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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 […]
Dn&co has designed the signage and wayfinding system for Here East’s digital and creative campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The tech hub’s signage system is inspired by electronic circuit diagrams, while digital screens embedded into walls display a sequence of digital maps, signposting and brand messages, developed by digital agency […]
Penguin Press has designed a game to accompany Grayson Perry’s recent book release, The Descent of Man. The brightly coloured game allows the user to experience what it’s like to be a “Default Man”, otherwise known as the stereotypical manly-powerful-man, with the option to choose characters such as “the politician” and “the media mogul”. Penguin […]
Studio build has designed a new website for New York-based photographer, Timothy Saccenti. The website features a selection of Saccenti’s work across motion, stills and print materials, and was developed by Primesolid.
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 […]
Chomko & Rosier, whose work blends art, technology and architecture have created Relative Clocks, a visualisation of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. While this sounds terribly complicated, the idea of the piece, commissioned by the UK Space Agency, is to simplify it. The piece charts the effects of time dilation via four specially created clocks – connected in […]
Branch has designed the new platform hosting Cambridge University Press’ academic content, Cambridge Core. The consultancy was briefed to reflect the publisher’s reputation for research and academic information, alongside its parent brands of Cambridge University Press and University of Cambridge.
London-based creative agency Gravity Road has created a film as part of a wider campaign to relaunch the Design Museum at its new home in south Kensington. The film features a montage of critically acclaimed designs, ranging from the E-Type Jaguar to Adidas’ Ocean trainers. It also positions the Design Museum as the museum […]
Brain&Brain has designed a folktale adventure game called Burly Men at Sea. The game involves “a series of encounters with creatures from folklore”, says Brooke Condolora, co-founder at Brain&Brain, and the design is “bright, minimal and has a storybook aesthetic”.
Mobile Studio Architects has created an adaptable kinetic sculpture and learning device for BEAM camp, a summer school in New Hampshire which teaches children aged 10 to 17 skills in welding, ceramics, textiles and design. The sculpture is designed to scale up the split-flap display technology used in airports and train stations, rotating through a […]
Curzon Cinema Ident – In Cinema version from The Plant on Vimeo. Consultancy The Plant has created a new cinema ident for art house cinema Curzon, as part of its 40th anniversary. The ident is an extension of Curzon’s refreshed visual identity, which was unveiled in 2015 and also created by The Plant. The consultancy […]
Artist Camille Walala has created a colourful pedestrian crossing on Southwark Street in Bankside, London. Walala was commissioned to create Colourful Crossing by Better Bankside and Transport for London, and teamed up with road markings company Pre-formed Markings to create the piece. The project is part of initiative Avenue of Art, which looks to transform […]
A giant paper sculpture has been erected in Times Square, New York. Tahiti Pehrson has created the installation, which required 91 metres of paper to make. The installation is made up of several giant cut-out patterns, which make use of light and shadows to enhance the shapes. The paper sculptures aim to reflect personal moments […]
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 […]
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 […]
Adobe has revealed its updates to Creative Cloud for 2016, which include new co-editing capabilities and automation with the aim of making its programs more accessible and easier to use.
Last month the only exam board to run an A-level art history course, announced it is to axe the subject. Land Design Studio creative director Peter Higgins, who also holds teaching roles at Central St Martins, the RCA and Brighton University says the course plays a vital part in the formative years of many designers.
An array of speakers took to the stage at Offset’s first ever Sheffield conference in October, including Moving Brands, a pair of Pentagram partners, and Pip Jamieson, founder of creative job site The Dots. We sum up their valuable advice.
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