1. Urban Abstract was created by Jopsu Ramu and Timo Ramu (ex. Huhtala) - creative team and founders of Musuta Ltd. Jopsu Ramu is a young female designer and Creative Director of Musuta Ltd. Timo Ramu is her creative partner and manager of Musuta Ltd.

    This digital art piece was commissioned by TV Nelonen / channel 4 Finland and it was shown as the November break bumpers on one of the biggest commercial TV channels in Finland: TV Nelonen.

    Urban Abstract has been highly awarded, it has won bronze / in book award in D&Ad awards in London, Bronze in European Design awards in Rotterdam and most recently it won a Gold Lion from design category in Cannes Lions.

    Urban Abstract -piece was born in Tokyo during 2009. It consists of 40 X five second clips or it can be viewed as a one 200 second journey.

    The website urban-abstract.com works as a part of the piece and creates an extra dimension for the clips shown on TV.

    URBAN ABSTRACT - About the concept:

    Urban Abstract is a journey across urban space that unfolds in forty, 5 second parts. The journey, in one, two and three dimensions, is a bit like abstract surfing in which the original destination is only reached after a number of seemingly random yet linked detours occur. Points , lines, planes and other abstract elements create a journey through an Urban Abstract.
    The space between things is as important as intended space, perhaps creating a fourth dimension. Meaningful shapes and purposes occur in this dimension's reality as well. The concept of negative space has meaning here.
    Nature plays a part as well. To be able to understand and differentiate what is urban one has understand what is nature.
    The style of the shorts is fluid and, though seemingly random, stream into a cohesive whole. Perhaps watching them in a different order would be more like seeing the same journey from another point of view. The sound world is also very important -- movement in space is sensed even if watching the shorts with eyes closed. Sounds overlap, fade, come and go.
    Architectural, abstract, someway minimalist and abstract with a touch of humanity.
    This feeling is reached through mixing techniques such as vectors , hand drawn lines and painting.
    Urban Abstract was realized in Tokyo by a team of artists, designers and animators from Finland and Japan. Urban Abstract was created by Jopsu Ramu from Musuta Ltd, a concept, art & design -studio based in Tokyo and Helsinki.

    About the creators:

    Jopsu Ramu (born 1982). She is a young Finnish designer and an art director who runs her own business Musuta Ltd. Ramu creates art, graphic design, space & design.

    Timo Ramu (ex. Huhtala) manager and creative partner of Musuta Ltd.

    Musuta Ltd.
    Musuta Ltd. is a Finnish creative studio operating in and between Helsinki & Tokyo. Musuta is a multidisciplinary design studio that makes art, space, design, graphics, concepts & branding.
    Musuta produces Ramu's personal art work as well as creates commercial work for different clients including: Iittala, Hartwall, Pepsi Co., Kawada Group, TV Nelonen etc.
    - musuta.com

    TV Nelonen
    Channel Four Finland – Nelonen Nationwide commercial tv-channel Offers second-highest reach and is the third-largest advertising medium in Finland
    nelonen.fi

    If you embed or publish the Urban Abstract -video on blogs etc. please keep in mind to mention and credit the creators. The video should not be altered or edited in any way without permission from the creators.

    Credits:
    Creative Director Jopsu Ramu MUSUTA
    Art Director Jopsu Ramu MUSUTA
    Design&Storyboard Jopsu Ramu MUSUTA
    Opening scene artwork Shun Kawakami artless Inc.
    Calligraphy Gen Miyamura
    Sound Chikao Maruyama
    Producer Timo Ramu (ex. Huhtala) MUSUTA
    Animation&Production: Mitsutomo Maeda & Masaru Ikeda EDP graphic works
    Project management Tokyo Masaji Kinoshita / shirofuchi Inc.
    Executive Producer MUSUTA Ltd.
    Special thanks Taisuke Koyama, Brian Kaszonyi
    Created by MUSUTA Ltd. - Jopsu Ramu & Timo Ramu (ex. Huhtala)

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  2. Eske Rex's "Drawingmachine" will be on view at Salone Milan 2011 at the Danish design & craft exhibition MINDCRAFT11.

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  3. Megalomania perceives the city in total construction. The built environment is explored as a labyrinth of architecture that is either unfinished, incomplete or broken. Megalomania is a response to the state of infrastructure and capital, evolving the appearance of progress into the sublime.

    Constructed predominantly using 3d Studio Max and rendered with Vray. Organic movement sequences were originally filmed on a Canon 5D mkII, tracked in PF Track and developed in CG. Demolition created using Rayfire. All compositing done in Adobe After Effects, edited in Adobe Premiere Pro. Audio recorded and coordinated using Adobe Audition. More information about the project at http://thoughtsnotthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  4. Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London's new robot workforce - robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline.

    The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.

    With Support from

    Kibwe Tavares - Direction, animation, modeling, lighting, texturingetc...
    David Hoffman - Photographer Brixton riots http://archive.hoffmanphotos.com/
    Mourad Bennacer - Sound Designer http://designsonore.tumblr.com/
    DJ Hiatus "The Great Insurrection" http://www.hiatusmusic.net

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  5. A film by Emilia Forstreuter
    emilia [at] forstreuter [dot] de

    Sound Design by Sam Spreckley
    spreckley2 [at] hotmail [dot] com

    emiliaforstreuter.de

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Industrial Organism

Monica Dalmau

A showcase of films that use dynamic visuals and narratives to describe the blend of the industrial with the organic. At times, the two forces oppose each other, while other times they appear to be mutually beneficial. This channel is a tribute to the…


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A showcase of films that use dynamic visuals and narratives to describe the blend of the industrial with the organic. At times, the two forces oppose each other, while other times they appear to be mutually beneficial. This channel is a tribute to the creation of a world where materials are constantly manipulated, morphing from natural to industrial, organic to mechanical and vice-versa. Can these two worlds exist harmoniously? Will the power struggle between nature and machine be at a constant push and pull? This program explores these ideas and many others.

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