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A Good American data visualisation, by Up^

Design studio Up^ has created motion graphics for a new documentary film, A Good American. The film is about previous U.S. codebreaker Bill Binney, and the studio was tasked with “visually and emotively representing” the intelligence tool he created called ThinThread, says Up^. Up^ created CGIs, motion graphics and data visualisation for the film, as […]

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Solo, by Uniform

Uniform has designed an “emotional radio” which uses artificial intelligence principals to recognise a listener’s emotions and play mood-influenced radio. A facial recognition feature can recognise the nuances of people’s expressions and react accordingly, says Uniform. It links up with Spotify algorithms and can broadly categorise happiness, sadness and anger. It’s being demonstrated around London […]

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Science Museum mathematics gallery, by Zaha Hadid

The Science Museum’s Mathematics Gallery that will open in December has been captured in a new animation the shows the patterns of airflow around the Handley Page aircraft, which hangs at the centre of the gallery.  The layout of showcases, and development of the pod-structures around the airplane have also been informed by the airflow of […]

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The Optic Cloak, by Conrad Shawcross

Artist Conrad Shawcross has created a new architectural installation in London, in collaboration with architectural practice CF Møller Architects. The Optic Cloak is 49 metres high by 20 metres wide, and is made of aluminium cladding with perforated, triangular panels. The Panels fold across the surface of the tower, which forms geometric patterns, to create […]

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Foil installation, by Layer and Braun

Foil is one of many installations on show at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum this month, part of this year’s London Design Festival (LDF). In association with Braun, the huge, rotating sculpture of metal panels aims to replicate the blades of an electric shaver, and creates an immersive experience around the gallery as it […]

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Colorscape app, by Herc Ltd.

Herc Ltd. has developed an app called Colorscape, which allows users to transform their photos into black and white sketches for colouring in. The lines on each photo can also be adjusted depending on how intricate the user wants the sketches to be. Colorscape is free to download from the app store.

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TfL Roundel Twitter Machine, by Florian Dussopt

A tweet-printing machine shaped like the Transport for London roundel has been designed by Florian Dussopt to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Johnston typeface. The piece will be on show as part of Designjunction at this year’s London Design Festival, and will be printing out Twitter messages in the Johnston typeface throughout the […]

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Shapes of Cities app, by Yoni Alter

London-based graphic designer Yoni Alter is putting a digital slant on his colourful, abstract city prints, with an app version of his work. The Shapes of Cities game allows users to improve their visual memory while learning about cities and architecture, and covers a number of locations including Berlin, Buenos Aires, London and Seoul.

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Hidden Cities Rio documentary, by various

Adam&eveDDB has teamed up with the Financial Times (FT) and Google to create a VR documentary about Rio’s favelas, timed to coincide with the 2016 Olympics. Hidden Cities Rio is the next stage of the Hidden Cities collaboration, following recent launches in London and Brussels. The VR documentary, created by Visualise, looks at the physical […]

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Curtain Call installation, by Ron Arad

Ron Arad has created 360-degree immersive installation for the Roundhouse in London, as part of the venue’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Curtain Call sees the Roundhouse’s circular main space filled with a floor-to-ceiling curtain made from 600 silicon rods. The curtain is designed to be a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction. The installation […]

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Pantosaurus, by Aardman and Adelphoi Music

Aardman has created a two-minute short called Pantosaurus, which is the latest instalment of the NSPCC’s Pants campaign. Enlisting the help of animated, singing dinosaurs, it is designed to help parents talk to their children about sexual abuse. Adelphoi Music also wrote lyrics and music for the video. Heather Wright, executive producer at Aardman, says: […]

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Rio Olympic Games 2016 interactive map, by Fiasco Design

Ahead of the Rio Olympics this month, Fiasco Design has launched an animated, interactive map of the city. Following on from its previous map for the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, the user can explore the interactive city, which comes with animated features and sound effects by Bunkersonix. Ben Steers, creative director of Fiasco Design, […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]