Büro Destruct Designer

Büro Destruct Designer

Long time favorites, Büro Destruct, a Swiss graphic design agency have updated their desktop application, Büro Destruct Designer, to include a screensaver and iPhone app. Using only circles, squares, and a set of rules, Büro Destruct Designer lets you find inspiration for color combinations and graphic shapes. Simply shake your iPhone to create a virtually infinite number of designs. Check out the examples on their Flickr stream.

Stewdio Apple

Stewdio Apple

Stewart Smith will be giving a talk about his work at the Apple Store in SoHo, New York as part of an ongoing Young Guns lecture series organized by the Art Directors Club. Free and open to the public, it begins at 6:30pm tonight.

Teenage Engineering

Teenage Engineering
Teenage Engineering
Teenage Engineering

Stockholm-based Teenage Engineering is a studio for future commercial products, communications and entertainment. Their mission is to create products with superior quality, functional design and top-class engineering. Teenage Engineering is Jesper Kouthoofd, Bengt Sjölén, David Eriksson and Jens Rudberg, four young visionaries in their thirties, with mixed backgrounds; from Atari/Amiga demo scene, hacking, programming, design, advertising and game development. In the Yellow Pages, Teenage Engineering is filed under Research & Development, but they also take on commercial projects as well as art. Currently, their portfolio includes electronics and hardware design, media art, game development, music production, product design, film production, sound software development and research.

Pie

Toronto-based designer Alan Woo was curious to see if there were any stark similarities or contrasts within particular films. To that end, he created a project entitled Pie to illustrate an incredibly simple and concise baseline comparison of films through one particular trait: color.

Citizen Kane

The project was the result of Alan’s first explorations into Processing, an open source programming language and environment developed for those who want to program images, animation, and interactions. A program written in Processing captures each frame of each movie and essentially creates a ‘pie chart’ of the colors contained within each film producing a simplistic and abstracted representation.

Bronenosets Potyomkin

The outcome is a number of triptychs comparing various films of particular trilogies, directors or genres. Each poster includes the film title, year, director, cinematographer, running time and occasionally, various surprising/unsurprising similarities. Pictured here are the charts generated for Citizen Kane, Bronenosets Potyomkin and Metropolis.

Metropolis