kind of like spitting 2015 tour

Printed posters and social media image posts for Kind of Like Spitting‘s 2015 US Tour.

Videogram

Design and development of the Videogram visual identity, website, and embedded web application. We also helped develop the user interface of the iOS and Android versions of the Videogram application.

Videogram allows users to upload web video content including files from YouTube, Vimeo and other video hosting services, as well as their own video content directly from a pc or mobile device. Videogram then outputs the video content into interactive sequential imagery so that users can analyze the content of videos, tag individual sequences/scenes.

Videogram allows users to get a quick overview of a video’s contents at a glance without watching the video from beginning to end. The visual summaries are suitable as interactive thumbnails on video publishers sites and they can also be used to help consumers browse through videos (like they do for images). Videogram allows the consumer to start the video from a point of visual interest (smaller clips) on mobile devices, thus eliminating the ‘pain points’ of streaming/buffering a large video on oversubscribed/congested mobile networks.

To generate a Videogram, a video is auto segmented based on the color features of each frame. The segments are also clustered according to their similarities. We have introduced an importance score to rank the segments. A segment is considered to be important if it is long and rare. Keyframes are extracted from highly ranked segments and sized according to their scores so that more important keyframes are presented as bigger frames. Videogram’s patented frame-packing algorithm puts the different sized keyframes in a compact “comic book” format.

Videogram is a product of CinemaCraft, a 500 Startups-backed firm based in Tokyo and San Francisco.

WKTokyoLab “Wagara”

New signature keitai kisekae/cellphone theme for WKTokyoLab’s mobile device shop. Kisekae are sets of images that users can download to create a holistic theme for their phone.

The theme I created for the TokyoLab music label is called “Utopia” and is based on visual elements from a music video that I did in collaboration with the Lab folks for NHK a few years ago. This one is a soft fusion of traditional Japanese patterns and modular futuristic architectural elements.

The theme is completely animated, with custom-designed icons for battery power and signal strength, a smart display that analyzes the time of day and generates one of four different appropriate images (morning, afternoon, evening, night), mail sending screen, mail receiving screen, incoming and outgoing call screens, and a ton more stuff.

In Japan, you can use your phone to browse to this address and download the theme.

Poster Initiative iPhone 3G

iPhone3G backgrounds based on the Poster Initiative series of prints.

Poster Initiative 001
Poster Initiative 002
Poster Initiative 003
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Poster Initiative 005

To save on iPhone, click the link above to launch the image in a new window. Touch the image and hold your finger until it says “Save Image” contextually appears. Navigate to your Photos on your iPhone, find the image, touch the box-arrow icon next in the bottom left of the screen and select “Use as Wallpaper”.

Poster Initiative iPhone 4

iPhone4 backgrounds based on the Poster Initiative series of prints.

Poster Initiative 001
Poster Initiative 002
Poster Initiative 003
Poster Initiative 004
Poster Initiative 005

To save on iPhone, click the link above to launch the image in a new window. Touch the image and hold your finger until it says “Save Image” contextually appears. Navigate to your Photos on your iPhone, find the image, touch the box-arrow icon next in the bottom left of the screen and select “Use as Wallpaper”.

Poster Initiative iPad

iPad backgrounds based on the Poster Initiative series of prints.

Poster Initiative 001
Poster Initiative 002
Poster Initiative 003
Poster Initiative 004
Poster Initiative 005

To save on iPad, click the link above to launch the image in a new window. Touch the image and hold your finger until it says “Save Image” contextually appears. Navigate to your Photos on your iPad, find the image, touch the box-arrow icon next in the bottom left of the screen and select “Use as Wallpaper”.

WKTokyoLab “Utopia”

I’m excited to announce my new signature keitai kisekae/cellphone theme for WKTokyoLab’s mobile device shop. Kisekae are sets of images that users can download to create a holistic theme for their phone.

The theme I created for the TokyoLab music label is called “Utopia” and is based on a music video that I did in collaboration with the Lab folks for NHK a few years ago. It is an animated modular pictorial utopian vision of Tokyo in the future.

The theme is completely animated, with custom-designed icons for battery power and signal strength, a smart display that analyzes the time of day and generates one of four different appropriate images (morning, afternoon, evening, night), mail sending screen, mail receiving screen, incoming and outgoing call screens, typographically considered menus, and a ton more stuff.

In Japan, you can use your phone to browse to this address and download the theme.

Many thanks to Bruce, Yoko, and the WKTokyoLab team for making such a cool project happen!