RICS Awards 2019
9th May 2019
Three Scottish projects we worked on this year have won at the RICS Awards 2019.
V&A Dundee picked up the award in the Tourism and Leisure category. Aberdeen Music Hall won the Community Benefit award, and Mackintosh at the Willow won Project of the Year – big congratulations to all three.
2nd May 2019
Where did that time go? We’ve spent over 20 years working with the good folk at the legendary Sub Club where we’ve developed some of the clubs most distinctive print and promo campaigns, alongside the sub website, films, special events and installations.
For Subculture’s 25th anniversary we’ve created some “audio augmented artwork” working alongside long time sub snapper and Glasgow photographic legend Brian Sweeney.
A limited edition series of images, flyers and posters will be appearing across the city, all enhanced with an exclusive mix from Domenic. See you on the dance floor – Sat 4th May.
National Wallace Monument
19th Apr 2019
The National Wallace Monument re-opens today, celebrating it’s 150th anniversary with a complete refurbishment.
We were commissioned to create the centrepiece film for the new Hall of Arms, it follows the emotional journey of Wallace’s life, his rise to prominence, the victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge and his elevation to national icon.
Our team worked with illustrator Richard Anderson to create an animated film with a bold, monochromatic illustrative style, an immersive 5:1 soundtrack was created by Giles Lamb with narration delivered in eight languages.
8th Apr 2019
On location in Plymouth shooting interviews for a collection of documentary films we’re making for The Box — Plymouth’s brand new museum. We visited several important archeological sites including Kitley and Cattledown Caves, and scientists talked us through their current research at The Plymouth Marine Laboratory.
UWS Immersive Symposium and VR Exhibition
22nd Mar 2019
We were at the University of the West of Scotland’s Creative Media Academy today for a UWS Immersive symposium on Virtual Reality and its uses in higher education. BAFTA award winning producer Catherine Allen of Limina Immersive was the keynote speaker who spoke about learning through immersion.
There were also a number of interesting panel discussions from areas of psychology, healthcare, computing, heritage and design. Our KTP associate Verena Henn joined one of the panels to present her latest research into prototyping immersive experiences for the Cultural Sector.
My Wolf Dog by Linden Kingston
4th Mar 2019
This weekend we hosted an exhibition of new work by current GSA Fine Art Photography student Linden Kingston.
‘My Wolf Dog’ explores what we have lost in nature and culture through a global shift into the Anthropocene through photographs, text and performative storytelling.
You can view more of Linden’s work here
For No Good Reason Screening
25th Feb 2019
Ahead of the premiere of his latest film ‘Prophecy’ at GFF2019, Director Charlie Paul came down to iso for a special one off screening of his 2012 feature documentary For No Good Reason, an intimate and exhilarating journey into the mind of acclaimed British artist and illustrator Ralph Steadman. The film is a true labour of love that took 15 years to make, and takes us through 40 years of Steadman’s life and art including his time with gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson.
Special thanks to the director Charlie, producer Lucy and editor Joby for participating in the post screening Q&A.
Studio 39 @ GSA
18th Feb 2019
We’re happy to announce that our collaboration with The Glasgow School of Art has been awarded follow on funding from the AHRC.
We are further developing our virtual space, Studio 39 – one of Mackintosh’s original painting studios and the focus of the restoration work carried out after the 2014 fire. Our virtual Studio 39 was created using cloud point scans from the original space which, in addition to the Laocoön statue, we intend to populate with more 3D artefacts and add a number of new interactive elements.
Visitors will be able to explore a rich array of assets and stories in new, immersive, and emotionally engaging ways. We hope that Studio 39 will be used once more as an architectural space for learning, with plans to develop similar immersive ‘deep dive’ environments for education and research.
11th Feb 2019
New York x New Work.
We’re just back from our first week on site at an exciting new commission for the iconic Waldorf Astoria NYC currently undergoing a multi-billion dollar restoration.
We’re creating a motion gallery to tell the story of this great Art Deco hotel. Our series of immersive films will celebrate the defining moments of the hotel’s history, it’s international significance and legacy.
Due to open 2021.
Chinese New Year 2019 | V&A Shekou
5th Feb 2019
新年快乐 / 新年快樂
Here’s look at our recent installation for V&A Shekou – the first V&A outpost to be launched outside London. Visitors interact with the large video display via the WeChat app to select from over 250 design objects from the collection to reveal their hidden Design Values before creating personal design statements to share socially and add to the Gallery’s permanent collection of user-generated slogans.
Happy year of the pig!