New York Environment – Part 2

Lower Manhattan skyline at night, seen beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn end in February of 1938. See this scene today in this Google Map street view. (E. M. Bofinger/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)

Carnegie Hall, seen from 7th Avenue and 57th Street, ca. 1935-1941. Street view. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

View of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, on April 24, 1933. (Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Fifth Avenue. looking north from 110th Street showing a movie theater, billboards, and gas station, on October 6, 1929. Street view. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

View of midtown from Chanin Building, NY Central Building right, RCA Building left, in December of 1937. (Frederick W. Ritter/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Varick Street Looking north from Franklin Street, before the cobblestone was paved, on May 10, 1914. Street view. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Crime scene with onlookers leaning out of tenement windows, a man’s body on the sidewalk in front of laundry and Italian pasta makers and oil and wine importers, ca. 1916-1920. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Mr. and Mrs. Babe Ruth watch the World Series game with Kate Smith at the Polo Grounds, in September of 1936. The series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in six games. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

View from the roof of a shanty looking East, showing 3:50 PM congestion on the South footwalk of the Queensboro Bridge, on April 11, 1909. The bridge opened to traffic on March 30, 1909. (Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Part of a stitched-together panorama, composed of 9 photos taken of the East side of the wide West Street, from Rector Street to Morris St, in the 1940s. Be sure to view the full-size 5424-pixel-wide version. The odd overlaps in the stitching are due to the changes in perspective as the photographer moved down the street to take each shot. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Nassau Street, looking south from Fulton Street, on March 3, 1926. Street view. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Avenue C, looking north from 6th Street. Shops, dentists’ and oculist’s signs on display, on November 6, 1926. Street view. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Park Avenue, looking northwest from 47th Street, in 1921. Street view. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

34th Street Looking east from Third Avenue, beneath the curved El station, on May 16, 1931. Present day street view. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Seventh Avenue, looking north from 33rd Street. Street view. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Lower Manhattan, seen from East River docks in November of 1937 (E.M. Bofinger/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Park Avenue Looking north from West roadway of 34th Street, on July 17, 1923. Street view. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

View from Seamen’s Church Institute looking northwest, in Lower Manhattan — Coenties Slip, and the curve of the 2nd-3rd Avenues “El” structure in foreground. Photograph taken in June of 1938. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

New York City Environment – Part 1

I plan on the environment to feature grayscale textures, making the user feel as if they are inside a old, black and white photograph of New York. 1900s – 1940s when Art Deco was at its prime.

Could also have very, very low poly characters in the environment to make the street feel populated, but also haven the people seem insignificant.

Sunlight floods in through windows in the vaulted main room of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, illuminating the main concourse, ticket windows and information kiosk. Photo taken ca. 1935-1941. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)

A worker on the Brooklyn Bridge, on November 19, 1928. (Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Original City Hall subway station, IRT Lexington Avenue Line, in 1904. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Lower Manhattan skyline at night, seen from either the Staten Island Ferry or Governor’s Island, in February of 1938. (Bofinger, E. M./Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

A one-legged newspaper boy and other “newsies”, on Delancey Street, on December 26, 1906. (Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Times Square theaters by day, in New York City. The Times Building, Loew’s Theatre, Hotel Astor, Gaiety Theatre and other landmarks are featured in this January, 1938 photo. (Bofinger, E.M./Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

A view from the Williamsburg Bridge, looking west, showing congested traffic in Manhattan, on January 29, 1923. (Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Painters suspended on cables of the the Brooklyn Bridge, on October 7, 1914. (Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

A man reads a newspaper on New York’s 6th Ave. and 40th St, with the headline: “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris.”, on May 18, 1940. (AP Photo/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

A view down an alley, as rows and rows of laundry hang from tenements ca. 1935-1941. Seen looking west from 70 Columbus Avenue or Amsterdam Avenue at 63nd Street. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

A crowded street market under New York City Rail Road tracks, looking south on Park Avenue from 123rd Street in June of 1932. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

A night view of Midtown Manhattan, looking south from Madison Avenue and the 50’s, ca. 1935-1941. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

Note the blurry people

Amid road construction, the Hudson Diner advertises “Tables for Ladies” on November 20, 1929, on Marginal Street, looking east from 125th Street. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

A view of the city from the Brooklyn Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, on April 24, 1933. (Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

42nd Street, looking west from 2nd Avenue. Chrysler Building at top right, “News Tavern” “Goblet Bar” at lower right, ca. 1935-1941. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) #

 

 

Spatial Constructs

Image

 

Tamara in the Green Bugatti

Tamara de Lempicka’s portrait of herself driving a green Bugatti is an iconic Art Deco painting showing a strong woman in the post-war era. De Lempicka was born in Poland in 1898. She painted “Tamara in the Green Bugatti” for the cover of a German magazine in 1929. The painting shows a beautiful blond woman with a beige driving hat and scarf holding the steering wheel of a green sports car. The bold colours and clean lines are excellent examples of Art Deco style

Artist: Tamara de Lempicka

http://www.topofart.com/images/artists/Tamara_de_Lempicka/paintings/lempicka001.jpg

http://for-arts-sake.buzzsugar.com/Painting-Day-Self-Portrait-Green-Bugatti-1925-1073157

Lempicka by Gillies Neret

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=XpbIsTdh-h4C&pg=PA4&lpg=PA4&dq=isbn+3-8228-5857-9&source=bl&ots=gsPiGDhmFo&sig=tPPgLTvYPs0XqTpbAEXpY9IFq0w&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BYz-UKzlOuqY1AWr14HwDA&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=isbn%203-8228-5857-9&f=false

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2004/may/15/art

Setting: New York

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/06/more-historic-photos-from-the-nyc-municipal-archives/100318/

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/04/historic-photos-from-the-nyc-municipal-archives/100286/

Supporting Style Artist: Erté

-Art Deco book

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ert%C3%A9

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Ert%C3%A9&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=HID-UJWwKOm90QXBmoH4DA&biw=1440&bih=775&sei=IYD-UOXQKcSl0QWHl4HgDA

Art Deco:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=art+deco&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=KH_-UI53iLeEB-O8gIgF&biw=1440&bih=775&sei=Kn_-ULXSDtOzhAfnr4GwCw

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=art+deco+new+york&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=On_-UNS_KIiu0QWz94DgDA&biw=1440&bih=775&sei=PH_-UOr9NLCp0AW_v4HgDA

http://www.redbubble.com/groups/art-deco-heaven

Posters:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=art+deco+original+posters&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=LYL-UM7kF-ma0QXSvIGADQ&biw=1440&bih=775&sei=R4X-UPrlIqmf0QW9mYHgDA

http://www.google.co.uk/search?um=1&hl=en&tbo=d&tbm=isch&q=art+deco+poster&revid=691755354&sa=X&ei=PH_-UN-xOenG0QXo5oHgDA&ved=0CFsQgxY&biw=1440&bih=775#um=1&hl=en&tbo=d&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=original+art+deco+poster&oq=original+art+deco+poster&gs_l=img.3..0i24l2.23417.26530.0.27273.11.10.1.0.0.1.215.668.8j1j1.10.0…0.0…1c.1.nSLK3SHL6JQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41248874,d.d2k&fp=453fa6dfe2c948d&biw=1440&bih=775

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=John+Austen&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=gYD-ULCPPKiw0QXB0oHoDA&biw=1440&bih=775&sei=g4D-UJOvNKWO0AWOg4CwDQ

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Pierre+Brissaud&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=joD-UPsjqJbRBb2dgYAN&biw=1440&bih=775&sei=kID-ULyWA8ar0AXProDgDA

Samsung UI work

We’re now coming to the end of development for Dragonfly Dash. Trying to get all the menu stuff perfect, working with our artist Jurgita has been a huge help and made everything look a lot better!

Final versions!

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