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After researching generative audio & geometry I came across this amazing experimental R&D project by Simon Russel using Houdini.
Simon’s Audio-Geometry-Exploration has some great insights into using Midi to generate geometry using Houdini & Cinema4D.
Maybe it is time to explore Houdini!
Here are some of my favourites.
Generisch Mono is a monospaced version of Generisch Sans. Generisch – a german equivalent of generic – sans serif typeface has gain its own place among designers and earn such popularity due to its “simple” design.
Generisch is influenced by early grotesk typefaces from early 1900’s when sans was starting to get popular and used as a body type. Some old ligatures such as ch ck and ng are present in generisch (not the ct and st tho), old style numeral for better typesetting experience and more.
Codec Pro is the newest incarnation of the Codec family, developed in 2017 by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli as a research on the subtleties and the variations on the theme of the geometric sans-serif design.
The original typeface has been completely redesigned and expanded to feature a wide range of eleven weights, from the hairline thin to the bulky fat, while the character set has been extended to include not only latin, cyrillic and greek but also arabic, farsi and urdu scripts.
A veritable swiss-knife for the designer, Codec Pro also includes a wide range of alternates and stylistic sets that cover all the subfamilies and the moods of the original type system. So while the standard set (Codec Cold) has terminals cut parallel or perpendicular to the baseline, emphasizing geometry for a more construceted look, stylistic set 4 (Codec Warm) uses open diagonal cuts and humanist shapes to give the typeface a gentler, warmer feeling. Set 3 (Codec Cold Logo) comes alive with funky ligatures, while Set 5 (Codec Warm Logo) stretches uppercase characters horizontally for a dynamic, unexpect effect
The Designers Republic, led by founder and born rebel Ian Anderson, has shaped graphic communication over the past 30 years. It has done this through gravity-defying client work, revolutionary self-initiated projects, and provocative gestures.
Under Anderson’s idiosyncratic leadership, TDR™ pioneered the idea of a design group with attitude. More like a band than a design studio, they changed the dynamic between client and design group, and uniquely, they acquired a following beyond the graphic design tribe.
Now, for the first time in book form, Ian Anderson explores his studio’s output, its concepts, its processes and its influence on a generation of graphic designers.
Dismissed by some as “stylists”, Anderson demonstrates how the work of TDR™ is underpinned by conceptual thinking. The book delivers a unique insight into why TDR™ work looks the way it does, and provides a guide to the studio’s modus operandi.
I was lucky enough to grab a bundle from KickStarter and have my name featured in the book!
You can still grab a copy from UnitEditions here.
Inspiring motion work from Dia for A-Track, a DJ and record producer.
Dia created a typographic identity system as the foundation for all design. A range of unique artwork created for varying assets working within a set of typographic driven parameters. From the more minimal expression of the brand seen in the website and tour flyers to a maximal expression illustrated in album covers and live show visuals.
Matt Pyke, founder and creative director of Universal Everything, calls his studio a “digital art and design collective”. And after 15 years of revolutionary work in the digital realm, UE has its first book – What is Universal Everything?
Surreal worlds & simple geometric light. Inspired by the mood & cinematography of this piece.
Amazing work from GMunk with the Lightform ‘Currents’ Sculpture displayed at the GMUNK vs MUSE Exhibition.
The work showcases some exciting new tech from Lightform, a device that connects Lightform to any projector and instantly creates magical experiences with light.
I will be keeping a close eye on this project. The features so far look great and can’t wait to hear further about the 3D scanning capabilities & specifications.
The Ark is an ephemeral, site specific installation built around the cacti that line the Aljibe, at the heart of the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca.
Outstanding visuals from GMunk for the Adobe Remixed project.