Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Because of you and your votes, SUPER•BALL won the award of "People's Choice" at the 2014 DATA celebration on May 7th. 11,000 people world-wide voted for dozens of projects in Desgin, Art, and Technology and OVERWHELMINGLY selected this exhibition as their favorite.
Many, many thanks to you and all the folks who made this possible.
Special thanks to:
Mia Tarducci Henry, Clearstory, A.I.R., Pixel River, Laser Lab Studio, Brian Holderman, Steve Romano, Joel Hirsch, Abelcine, Judith Charles Gallery, Jon Lewis, Concept Art Gallery, Chelsea Frames, Todd Simonds, Modesto Studios, Colleen Daily, Copper Kettle Brewing, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, East End Food Co-op, The Sprout Fund
Please forgive me if I left anyone off, as this was truly a community effort!
Henry J. Simonds
I.S.S., Co-Founder and Chief Sphaeralogist
Monday, February 17, 2014
For the new show, we decided that we had missed a few beautiful images during the edit for "Requiem for the Super Ball®" and expanded the series to 40 total single photos of video stills.
Here are the 9 new images:
Monday, February 10, 2014
One of the most fun projects for the new show, was to create custom signage for the entrance, referencing old Wham-O logos and marketing material. As luck would have it, a world class design/fabrication shop was located in the space adjacent to The MINE Factory. Katie and Brandon were amazing and worked tirelessly to create these two stellar signs.
If you ever have any high-end design work you need, look them up.
So check out the works in progress, beginning with the original imagery, the concept crawings and the final works.
I am really proud of their work and pleased to share it with you all.
"Original Graphic Files"
"SUPER•BALL Sign Concept"
"Action Fun Sign Concept"
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
These triptychs were new to the project for the show in Pittsburgh. The original photographs - though beautiful - did not accurately show the relative sizes of the balls under that act of compression. In these we show 3 consecutive frames (at 2800fps), showing the moment just prior to impact, the moment of impact, and the moment of full compression. That way we were able to reflect the physical change the ball goes through under that force.
We hope you find them both illuminating intellectually, but also compelling visually.
We think so!
Monday, January 27, 2014
Here are the installation photos we took to document the show in situ at The MINE Factory. For those of you who couldn't come, we hope you enjoy this unique vision celebrating our beloved sphere.