Manchester City Football Club have just released their anual Corporate Social Responsibility Report. It’s an online microsite providing infomation in an interactive and engaging way quite different to the usual printed report. Our Studio worked with Design by Music to create an illustrative cityscape of manchester with the MCFC stadium in the heart of the image. The 3D illustration was then split into layers allowing it to be developed into a scrolling parallax microsite by Matt Booth. You can see the finished site here or check out our projects page for the image in more detail…………
This next exhibit is from the TATE Britain and like the ‘sunflower seeds’ exhibit below, plays with space and scale to create a huge impact. Fiona Banner has taken two decomissioned fighter planes and exhibited them in different ways. The one shown here is the jaguar fighter jet sprawled on it’s back across the floor suggestive of it’s animal name and chromed with a mirror finish reflecting the onlookers and space around it. The other plane (seen in the background) being a harrier jump jet hung from the ceiling like a captured animal trophy. Swirled markings all over the wings and tail resemble feathers creating a further link to it’s name. Both very impressive and worth a look if you’re down in London, otherwise read a bit more about them here.
After a weekend in London looking at the latest exhibitions, I have added my favourite two from the TATE Modern and the TATE Britain. This first one is called ‘Sunflower seeds’ by Ai Weiwei which is made up of 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds, each one being individually sculpted and hand painted in china. The exhibit located in the Turbine hall of the TATE Modern has had a lot of press recently partly due to the fact that visitors have been banned from walking on the exibit because of the dust kicked up……………..thankfully you could still get close to handle the seeds resulting in individual creations by visitors all along the edge of the turbine hall. Shapes, messages and patterns retaining at least some of the interaction that Ai Weiwei intended. Read more on the exhibit here.
These are photographs I took last night on my way home. It’s the new Manchester University Business School and Businesss Hub next to Mancunian Way and Grosvenor Park. It’s designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
I love the colours the glass creates. According to a document the building has “special dichroic glass facades that refract different colours depending on varying wavelengths of light at different types of day.”
Pretty cool stuff and another nice addition to the Manchester skyline…..
One of our latest projects created for London Fashion Week can be seen here. We were approached by Design By Music to produce a 3D floor plan of Somerset House in London to aid their print brochure for the exhibition and be included on the website. Eventually we hope to develop the model further into an interactive interface for greater usability on the website.
Well here’s where we work…………..right in the centre of the Northern Quarter in Manchester where we moved in December 2009. It’s a great space located above the Soup kitchen on the corner of Hilton street and Spear street that we share with No Chintz and Eskimo Creative. This area of the city is bustling with creative companies, galleries, bars and restaurants which is great to be a part of. If anyone fancies popping in to see us just drop us a line or email and we’ll put the kettle on.
Welcome to Our Studio’s first blog post! As you can see our website is now live and a big thanks to the lads at Eskimo Creative for a great site. You can check out some of their work here
We will be updating our blog with news, projects and generally things that interest and excite us – so pop back soon………………………………………….