Monday, June 1, 2009

Eye Spy

"Part art installation, part pacifier," Wee See is a new collection of black and white kaleidoscopic animations designed to stimulate and engage a child's curiosity. Artist Rolyn Barthelman's end result is nothing short of a genius sensory experience for babies—and surprisingly parents too! Simultaneously energizing and hypnotic, the images are set to music scored by singer-songwriter Tim DeLaughter, the front man of Tripping Daisy and, more recently, The Polyphonic Spree. Not only is this just the sort of child's play any hip parent will want in on, but I plan on ordering a set for my next party's background TV action. 

I love the endearing subway stickers Barthelman used for Wee See's launch [seen below]. He furthered the celebration by creating a budding blog, Wee Saw, that delivers even more smart design to tots. After all, they're not above using the parents to do so.


PS~Erin said...

Very interesting... My daughter would stare at black and white optical images when she was a baby. It is quite mesmerizing.

jae said...

I agree with the part's fantastic. It also makes me want to plan a party around it. Imagine everything black and white mod with that playing like you said. It makes me think of black and white mobiles meets technology.

Molly said...

I just watched this with my little one and we were both mesmerized. Finally a video that suites us both.