koukou

15 April 2013

koukou is the latest video by motion designer Takashi Ohashi from Japan.

“Kou kou” is a visual work based on an abstract animation synchronized with a song comprising the unique syllabic sounds of the Japanese language, without actually using any full words.

It is in the elements of sounds from which words are made that we find syllabic sounds. In the case of the Japanese language, the linguistic roots or ‘Yamato Kotoba’ each individual sound possesses a unique meaning. For example, words containing ‘su’ exhibit a frictional characteristic and hence are used to represent a linear or direct movement. In modern-day Japanese, ‘sasu’ or ‘susumu’ represent a concrete, tangible action.

23 March – 11 August 2013

The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of his extraordinary career. David Bowie Is will showcase more than 300 objects, such as handwritten lyrics, original costumes, film, set designs and instruments – exploring Bowie’s perpetual self-reinvention over five decades and tracing his history as one of the most pioneering cultural icons of modern times.

Based on advance ticket sales, the exhibit is set to be the most successful show in the museum’s 161-year history.

Bowie’s first album in a decade, The Next Day is being released on March 11th.

Overview

11 December 2012



On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

DEVICE

09 November 2012

DEVICE out of Barcelona sent along their new reel. The site is worth a peak, especially the bonus material. Don’t click the logo.

Expensive Shit recently produced this beautifully crafted piece for Google Input Tools. Full credits here.

Emilio Gomariz

13 April 2012

Thanks to Emilio Gomariz, I’ll never look at OS X the same.

Mulheres Barbadas

01 April 2012

Mulheres Barbadas, aka the Bearded Ladies, are Henrique Lima and Julio Zukerman. Working together based in São Paulo since 2007, the illustration duo joined forces to fill empty spaces with monochromatic doodles.

The Creators Project sent us a note about their exclusive on a new installaion by Quayola and Memo Akten. The work is called Forms and is part of the In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement exhibition at the National Media Museum, which runs from 9 March to 2 September 2012 and explores the “capture and synthesis of movement”.

Childhood of a Circle

25 March 2012

Beautiful short film directed and animated by Kadavre Exquis, with sound design by John Kassab. Also checkout some of the pretty neat landscape design I and II, as well as Exquis’ original soundtrack.

A few days ago, PBS Arts kicked off the second season of its online series, “Off Book”. The first episode of the new season is devoted to Animated GIFs…