This is at least the third iteration/evolution of this still from The Birds. It’s one of my old visual toys that I take out and play with every couple of years. It’s also weekly sketch número 27.
Happy New Year’s Eve – here’s weekly sketch número 25, served up on the eve of what is sure to be a big year. Lots to do in 2013!
Digging way back to Phase Magazine 01 Brainstorm for screensnap fodder. Brief bit of playtime over the top to kick off Monday AM. And that makes for weekly sketch número 23.
Summertime is postertime for the Phase Collective. This took forever (‘pixel’ details shown below – all done manually), but was 100% worth the labor. Meditational, almost. Large format, single color production on the way soon. All side projects are born from previous experiments. I can trace every detail of this project back over the last few years – fascinations with the California flag, pixel-level detail, custom ‘pixel’ blocks, and a pull back to print production.
Another sketch, picking up a handful of elements I’m working with on other projects.
A set of iPhone snaps of my Photoshop work, zoomed way in to the pixel level, run through Instragram, and posted for you here. I’m thinking I’ll be doing some more of these.
Happy New Year from the Phase Collective. Get in touch if you’re looking for cool projects or collaborations in 2010. We’ll have plenty.
Best wishes from California!
So after months of occasionally digging around for this imagery on Google, I finally captured my own snapshots (iPhone). These are the amazing and elaborate visual effects that come through on a corrupted digital cable signal. This stuff fascinates me—the TV ‘fuzz’ of the new millennium. If only I knew what to do with it now that I have it. Have some thoughts? Some collaborative inklings? Let me know here @GabeRuane.
Another experiment from Gabe – zooming way in on the pixelated character set of Georgia at 11 points on screen. So the pixels were scaled up, then rebuilt as circles in a blue/black/gray palette to match the anti-aliasing you get in your browser. Small sizes read a lot like regular on-screen type, but you get some interesting abstractions when the characters are presented at larger sizes.
This is one of many side projects that has come together off of earlier projects and experiments. One element from wherever (in this case Phase 02 | Community), revisited and enhanced, then served back up in a place like the Phase blog for the hell of it. Maybe this comes out at some point on client work, but for now, its innocence is intact.
Piero Di Biase offers up a diverse range of typographic styles through his traditional typeface design, type experiments, and beyond. We’ve zoned in on his Quadro typeface project, which merges two complimentary grid-based faces to create an overlapping, multi-color typographic presentation. This is a smart typographic approach with color at the conceptual core, and the same idea could be applied across the stylistic spectrum of typeface designs.