Project Felix is now available for Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers . Project Felix is a tool that lets designers work with 2D models and make them 3D, with no experience required. Check out the video below.
Amazon have recently unvealed their plans for a new, futuristic convenience store which will automatically charge customers without any queuing or checkouts.
Amazon Go works via an app that uses the same technology found in self-driving cars. By combining Computer Vision, Deep Learning Algorithms and Sensor Fusion, the app is able to track products and charge the customers Amazon account. Check it out below.
These advertisement designed by our team for Rush Hair were published in Creative Head, Professional Hair and HJ Magazines nationwide.
Flashback work - J Style Clothing Campaign 2010.
Unless you've been sleeping under a rock, you must of heard that the iPhone 7 is finally here! It comes packaged with the brand new iOS 10 and a bunch of great features. Apple unveiled the new, evolutionary model on Wednesday 7th September 2016 and have kindly taken the time to produce a video detailing all the new great features. Don't blink! Enjoy.
Being the big kid that I truly am I recently scoured the internet to find a way to get Pokémon Go! on my iPhone. After 10 mins of skimming various articles on how to get around the region block on my iTunes account, I finally downloaded the app and began my quest "to be the very best".
Pokémon Go is an augmented reality mobile game which was initially conceived as an April Fool's Day prank. Due to the popularity of Pokémon and it's loyal fanbase, the idea garnered a high demand and was eventually released in Australia, New Zealand and the United States on July 6th.
Although my experience with the app is extremely brief so far, the app shows amazing potential to transform the mobile gaming market through both it's innovation and interactive gameplay. Hopefully it the next few weeks we will see the true potential of the app when it is officially released in the UK.
A few of my favourite things. Red Edition
One of the things I love about browsing for new music on iTunes is looking at the various album artworks. In this day and age where digital releases don't require record labels or distribution deals, the iTunes library can often feel overcrowded with music. I know you should never judge a book by it's cover but as a creative I feel like there is a certain responsibility for artists/labels/groups to create a 'whole package' of both quality music and design.
I am fully aware that I am very much guilty of finding new music based upon the album artwork. Sometimes the artwork it's aesthetically beautiful, sometimes the album title and artwork connect seamlessly and other times it just simply stands out from the crowd.
So in no particular order, here are my top 5 eye-catching album artworks of iTunes for this week.
Recently I packed my bags and travelled on a 9 hour flight from London to the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica. The island has always been ultra-vibrant and rich in arts, music and culture and I finally got to witness this for myself.
I was fortunate enough to see the majority of the island from the Seven Mile beach of Negril to historical city of Kingston, and on my exploration I came across many art murals, hand-painted shop signs and guerrilla advertising.
Here are a few images of the various different artworks in Jamaica.
For the first Flashback Friday we'll be looking at the Golden State Warrior's "Strength in Numbers" Campaign by San Francisco agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners.
Last night the Golden State Warriors won Game 1 of the NBA Finals 2016. This comes after Golden State's remarkable regular-season record-breaking run as the Warriors won 73 games. The “Strength in Numbers” campaign celebrates every number on the Warriors’ quest for the NBA championship and beyond.
The Royal Air Force celebrate their 100th anniversary in style with a visual campaign by London design agency Coley Porter Bell. The campaign is designed to help people remember the achievements of the RAF’s whilst also paving the way for its future.
The RAF100 programme will salute their Centenary and commemorate their achievements and all those who have served. They plan to celebrate the RAF of today and inspire people and the wider public, about it's future.
Coley Porter Bell have designed both the identity and marketing for this campaign from the bold, abstract typography to the bright opaque colours, which contain historical images of the service in action throughout key moments of history. The Royal Air Force will spread their campaign through wide-ranging local, regional and national events and activities.
Great Britain's first £5 polymer note featuring Winston Churchill will be unveiled this week Thursday. The polymer note is designed to offer more enhanced security features, cleanliness and durability. The plastic is almost untearable and can even survive a spin in the washing machine.
The note will be unveiled at Churchill’s birthplace, the Blenheim Palace. The new design is set to enter circulation in September 2016, together with his famous quotation, "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
Winston Churchill's grandson said "The design of the bank note, the quotation and the whole idea behind it is so appropriate and fitting, and my grandfather would have been truly very proud."
Facts about the new note
The new note is 15% smaller than the current one, meaning it allows more space in wallets and purses. It is also harder to make copies of and according to those lucky enough to have seen it, it is a "cool and modern currency". Although the note can withstand washing machines, the Bank of England advise against testing it out. The note does repel dirt and moisture but it is not indestructable and can be damaged by temperatures above 120°C.
One of the only downsides to the design is that brand new polymer notes can sometimes stick together. However the Bank of England say this effect is short-lived once in use.”
New York based agency Lifeblood, comprised of partners Travis Weihermuller and Dominic Santalucia, have recently released a digital version of the Fahrenheit 451 companion piece A Pleasure to Burn. The dystopian novel is part of the collection of short stories by renowned American author Ray Bradbury.
A Pleasure to Read
Lifeblood, who created their brand identity using their own DNA sequences to visualise “digital made human”, call it a "new digital storytelling experience". The story displayed on a parallax site is visually stunning with glorious colours. You can see the full version here.
In case you missed it many of the major phone companies are planning on releasing modular smartphones in 2017. This big step in the evolution of mobile phones provides endless possibilities of what smartphones will be capable of in the near future. So what is a modular smartphone and why should we be excited?
A modular smartphone is a smartphone made using different components that can be independently upgraded or replaced. The main board is the key component which all the others are attached. The other components can consist of a wide variety of easy-to-remove modules such as a camera, batteries or display screen. Because the modules are replacable it allows easy hardware upgrades and the ability to create a smartphone suitable to your personal needs. Long journey ahead? Simply double up on the battery life. Need a portable speaker? Just attach a speaker or two. With technology companies embracing modular smartphones the innovation presents endless possibilities.
Project Ara is Google's first attempt at creating a modular smartphone. The company aim to increase the life cycle of phones and also reduce electronic waste. It has many fun components such as cameras and speakers but it is not the fully-fledged modular smartphone many expected.
The processor, battery, antenna, sensors and screen are all on the main board. This means that although you can replace and upgrade the add-ons, the main board will need to be replaced if any of the components are damaged or outdated. While Google's modular device is not what many of us hoped for, it is definately a step in the right direction. It is a fun smartphone that will introduce modular devices to a mass audience at an affordable price. So should we be excited? Yes, because in the next few years we should have the fully modular smartphone that we are all waiting for.