A few weeks ago, I completed some work while freelancing at LKS Design, on a project for Fuji Xerox. They are setting up four showrooms/exhibition spaces (called ‘epicenter’) in Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney to promote and demonstrate their high-end printing equipment. The Tokyo site opened yesterday, so hopefully it’s ok to show this now
My main project in all of this was creating an interactive kiosk display in Flash, which is displayed inside on a huge plasma screen (80" or something). As well as that though, there are a bit over a hundred posters exhibited throughout the space, illustrating various ideals that they want to promote (eg. innovation, sustainable development, consistency of colour) that serve a dual purpose of showing off the print quality of their top hardware.
I did two of these groups of posters (in Blender), one illustrating ‘business results’ with a series of experiments in information graphics, with sharp fine lines to emphasise precision:
The other one was ‘creativity’. We worked with the very cool guys at Engine who produced a video, some of it involving a scene where someone was ‘painting with light’ similar to what you can do with a sparkler candle in a photograph, but done in 3d. We wanted to use a still frame from it in the posters, but apparently they couldn’t render a file out of Maya that was high-res enough, and it was going to take them a long time to somehow break it up and render it with the detail that we wanted, too. So in the same time as they’d estimated, I recreated and rendered the whole thing in Blender, with our own special touches of nicer detail, colour and control over the layout across the posters Unfortunately, one can’t get the real effect here, but these are suspended in the air in layers, and laid out so that from the angle you look at it in real life, the parts seem to match up.
All of these were rendered out at A3, 300dpi and printed on an iGen3. Unfortunately some of the fine lines in the pics here look a little jaggy since they’ve been resized down a lot.