Patatap: a New Portable Animation and Sound App for Making Musical Graphics Anywhere

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 11, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Experience Design
Tags: App, Design, mobile, music, user experience
Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit created by Jono Brandel and Lullatone. The concept is incredibly simple: press a key on your keyboard, and a colorful animation appears on your screen. There are different color palettes, each with their own unique set of sounds, that resemble a visual drum pad with versatile melodies and colorful geometric graphics. Even better, Patatapis now an iOS app, so you can create music even if you aren’t at your computer.

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Watch Luxury Fashion Come Undone in “Last Season,” by Artists Lernert and Sander

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 9, 2014
Categories: Entertainment Design, Motion Graphics
Tags: art, Film, high-concept, installation, lernert and sander

Last Season from Lernert & Sander on Vimeo.

Exceptionally talented Amsterdam-based artists Lernert and Sander create simple but stunning high-concept art films and installations driven by a unique, cheeky sense of humor. A year out of university I saw them speak at OFFF Festival in Barcelona, and was completely enamored by their matter-of-fact ideas and innovative eye that never fails to transform everyday objects into fantastical, vibrant creations (their color palettes are spot-on, too).
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Screen Shotgun: Jason Scott and Kyle Way

Curator: Sha Hwang
date: July 2, 2014
Categories: Entertainment Design
Tags: archival, videogames
How do you archive video games? This isn't an idle question—the MoMA has now acquired over a dozen video games, and last year the Cooper Hewitt acquired the exploratory iPad app Planetary. Last week, Jason Scott and Kyle Way from the Internet Archive wrote about their efforts and a new tool, the Screen Shotgun, to help archive old software in an automated way. 
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Wooden Sculptures: Drew Tyndell

Curator: Brian Mah
date: June 16, 2014
Categories: Entertainment Design, Illustration
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Drew Tyndell's wooden sculptures are beautiful hybrids of design, architecture, and fine art. 

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Betaworks Identity: Franklyn

Curator: Joe Marianek
date: June 4, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Brand & Identity Design, Corporate Communications Design, Entertainment Design, Typography
Tags: identity
The new identity for betaworks, designed by the Brooklyn-based studio Franklyn, is frustrating—in a good way.
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