Start-up design production group Sixfootsix has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee to produce the opening sequence for this year’s Olympic Games in Athens. The titles are broadcast globally on the night of the opening ceremony on 13 August and will feature throughout the duration of the competition. Sixfootsix partnered with North One TV to win a pitch against 40 international production groups. The sequence uses a time line device to look back at more than 2000 years of Greek sporting history. It is estimated that 4bn people watched the opening of the 2000 games in Sydney.
Designed in collaboration with Stockholm-based studio Teenage Engineering, the collection aims to “democratise light and sound at home” with affordable modular pieces.
When the world’s biggest artists have a vision for virtual reality, London-based Acute Art provides the platform to make it possible.
Cape Town-based design conference and festival Design Indaba returns next month promising a special edition to celebrate 25 years.
The Yoto Player — a connected speaker with a light-up smiley face — can play stories, music, radio and podcasts for children.