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360-Degree Video for Virtual Reality


With virtual reality as the next big platform, Sphericam 2 has looked to capitalize on all the commotion with a new VR camera that produces 360° video in 4K resolution. Harbored inside a tennis-sized spherical shell are six individual cameras capable of recording video at up to 60 fps without having any blind spots. The Sphericam 2 also features Wi-Fi and video streaming , high-quality compression, and a real-time stitching process that allows for instant crafting of media. Check out the product’s Kickstarter campaign here, which has already exceeded its $150,000 funding goal.

360-Degree Video for Virtual Reality
 
 

Innovative advertising from Fiat


Parking assist billboards

Fiat have created an interactive installation to assist parking with one of their carefully positioned billboards. Take a look and see for yourself… Click here

Innovative advertising from Fiat
 
 

Stats from the digital world


The digital world is the way forward and is changing rapidly…

Some statistics on how consumer behaviour is affecting how we use digital platforms and how our experiences are changing:

  • Twitter performance has improved, with 43% of tweeted questions answered successfully, in an average of four hours and five minutes
  • The web is the best channel to get answers, with 65% of questions answered online (up 5% since 2014)
  • There is a developing gulf between best and worst. 20% of retailers answered nine or 10 questions on the web, while 33% scored 5 or fewer
  • Retailers are failing to consistently offer web chat – while 25% claimed to offer it, just 5% of companies had it working when tested
  • Entertainment retailers were the worst sector for responses, answering just 33% of questions asked via email, the web and Twitter. In contrast consumer electronics retailers answered 67% of questions across these channels
Reference: The 2015 Eptica Retail Multichannel Customer Experience Study
Stats from the digital world
 

The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork


Inspirational old school signwriting technics

I was recently doing a bit of research for a new brand and got excited about this guy. Keeping the craft of Signwriting, glass signs, ornate mirrors & album art alive. Some brilliant work.

The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork
 
 

Nq Artwork – Bailon


Tuesday Morning inspiration…

We were out doing some shots for some research this morning and came across the giant piece by street Artist. Bailon just off Grt Ancoats Street. I did a bit of research into the artist – You can read a interview about the man himself here

Great bit of inspiration on a wet Tuesday morning…

Nq Artwork – Bailon
 
 

The coolest office spaces of 2014


Quirky, cool and original - can you see yourself working in any of these spaces?

Office environments are pretty high up on our agenda, especially when it comes to rebranding existing buildings or spaces to create something altogether new and distinctive. More and more, companies are investing in creating spaces that reflect their business as well as providing their employees with somewhere cool to work – check out these quirky, inventive and very different workspaces which have been picked out from the last year! Which do you prefer?

View 2014’s coolest office spaces here

The coolest office spaces of 2014
 
 

RIBA Sterling prize awarded to Everyman Theatre


Haworth Tompkins has won the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool

The Everyman Theatre, costing £28m, was designed for Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust and was in competition with Feilden Clegg Bradley’s Manchester School of Art, alongside Library of Birmingham, London Aquatics Centre, London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and The Shard.

The prize was awarded by Stephen Hodder, president of RIBA and director of Manchester-based practice Hodder & Partners.

Steve Tompkins, of Haworth Tompkins said: “Winning the RIBA Stirling Prize is an enormous honour for our project team and our clients, the reward for an intensive collaboration over almost a decade, during which we have grown to love the Everyman and the great city that it serves. It is also an important endorsement of our studio’s ethos and an encouragement to carry on working the way we do, despite the pressures all of us are under to speed up and dumb down.”

Working in an industry where architecture and buildings form, functionality and aesthetics are part of our every day work, 90degrees are pleased to hear that this auspicious prize has been awarded to a building located in one of the North-West’s leading cities.

RIBA Sterling prize awarded to Everyman Theatre
 

Getty Critics


Satirical design blogging...

In the same vein as the long-running Photoshop Disasters, comes another form of satirical design blogging. This time the focus is on the ever criticised (but undoubtedly invaluable) stock image sites, in this case the spotlight is on Getty Images. Attaching captions that poke fun at the sometimes surreal and often uncomfortable nature of these pictures, you get the sense the blogger(s) have had these thoughts for some time, delivering crude critique that is sometimes harsh but always funny.

http://www.gettycritics.com/

Getty Critics
 
 
 

Drone-Vertising… a thing of the future


Is Drone-Vertising a thing of the future? How to take your advertising to new heights… literally! Take a look at this video to see a new campaign launched in Russia exploring the possibilities of Drone-Vertising… Click Here

Drone-Vertising… a thing of the future
 
 

Outdated web browsers are no longer!


From the 12 January 2016 Microsoft will no longer support older versions of Internet Explorer! So anyone using an older browser than the latest version at the time, will not get security updates and bug fixes through for the software. According to Microsoft, the move is to help developers who will only need to support the latest browsers.

Check out the full story…

Outdated web browsers are no longer!