Mot-dièse! A spot about using Twitter in France for Wired. Who better to dance nonchalantly with wine service for two on their head than a french computer?
The Art of Daniel Krall and Other Things of Interest
I’ll take a little break from posting game stuff! Here’s a piece I did for Wired for a column that discusses the Alien movies. Personally I’m in favor of anything that suddenly burst out of people at dinner. So long as not much of it gets on me.
Wired Cafe, 2011 San Diego Comic Con pt. 3
These were the final character treatments for the lounge! Green was added to give it a little punch, and they decided to print them big and focus on the simple designs tiled here and there throughout the place and on the swag you could pick up. I would have preferred working with those initial murals more, but I’m still happy with how they turned out!
Wired Cafe, 2011 San Diego Comic Con pt. 2
This was the second version of the fireplace mural. The suggestion was made to stick to a very limited palette. We went with this blue because it had a technology vibe. I tried to get a spy/adventure comic vibe going in it. It was ultimately nixed in favor of a simpler treatment.
So, I did a pretty cool gig over this past summer that I never posted! Wired hired me to design treatments for the walls and other areas for their lounge at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con. It’s essentially a chill out area where celebs and other folks grab some cool Wired swag and throw back some drinks in the San Diego sun.
The concept they had was to develop characters based on a set of reader archetypes. A business guy, a gadget girl, a tech-y gentleman, a musician, a hacker, a foodie, and a traveling thrill seeker.
Initially I approached it as a series of murals that would wrap around the walls, the bar, the DJ booth, and a fireplace. The sketches in this post were some early concepts. More to follow!
all images and original material © Daniel Krall 2012