Josh Ingleby

editor + motion design
inspiration

Paper Mountains


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Creative. Original. Stunning.

Montreal’s Guy Laramee reinterprets the literary world with this gorgeous collection of outdoor spaces. Vaguely similar to an earlier post on reinterpreting encyclopaedic pages, Laramee’s approach is intensely original. I suspect the carvings to be hand done but am curious if 3D models and laser cutters could achieve a similar result and open the approach up to include some form of animation.

thinking thinking thinking…

Via:

abduzeedo.com
GuyLaramee.com

Lucas Simone Cutout Portraits


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Loving these cut-out portraits created by Lucas Simone. The rest of the work on his site is definitely worth a gander as well.  With so much digital motion-graphics work based around basic polygonal shapes going around it’s a nice change of pace seeing the technique brought back to analog visuals.  In addition to the catchy visuals, the motivation behind the portraits is that friends of the artist were invited to be photographed while sharing a secret.  Enjoy…

 

 

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California Is A Place


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Californiaisaplace.com is a collection of stories about real people in California. Each one is a slice of life, a video portrait of a reality that, for the most part, relates in no way to my own and is consequently quite intriguing.

Despite the sombre undertone apparent in the handful that i’ve watched, what shines through are truthful, raw, heartfelt stories told with a strong cinematic style.

Cannonball Excerpt:
“If we’re going to be doing this kind of stuff, we’re trespassing in peoples yards and skating in peoples pools we’ve gotta have respect; clean the pools out. Any trash we bring, take it with us when we leave. People already look down at us as it is so there’s no reason to fucking confirm what they already think is already true. It’d be better to prove them wrong. (2m05s)

Delauney Music Video


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The striking visuals above are the work of Barney Steels (director) and Memo Atken (software dev.) at The Found Collective.

The experience of witnessing sound and light responding to each other is hardwired into our genetic make-up to captivate and entrance audiences.  Whether it was early humankind staring into the skies to witness lightning dance with thunder, a toddler hypnotized by a blinking toy, or ourselves enslaved by our digital devices, the simple act of light and sound never ceases to amaze at all ages.  Having had 4 years experience as a lighting technician, I’m always intrigued by live concert lighting for these same reasons mentioned above.  Take into account the concert lighting visuals in the video above and i find it difficult to tear myself away from the video. (…for at least the first two minutes.)

Although I definitely feel that they did an exceptional job, the video (like most music videos) slightly struggles to maintain interest as it only showcases performance footage.  Which makes sense, since “the visuals were created to add life to footage that was originally rejected from the band’s label.” That said, had they been given the opportunity to shoot with this intent I suspect the results would have been a much more engaging piece had a simple story been added.  Either way, extremely well done!

Personally I’d love to see this execution as an ambient visual in a live concert where an audiences could glance over at it briefly before returning their attention to the live show.

Delauney Trinagulation ProcessingDelauney Trinagulation Processing

Created using: C++ / openframeworks / opencv
More images available at The Found Collective.
Found Via CreativeApplications.net

Another captivating Delauney exploration can be seen here, by Quoyola.

Buck Animation for Google Offers


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Buck kills it once again with this faux stop-motion spot for Google Offers. Check out more of their work on here.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/22960342[/vimeo]

Also check out the spot they did for Google eBooks last year that is in the same visual style.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/17574435[/vimeo]

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Donate for Japan


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Sometimes it’s quite challenging to think in a visually different way.
The individuals behind this video accomplishes that. Love it.

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Prism Projection Map


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Love it. This exhibit may have swayed me to buy a projector.

Context:
"Any Colour You Like", Chris Henry Gallery


More:
devharlan.com
flickr.com

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Quayola


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Having just returned from a great long weekend vacation in NYC with the lady, I can only wish that the museums we went to came to life like these murals.

The Strata project consist of a series of films, prints and installations investigating improbable relationships between contemporary digital aesthetics and icons of classical art and architecture.

Quayola’s has a captivating style as is apparent in his other work as well.  Check out his site and vimeo collection here.

Log On, Converge & SWARM!


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It seems rather appropriate to dig up this visually intriguing animation as my last and next project are both tied into corporate responsibility.

Welcome, “The Coalition of the Willing” by Knife Party:

The story itself is a fast paced journey that simply details how the new-world’s open source & wiki media could be the catalyst capable of turning our environmental issues around.

I like It’s tongue & cheek story but wish it was routed in motivating change in big business and government.  It’s time for business and government to see the potential in sustainable yet profitable business models.  That said, its still a well written, visually beautiful piece.

I saw Knife Party speak at OFFF this past summer and was excited by this video’s collaborative execution.  On their site you’ll notice that each segment has been animated by a different group of people.    Knife Party produced and directed the piece and maintained synchronocity throughout the work by breaking the script into sections and handing it out to teams.

If you don’t’ have time for the full piece, moments that stood out for me include:

2m45s: “Back to the 60′s” Striking illustrations by World Leaders
4m58s: “Over the Counter Culture” by Knife Party
7m48s: “Open Source Faces” by Betterment Bureau

Le Creative Sweatshop


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Le Creative Sweatshop’s meticulous attention to detail, composition, style, and simplicity shine through in their inspiring design & paper craft portfolio.  Their series for Shoes-Up is what initially caught my attention, but after digging through their work I totally fell for their Paper Virus project.

The project was an installation in Amsterdam in 2009 and was an open invitation for participants to artfully install and photograph their own Paper Virus.  Participants would be sent 200 colourful cut-out cones in exchange for their resulting photos.

Ndeur’s other projects include a stunning Paper Protects Forests cut out:

As well as these colourful window displays:


Follow Ndeur’s (Mathieu Missiaen) work on his blog or through Le Creative Sweatshop’s site.

[All photo's courtesy of LeCreativeSweatshop.com]

Seaweed


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This lofi experiment by Tell No One really gets me thinking.  Its a pretty simple fragment of an idea but I hope I see it manifest into something much more complex…either working its way into a project of my own or one that Tell No One has in it’s vaults.

A New Life for Old Books


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Remember the day’s when you were at the school library digging through an encyclopedia for a science project?  Well, the online world has pretty much removed any likeliness of picking one up again–unless it’s to ponder at Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s beautiful cut-out pieces.

Crafted from the pages of old encyclopedias which have been liberated from dusty attics, Alexander creates an entirely different world by cutting around the books original illustrations and removing pages.  His background in psychology is appropriate as the visuals he presents leave a lot to ponder.

I really appreciate that he has brought new life to an object that once stood for so much more.  Alexander describes his work as: “They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.”

I hoped to find more work on Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s site but it was offline at the time. Find out more of his work here…or here.

Space Invader

I was in Paris last week attending OFFF (International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture) and saw some of Space Invader’s art for the first time in person.  Since street art lives most of it’s life online these days it was really nice to see it in real life.

Wooster Collective is an online group that showcases street art from around the world.  They were at OFFF with a great presentation full of pieces I’d never seen–appropriately including Paris native Space Invader.

[image courtesy of wooster collective]

I knew Space Invader’s art was in a bunch of cities (apparently including the Forbidden City in China), but what i didn’t realize is that where he places them makes one large space invader from above.  Wooster just posted about San Diego’s space invader and a “Viva la Revolucion” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego.  Be sure to check out Wooster Collective’s site and if you’re nearby SD the exhibition as well.

jingles.

Inspiring Paper-Craft


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I was at OFFF (animation & design conference) in Paris this past week and was fortunate to meet briefly with Julien Vallée, an extremely talented motion & design artist.  Julien was at the conference presenting his video for the ‘sponsors’ opening title sequence…which he hadn’t shown the festival directors any of the video until it was premiered to the audience.  I’m as much a fan of his video as I am the cute track it is coupled with.  Please check out Like Elliott Did if you like what you hear (entire album is on their site).

I really love how clean, sharp and colourful his work is.   Tangible art-form is such a pleasing change of scenery when the regular media is predominantly digital.  I’m sure a 3D artist could replicate most of Julien’s work in a fraction of the time but absolutely fail at replicating the charm and authenticity his creations embody.

Julien shares a studio with another great designer Karim Zariffa — both creating from Montreal.

Looking forward to more from Julien and Karim.

Scrapbook Illustrations


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My trusty RSS scooped up a delightful visual piece that got my morning started on a good note.  The short description before the video appropriately set the tone that the images are from a collection of their digital scrapbooks over the last 3 years.  Their process blog not only hosts ambient visuals like this one, but also a large collection of projects they’ve completed.

Not surprisingly Field has collaborated with a selection of companies i’ve already admired–including Univeral Everything.   Digging through Field’s work I was pleased to stumble across work they had done that i’d seen a while ago.  Universal Everything’s AOL rebrand is the definition of abstract / minimal / digital art.  I love love love it.  Here are 2 stills from their Video pieces.  Definitely check them out if the stills grab your attention.