Archive for the ‘design’ Category

myFontbook: a web-based Font Viewer

September 12, 2009

I like the idea of bowser based applications and here we have a font viewer that allows browsing my fonts within my web browser.

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The features at the moment are:

  • Font Viewer
  • Tags & Favorites
  • List & Swatch Views
  • Glyphs
  • Body Text
  • Sample Text
  • Metrics
  • Nothing to Install
  • Fast Font Rendering

Test it for yourself @ http://www.myfontbook.com/

Formula One Promotion Video by Kotoc

March 27, 2009

The guys from Kotoc did a great formula one promotion teaser for the Spanish TV station lasexta. They put the formula one into a future far, far away from now. Formula one cars fly like pod racer from Star Wars. They fly, they fight, they shoot… But they still have the look of actual formula one cars … just without tires and pimped with turbines.

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And here we have it again the pollinate chain reaction that Michel Gondry described with the words:

You see one object
which makes you
think of another
the two together is an idea

For my personal taste the campaign would have been also great without the shooting….

I’ve embedded all the available videos from the campaign within this post. Have fun watching it …. (more…)

Pollinate Chain Reaction by Belief Design from 2004

March 27, 2009

Again something timeless. The movie Pollinate Chain Reaction is a documentation, inspiration and a creative peace of film produced by Mike Goedecke and Kane Roberts at Belief Design. The movie contains many great tips how to maximize your creative potential, how to change you point of view, how to become free in mind when digging for new ideas, how to solve problems to satisfy your clients.

Thanks to Gordon who send me the video. The authors show for example where great commercials got their inspiration from. They quote Einstein, Voltaire and Oscar Wilde just to name some. The film also shows a lot of statements and suggestions in plain viewable words. That’s why I’ve created a still image from all relevant frames that occur in the movie. So take a look for yourself and jump directly to the relevant part. A time frame is encoded in each segment of the image. Click on the image below to open the high-res version with 6400×3416 pixels and give the 5 MB file some time to load. There you can see all the relevant images, read all quotes, hints and exercises.

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The Video is available at googlevideo , vimeo, myspace … so if you haven’t seen it yet in the last 5 years since it is available …. watch it now for yourself. But be warned it will take over 40 minutes.

Photon by Pedro Fernandes Santos

March 6, 2009

I just saw this nice design of a futuristic concept bike by Pedro Fernandes Santos. The overall look of his creation reminds me of the future concept style from Cosmic Motors by Daniel Simon. Take a look and judge for yourself at CGTalk.

There are some facts that I don’t like on this creation, like the seat, tires, the used reflection style… but lets face it: the overall look is nice!