Canon Pixma Colour Sound Sculptures

Canon is running Colour Sculptures, an integrated advertising campaign for the PIXMA colour printer in the UK, using high speed photography by biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill. The colour sculptures, featured online, in print, outdoor and in store advertising, were formed by passing sound waves through paint. The ‘colour sculptures’ were created by stretching a balloon over a speaker to form a membrane. A few drops of paint were then placed in the centre of the balloon and a single sharp note was played through the speaker, causing the paint to erupt for just a fraction of a second. Just a few centimetres high, the sculptures are ordinarily invisible to the human eye. However, when filmed in HD with macro lenses at 5,400 frames per second, the physical sound wave is captured in intricate detail.

Canon Pixma Colour Sound Sculpture


Canon Pixma Colour Sound Sculpture

Canon Pixma Colour Sound Sculpture

Canon Pixma Colour Sound Sculpture

Canon Pixma Colour Sound Sculpture

Canon Pixma Colour Sound Sculpture

Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)

Credits

The Sound Sculptures campaign was developed at Dentsu London by executive creative director Andy Lockley, art director Doug Lyon, account director Rob Zuurbier, agency producer Bethany Wilcox, digital designers Lika Ince and Riccardo Bartoli.

Photography was by Water Figures photographer Linden Gledhill, using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Timing and flash triggering was by StopShot, by Cognisys.

Filming was shot by director Chris Hewitt via Knucklehead, London, with producer Darren Tuohy and director of photography Jason Tozer. Editor was Ted Guard at The Quarry.

See more on the campaign at the Dentsu London blog, Dentsu London Flickr page, and Linden Gledhill’s Flickr Photostream.

  • Lexis

    what kind of speaker would you use to make the color sound?