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  • Sub Club 30th

    Sub Club Celebrates 30 Years

    Our oldest client is celebrating their 30th birthday this year. We created the official branding for Sub Club to mark its time underground since 1987. Take a look at our Instagram channel for accompanying videos and follow us for forthcoming promos and behind the scenes content.

    From festivals and neon lights to off-site parties, find out what the world’s best underground club has planned on Resident Advisor.

  • The Circuit 360The Circuit 360

    The Circuit World Premiere

    Our first immersive 360-degree virtual reality short film will premiere at the tenth Glasgow Short Film Festival this week from 16-19 March. Directed by Prof Nick Higgins and produced by staff and students at the UWS Creative Media Academy in collaboration with ourselves, this ground-breaking production was filmed at Ayr Racecourse and follows champion jockey, Jason Hart on race day.

    Gaining access to areas rarely seen by the public, the team used multi camera 360° filming rigs and 3D audio to capture a series of scenes; from the jockeys weighing in room, in amongst the horses as they race and alongside the punters at the finishing line. We also worked closely with Elevator Audio to create a specially designed 360° spatial ambisonic mix for the film.

    Book your tickets for The Circuit’s virtual reality premiere here.

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    Lews Castle Museum Official Opening

    Stornoway’s Lews Castle Museum was officially opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week. The £19.5m five-year regeneration of the iconic Outer Hebridean castle houses AV installations and interactives created by ourselves including an immersive media presentation which takes the visitor on a journey of the natural environment across the islands throughout the seasons.

    This is the first Gaelic-led museum anywhere in the world and is home to six of the Lewis Chessmen on long-term loan from the British Museum. A multimedia approach alongside more traditional museum displays enables visitors to learn more about the society, culture and history of the Outer Hebrides.

  • British Music Experience Liverpool

    BME Liverpool Opens

    Frontman from Cast, John Power performed at last night’s press launch for the British Music Experience at the iconic Cunard Building on Liverpool’s waterfront. The BME officially opens to the public tomorrow and is the UK’s Museum of Popular Music in Britain. The collection includes iconic memorabilia from rock, pop, dance and other genres. Think Ziggy Stardust costumes and the original handwritten lyrics to Blue Monday by New Order.

    Four of our original media installations from BME O2 Arena have been freshened up and moved north to the grandeur of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pier Head at Liverpool Docks. Book your tickets here.

  • Herwig Scherabon

    Information is Beautiful Award Winner

    A warm welcome to our newest team member, Austrian graphic designer Herwig Scherabon. A Glasgow School of Art Alumnus, Scherabon recently had two data visualisations that won the Kantar Information is Beautiful 2016 student award.

    With a background in urban planning and architecture, Herwig brings a unique perspective to the studio and we look forward to working with him.

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    Symposium: Immersive Filmmaking

    Join us on Saturday 18 March at Glasgow Short Film Festival to hear about the Design Realities in creating immersive media from our director, Damien Smith. This is a full, free day of learning how to tell stories in new immersive ways.

    One of our regular collaborators, Nick Higgins (director, UWS Creative Media Academy) will lead in the potential of VR and 360° filmmaking. Also involved are The Glasgow School of Art, The University of Edinburgh, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre. Spaces are limited and booking is highly recommended.

  • The Replacement Titles

    The Replacement

    The Replacement was filmed in Glasgow, directed by Joe Ahearne (Doctor Who) and produced by Left Bank Pictures (The Halcyon). It tells the story of Ellen, an architect who hires Paula to cover her maternity leave but tensions grow as Paula’s manipulations become concerning. When an accident strikes the firm, Ellen cannot accept the police verdict and pursues the person she believes responsible.

    We created the animated title sequence for the three-part psychological thriller using a 3D model of the architect’s building which was the setting for the show. The ominous style of animation ties in with the genre of the film and was created using lighting effects cast over the 3D model.

    The new drama will air on BBC One this Tuesday, 28 February at 21:00.

  • jgv flux

    Recognition for FLUX

    Congratulations to our team member, Vincent Wolf whose work will be showcased in Aesthetica Magazine’s Art Prize Anthology of 100 leading contemporary artists from around the world!

    Created in collaboration with Saunt & Sinner, Vincent Wolf’s FLUX collection explores the complex and interconnected relationship between light (the Saunt) and dark (the Sinner).

    Bringing fashion and technology together, Saunt and Sinner x Vincent Wolf explored the latest advances in virtual reality for FLUX. Each print design has been created as an immersive world experience that can be entered using the latest VR viewer technology.

  • Lost Art Book

    Lost Art Book Sale

    The Lost Art book which accompanied TATE’s award-winning online art exhibition is now on sale. We worked on the innovative website which showcased over 40 transient, lost, stolen and destroyed artworks. It was a truly multimedia experience which gave users the ability to zoom into high resolution images of the works, view videos featuring the artists and read essays by the curator.

    Discover more about Lost Art via its legacy site here.

  • ISODESIGN Aberdeen Art Gallery

    Aberdeen Art Gallery Refurbishment

    Aberdeen Art Gallery is currently undergoing major refurbishment to transform it into the leading heritage and arts visitor attraction in the north east of Scotland. The restored and modernised building will celebrate its unique features and improve the Collections Display through expanded galleries with more exhibits.

    The redevelopment project will enhance the visitor experience with new opportunities for participation. We are currently working on a suite of interactives for the new Exploring Art gallery.

    The museum is due to reopen in autumn 2017.

  • 12th TiLEzone London

    12th TiLEzone London with ISODESIGN

    ISO’s Creative Partner, Damien Smith will take the stage at London’s 12th TiLEzone on Thursday 23 March 2017 at London Transport Museum.

    Tile (Trends, Technology, Theming & Design in Leisure & Entertainment) is the UKs lead organisation for creators and commissioners in the Experience Design industry. Damien will be joining our colleagues and collaborators from Clay, New Angle, Studio Simple and Land Design Studios to look at the future of motion graphics, film and interaction design for installation.

    Delegate registration is now open here with early bird discounted rates until 21 January.

  • Courtauld Institute

    Courtauld Institute Digital Workshops

    We were in the amazing surrounds of the Courtauld Institute at Somerset House this week running a workshop with our friends at RAA on Digitising Cultural Institutions. The Courtauld is perhaps best known for its School of the History of Art but also contains the incredible art collection gathered by Samuel Courtauld and an archive of over 12 million items. We are working with RAA on re-interpreting the organisation as it goes under a major period of re-development, opening up the archives and its activities.

  • World Travel Awards Titanic 2016

    Titanic Belfast Wins World’s Leading Tourist Attraction

    Titanic Belfast has just scooped ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards in the Maldives.

    A mere three months since winning ‘Best European Attraction’ at the World Travel Awards in Italy this September, the museum beat stiff competition from eight global finalists – including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Las Vegas Strip, USA, Machu Picchu, Peru and Guinness Storehouse, Ireland.

    It is a privilege to have been a part of this impressive project by creating the immersive media exhibits that help to make the visitor experiences so popular. Find out more about the award here.

  • ISODESIGN Signal Sounds Identity

    Signal Sounds Identity

    We’ve just developed a bold, new identity for Jason Brunton and his new venture at Signal Sounds. The new venture, based in Glasgow, sells analogue and digital instruments with a heavy focus on modular synths. The graphic approach combines the ‘logical’ and ‘messy’ world of synth patchboards. A fully developed website will be coming in 2017.

    Project page coming soon.

  • ISODESIGN Chatham

    Dockyard Chatham Winter Closure

    The Historic Royal Dockyard Chatham offers a unique visitor experience as the world’s most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail. Visitors can discover the secrets of Britain’s maritime history through our media installations in four of its popular exhibitions: No. 1 SmitherySteam, Steel and Submarines and more recently Command of the Oceans.

    In four new interactive galleries, Command of the Oceans explores Chatham’s trade roots, the full dockyard story, the mystery of the Namur which was a ship found under the floor and a treasure trove of archaeological objects recovered from the sea bed.

    The Dockyard is located just 35 miles from central London and will close for the winter on Sunday 27 November.