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TECH
Garson Yu: The Interactive New York (T.I.N.Y.)
As the founder and creative director of yU+co, a renowned LA-based studio specialized in film title sequences, Garson Yu knows a thing or two about telling a story in a matter of minutes. Yu's creative expertise usually graces the silver screen...
DESIGN
Ricardo Filomeno
Having just sold his first framed piece and a short-film project getting underway, Sao Paulo-based Ricardo Filomeno is poised to turn his whimsical papercraft hobby into a profession. Filomeno and his girlfriend, art director Carol Bella, who also...
DESIGN
Julien Vallée
The work of Québec-born graphic designer Julien Vallée practically leaps off the screen, and in some cases literally, as in a paper sculpture that he did for the 2008 Illustrative Zurich Festival. Spray from a can explodes through a stark...
CULTURE
Onedotzero: Adventures in Motion
Walking into the recent Onedotzero Festival, you might be forgiven for thinking you're walking into a romanticized version of the future. Celebrating the best in digital creativity, this year the London event presented a diverse program within its...
TECH
Pretty Loaded
While most of us sit annoyed waiting for heavily coded Flash websites to load—or perhaps abandon them all together—Pretty Loaded has a different take on this pesky little time frame. Created by the Brooklyn-based digital creative agency...
CULTURE
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Animated
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, CH friend and colleague Seth Brau recently completed the rather daunting task of bringing the words to life with motion graphics. The result is on one hand elegant —...
TECH
Forget the Film, Watch the Titles Database
Main title sequences for films have always held a very special place in my heart. From "The Good the Bad and The Ugly" (pictured below) to "City Slickers" and "XXX: State of the Union," title sequences have played an...
CULTURE
Trollback+Co: Things We Think About Before Sleep
Trollback+Co, a NYC-based visual and conceptual creative studio, is responsible for some of the most cutting-edge video and motion graphics around. They're the team behind the visuals in the lobby of the Frank Gehry-designed IAC headquarters...
CULTURE
See What's Possible Call for Entries
Adobe Photoshop, the perennial staple for graphics editing, has teamed up once again with our friends at Cut & Paste to present "See What's Possible." The challenge invites designers, photographers, animators and graphics aficionados...
CULTURE
theAnemix at Harrods
If you were impressed with the holographic effects used at Diesel's runway show last year, you'd be just as taken with the neat 3-D lighting window displays Chilean group theAnemix created especially for Harrods' in-store "Senses...
CULTURE
Favorite Color
In a city like New York, it's virtually impossible to stand out and make your mark. Perhaps that's why the latest new motion graphics studio, Favorite Color, took their time in creating something completely unique. Located in Manhattan'...
DESIGN
Duelity
Created by Vancouver Film School students Marcos “Boca” Ceravolo and Ryan Ulrich, Duelity is a pair of short animations that describe the beginning of time from a creationist and evolutionist perspective. An ironic...
CULTURE
Silkmag Project #1
The talented employees at Brazilian animation studio Lobo—whose work for clients like Diesel, Hershey, Cartoon Network and more jumps continents—made some extra time recently to put together their first edition of Silkmag, a collection...
CULTURE
VIS/ED: Beautiful Decay Video Festival
Beautiful Decay got together with Brand New School, The Happy Corp Global and yours truly to put on a video festival, that they're calling VIS/ED. Showcasing the kind of creative, short-format video that's making waves in our visual landscape...
STYLE
Holographic Diesel Show
Last week, at the Pitti Immagine Fashion Fair in Florence, Diesel wowed the style crowds with an impressive multimedia show. Using CGI technology, projected motion graphics of models and creatures from the deep created the illusion that they were...
TECH
Nokia Flagship Store, NYC
Yesterday I had a sneak peek at Nokia's flagship store that will open here in NYC on Saturday (9 September 2006). The store, located just east of 5th Avenue on 57th Street, is the second Nokia store to open here in the US. Aiming to change the...
CULTURE
Lobo, 6 Questions
Since first watching Lobo's reel, I've played it probably 20 times - as much for the fluid motion of an unfurling pink hibiscus (for Diesel), or the geek appeal of a textbook-style diagram of a carbonated soda, as for the anthemic choice of...
CULTURE
The Orphanage, 6 Questions
I know I've got California on the line when Orphanage cofounder Scott Stewart and founding member Dav Rauch volunteer their astrological signs (Cancer and Taurus, respectively) within minutes into the conversation. At the crossroads of design...
CULTURE
RES' Comics and Animation Issue
The July/August issue of geek chic arts and culture magazine RES brims with a crop of comic-book-fans-come-of-age who are making their own mark in today's media. Profiles include Matthew Vescovo, the artist and self-proclaimed "master of...
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