TaherInvest approached us to revitalize the narrative of their company's storied progress and innovation. We imagined a hyper-real, illustrative landscape, pinned to the underlying blueprint that has always catalyzed the brand. Tumbling though this space we capture the unfolding chronology of this brand's story, arising from the geography, transcending into photographic still lifes, and materializing yet again into the company's prospective undertakings. We gain insight to Taher's pioneering roles in current markets as well as their expansive contributions to future enterprises and social institutions.
Produced by: Blend Studios
Creative Director: Nick Waraksa
Art Direction/Design/Animation: Michael Rigley
Design: Jade Jariya
Music/Sound: Garrett Schultz
Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network.
This work is a shocking early face mapping work. A buzz of 5 million views was born in a week.
It became the roots of the face mapping series.
This work is the theme of Japanese identity.
While feeling that Japanese are losing confidence, where is Japan 's identity?
What is the universal value that Japan can transmit to the world?
Elements of Japan's identity such as Japanese traditional beauty, future technology, Japanism, etc. were pursued and integrated by members and collaboration members of kuwahara hiroto, Paul Lacroix, and Jin Hasegawa.
Finally, when Android face transforms, grotesque dark mask appears from inside.
It seems that it is a metaphor for a strange anxiety towards the future brought about by technology that continues to evolve at phenomenal speed.
nobumichi asai (planner / producer / director / technical director)
hiroto kuwahara(makeup artist)
paul lacroix(technical director)
jin hasegawa (cg designer - spade)
takashi ishibashi (cg designer - spade)
ayaka motoyoshi (production manager -p.i.c.s.)
aya kumakura (production manager)
kazuhiro nakamura (colorist - mcray)
kenji nakazono (photographer - creative studio works)
kimihiro morikawa (photographer - shooting & lighting)
rhea tor’s inc.
k.furumoto (hair - &´s management)
yuka sekimizu (model - satoru japan)
spice (optitrack motion capture sensor)
hideaki takahashi (music - mjuc)
hiroshi sato (projector instruments - amsa)
For Disney’s “TRON: Legacy,” Bradley Munkowitz, better known as GMUNK, was the lead animated graphics artist. He assembled and led a team of GFX all-stars who conceived, designed and animated approximately 10 minutes of UI sequences and holograms at Digital Domain for director Joseph Kosinski and visual effects supervisor Eric Barba.