November 17, 2007

Of Skylines & Silhouettes

  • Claasen & Partner make the Berlin Bulb, depicting the city’s skyline on illuminated glass. Paris, Munich, and other cities are due to follow.  In a related vein, see also their Moby Dick Tub Tattoo. [Via]
  • Mounir Fatmi has created three variations of Save Manhattan–skylines comprised variously of books, VHS tapes, and speakers.  Two copies of the Koran cast shadows that recall the Twin Towers.  (Click the small black dots beneath the image to see & read more.) [Via]
  • I’d love to see The Adventures of Prince Achmed–the oldest surviving feature-length animated film, made in Germany in 1926 using silhouette animation.  Assorted stills are scattered around the Web. [Via Maria Brenny]
  • Speaking of German silhouettes, Axel Broetje’s animated Fische und Schiffe won a 2007 Adobe Design Achievement award for student work.
Posted by John Nack at 9:47 PM on November 17, 2007
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