The unstoppable march of technology

I recently watched a video of musician Imogen Heap at Wired 2012, where she explained how  technology developed at MIT’s media lab in 2010 allows her to create music without being tied to physical instruments.  For example, she can walk  into  areas on the stage and different sounds will play: a room of drums or a choir of people among many others. Using the gloves developed at MIT she can modulate these sound, change pitch or adjust volume by moving her hands or waving her arms or she can introduce the sound of percussion by air drumming.

Take a look at the video here.

This so-called, wearable tech, was the cover story of the January issue of Wired, and while not referencing Imogen’s gloves, it made me think of her performance. Inside the issue the typography of the feature spread  caught my attention. The type illustrations were created by Artem Sukhinin, more of whose work you can see here.

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Music and type

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From BBC’s Music magazine, a somewhat halfhearted attempt at emulating the posters of the industrial revolution? Or just a simple typographic cover?

Harpers Bazaar: Avedon tribute

HB-2013-12-AvedonThe visual correspondence created by reflecting the detail in the sunglasses with the called out type just makes one smile.

Kate and Wills shop J.Crew

For a story on how J.Crew have taken the brand to London and opened three stores in England’s capital city, it chose to appropriate photographic likenesses of Prince William and his wife Katherine to reinforce that idea—and very nicely done too.

To the magazine’s credit, they show how the art director went about creating the cover.

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Cookie anyone?

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Bon Appétit December 2013

Colorful type

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Marie Claire, December 2013

Your serve

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Bon Appetit November 2013

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