YBP Bird’s Nest

January 5th, 2012

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

Quitting when you’re ahead

October 4th, 2011

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

Confetti featured on Creative Applications

July 15th, 2011

Today my confetti cover got featured on the Creative Applications Network. It’s only been up here for a couple of days and yesterday I submitted it to CAN and now it will run there for a week. Hooray, confetti to the people!

The Confetti Cover

July 13th, 2011

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.

Hello world!

July 11th, 2011

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.