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The Metamorphosis of Osdorp

Love this beautiful animation/film created by the guy’s of +1 Amsterdam. Not completely new techniques and it has a very MTV-ish feel to it, but still … very nicely executed.

The city district Amsterdam Osdorp recently merged with Slotervaart and Geuzenveld-Slotermeer and was given the name Amsterdam Nieuw-West. This change also meant the end of 20 years of restructuring urbanized areas. To celebrate everything achieved, a book was published. ‘The Metamorphosis of Osdorp’ gives an overview of the architectural highlights. PlusOne was asked to create the video.

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Cardboard sky

The architecure studen Daniel Morrison created this cardboard sky. I like how he calls the carboard ‘humble material’.
The design makes use of small star shaped pieces of cardboard that are slotted together and folded to provide structure. These individual pieces can be assembled into any size collection. the resulting patchwork creates a graphical pattern that comes about randomly from the pr-existing patterns on the boxes. By digitizing each pattern, the assemblages can even be strategically assembled to create images or messages.

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Check Daniel Morisson’s website
Also read the other cardboard story’s on Inspirationspam
Source: Designboom

Inspiration-snack #29

What a brilliant video! PIXELS created by onmoreproduction. 1 million viewers within 24 hours.

Documenting Rock trough the decades

What makes me stick and hang around on a website for a while? Either there’s a lot of interaction with others, or I get the depth info I’ve been looking for (or stumbled upon) or I’m blown of my socks by the impressive creativity and beauty of the content or the website itself. Well, this one is in the last category. You really should check out this new website that group 94 designed for photographer Denis O’Regan. The site is a documentation of decades of his rock photography. I’m a fan of both the photographer and the designer. Make sure you don’t have anything else to do the next half hour when you visit the site ;-)

Top: The new website of Denis O’Regan
Below: Some of my favorites of Denis O’Regan

Painted pixels

Love the work of Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu. You’ve got the feeling you’re looking at computer generated bitmap images, but in fact it’s done in gouache painting technique. Painted on canvas yet an increasable feel of depth. I especially like how the often edgy topics and content are brought in a very clean, dreamy and aesthetic way.

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Check Kazukita Kamatsu’s website for more work.

Augmented Reality #1

One of the big trends in technology to watch is augmented reality. Basically it’s a merge of virtual computer generated imagery and the real word, real time. It’s the merge of the virtual and digital world.
In the future you will see more reports on this subject on this blog.

One nice example is this one. We’ve seen projections on buildings before. But this on cerates a whole new reality on the surface.

555 Kubik projection

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Or this website

Art Direction: Daniel Rossa –
Technical Director: Thorsten Bauer
3D Operator: David Starmann
Sound Design : Jonas Wiese

Inspiration-snack #26

It’s been out there a while, but I really had to treat you with this eye candy. Amazing video! It was made by Alex Trochut for the TOCA ME 2008 design event.