the wonderful creative folk at the googles have launched a new project in conjunction with the tate modern in london, the exquisite forest. the site is a collaborative art project conceived of by aaron koblin and chris milk, where users create short animations that build off one another while exploring a specific theme.
working with the amazingly named ben tricklebank, i was tasked with creating illustrations for the introductory video that presents the exquisite forest. along with the website, a physical installation of the exquisite forest is on display at the tate modern. if you happen to visit or reside in london, be sure to check it out. creative direction: ben tricklebank / animation: justin young
oh farhad, what have you gotten yourself into now? farhad manjoo attempts to quit google for a week. while bing holds up admirably for searching, he finds himself dependent on the other and varied offerings of the ubiquitous tech company. ad: vivian selbo
as mentioned in a previous post, this illustration for bloomberg businessweek had an alternate version. the specifics of the story changed, so the specifics of the illustration ended up changing as well, however, i liked the direction the first one one was going, so what the hell, i finished it up. i am undecided which version i prefer.
more technology mayhem from businessweek, this time it’s about google tightening their control over the android operating system. the article is first running online, but i am looking forward to seeing how it comes out in the magazine. should be fun (a future post will include an alternate version!).