Game Informer January 2013 Cover Art - Illustration by Sam Spratt
Getting to play the top games of the year as research and reference for a job is always nice. There are dozens of tiny easter eggs and symbols hidden throughout for the learned gamer. To read more over at Game Informer.
Brilliant Noise by Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt
Avaliable on DVD! with 12 alternate soundtracks semiconductorfilms.com/WorldsInFluxDVD.html
Brilliant Noise takes us into the data vaults of solar astronomy. After sifting through hundreds of thousands of computer files, made accessible via open access archives, Semiconductor have brought together some of the sun’s finest unseen moments. These images have been kept in their most raw form, revealing the energetic particles and solar wind as a rain of white noise. This grainy black and white quality is routinely cleaned up by NASA, hiding the processes and mechanics in action behind the capturing procedure. Most of the imagery has been collected as single snapshots containing additional information, by satellites orbiting the Earth. They are then reorganised into their spectral groups to create time-lapse sequences. The soundtrack highlights the hidden forces at play upon the solar surface, by directly translating areas of intensity within the image brightness into layers of audio manipulation and radio frequencies.
Lots more info here:
…this version suffers a bit from the internet compression. The original version is much better.
Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a new narrative experience that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards ®.
Graphic surgery cabinet by Dr. Lukas Brezak is a place of his illustration experiments. Awesome detalisation, scary and captivating artistic manners attract despite the fact that he has quite small previews of all the works.
Lukas also did two awesome books of illustrations available through Blurb.com
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AXN LatinAmerica called us to do the Promo of one of its primetime shows “Criminal Minds”, which main characters are a team of profilers from de FBI that search into the criminal minds to predicts their next move.
When we first read the script from our friends from Sony, we realized it was quite a challenge! The idea was to build the body of one of the criminal minds with types and phrases simultaneously with the audio. Phrases that would cause most of the psychological traumas.
Bring the script to life we proposed to tattoo the typographic phrases on a person skin and we walked into the challenge of create a tie between the ANALOGOUS and the DIGITAL.
On one hand we hand painted the phrases with brushes to give them more expressiveness and realism. On the other hand we modeled the human been in 3D and we mapped the phases on him, specially on his face. Taking as reference a great audio work, that’d define the timing to develop and animate the phrases, and with a delicate edition work that intensify the chaotic rhythm by the end of the piece we manage to transmit part of the “Criminal Minds” chaos, full of interruptions and torments thoughts, full of internal voices that push him to commit the crimes.
More info and Backstage at plenty.tv
ManvsMachine created this lovely rebrand for Channel 4′s More4. The logo morphs through a series of flips, folds and reveals, reflecting the range of content on the channel. It works as both a punchy onscreen element and as a series of “flippers” in real-world art installations.