Saturday 18 July 2009

Swatch,NuFormer,Moon,Air,Troika,Holly Throsby feat Bonnie 'Prince' Billy,Makoto Yabuki, Harvie Krumpet,Festo Interactive Wall, Bonobo, Passion Pit

The Swatch Young Illustrators Award is a unique competition awarding creativity and innovation in personal contemporary illustration and graphics. The award encourages and supports designers in their artistic practice and offers an international and worldwide recognized platform to them. Illustrative art works, art projects with graphic influences, animations and book art objects qualify for submission.

The nominees of the Swatch Young Illustrators Award will be invited to Berlin and get the opportunity to exhibit their work at Illustrative 2009 in Berlin. The winners await prizes worth 6.000 Euros as well as publications and illustration agency contracts and will also be featured in future international shows. One winner will be invited to design a Swatch Watch – a great opportunity to join the ranks of artists such as Kiki Picasso, Pedro Almodóvar, Robert Altman and Keith Haring.

Deadline - September 30th, 2009

for more info visit Illustrative

Impressive and stylish projections on buildings, a renewing way of communicating.For those who want to carry out a message in a striking and visually attractive way with guaranteed exposure: 3D Projection on buildings is the communication tool of 2009, and what an impact!

NuFormer Digital Media develops high-skill 3D video mapping projections. These 3D projections will be custom-made to fit any specific building and will be exposed by a battery of powerful projectors.

Watch | Projection on Buildings

Co-written and directed by Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie) Moon is more quiet introspection than 2001: A Space Odyssey acid trip or Event Horizon deep-space psycho horror. Rockwell delivers an impressive performance as both Sam Bells, and the straightforward no-twists, no-frills plot is as simple, effective, and refreshing as the miniatures used for the exterior establishing shots. Movies online

Watch | Moon

French duo Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel , Air , have released their new single , It's called "Do the Joy," new album Love 2 , october 5th.

Free download Here

CLOUD, A Digital Sculpture For British Airways Terminal 5
Troika was commissioned by Artwise Curators to create a signature piece for the entrance of the new British Airways luxury lounges in Heathrow Terminal 5.

In response, we created 'Cloud', a five meter long digital sculpture whose surface is covered with 4638 flip-dots that can be individually addressed by a computer to animate the entire skin of the sculpture. Flip-dots were conventionally used in the 70s and 80s to create signs in train-stations and airports. By audibly flipping between black and silver, the flip-dots create mesmerizing waves as they chase across the surface of ‘Cloud’. Reflecting its surrounding colours, the mechanical mass is transformed into an organic form that appears to come alive, shimmering and flirting with the onlookers that pass by. Troika

Watch | Cloud

Official music video for the song ‘Would You?’ by Holly Throsby, with guest vocals by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. The song revolves around a simple question: “Would you want somebody new?”. The clip drifts slowly in and out of reality - lights pass and bodies fall, on a slow, dark night, on the way home in the car.

Watch | Holly Throsby feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - 'Would You?'

Makoto Yabuki works as a director/ art director at Tokyo ,Japan.
He started his career as a visual designer in 1997 ,and joined at its establishment in 2003 as director. His artistic range is expansive; among his recent works are "scope" ,"MANAKAI",and "CONFINE(S)". His works have been presented in film festivals such as SIGGRAPH, onedotzero, artfutura, ARS Electronica.

Watch | As One
Watch | Confine(s)

Winner of the 2004 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, Harvie Krumpet is the biography of an ordinary man seemingly cursed with bad luck. From being born with Tourette Syndrome to getting struck by lightning; from having his testicle removed to developing Alzheimer's disease; Harvie's troubles seem unending ! Yet, Harvie learns many lessons about life and enjoys its many fruits. He finds love, freedom, nudity and ultimately the true meaning of what it is to be human.

Watch | Harvie Krumpet

The FinRay structure is a prototype for an emotive wall. The emotive FinRay wall is composed of seven separate wall pieces, which can swing their body back and forth. Embedded in the skin of the FinRay are arrays of LED luminaries, which can be programmed individually to give personalized information or just to create an ambient luminescent atmosphere. Festo

Watch | Festo Interactive Wall

New video for the forthcoming single from Bonobo 'The Keeper', out on 14th September 2009 on Ninja Tune.

Watch | Bonobo - The Keeper

The official video from Passion Pit for 'To Kingdom Come' to be released on August 24th.

Watch | Passion Pit - To Kingdom Come

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