Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The Language of Water from John Grant on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Land Rover Claynation

1.5 tons of clay was morphed, manipulated and molded over hundreds of hours to create the assets for the Land Rover Claynation campaign. There were 3 sets in total that include the main commercial set, and separate sets for the print ads and other digital elements. The crew ranged from 15 - 20 people during the production, including the art department, animators and the camera team. The main set for the broadcast spot had between 1 - 7 animators a day transforming the clay set during the shoot. Other elements, like the driver inside the car, were shot on green screen that were then composited in post. Animators were brought in from around the country that specialized in claymation.

While on set the animators had to manipulate every piece of clay that made up the buildings, roads, people, animals and trees. Every single frame changed minutely to create a landscape in perpetual movement on this waist high set. The result is a magical spot that undulates and moves smoothly and swiftly as we journey through the many environments.

Starting with 4 weeks of design and 4 weeks of fabrication of the clay elements and the car, the shoot itself included 5 pre-light days and 31 shooting days, or roughly 6 weeks of shooting. The post-production process began once the elements started coming in and lasted 3 weeks after the shooting ended. The studio had to tackle such issues as re-sizing the car during the mountain section, to compositing the driver and passenger into the live action car. The car in this section was shot in London.

The miniature Land Rover car used in the spot was built at 1:12th scale and is the only thing that didn't transform or shift. Everything else was fair game. The construction of the car began by dissecting each individual detail and modeling the parts in the computer and then printing it out with a 3D printer. The pieces were then painstakingly sanded, professionally painted, and assembled.

The assembly of the car involved rigging the steering wheel to animate from the exterior of the car and rigging all the car doors to open, including the hatch. The wheels were made to rotate and the car also had an independent suspension. The mini vehicle was also fitted with multilayered, digitally printed translucent practical headlights. The headlights you see in the spot were digitally enhanced, but began as a lit element

The Creators project

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dominic Wilcox's "speed creating"

Check out this cool ideas ... fun and funny

"I have been invited by curator Daniel Charny to take part in the Anti Design Festival‘s Mistakes and Manifestos events. I am starting a new project called ‘Speed Creating’ where I attempt to do something creative each day for 30 days (gulp). Large or small, quick or time consuming I have no idea where it will take me. The project is from today the 1st of September until the 30th. So keep checking back each day, I will probably update late at night every day. Objects created during this project will be shown during the London design Festival, Mestakes and Manifestos, 18-21st September as part of the Anti – Design Festival at the Londonewcastle project space, 28 Redchurch st. Here is the official description…"

Monday, September 13, 2010



With the myriad of choices available to those wishing to study art and design, the college decision process can be overwhelming, even daunting. With this in mind, we have created freely downloadable PDFs which compare the most important statistics (enrollment, student/faculty ratio, cost of attendance, financial aid, majors and degrees offered, accreditation, and more) of the top 40 art and design colleges in North America. We hope this helps you in your search.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Malibu By U

Malibu BY U is a new limited edition bottle from Malibu.
A white bottle can be drawn on by markers supplied or you can do it online
and win a trip. upload your design on to the website.
Great fun a promotional method.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Gadgets/ Open Source Software for kids

The following is a list of open source software and Gadgets that are educational but also fun. Some require a username and login and some need to be installed , but they are free!!!!


Flash based Fun Type creator. Select different type at the top bar. Embed the code in your website or email to a friend. Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

  • Create your own smileys and illustrated words
  • Use them instantly to send and post messages to your favourite blogs or social networks

It's easy to use and it only takes a few minutes to create your first smiley.

“...Picnik offers the editing capabilities of photo-editing software that costs $80 or more and also syncs up easily to your favorite photo-hosting sites...”

—, December 14, 2007

FontStruct is a free font-building tool brought to you by the world’s leading retailer of digital type, FontShop.

FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks

The Form Letter Machine is a program that will help you to write letters and emails by mixing and matching from pre-written paragraphs.

It's useful for people who regularly need to send out emails which include different components in different circumstances. For example if you field technical support requests, or if you need to reply to various inquiries, etc.

DC Tiles is a customizable tile matching (memory) game where you turn over tiles to try to find matching pairs.

However, what's special about DC Tiles is that you can easily use your own images (and sounds even) and create fun games to send to your friends and family, or make a game using pictures of your kids or pets. The game supports multiple difficulty levels and scores you on your performance - great fun to compete with your kids.

Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too.

Syncing files between different computers, Macs and PCs alike, isn’t a new idea. But Dropbox does it better than any service I’ve yet seen. The transfers are fast and seamless, and the first two gigabytes of storage space are free.

And one of my favorite features of Dropbox is its built-in version control. If you change a file and later regret the changes you made, don’t worry—you can go back to Dropbox’s web site and retrieve an older version. Pretty cool stuff.

From macworld

Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer, phone or device you use. For free.

ipadio - Talk to your World ipadio allows you to broadcast from any phone to the Internet live. Phone blog, collect audio data, record and update the world, or simply let your mates know what you're doing - ipadio is integrated with Social Media & Blogging platforms.

Try out the full feature set of ArtRage Studio Pro for 30 days with this demonstration version. The demo installer includes sample resources such as stickers with presets for the sticker spray to demonstrate what they can do, stencils and canvas presets, and the full manual as a reference. The demonstration runs for 30 days, has limited ability to add user resources and allows limited image export.

Fun photo game a toy to print, download and make everyday. Download the template and make your own or just print the ones out that are made. is an online font generator that allows you to create your own OpenType fonts within a couple of minutes. Go make your own handwriting as a font! An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. QR –code Generator. For mobile phone use.

If you have any Gadgets/ Open source software that you want to ad please feel free to do so at the link below

Steetmuseum IPhone App use augmented reality

The Museum of London recently released a free iPhone app called Streetmuseum which incorporates their extensive art and photographic collections with augmented reality. According to the museum, the application would be providing users a window through time. The app leads you to various locations around London using either the map or GPS. Once you’re there, click the “3D View” button, and the app will recognize the location and overlay the historical photograph over the live video feed of the real world, giving you a brief glimpse into how the past looked - just like in the image above. More images after the jump!

This app allows the present and the past to collide and share their secrets. Streetmuseum opens up the city in new and exciting ways. The launch of the Streetmuseum app is an exciting development for the Museum of London.” – Jack Lohman, Director of the Museum of London.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fabien Barral - freelance graphic designer

Fabien Barral - freelance graphic designer

Love this portfolio and the idea of having 3 words imprinted on the business card Creation / Emotion / Inspiration

Check out the portfolio!!!

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output: Patrick Stevenson-Keating

output: Patrick Stevenson-Keating

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Friday, April 16, 2010

the tipping point

I am reading the tipping point -malcome gladwell

this slideshow is not a summary but a very good presentation of the idea of tipping point.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Terri Eggie - Come AGAIN

Ex-Student Terri Eggie was discovered by Scudley Records in Perth, Western Australia while on her travels.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


ipadio - Talk to your World

ipadio allows you to broadcast from any phone to the Internet live. Phone blog, collect audio data, record and update the world, or simply let your mates know what you're doing - ipadio is integrated with Social Media & Blogging platforms. (pat pend GB0820862.1)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Up for a design challenge?

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    TWO chosen designers will each receive:

  • $2,500 from Havaianas!
  • Their printed design available as a tee AND as Havaianas flip flops!
  • $500 Threadless Gift Certificate (can be redeemed for $200 cash)
  • $2,000 in cash from Threadless!


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Friday, February 26, 2010

the intelligent hand competition results !

1 - The lamp can be hanged anywhere or hit into any piece of wood, a tree, or your favourite piece of design furniture...

2 - Laser engraved logo and rubber covered switch. The heat sink is encased in a custom made cork housing with ventilation holes.

3 - Every single part has been hand made and it was a difficult task to fit everything into the small space.

FACEBOOK office design

Look at the new Facebook office Design.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Contest: Design a Klean Kanteen Water Bottle

We're big fans of metal water bottles. They help reduce plastic waste, encourage people to use free public water sources, and, of course, keep us hydrated. Now, in honor of Earth Day, we're inviting you to design a Klean Kanteen Earth Day Bottle for GOOD.

Hanger ART

Love the Idea Behind the hangers that Change into decorative object and are also useful.

Tempelhof wardrobe by german designer Kolja Clemens, is a homage to the mother of all airports which closed in October 2008.\

If you can read German here is the link:

Free painting Tool: Artrage

Paint, Sketch and Draw With Tools You Already Know How to Use!

Welcome to the home of ArtRage, the easy to use, stylish painting software for Windows and Mac OS X!

With ArtRage you can paint with oils and watercolors, sketch with pencils, spray stickers over your canvas, and much more. Stencils and rulers let you create precise shapes or smooth curves freehand. Tracing and Reference images let you load photos to recreate either by eye or by letting ArtRage select colors for you as you paint. For professional users, ArtRage offers Layers and Layer Groups, Layer Blend Modes compatible with the PSD file format, plugin Filter suport and more.

Best of all, ArtRage doesn't force you to learn complex tool settings, it lets you get right down to painting with tools you already know how to use.

The ArtRage 2.5 Starter Edition can be downloaded here at no cost.

I made this woman's head in no time, really cool tool , you can export the image and then edit it in Photo shop afterwords.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I've always found the no profile pictures really fascinating.
I believe we can enrich visual contexts that are supposed to be standardized or flattened into a template, even transform them into something popular although they were supposed to be the opposite – no profile pictures.
Here are my 5 Must Have No Profile Pictures.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Mousepaths by Hiroyuki Hamada

These images are recordings of mousepaths using a Java applet by Anatoly Zenkov. In addition to being an interesting aggregation of usage data, they look pretty cool (especially the ones over shorter time periods). Important to note that the black spots are where the mouse stopped for a period of time, not clicks as I thought at first. You can download it here: PC Version
“S” – save image. “R” – restart.
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Census "Cummunity" Animation

Great Video Census “Community” by Shilo, a Studio from New York.

Census "Community" - Director's Cut from Shilo on Vimeo.

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2010 calendar out of Money

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