Jakob Trollback: Rethinking the music video

What would a music video look like if it were purely directed by the music? Not driven by a concept, nor by a desire to build an image, but purely as an expression of a great song? Designer Jakob Trollback shares the results of his experiment in the form. The song is “Moonlight in Glory,” from David Byrne and Brian Eno’s classic album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, remastered in 2006.


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Inspiration from The Edge: New Patterns for Interface Design

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Nokia Morph Concept

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Jonathan Ive

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The Boring Store

Wicker Park’s 826CHI (www.826chi.org) is an after-school writing program for Chicago kids ages 6-18. The center is part of a nation-wide chain of free writing programs founded by novelist Dave Eggers, who also publishes the popular McSweeney’s magazine and humor web site.

The program has been offering drop-in tutoring, field trips and bookbinding programs for local school kids for more than a year and has just put the finishing touches on its storefront: a mysterious and often-times hilarious “secret agent supply store” known as “The Boring Store.”

According to 826CHI Executive Director Leah Guenther, the secret camera-glasses, mustache disguise kits and underwater voice amplifiers in The Boring Store serve a triple purpose: they fund new programs for the 826CHI kids, jolt them with quick doses of imagination every time they drop by and grab the attention of every adult (a.k.a. potential volunteer) who secretly thinks he would have made one heck of a spy in another life.

Let’s take a look at the only store in Chicago that denies its own existence.

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Diesel Wall:Big ideas need big spaces

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The Micragirls

The Micragirls 

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SCR#002:Drop Clock

DROPCLOCK” is an aesthetically intriguing motion clock screensaver. Every minute of real time is numerically expressed with heavy Helvetica dropping into water in super slow-motion. Be captivated as the contrasting elements of organic water and solid typography infinitely morph and mix.

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Clifford Stoll: 18 minutes with an agile mind

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Larry Lessig: How Creativity is being strangled by the law

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Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: The Seven Wonders

Discover extraordinary Greek and Roman architecture such as: the Pyramids of Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statue of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos of Alexandria through new location footage, stylish period reconstructions, 3D graphics and animation sequences, and interpretations and analyses by the world’s leading authorities.

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i love it.

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The Visionary Art of Gil Bruvel

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Gil Bruvel’s visionary style grew out of the dream of making intuitive art. “I have no interest in recreating reality”, he says; instead his work emphasizes the imaginative aspects of the mind and body, along with intuition.
After a childhood spent making art and studying at Laurent de Montcassin’s Restoration Workshop in France, the classically trained Bruvel emerged as a defining force in the Visionary Art Movement.

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Pomme Chan’s portfolio

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