Christmas Card to Friends -> Stephen Fitzgerald

Christmas Card to Friends from Stephen Fitzgerald on Vimeo.
The above paper craft animation by Stephen Fitzgerald is nothing short of amazing. Be sure to check it out. Also, I wish you all a belated Merry Christmas! Many thanks to those who stopped by CircuitBreaks this year. I hope to see you in 2012!
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“A friend […]

Arcade Fire -> Sprawl 2 (interactive video)

The new interactive video experience titled ‘Sprawl 2: Mountains Beyond Mountains’ coming from Arcade Fire feels really fresh and innovative, right down to the dismal, twitchy videography and art direction. In short you get to swing and sway right along with the track with either your mouse or with your own body via the video […]

DJBroadcast 52 -> Robot Illustration

DJBroadcast 52 – Robot Illustration from Super Silo on Vimeo.
I recently came across this very entertaining timelapse photoshop illustration by Super Silo (Dutch designer, Martijn van Dam) on Super impressive, and fun to follow. Especially if you’re the type that gets into the fancy photoshop maneuvers.
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La Mer de Pianos -> Films & Things

La Mer de Pianos from Films & Things on Vimeo.
Great short documentary about Marc Manceaux, the owner of the oldest piano shop in Paris. Sometimes things are amazing, simply because they have managed to stay the same. Well worth the view.
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Great gift idea -> Eli, no! by Katie Kirk

If you’re looking for a great gift idea for someone who’s a dog lover and also loves and appreciates beautiful illustration and design, look no further… Eli, No!, illustrated by Katie Kirk from the award winning is a fantastic option. The book features super upbeat illustration, a clever re-tellable story and one of the […]

Favourite Places 2: Tempelhofer Feld -> Matthias Heiderich

Berlin based photographer and designer Matthias Heiderich is a master at minimalism and at setting a distinct melodramatic mood with his photography. I personally enjoy the muted palette that he achieves with his photo processing and his ability to balance his subject matter vs. the void. Brilliant work, more to see beyond the links below.
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Walking in your mind -> Ithaca Audio

Walking in your mind (live mashup) from Ithaca Audio on Vimeo.
It’s amazing what has become possible with live audiovisual sampling. Monome, tonematrix and tenori-on sampling devices have really evolved over that last few years. Fun stuff to keep an eye on.
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Reveal Project -> Personal Data Mirror

Reveal Project – Personal Data Mirror from NYT R&D on Vimeo.
I’ve seen a few flavors of mirror screen concepts coming from different tech companies in the past few years. Most notable was a Yahoo! powered experience I saw at the 2006 CES (I almost got in trouble for taking that photo)… This version by the […]

The Expressive Web -> Adobe

Adobe’s nicely designed ‘The Expressive Web’ beta site is meant to showcase the capabilities and seemingly unlimited potential for designers and developers using HTML5 and Adobe CSS3. New functionality includes dynamic drop shadows, impressive motion and transition control, more control with color and gradients… and a nifty canvas element that let’s you control it all […]

Hero -> Miguel Endara

Hero from Miguel Endara on Vimeo.
The above video documents Miguel Endara’s 210 hour magical pointillism portrait of his father called ‘Hero’. How many dots does it take to create such an amazing image? He’s guessing about 3.2 million well placed micro dots of ink. Give or take one or two… Very impressive and very fun […]

Volvo ->

You’ve got to love the big budget hyper-immersive branded experiences that come from automotive industry giants like Volvo. For a designer, it’s kind of a dream to work on stuff like this. This particular experience features an inspirational deep dive for adventure seeking Volvo fanboys… the cars, the amazing destinations, the bears… it’s all there. […]

Atelier Olschinsky -> Creative Studio

Design and artist duo Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss are based in Vienna, Austria. Their site is full of amazing examples of graphic design, illustration and photography. I really dig the above photos for their post processing and color work. There’s so much more to see on their portfolio site.
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Composition in Red -> TENDRIL

Composition in Red from TENDRIL on Vimeo.
Really nice motion design work by TENDRIL. Be sure to check it out. Also, have a look at all of the inspiring work to be found on their website.
Notes from Vimeo:
“Tendril is a relatively young studio and we are always looking for ways to experiment with the brand and […]

iPhone 4s -> Photos

Since I traded in the old iPhone 3gs for the new iPhone 4s, my photo taking productivity has increased significantly. That’s the good thing. The bad thing is that my photo taking productivity has increased significantly and I haven’t touched my Canon 7D in weeks! I’ve found that the new 8MP camera and optics have really […]