I recently designed a T-shirt together with the awesome Illustrator Mette Grøngaard for the Yellow Bird Project. Most of the work should actually be credited to Mette as I was only helping out with the conceptualization, but it was a great process and a nice first project for our new joint venture ‘Metervara & Grongaard’. Get the t-shirt here
The last project I did with shiftcontrol before we closed the company – Universum der Ozeane – has just won a Red Dot Design Award / Communication Design 2011. The project has previously won two awards, an IF Gold award and a Serious Game Award as well as being nominated for a German Design Award.
Universum der Ozeane is an online application for zdf.de, exploring the possibilities of online communication using interactive information graphics and an immersive game-like universe. The project was created in collaboration with Hosoya Schaefer Architects and Unity Studios
The blog is up and so is the first cover. To kick things off I decided to make the first cover an opening celebration for the blog and went with a theme of confetti. There are two types of confetti, the traditional pieces of ‘paper’ and a ribbon type that wiggles its way down the screen. The ribbon confetti uses a physics simulation for the motion while the paper confetti is animated using sine functions.
The sketch is not interactive although I did consider adding a vector field that responds to mouse movement to allow users to interact with the confetti. I might revisit this cover in the future and implement that.
I also took the opportunity to redesign the visual identity of metervara with the launch of this blog. To do so I’ve created a tool in Processing to generate dynamic semi-random typography. The first font in that tool is Geometrica, which is used both for the confetti cover and for the header of the blog. More on that in a future post.
My blog is alive and greets the world. Here you’ll find discoveries and thoughts on code and visuals mixed with the occasional nonsense.
I also have a cover section that I’ll use as a personal playground for publishing experiments and small projects that normally never see the light of day.
Hello world is the automatically generated first post in a wordpress blog. It is also a well known concept in programming.