Our Megafaces project takes home a gold cube at the ADC 94th Annual Awards in Miami. If you haven’t seen the Megafaces facade in action, there’s a nice little intro video for the project on the awards page here.
My tongue-in-cheek, neoclassical Hercules XIII tablet stand was recently featured in the Great Beauty section of Living Etc magazine (May 2015). I am proud to see my small but stout Hercules holding his own against the towering bust of Adonis. He is small but he’s far more fun than any of the other pieces in the spread.
I am excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Things are still top secret but I have started developing concepts for the first in a series of art/design pieces for their hotels. Watch this space for updates…
“MegaFaces is a cross-platform project conceived and built for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Formed by 11,000 telescopic actuators the kinetic facade is able to transform in three dimensions to recreate visitors’ faces at monumental scale. The aim was to create a monument to celebrate people. Facial impressions are relayed to the facade from 3D scans made in proprietary 3D photo booths within the building. An algorithm transforms the faces on-the-fly considering day lighting, scale, rotation and colour. The resultant portraits appear three at a time, at eight meters tall.”
Congratulations to everyone involved!
We are just back from a busy weekend at London Design Festival 2014. We showed our newest design, the Moai ipad docking station, for the first time and the response was amazing. You will see a ‘special edition’ Moai coming soon to EATON.london. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi and see you again next year!
We are proud to introduce our latest design – the Moai iPad docking station. Inspired by the serene, eternal vigilance of the monolithic icons of Easter Island, we’ve upgraded and remixed them for a tongue-in-cheek poke at the persistent distraction of modern digital life. The Moai is just into production and will be available in early 2015. Check back for updates!
Our Megafaces Pavilion for the Sochi Olympics won the 2014 Cannes Lion Grand Prix for Innovation. Created by architecture studio Asif Kahn Ltd, engineered by iArt and with art direction and graphics tech by yours truly, the project was a monumental collaboration that tied together amazing creativity and a mountain of technology to create a compelling visual experience for visitors to the Olympic park.
Find the official Cannes submission video HERE.
Celebrating the Grand Prix in the green room
I am just back from the Sochi Olympics where I was working with the amazing teams from Asif Kahn and iArt on the “Megafaces Facade” for the Megafon pavilion. Over the past six months I have been providing creative direction for this crazy project.
I was asked to come on-board to provide expertise in computer graphics, lighting, faces, and overall aesthetics to the piece. The challenge from a visual design perspective was to take raw, 3d scan data from the ‘photobooths’ in the pavilion and then develop an automated solution, which we called the Creative Processing Pipeline (CPP), for coloring, relighting, composing and outputting the faces to the facade in way that, well, looks cool. It is a bit like composing a drawing or photograph, but algorithmically so that it always (ermm, almost always) produces a compelling visual result.
My Mini Venus of Cupertino ipad docking station is finally available. Find more at: EATON.london
My Hercules XIII tablet stand is the inaugural cover star over at DesignFizz – a new online magazine covering international design.
He looks great on the cover and this is one of my favorite photos of him – you can find the original, un-cropped photo here.
And if you would like to own a Hercules, you can find him at: EATON.london
We are excited to have our Hercules XIII tablet stand and the lovely Venus of Cupertino iPad docking station as raffle prizes at the National Portrait Gallery Gala 2014. As two of only 40 raffle prizes, they are in exclusive company along with a Philip Treacy hat, a Gucci handbag, and other amazing prizes.
All proceed support the National Portrait Gallery and its acquisition fund for acquiring exceptional works of historic significance.
Our Hercules XIII tablet stand was named one of the top 10 pieces at London Design Festival 2013 by the Times. This is quite an honour considering that there are thousands of designers exhibiting at the festival in locations all over London. It seems Hercules’ baroque design sense is an appreciated counterbalance to the simple minimalism emerging in things like Apple’s iOS7.
Find more on Hercules at EATON.london