A series of ghost sign projections in locations all around the world.
A traveling series of projection mapping light installations reanimate historical ghost signage, engaging communities in the beauty that surrounds them, hidden in plain sight.
Light Capsules takes place across the world, sharing hidden ghostsigns by researching historical elements to explore the story of the business behind it, or the sign painters involved. Alongside resources like Dr. Ken Jones' collection of over 7000+ ghost signs, and legendary sign painters like John Downer, Mike Meyer to inform and critique my process, the work of the past is revived with
The best signage candidates are typically very worn— and even better yet— contain multiple layers (known as palimpsests), as a compelling canvas to revive digital recreations of different layers in time.
Each wall is photographed, stitched in Photoshop, vectorized in Illustrator, animated in After Effects, and then projection mapped back onto the original wall with MadMapper. You can read more about the overall project, and the creative residency on this article on Create Magazine, as well as this in-depth post on the process behind making the Astoria, Oregon installation.
The next step for light capsules involves augmented reality, a series of prints, and opening the project up for others to contribute.
Adobe Create #3
Adobe Create #1
KGW Portland Live Video
Adobe Create #2
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AIGA Eye on Design
British Council: LDF Top Pick
Working Not Working Blog
Upcoming Light Capsules.
Previous Light Capsules.