Here & There. Mapping A Horizonless Manhattan

London creative design consultants Schulze & Webb wanted to explore the best way to visually navigate through dense cities.

What they came up with is now called “Here & There,” and it lets you simultaneously and seamlessly view a city from the point of view where your are standing and from a bird’s eye view in the sky.

Why? “Because the ability to be in a city and to see through it is a superpower, and it’s how maps should work.”

Here’s the map:


Here’s the visualization:

Here & There in Manhattan 2 from schulze on Vimeo.

This is how GPS should work…

Read more:

Here & There featured in Wired UK — read

Design origins and sources, powers and cities — read

Video of how GPS could work in a bendy Manhattan — read

Impressive Animations by David OReilly

I think I’m a bit late to the party here – but I just spotted this over at glue Motion.

The official opening animation for the 2009 Pictoplasma Conference.
When You’re Smiling… from David OReilly on Vimeo.

I found this Future Shorts winner over on his Vimeo page.

A troubled relationship between a Cat and Mouse set in the distant Future.
Please Say Something – Full Length from David OReilly on Vimeo.

Props to Ben and Paul on the find.

Little Red Riding Hood – A Modern Fairytale
Slagsmålsklubben – Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.

Very cool school assignment to reinterpret the classic fairytale Little Red Riding Hood.

Inspired by: Royksopp – Remind Me
Music: Slagsmalsklubben – Sponsored By Destiny
Animation: Tomas Nilsson

There’s some talent young guns out there.

Shorter bedtime stories

A new IKEA magazine ad by zig Toronto promises beds “So comfortable, you’ll need shorter bedtime stories.” And then it fills that need with an accompanying booklet of very, very short stories.

An illustrated Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, The Tortoise and the Hare, and Sleeping Beauty are all told in one sentence. Short and sweet.


Great creative idea, and a gorgeous execution.


Great illustration work for Medieval Season on BBC Four

New trailer for Medieval Season on BBC Four, featuring crazy animations from the mind of a medieval man on a trip. Accompanied by Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze, given a medieval overhaul no less.

Agency: Transistor, New York
Representation: Strange Beast (a branch of Passion Pictures)