Delightful Design: Firefly Patterns, Book Covers to Cherish and Light Images Floating in Mid Air

By September 15, 2010delightful design

So it’s midweek here and not enough sleep has been had by yours truly. So for a little pick-me-up I decided to look at some inspiring design ideas that I have seen lately. It really is a hodgepodge, but oh-so-pretty…or at least cool.

Tracking Fireflies in the Forest

These gorgeous image were made by tracking the phosphorescent patterns of fireflies as they circulate in the forest leaving amazing light patterns in their wake.

The Great Gatsby’s Charm
I am in heaven with these art deco book covers by Penguin Books. These covers are true works of art.

Light Extruded

Appearing out of thin air (care of  Core77), these beautiful images of light extrusion were created by iPads, long exposure photography and smart engineers.

Here’s how they did it:

First we create software models of three-dimensional typography, objects and animations. We render cross sections of these models, like a virtual CAT scan, making a series of outlines of slices of each form. We play these back on the surface of the iPad as movies, and drag the iPad through the air to extrude shapes captured in long exposure photographs. Each 3D form is itself a single frame of a 3D animation, so each long exposure still is only a single image in a composite stop frame animation.


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