printed virtual reality sculptures. The artworks have been created by the Royal Academy School’s alumni Adham Faramawy and Elliot Dodd, and current third year student Jessy Jetpacks, using VR platform HTC Vive. Elements of the artists’ work have been […]

The Recorder print design, by Monotype

The new issue of type foundry Monotype’s bi-annual magazine The Recorder has been released. Issue four explores illustrated type, pixel typography and gaming, and type in urban environments, and includes a focus on Edward Johnston’s London Underground typeface, and an article by Adrian Shaughnessy. Illustrations have also been contributed by Justyna Stasik, DR.ME and Friederike […]

Intangible Matter, by Lucy Hardcastle and The Fifth Sense

The Fifth Sense, an online platform from Chanel and i-D has teamed up with digital artist Lucy Hardcastle to create an interactive online space which explores the “sensorial experience of fragrance”. Intangible Matter is made up of five different graphic “rooms” inspired by Chanel’s N°5 L’Eau perfume – Molten, Mist, Beam, Soft and the Fifth […]

The New Black, by Phoa Kia Boon and Clifford Hiscock

Founder Phoa Kia Boon and creative director Clifford Hiscock have designed The New Black, a coffee shop on Philpot Lane in central London. Design features include stainless steel benches which hide the coffee machines, steel and glass bench seating areas and a “bean counter” near the entrance, where customers are able to smell the individual […]

Conduct the Storm installation, by Flying Object

Flying Object has designed a gesture-based installation which allows audiences to fill the Royal Shakespeare Company’s front of house with thunder and lightning, to coincide with its production of The Tempest. Responding to the hand gestures of players, the storm is projected onto huge screens in the space, increasing with intensity as players gesticulate more […]

Stereohype button badge design competition winners, by various

Stereohype has revealed the winners of its 12th annual button badge design competition. The winning designs were selected from over 1000 submissions in total, with each judge selecting their ten favourite badges. See the full list of winners here.

Fleetlights, by Mission Planner for Direct Line

A personal security drone has been developed as a working prototype by Mission Planner technology expert Michael Oborne for insurer Direct Line. Direct Line has commissioned the project as part of a series to “improve everyday objects” and make people’s lives better. The Fleetlights are a personal drone service, which can be summoned via an […]

Star Map, by The Future Mapping Company

The Future Mapping Company has created a new wall map of stars based on 17th century illustrations. The company digitally processed and matched the data of the 400-year-old illustrations, to create an “educational” wall art map. It is a lithographic print, and comes in seven colours including three metallic and one made with fluorescent ink. […]

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