Visual delights

Visual delight #19 – Show vs. tell

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on April 4, 2011

An image is worth a thousand words

Photographer Paul Thompson has created the ‘1000 words project’ where writers describe his works in words.

http://www.paulthompsonstudio.com/thousand-words/#/nick-asprey

Visual delight #18 – Type of fashion

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on November 4, 2010

Wear your corporate typeface…I present miss Baskerville

‘T’ SHIRTS
http://www.masa-ka.com/html/tshirts.html


Concept & design:
Masashi Kawamura


ABOUT
‘T’ shirts are T shirts that was designed to have the silhouette of 5 famous typefaces;
Helvetica, Caslon, Baskerville, Courier, and Cooper Black.

In the world of typography, terms such as typeface, character, body, etc are used to describe the form of a letter. The reason why they use expressions closely related to a human body, is perhaps because each different letter has a distinct quality and personality, in a similar way that us humans are all unique.

In the designing process of these shirts, I aimed to capture the character of each typeface and tried to give them a unique look and presence once worn. By collaborating with Itaru Yonenaga, I feel we were able to produce a collection of shirts that is not only conceptual, but wearable as real clothes. I hope you will find your favorite shirt/typeface.

All the ‘T’ Shirts are Women M size, except Helvetica which comes in Men M size as well. The sizes are all described in point size on the tag.

* These shirts will be going on sale from No Control Air in January. Slight details will be modified to be more comfortable to wear. We are taking reservations and inquiries. Please email info or mercyk1015 for pricing and details.

Production & design:
Itaru Yonenaga / No Control Air
(www.nocontrolair.com)

Models:
Heidi Hackemer(Baskerville)
Kana Kimura(Courier)
Maja Folgero(Helvetica)
Toshka Kroshka(Caslon)
Mandy Harris(Cooper)

Visual delight #15 / Subtle

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on September 19, 2010

These are the perfect images to learn what subtle use of colours means.

Imported Landscape

Visual delight /#SUMMER SPECIAL# / Photo assignment

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on July 16, 2010

THE BRIEF

We are searching for shots from ‘BIRDS EYE VIEW’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird%27s-eye_view)
Looking at people from and elevated point.

WHAT:
People: Take pictures of people, individuals, small groups, large groups etc. People interacting, relaxing, eating, driving etc.
Other: if you have opportunities to take photos of other than people e.g parked cars outside a mall – do not hold back aim and shoot.

CHALLENGE: for the ambitious photographers
– Zoom in and take photos gradually (Taking photos as you get closer and closer to the target)
– Sequence of photos – some cameras have a sports icon where you are able to shoot sequences
Think Eames classic ‘Powers of ten’ http://visualdelights.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/4-2/

TECHNICAL:
Need I say digital photography…but hey if you shoot analogue I’ll take those as well :)
or Photos from Iphones – on a bright day they can make spectacular shoots! and with some edits they can work as well

BASICS:
Search for the perspective – the birds eye view
Don’t think too much ;-)
Take loads of pictures – don’t wait for the perfect one
Have fun
+ A rule of thumb is to not take photos you yourself would not like and to sort the ones away that are too much like portraits.

Send your images to my mail nannabarlby [at] Gmail [dot] com

EXAMPLES: Here are a few…

Credits

All photographers will be asked around usage
and will be credited

easy peasy…

Visual delight #13 / Origin and translation

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on June 25, 2010

PATTERNS
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Graphic !
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NEWS // Japanese design wizz Eley Kishimoto just published these unique books covering here process and inspiration. Her store in Le Marais is truly the most inspiring place – playful fashion and graphic excellence.

Small graphic details in Kishimoto’s patterns makes them contemporary with strong links to
the traditional kimono patterns

+ Texture
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Phyllis Galembo’s photographs from 2004 with people in trad. costumes used for performing rituals around the world mainly africa sparked associations to contemporary fashion

Phyllis Galembo – Ngar Ball Traditional Masquerade Dance, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004
Photos

Walter Van beirendonck’s FW2003 collection Aesthetic Terrorist

Chanel FW2010

& Silhouette
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Phyllis Galembo – Ngar Ball Traditional Masquerade Dance, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004
Photos

Victor and Rolf spectacular show ‘Russian doll’ where the model was layered with garments each building a new shape

Visual delight #13 / Football galore

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on June 10, 2010

Experience
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Adidas Match Tracker
Tracking UEFA games – its a great experience visually
Wonder how it works for fans…

Hopefully it will be a part of their World cup campaign

TEAM INFO

PLAYER INFO

Match Tracker

Another competitor for info galore attention could be:

MINT design studio World cup Visualizer
The design studio made it a challenge to launch this before the World cup and claim they will make it…

Update LivePitch available for the Ipad on Itunes

Mint digital

They are both post game experiences…
So realtime and part of the TV experience … World cup 2014 maybe
(Or London olympics)

Visual delight #12 / Extended life

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on June 8, 2010

Extended life
Artists and architect students breathe new life to condemned houses in Detroit
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The Ice House
An aesthetic, tactile and story dense project. Documentation the process and final result, looking at the transformation of the house well as the neighborhood. Great mix of aesthetic and anthropological perspectives.

IceHouse

Home Lab
Students made a Lab for full-scale experiments in this $500 property

Core77

Update - Feral house

Detroit houses otherwise photographed by James Griffioen – Thanks David

Feral house

Feral House #7

Visual delight #11 / Negative space

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on June 1, 2010

Uncontrolled
Sinkhole in Guatemala

Controlled
Sculptor Robert Wilson ‘Turning the place over’ Liverpool 2007

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visual delight #10 / tactile

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010
tac·tile  (tktl, -tl)
adj.
1.
a. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.
b. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: “Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language” (Helen Vendler).
2. Used for feeling: a tactile organ.
3. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
[From Latin tctilis, from tctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.]
tactile·ly adv.
tac·tili·ty (-tl-t) n

tac·tile  (tktl, -tl)adj.1.a. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.b. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: “Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language” (Helen Vendler).2. Used for feeling: a tactile organ.3. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
[From Latin tctilis, from tctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.]
tactile·ly adv.tac·tili·ty (-tl-t) n

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ANALOGUE

• This is not the latest volcanic action in Iceland but Mt. St. Helens in 1980 – before digital photography, where the range of the grey scale could create magnificent depth and detail richness like this.

DIGITAL
• The mapping of NYC and CPH though traces of geo-tags from flickr and Picasa
- a great contemporary example of digital tactility – the density of information creates this delicate visual experience.


visual delight #2 / Colour

Posted in colour by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

I am looking at at new colour pallet to use in our upcoming template..

A colour pallet can be tempting to overuse, but here is some inspiration
of how to use colours in a delicate and simple manner.
Anyone who can make models look like this will get a star in my little black book.

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