Christmas in the Hi-ReS! kitchen

If you haven’t yet visited the Hi-ReS! interactive kitchen wall from the comfort of your own desk, then the studio’s special Christmas instalment also offers the perfect chance to check out the artists who have participated in the project to date

If you haven’t yet visited the Hi-ReS! interactive kitchen wall from the comfort of your own desk, then the studio’s special Christmas instalment also offers the perfect chance to check out the artists who have participated in the project to date…

Since last year, the London-based studio has been inviting creatives into the office to create something special on the chalkboard walls of its kitchen.

In October 2011 Estonian illustrator, Triinu Lille (above and below), drew a forest for a piece entitled Listen, while the following month saw artist Céli Lee create An Unconscious Walk – more of an intricate three-dimensional experience. This October, illustrator and filmmaker Johannes Helgelin unleashed his drawing, A Bottle of Worms, on the unsuspecting blackboard.

The creation of each piece is filmed and shown online as the launch event. Now, all the projects have been uploaded and the gestation of each one can be viewed in a kind of scrollable timelapse film. Visitors can whizz the action back and forth using the mouse – or the up and down arrow keys – and, stopping at any point in the artwork’s creation, the image will settle into a sharper picture (viewers can also move the size the film window accordingly).

For Christmas 2012, chalk was handed out amongst the studio’s own illustrative talent – and the results can be seen in the Merry Festivus compilation at

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