drawing of a city parasite by stefanos filippas, project at University of Thessaly
Found a few great shots of Abbey Road Studios, the legendary London studios where the Beatles recorded almost all of their albums. I particularly love that first one which is apparently a shot of the control room in Studio Three as it looked during the 70′s. I am betting it’s considerably more boring now. Studio One (second shot) on the other hand, hasn’t changed at all.
IMPORTANT: Run the video full screen!
At Barq we just finished this animation, which explains the concept of Wosju. It’s been a challenging and very giving experience to create this animation, and a blog post about the process will definitely see the day of light at some point in the not so distant future…
Graham Smith’s brilliant Unevolved Brands is “A progressive study on brand & logo simplification“. It’s also a lot of fun; we sat here for quite a while going through each logo and trying to guess the brand it represented. They run the gamut from completely obvious to frustratingly cryptic and all the while Smith strings you along with vague hints as to the logo’s true identity. The fact that I recognized any of them is sort of a sad testament to the pervasiveness of the modern global brand. They’ve drilled these things into our heads to the point where all we need are a couple colors and basic shapes.
Unless some sort of Mad Max / Waterworld situation goes down and people start just wearing leather suits and fish skin canteen holsters, brands aren’t going anywhere. But it would be nice to see more companies start shifting to simpler, text-free versions like these (Nike and Apple are good examples of brands who have already gone pretty far in this direction). A lot of Smith’s simplifications are really nice to look at actually.
Be honest, did you get most of them? I feel like UK people have an advantage, a few those I’ve never even heard of.
Mind The Gap: Inhabiting London’s Forgotten Spaces by Charlotte Bovis, Oxford Brookes University Oxford UK.
jørn utzon, jeddah stadium, saudi arabia 1967
(render by seier+seier)
“penetration:between surface and narrative” by avramidis
Chapel of ST. LAWRENCE by AVANTO ARCHITECTS