Rupert Ray has been nominated in the category 'Visual Effects and Graphic Design' for the main titles of Parade's End.
We'd love to tell you more about this project but we'd have to kill you all. Suffice to say it involved mobile phones, interaction and animated paper sculptures. What you see here is not the finished project of course, but a series of clips 'inspired' by it, which you can have a peek at here.
A project involving much skulduggery and secrecy is exciting but sadly will not be seen by the public for a while.
Visuals for Samsung at CES, Las Vegas
Rupert Ray won a pitch to create animation for Freestate, London. Freestate designed the event for Samsung, envisaging a half hour long experience for each visitor. We created over 2 minutes of animation which would act as a moment of calm in a sea of flickering consumer electronic messages. The resulting project was the largest animation we have ever made.
It took a team of 10 to realise the finished animation at an eye watering resolution of 32,000 pixels wide.
Have a look at the result here.
RTS Award for Parade's End
We are very proud to announce that we have won the RTS award for best Title Design against very strong opposition. Rupert Ray designed the title sequence for the BBC / HBO production of 'Parade's End' starring Rebecca Hall and Benedict Cumberbatch. Watch the titles on Vimeo.
Laura Lees Online
Rupert Ray has always been an admirer of Laura Lees' unique style. Selling out in Top Shop, worn on the most prestigious magazine covers and scandalising with its mixture of death, excess and sex, Laura's embroidery is anything but quiet.
We have created a new online platform for Laura's label, showcasing the Fashion work, her Art portfolio and the rich coverage she receives from the worldwide press.
You can join in with master classes from Laura herself - find out more on her website.
Parade's End Film Titles for BBC/HBO
It has been a pleasure to work with the production team behind Parade's End, the new BBC/HBO series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall. Rupert Ray won the pitch to design the titles for Director Susanna White and Screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard.
You can see our titles here.
We have also put together a short film to describe the inspiration and how they were made here.
We have just completed an interactive microsite for Chivas Regal 25
We were commissioned by SomeOne to create an interactive microsite for all Chivas employees to access a wealth of brand guidelines.
We see 1920’s Manhattan brought to life, the true birth place of Chivas Regal 25: a 3D animated cityscape beautifully blends the mood of a Hugh Ferriss drawing with the buzz and energy of the modern city. The user seamlessly navigates around the city selecting bespoke content within 8 hotspots placed in key iconic locations. Watch the 'making of' on Vimeo
'Who is Rupert Ray?' Exhibition
'Who is Rupert Ray' was an exhibition of portraits from an invited list of artists which took place on 10th May 2012. Visit the exhibition website
to find out more.
In launching the agency the question on everyone's lips was always 'Who is Rupert Ray?' We posed this question to a list of invited artists to illuminate the historical character of Rupert Ray and by doing so we found out more about the artists. This sort of detailed and ongoing collaboration will be at the heart of the way we work.
You can read a biography of Rupert Ray here.
Launch Press Release
Rupert Ray launches in April 2012 founded by the two directors, Alex Maclean (CD) and Caroline Matthews (MD). They met at the highly acclaimed design company Airside, co-founded by Alex, which voluntarily closed in March 2012 after 14 years of award-winning work.
Their combined experience defines Rupert Ray’s offering – each of them has 20 years experience in design and advertising. This allows them to undertake projects in media spanning both the digital realm and the old world.