Category Archives: Technology

Monument Valley

Monument Valley / UsTwo, 2014

Monument Valley / UsTwo, 2014

Monument Valley, the stunning new iOS game from UsTwo. Out now!

Reporter

Reporter / Feltron, 2014

Reporter / Feltron, 2014

Reporter is a beautiful new iOS app by the mighty Feltron, master of the annual report, designed to help you track various aspects of your life. Really nice flat UI and super quick & easy to use.

LSO Play

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LSO Play / Sennep, 2013

LSO Play / Sennep, 2013

Today I’m very happy to announce that LSO Play has officially launched. It’s a project that I’ve been working on at Sennep for the past year, and we’re all immensely proud of it. Go and check it out!

The site allows you to watch & interact with HD footage of the orchestra performing Ravel’s Bolero. It’s an immersive experience, allowing you roam around the orchestra by changing your camera feeds, learning about how the players perform, and understanding the nuances of conducting. You can also explore a map of the orchestra, learn about the instruments, read performer bios, and watch masterclass videos.

It has to be said that LSO were an absolute dream client to work with. They came to us with a pretty open brief and were completely enthusiastic about everything we came up with. This was a lot of fun to work on!

I’m really pleased with this project, I think it looks awesome and is really fun to play with. I hope you enjoy it too!

In the future LSO will be uploading more videos of different performances, and maybe one day the experience will be translated to an iOS app or similar. In the meantime, I think this project really proves that Flash on the desktop is not dead!

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ISS star trails

ISS star trails / Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit, 2012

Beautiful long-exposure shots taken from the ISS by Don Pettit.

Also make sure you check out the rest of the stuff uploaded to Flickr by NASA_JSC_Photo, there are some amazing shots of all things space-related on there, and most are free to download at massive resolution.

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Jam with Chrome – one of my projects of the year

Jam with Chrome / Illustrator unknown, Google, 2012

Google have bloody well gone and done it again.

‘Jam’, their latest Chrome Experiment, is simply incredible. Just go and play with it, and tell me you don’t grin from ear to ear.

The concept is simple, but the execution is perfect. Pick an instrument (there are 19), and start clicking around to make sounds. This might not sound exciting, but flick on the ‘auto play’ settings. Tune starts sounding pretty good, huh? You can start mixing things up by changing the chords, key, tempo, and effects. It’s intuitive, responsive, and immensely satisfying.

But where things get really, really cool, is when you invite a friend to your jam. In real time, the two (or three, or four) of you can play together. And it sounds awesome.

It works seamlessly too, if you have a decent connection. Throw into the mix some really gorgeous illustrations (I can’t find who did these anywhere! If you know, please tell me in the comments!), nice typography, and really satisfying UI touches, you’ve got yourself one hell of a project.

Bravo indeed.

***UPDATE: from what I can find on the web, the superb illustrations were handled by Rob Bailey from Manchester***

More illustrations below:

Oh yeah, and there’s a really sweet video to promote the whole thing. Boom.

Pacific iF folding bike

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iF Mode folding bike / Pacific Cycles, 2012

Officially the coolest bike I have ever seen – the iF Mode by Pacific Cycles. You need to see video of this thing in action, such impressive engineering.

OLO is free for a limited time

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OLO / Sennep, 2012

OLO, the social game of skill & strategy, is now FREE for a limited time! Normally priced at £1.49, now you can download the game here, and become hopelessly addicted, for nothing!

Download it now for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Also keep an eye out next week for a cool update to the game!

Boxx

Boxx / Boxxcorp, 2012

This awesome-looking electric scooter may look like a concept, but seemingly it is actually real! Buy here for $3,995.

Jawa Motorcycles

Jawa Motorcycle Graphics

Jawa is a company that makes motorcycles in the Czech Republic. They also make some very nice graphics to advertise them. There’s a treasure trove of such beauties to be found at the Jawa CZ Motorcycle Owner’s Club, check it out!

OLO out now!

OLO / Sennep, 2012

It’s been a while since I last posted, but here’s some exciting news — OLO, the fantastic multiplayer strategy game by Sennep, is out now. Get it from the App Store; trust me, you will be hooked!