Branding, web design, and social media app designed for the Brooklyn-based artist residency and exhibition space, Art Cake.
Art Cake is founded by brothers and artists, Cordy Ryman and Ethan Ryman. Cordy Ryman notes, “Loosely based on the cooperative, artist-run spaces that were popular in Lower Manhattan in the 1970s and 1980s, the flexible, self-sustaining model, featuring galleries and studios, provides space for art to be both viewed and produced.”
The brand identity functions as a modular, living system—defined by the underline, also known as the Art Cake “Icing.” The many instances of “Icing” represent the diversity of artistic voices serving as the personality of the Art Cake residency.
The social media app utilizes collections of photos and videos taken at various openings and events, and generatively edits together three unique videos. The three consecutive videos stacked on top of one another in the Instagram grid layout represent different “layers of the Art Cake.”
Generative Sound Meditation App
Concept, design and development of Non, a generative sound meditation app for iOS. Conceived as the first meditation platform to reflect the unexpected, unpredictable, and evolving nature of life.
Beneath Non’s surface is a nuanced algorithm that intelligently generates sounds based on your preference, environment, time of day, and motion. Each session generates a unique audio composition based on these variables, making no two sessions alike and allowing for infinite exploration.
Based on your current location and position relative to the sun, Non’s user interface adapts to reflect the tone of that particular time of day. This response to your surroundings intends to inspire a direct connection to the ever-changing nature of the physical world.
“It’s beautiful, simple, and helpful.”
— The Fox is Black
Chrome-Based VJ Tool
A Chrome-based web platform which repurposes the passive content of YouTube, and converts it into a realtime, VJ performance tool.
A user can live edit (4) videos simultaneously using their computer keyboard. Each row of the keyboard is linked to (1) YouTube video. The app generatively cuts any Youtube video into 10 distinct parts. One can instantly edit to those points by pressing the keys in the given row.
Thousands of videos were curated and categorized within content “Channels.” Emphasizing the breadth of content found on YouTube—strange, ugly, personal, beautiful, absurd—creating improvised moments of contrast where the juxtaposition of dramatically different videos can create something greater than the sum of its parts.
To celebrate the release of WWWWWWWWWW WWW.XYZ, Point in Passing, held a fully immersive, vertigo inducing event. Five projectors were mapped and connected to wireless keyboards on pedestals within the space. Each guest was given the ability to VJ the event in real-time.
“It’s infinite, confusing, and a total time suck.”
– VICE Motherboard
Systematic Poetry Book
In collaboration with poet, Brian Isett, Grid Poems Vol. I is a collection of 45 poems on hope, loss, and expectation. Part mathematical formula, part Polaroid snapshot, each poem expands with re-reading to reveal a small, living universe embedded in the page.
A grid poem is a 3 x 3 arrangement of lines written to allow two different readings: left-to-right, and top-to-bottom. This allows subtly, or drastically, different perspectives to emerge from the same text. Part haiku, part Sudoku, the full poem is only revealed through re-reading and exploration.
An illustrated system of narrative glyphs accompany each poem, offering a third, purely visual exploration of the text. The glyphs were carefully structured along the same grid system the written poetry lies on. They in fact, form the negative space of said grid, and intend to visualize the most reductive image possible to allow for multiple interpretations.
To accompany the release of the book, a group of illustrations were selected to bring to life. These works were animated, then projected during the reading of each poem.
“Stark and intriguing poetry book…”
— AIGA Eye on Design
Sex & Relationship Podcast Branding
Branding, web and sound design for the podcast and online resource, LOVELINK. Two Brooklyn psychologists share knowledge, science, and advice in an attempt to tackle the questions on love, sex, and relationships in all forms.
Embodying the variety of ways in which everyone loves, a constantly changing and eclectic range of typography and color aim to capture the boldness and diversity of the subject matter.
Photographed, color graded and collaged using only the iPhone, each piece of the “Daydream Series” was created to recontextualize the boring, disgusting, or inert moments of the everyday. Simply by removing these visual fragments from their original environment, they instantly become digestible as visual artwork. A new piece was generated most days during 2017.
*Every piece was completed in its entirety using the iPhone.
Record cover and identity system for San Francisco based indie band, Cathedrals ‡. Inspired by the feminine, yet melancholic sound of the music, as well as the religious implications of the band’s name, a pseudo-spiritual scene was set.
Reminiscent of religious Madonna imagery, the protagonist is draped in lace cloth and is partially submerged in a bathtub. The moment captured intends to be uncertain, the protagonist either submerging herself for death or reemerging from the afterlife.
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Zero is One
The “Stillness Series” examines technology’s role in creation. A scene was generated which allowed for a level of unpredictability to unfold. Through this process of relinquishing control, the final pieces exist as a collaboration between human oversight and the generative form.
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We create living systems.
1. A format which is ever-different and changing, produced by a set of rules and principles.
Point in Passing is a multi-disciplinary creative studio based in Brooklyn, New York, aimed at leveraging technology to produce experiences which are ever-evolving, never presenting our users with the same experience twice.
Living systems grant us the potential for any object and experience to possess a life of its own, allowing every moment to feel deeply personal and connected.
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