New app Plays aims to fill a gap in type animation on mobile
Indie app developer Animo Apps has released a breakthrough animation kit for iPhone that hopes to fill a gap in a largely template-driven market. Plays – which is currently free and launches on the App Store today allows creators to customise type, choosing from a range of fonts and colour sliders. It can also be animated by selecting from a bank of animation effects.
Users can also upload logos, create 3D text animation, alter the background with a colour or imported photo, and export the content in a range of social-ready formats.
Drew Nikonowicz bends the conventions of photography to build new worlds
Saint Louis-based visual artist Drew Nikonowicz employs analogue photographic techniques and computer-simulation technology to create breakthrough work which examines the ways in which images and technology mediate our perceptions of the world we inhabit.
His practice involves a great deal of research across different media and disciplines to cultivate what he refers to as 'image ideas'. As he states, “I always try to be an omnivorous image-maker.” Drew’s publication, 'This World and Others Like It' is, in his words, “an investigation of what it means to be an explorer in the 21st Century”.