November 8th, 2011

Lumenoise is a light pen, which turns your old CRT-TV into an audiovisual synthesizer, made by Niklas Roy.

You paint abstract geometric patterns and sounds directly onto the screen. It is a playful and performative device, as anything that you do will cause an instantaneous reflection in the gadget’s sonic and visual output.

Just watch the video below, the grey square is the position of the light pen.

Niklas actually gave me an early version of the Lumenoise. The battery and the circuit were not yet inside the pen, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s  funny to play with. The simplicity of the this technology is really amazing.

Luminant Point Arrays

March 16th, 2011

Luminant Point Arrays is a series of photographs by Stephan Tillmans. They show tube televisions in the moment they are switched off. The television picture breaks down and creates a structure of light.

found at ignant

Het Klokhuis Titles

February 1st, 2010

Johnny Kelly and Jethro Haynes were asked to create new title sequences for the Dutch children TV programme Het Klokhuis (apple core), I even watched it when I was still a kid. In this TV show the explain all kinds of things and I guess they will also show how they made these new opening titles. Johnny and Jethro decided to do a stop frame animation with 3D printed apples. For each frame they had to print an other state of the apple. Very impressive! I wish they would have used and explained rapid prototype to me back then …

found at creative review

Very Slow Scan Television

January 27th, 2010

Very Slow Scan Television (VSSTV) by Gebhard Sengmüller is a new television format that we have developed building upon Slow Scan Television (SSTV), an image transmission system used by Ham Radio amateurs. VSSTV uses broadcasts from this historic public domain television system and regular bubble wrap to construct an analogous system: Just as a Cathode Ray Tube mixes the three primary colors to create various hues, VSSTV utilizes a plotter-like machine to fill the individual bubbles with one of the three primary CRT colors, turning them into pixels on the VSSTV “screen”. Large television images with a frame rate of one per day are the result, images that take the idea of slow scan to the extreme.

found at Rhizome

Mad Men BMW Ad

August 20th, 2009

I’m a real fan of Mad Men, a TV series by AMC about the men and women of Madison Avenue advertising in the 1960’s. The acting, art direction and camera work are outstanding.
The advertising agency GSD&M Idea City, a real one, came up with the idea to do a collaboration between Mad Men, BMW and Vanity Fair. They produced on the set of Mad Men and with the show’s stylists and art director, a 5 page pictorial fold-out which will be published in the September issue of Vanity Fair. The idea behind is that America’s perceptions of diesel is still stuck in the 1960’s and wanted to juxtapose this with reality.
What about that? Mad Men really advertise something.

Mad Men BMW Ad

Mad Men BMW Ad

found at dropular

Mad Men Yourself

July 28th, 2009

The new season of Mad Men is starting next month. I’m sure you can’t wait for it, so go and Mad Men Yourself. AMC asked Dyna Moe, who did the amazing illustrations last season, to do some news ones for this little online special.

Mad Men Yourself

found at kottke

Mister Furry

July 1st, 2009

Mister Furry is one of the 6 new TV idents created by Universal Everything for MTV‘s international brand refresh. You can read more about the whole project at the Creative Review blog.

Teletext Music Video

May 28th, 2009

The music video for “I Will Glam” by Pedro Marín is the first one ever that you can view on teletext. Actually you can only see it on channel four in Spain, between May 18th and May 29th between 21.00 and 23.00, on page 899. Great Works are the creatives behind this. You can find some more background information here.
By the way, I turned off the volume very quickly after the video started, just to warn you.

found @ThisWaste

Cult TV Idents by Superelectric

April 8th, 2009

Do you remember the music video for “Squeez Me” by Kraak & Smaak? The one with all those flipbooks. FOX Italy asked the directors Superelectric to create some TV idents for the CULT channel. Great stuff!

found at trendbeheer

Honda Let It Shine

March 26th, 2009

This is the new TV ad for the new Honda Insight, a hybrid car. They parked a huge grid of those cars in the desert and used the headlights as pixels to show this animation. The effect is very impressive. Hybrid or not, I’m just not sure about the carbon footprint of this ad …
Written by Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.

The making of:

found at the creative review blog