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Biogram

The visual identity for the Norwegian University of Life Science never comes to an end.
With a symbol created as a “Biogram”, it creates a new version of it self every day and reflects how the university is about life, living organisms and cycles.

The system is based on 21 points with 7 different sizes, where the size changes according to the date. This dates can be everyting from important milestones in the schools history or personal references for the users.

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generative gestaltung

Reading old posts of Serial Consign, a blog about digital culture and information design, I came across this interesting generative layouts project.

The author is Benedikt Groß, at his website you get more information about generative strategies applied to graphic design and also find some InDesign scripting to play with.

He is also author, with Hartmut Bohnacker, Julia Laub and Claudius Lazzeroni, of Generative Gestaltung, a book published just in German at the moment. My German level is very very basic so I can’t wait for the English version.

Until now, designers used the tools developed for them by programmers, meaning that the persons doing the designing adapted themselves to the system. Generative design transforms design-schooled users of digital tools into programmers of their own individual digital toolbox. This opens up new visual vistas and fundamentally alters the design process.

Quoted from the publisher website (Verlag Hermann Schmidt), where you can sign in for the English version.


field

We have already published their work for AOL a few months ago.

All their work is truly generative with really engaging outcomes. Among their updates since last time we visit their website, Dokfest Lounge project catch my attention especially. Check their website.

They are giving a talk in London at the Glug BBQ at Cargo next Thursday, 22 May. Line up also includes Moving Brands, Mickey Stretton and Maverick Media. More info and tickets here.



decode V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum has commissioned the artist Karsten Schmidt to design a truly malleable, digital identity for the Decode exhibition by providing it as open source code. We are giving you the opportunity to recode Karsten’s work and create your own original artwork. If we love your work it might even become the new Decode identity.

Text quoted from Decode via FormFiftyFive. Image from toxi‘s Flickr.


AOL animations

Part of the already commented AOL rebrand. This videos from Field are truly generative, adding even more complexity to the identity.

Apart from that, there is an impressive body of generative work worth looking at at their own website.

Thanks to Generator.x


colour sucker

colorsukr

Colorsukr is an online application by Paul Burgess that generates colour palettes from images. An interesting tool worth looking at.