24 December 2016
It's that time of year again for annual reviews of everything - which I quite really like. Something satisfying about an annual review.
Just got the one above from one of our clients, Wilton's Music Hall, it's lovely, thought I'd share. At a time when theatres are really struggling from funding cuts, rent rises and so on, it's great to see that Wilton's is doing really well. John Wilton opened his "Magnificent New Music Hall" in 1859 and after much hard work and campaigning, it is once again a great performance venue.
The site we built for Wilton's is here.
Bring on 2017!
SuzanPosted in: theatre
23 December 2016
Hi the MLE,
Thanks for the link, and it is true that this is something I could see us doing. How graphic design changes with time is something that we have always been interested in, and we have done quite a few experiments around this.
Here Sagmeister has made a wall of 10 000 green and yellow bananas, to see how the wall changes over time. What surprises me as well, is how perfectly all the bananas fit together, it must have been a challenge to pick out 10 000 that are all the same size.
I'm sure we will speak before, but have a nice Christmas! Hope there is snow over there in Stockholm.
9 December 2016
Would like to share an identity we have done recently for the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines. Based at MIT, the CBMM aims to understand intelligence, how the brain produces intelligence and how we may be able to replicate it in machines. You know how Facebook recognizes faces so that you can tag the picture? You know driverless cars? These are examples of just some work developed in their labs.
Its mission is to bring together computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists to form a new field, the Science and Engineering of Intelligence, which goes beyond Articial Intelligence. The logo uses circles to represent these three research areas and dots to represent the research area components such as researchers and theories. As these circles come together, the dots combine to form new patterns, as new components are created. The sum is more than the parts.
See more here.
Have a nice weekend!
Posted in: MandR work
2 December 2016
As you know, I was just in Dubai for my second time recently. My room overlooked the Burj Al Arab, "the world's first seven star hotel." "The most luxurious hotel in the world." The work that shot Chinese interior designer Khuan Chew to stardom. Amazing right? I quite wanted to go inside and have a look around, but unfortunately, you cannot get near the place unless you have a dinner reservation or are a hotel guest, so I had to resort to looking at photos online. And here are the photos above. I just checked on Expedia and a deluxe suite is £1400 ($1775 USD) per night. All the rooms have a gold plastic coffee maker! And massive mirrors over all the beds!
Almost 40% of the hotel height is unuseable space, but this nabs it another accolade as "the world's fourth tallest hotel," so who cares right? Image and reputation are so much better than reality.
Have a nice weekend!
25 November 2016
I love them. It’s remarkable that they have been fighting sexism in the art world for over thirty years now.A little background… They were formed in NYC in 1985 as a response to the Museum of Modern Art's important exhibition called, “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture.” This show positioned itself as a survey of the most important contemporary art and artists in the world. The curator even gave numerous interviews saying that any artist who wasn’t in the show should rethink ‘his’ career.However, only 13 of the 169 artists were female.Now, thirty years on, how are we doing? Hmm, not well, if you see their visual above comparing the number of one-person exhibitions in 1985 compared to 2015.The other visuals above from the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition here in London show how European museums are doing. It’s a simple concept: the Guerrilla Girls sent questionnaires to over 400 directors of art museums and galleries across Europe. The responses were displayed on the gallery walls.I love them. They do a much better job than most to make people aware of sexism in the art world - often using the exact words of the museum directors themselves.The final visual I found interesting as it does not show depressing gender statistics, but rather depressing stats which show, yet again, how things are getting harder for everyone except the elites.SuzanPosted in: art