Dave's kladblog is the inspirational blog of myself and my company Ontwerp in Uitvoering (Design in Progress). I focus on visualization through animation, illustration and sculptures. But I love to do everything! This blog will contain bits about design, branding, applied arts, media, managing creativity and lots more. Have fun!

Animated tattoo

On June the 16th 2011 Paris based tattoo artist K.A.R.L. realised the first ever animated tattoo. Streamed live on Facebook, users accessed his mind through the Human API, shared his thoughts and influenced the tattoo.
To know more about tattoo artist Karl Marc, visit http://www.karlmarc.com. ballantines - text from YouTube

I guess I would love it even more if it wasn't a QR-code which links to a website but more augmented reality where the animation really came out of the guy's chest.

"First Ever Animated Tattoo - By K.A.R.L." - ballantines

Tags: tattoo, QR-code, animation

Smithsonian goes for 3D archive

Lot's to show, limited space and the right technology can lead to new insights for museums. Read on what the Smithsonian is doing now. Click the image to go to the article on theverge.com.

Tags: 3D scanning, museum, art

Business Model You in stores

Just wanted to share with you: Business Model You is in stores now. The one-page method for reinventing your career. Check it, buy it, read it, use it. If you want to of course.

Tags: management, life planning

Tetris on building

After a long break I finally am going to pick up on my blog again. And let me start with this old one, back in the days, 1995, I was studying at the Technical University of Delft. The quality is totally crap (hey, it was the mid nineties) but try to enjoy. You will need to understand Dutch to make it all worthwile. - Cheers, Dave

The Electrical Engineering Student Association ETV celebrated in November 1995 its ninetieth anniversary and used this huge stunt to op its anniversary year.
The World largest Tetris Game on a building and of course on the internet. People all over the world could play the game Tetris by using a simple telnet session and all the West of Holland could watch what they were doing on this building.
At the same time the Telecom Student Club of ETV used a GSM telephone and a laptop to put every 10 seconds a picture on the Web. So this way you could see the crowd in front of the building watching the game you were playing...
On a 96meters high building, we used 15 floors and each floor had 10 rooms. So we created a huge billboard of more than 2000m2. jwlendfers - text from YouTube

"Tetris for buildings" - jwlendfers

Tags: games, installation, interaction design

Daily life with internet




Internet and our daily life in 60 seconds. Do you recognize yourself in this?. Click image to view this infographic.


Tags: internet, information


Gaming experience

Ultimate Battlefield 3 simulator by the Gadget Show
This is a world first. A unique FPS simulator that turns gaming into reality as you move, aim, fire and get shot within a 360-degree immersive environment.

Using a pre-release copy of Battlefield 3 and a team of top technology experts from across Europe we've built a truly one of a kind simulator.

Centred on the world's first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. Other key technology employed includes: an Igloo Vision projection dome; 12 paintball markers that allow the player, in real time, to feel the enemy gunfire experienced in the game; a wireless gun system; ambient LED lighting; and an Xbox Kinect camera hack. The Gadget Show - text from YouTube

"Ultimate Battlefield 3 simulator" - The Gadget Show

Tags: games, user experience, interaction design

Funny word animations

Challenge: Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself.
Rule: Use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts. - Text from YouTube

"Word as image" - jibyollee

Tags: graphic design, animation, fun

Fashion carrousel

It's nice when you have enough budget to realize your ideas. Louis Vuitton made quite an impression with his presentation. Hopefully the carrousel did not distract too much from the collection. Here is a link where the focus is more on fashion than the carrousel.

"The Louis Vuitton Carrousel" - Louis Vuitton

Tags: fashion, installation, presentation

Now this is pumpkin carving




Artist Ray Villafane takes pumpkin carving to a whole new level! And he does some great sand sculpting too. Click image to go to his website.


Tags: art, sculpture


New directions in advertising

There is a new way how advertisers get people to pay attention to their messages (and brands): provide opportunities for the public to get involved and engage. Here is an example by Coca Cola. Read an article about this on Creative Review.

"Coca Cola happiness truck" - Coca Cola

Tags: advertising, interaction

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