Monday, 24 May 2010

GR'NN flyer design samples for Stripdagen Haarlem 2010

I am going to attend the Stripdagen (comics festival) at Haarlem on 4 - 6 June with the GR'NN comics magazine group from Groningen. And I have made some sample designs for the flyers that are to be printed for the event. Since the mascot of GR'NN is a goat, I have used that as the central motif in all the 3 designs, which are as follow:

From left to right, the themes are:

  • Art nouveau (for the foreground Marilyn/faun figure) and stained glass (for the background)
  • Film noir and similarly-inspired artwork (of illustrators like Jim Steranko and Eduardo Risso)
  • Traditional Bengali pata-chitra which was exquisitely reinvented for the modern audience by the famous painter Jamini Roy

Which do you think is the best design, then?

Update: This was the final selected design.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

'Subliminal Autopsy: Our Industrial Parents'

These are the five different "layers" of my installation created for the
Technological Singularity#2 exhibition at PlanetArt, Amsterdam.

layer 1: Skin

layer 2: Flesh

layer 3: Blood

layer 4: Bone

layer 5: Soul

And this is the video that shows how it works. There is an SRF05 ultrasound sensor taped to the bottom of the screen, which is connected to an Arduino board. The slides are running from a Max/MSP patch in the computer, and as the viewer approaches the screen, the external layers will peel off one after the other to show a final digital emptiness inside the "perfect" human beings.