Happy Bokeh Type!

8 January 2009


A Blue Perspective: Happy Bokeh Type!

Bokeh Type experiment

I just can't get enough of totally Bokeh'd out lights. There's something about the mixture of vibrant colour and transparency that draws me like a fat kid to donuts.

So when I saw NNSS's identity for MG54 Naturaleza Digital it totally blew my mind – in concept, vibrancy, and all round goodness.

The thing is, I'm seeing things in movement nowadays, and I couldn't resist putting the algorithmic touch to their beautiful work. The result is Bokeh Type, a fun little diversion for two minutes or five hours, depending on how stoned you are.


The source files are here if you're interested in how badly I code.


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    Andrei Eftimie commented on 8 January 2009 @ 01:54

    this looks interesting... too bad i'm not stoned :))

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    The Man in Blue commented on 8 January 2009 @ 02:03

    The day is young, Andrei!

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    Aron Rotteveel commented on 8 January 2009 @ 04:31

    Great experiment! This is great :)
    Any chance you're posting the source code with it too?

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    Dmitry Baranovskiy commented on 8 January 2009 @ 08:31

    This is pretty cool! But I see you are going again to the dark side of Flash. :)

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    The Man in Blue commented on 8 January 2009 @ 09:29

    Being evil's more fun, Dmitry.

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    Andrew K. commented on 8 January 2009 @ 09:53

    Besides Dmitry, he wants it to actually display smoothly; not just crash broswers ;)

    Cam: The colours children, the COLOURS!

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    dusoft commented on 9 January 2009 @ 21:16

    Nice work! It could be possible to do this via XHTML/CSS/Javascript only, wouldn't it? Maybe using canvas?

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    Michael Koukoullis commented on 9 January 2009 @ 22:08

    Nice work man! Flash or not, it looks great.

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    The Man in Blue commented on 10 January 2009 @ 00:01

    It would be possible to do a simple version of this in JavaScript, but it would be twice as much code, four times as slow, and display on 80% less browsers.

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    Geoff commented on 12 January 2009 @ 14:13

    80% less browsers?

    But what does that matter, given this is a demo/art piece, not commercial work - is *your* audience really 80% IE?

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    The Man in Blue commented on 12 January 2009 @ 16:42

    That's why it was the third point in two much more important points.

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    Anson commented on 13 January 2009 @ 12:27

    Beautiful work C-dog!

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    Daniel commented on 14 January 2009 @ 02:47

    Awesome as always!!!

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    paopao commented on 14 January 2009 @ 17:57

    Very interesting!

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