Thursday, 19 August 2010

Multi-touch Decks

Graphic designer Greg Werks has come up with an innovative concept for portable touch screen turntables. Moving away from your standard buttons and slider controls, he has incorporated a more intuitive gestural interface which not only looks beautiful but is very usable.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

2010 Social Networking Map

Flowtown with their cartographic slant on social networking.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

DC Universe Online

Blur Studio presents a cinematic trailer for the up and coming game DC Universe Online.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Augmented Shadows

Joon Moon has created this beautiful but haunting interactive installation using openFrameworks (an open source C++ toolkit). Users can move objects and light sources around to affect the surrounding elements and their actions.

Becks Pumps up the Volume

Interactive installations seems to be the order of the day for product placements. Becks has teamed up with DJ Cheeba by mixing his musical talents with an Arduino board and Flash combination created by Outside Line.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Gary Newman - Cars

DieHard Batteries display their storage power with the help of Gary Newman and a synthesiser of cars. Directed by ZooFilm's James Frost who created the music videos of OK Go and Radiohead.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Gnar Wars

Another Mike Benson 'piste' take, this time of the Star Wars genre on the slopes of Mountain High with Casey Wrightsman, Geoff Isringhausen, Cory Whetstone, Nick Sibayan, and Eric Miranda.

Board Games

The boys from Gnarcade pay homage to the video games industry with some fun interpretations of the genre. The video was directed by Mike Benson with the help of skating and snowboarding pros Scott Stevens, Micah Hollinger, Chris Beresford, Tim Eddy, Ben Bogart and Casey Wrightsman.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Life in the Fast Lane

Follwowing on from the VW Sweden's 'Fun Theory', VW Germany continues the guerrilla marketing with their latest 'Fast Lane' campaign. The best of which is the funslide at the Alexanderplatz subway entrance in Berlin. We could do with one of those to bypass the dawdling tourists in London. Please Boris, make it so!

Friday, 18 June 2010

The Blockhead's "The Music Scene" and Anthony Schepperd's animation is a stunning pairing that has a touch of influence from Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoko. Best watched with a level head.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Classy Mario

Not much info on this other than some Japanese school kids with way too much post-it notes and time on their hands. Still, beats getting drunk and shooting up, I guess.

Friday, 11 June 2010

World Cup

Nice bit of design work for a World Cup 2010 chart from

Kilian Martin: A Skate Escalation

Skater Kilian Martin captured in motion by film maker Brett Novak. Nothing much else to say other than that he's only been skating for 5.5 years. Just watch, preferably with your mouth shut.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Café Allongé

Animated film short from Maxime Paccalet, Pierre Razetto and Dimitri Cohen-Tanugi.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Shaun White Skateboarding

Nice promo video for the up coming game Shaun White Skateboarding from UbiSoft which will be available in the autumn across all platforms.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Nothing on TV

"Tune your television to any channel it doesn’t receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe."

Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Aides Graffiti

Funny animation campaign on the dangers of unprotected sex by TBWA Paris for AIDES.

Parkour, you know the score

Take a children's pop-up book and a roughly drawn flip book. Marry them together and this is what pops out of the womb. This back to basics animation is by a Singaporean print designer who calls herself SaggyArmPit.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


There seems to be no shortage of up and coming Latin American directors being discovered. Guillermo del Toro is currently mentoring Andy Muschietti who brings us this short film. Watch with headphones, in your bed ... preferably with someone's hand to hold.

Thursday, 13 May 2010


This short film created by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain depicts a world where branding is king. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009 and opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it won the academy award for Best Short Film.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Japanese Manhole Love

Drain covers aren't the most obvious places to look for beauty. But the Japanese have an uncanny knack of beautifying even the most mundane of urban objects. And to celebrate this most unusual of art forms is photographer Remo Camerota with 'Drainspotting' published by Mark Batty Publisher (Manholes and Batty, you couldn't make it up!). You can also download the App from iTunes.

Imperial decline

This video from Pedro M. Cruz visualises the historical decline of the 4 major maritime empires of Europe from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

24 rooms in a small apartment

Architect, Gary Chang, makes full use of his Hong Kong apartment where space is at a premium. Cleverly designed moving walls and storage compartments provides a comfortable and spacious living area of just 344 sq. ft.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Destroy the Silence

Rana Sobhany experiments in a personal project Destroy the Silence with just 2 iPads and some ready-made music Apps without the use of any synthesizers. Although the music demonstrated in this video leaves something to be desired, it does reveal the future possibilities for those still doubting the iPad's potential.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Inside an imploding stadium

Find out what it's like to see the Dallas Cowboy's Texas stadium implode from the inside. Click and drag your mouse around the video created using 360 degree video technology from Immersive Media

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Dubai Fountain

Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the world's largest dancing fountain was designed by California-based
WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. It shoots 6,100 jets 150m skywards, or as high as a 50 storey building, and is 275m in length. But let's not get bogged down in statistics, but instead just watch in awe.

SketchBook for iPad

The new Autodesk SketchBook Pro provides an array of drawing tools and making full use of the iPad's intuitive gesture and multi-touch based interface.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Mark Evans

There's something primal about using an array of sharp instruments on animal hides. Artist Mark Evans puts his childhood obsession with knives by etching illustrations onto giant leather canvases. Now showing at Scream London gallery.

"I don't do brushes, I can't paint ... I just play with knives"

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Save the Princess and happy ever after?

Created by
Studio Joho, a Brisbane based animation production company.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Tired Art

Amazing works of art from Korean
Yong Ho Ji made from recycled car tyres, steel, wood and synthetic resins.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Google Streetview goes off-piste

Check out the Winter Olympics 2010 at Whistler here on

Monday, 22 February 2010

iPhone Travels: Curtain Road EC2A


The playful imaginings between two siblings fighting for supremacy. Work of Makaio Tisu, images by Megatron and sounds by Qalaih Doskope.

Monday, 25 January 2010

BBC Sport's Vancouver Winter Olympics

BBC Sport's Vancouver Winter Olympics coverage will feature the story of Akiak and his quest to find the missing head of Ilanaaq, a stack of rock in human form, which sits on the mountain above Whistler, where the skiiing and sliding events will take place.

The animation was created by Bafta-winning director Marc Craste and developed by ad agency RKCR.