OFFSHORE is a interactive documentary created by Brenda Longfellow, Glenn Richards and Helios Design Labs that explores the dark waters of the global offshore oil industry in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. OFFSHORE offers a vision of what happens when need and greed push this industry past a level of competence into a new world inhabited by questions we might not want the answers to. Sound Design by CypherAudio. More info HERE.
Lynda.com has put up a great, free behind-the-scenes look at GMUNK‘s geometric art and design process. “Learn how he uses a web app developed with code artist Marcin Ignac to divide simple primitives into complex multifaceted shapes, and then sends the results to Maya for shading, lighting, and rendering. It’s a completely unorthodox use of this 3D toolset—but it’s typical of GMUNK’s work.”
If you haven’t already watched Matthias Hoegg’s latest short, “Upstairs,” now is a good time to sink your eyes into it. If you’ve already seen it, watch it again. It rewards repeat viewings.
The short looks at the ways our imaginations run wild when given the slightest bit of sensory input — and how sometimes we don’t want to know the truth, even when it’s attainable.
Hoegg has a knack for crafting clever visual systems that act like narrative engines, pushing stories forward with a language of design. His characters operate in a playful space between iconography and naturalism that makes for unique, memorable experiences.
“Upstairs” was created for Random Acts on Channel 4 through Not To Scale.
Also make sure to check out Hoegg’s BAFTA-nominated “Thursday.”
Cut&Paste founder John Fiorelli and HP presented just a few weeks ago London’s Hero, an new digital event featuring six of London’s best animation studios. In collaboration with Blackmeal, Mummu, Fred & Eric, Animade, Territory, and Golden Wolf, the animation project facilitated the studios working to tell the story of London’s newest superhero.
From 26 September to 15 October, each team worked sequentially, animating a ten-second portion representing a different life stage – baby, child, teen, adult, midlife, senior – and stitching each clip together.
All animators threw down at ZED, HP’s Pop-Up Studio for Creatives, using HP’s Z820 workstations and endless coffee & beer.
At the end of it each member of the participating studio teams received an HP ElitePad Windows tablet. Sweet!
Which City would be the next Hero?!
Inspired by the basic building blocks of the geometric world, L.A based painter Augustine Kofie has formed a retro-futuristic aesthetic which transplants these shapes and angles into a soulful, organic, yet highly mathematical form of abstraction. Merging his traditional graffiti education, his inclination toward “certain colour forms and certain application techniques”, with his deep love of illustration and preliminary design, his fondness for “drafts, architectural renderings and pre-production concepts”, Kofie plays with form and line, with balance and depth, twisting and manipulating his murals, his illustrations, his compositions, into ever new and dramatic arrangements.