Jamie Lidell’s custom-built projection mapped cube

The new video for Jamie Lidell’s first single from his forthcoming eponymous album sees him performing in a projection mapped cube custom made by Flat-e for Lidell to control himself using a motion control mic and stand…

The new video for Jamie Lidell‘s first single from his forthcoming eponymous album sees him performing in a projection mapped cube custom made by Flat-e for Lidell to control himself using a motion control mic and stand…

“The mic contains a sensor board that detects the position and orientation of the mic stand,” Flat-e tells us by way of explanation as to how the gadgetry works. “This is sent to the control software for the visuals which can be mapped onto any of the parameters driving the visualisation. It can also map the volumes of different bands of the frequency spectrum to different parameters so that the visuals react to the music.”

Designed by Flat-e for use with the performance cube, the projected graphics are, they tell us, inspired by dazzle patterns, optical illusions and good ol’ disco lights. Oh, and the microphone stand control unit lights up like a lightsaber and Lidell is set to use it live during his world tour which kicks off in London on March 18.

Photography: Sandra Ciampone

The single, entitled You Naked, is taken from forthcoming album, Jamie Lidell, out February 18 on Warp.


CR in Print
The February issue of CR magazine features a major interview with graphic designer Ken Garland. Plus, we delve into the Heineken advertising archive, profile digital art and generative design studio Field, talk to APFEL and Linder about their collaboration on a major exhibition in Paris for the punk artist, and debate the merits of stock images versus commissioned photography. Plus, a major new book on women in graphic design, the University of California logo row and what it means for design, Paul Belford on a classic Chivas Regal ad and Jeremy Leslie on the latest trends in app design for magazines and more. Buy your copy here.

Please note, CR now has a limited presence on the newsstand at WH Smith high street stores (although it can still be found in WH Smith travel branches at train stations and airports). If you cannot find a copy of CR in your town, your WH Smith store or a local independent newsagent can order it for you. You can search for your nearest stockist here. Alternatively, call us on 020 7970 4878, or buy a copy direct from us. Based outside the UK? Simply call +44(0)207 970 4878 to find your nearest stockist. Better yet, subscribe to CR for a year here and save yourself almost 30% on the printed magazine.

CR for the iPad
Read in-depth features and analysis plus exclusive iPad-only content in the Creative Review iPad App. Longer, more in-depth features than we run on the blog, portfolios of great, full-screen images and hi-res video. If the blog is about news, comment and debate, the iPad is about inspiration, viewing and reading. As well as providing exclusive, iPad-only content, the app will also update with new content throughout each month.

You may also like

aladdin_ken_0.jpg - Amos Toys - 5193

Amos Toys

A collection of James Jarvis artwork for Amos

569_388_0.png - This Is Studio animates fishy findings for Greenpeace - 5074

This Is Studio animates fishy findings for Greenpeace

Greenpeace commissioned This Is Studio to create an animation that would reveal the findings of its recent investigation into the practices of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations…

landrovermap_0.jpg - Spot the Land Rover - 5058

Spot the Land Rover

A new RKCR/Y&R print ad for the Landrover Defender features a world map made up entirely of illustrations of the vehicle’s distinctive shape

cb_02_0.jpg - Made in Sheffield - 5062

Made in Sheffield

Graphic designer Craig Oldham reports for CR from Curated by, a one-day creative conference in Sheffield which, this year, took as its theme the idea of Narrative


Packaging Designer

Parragon Books


Birmingham City University

Communications Editor

National Union of Teachers


Hand3 copy

Photography Annual

Showcase your photography work to over a million people in more than 80 countries, across every segment of the creative industry.

Enter here