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    Developed for (and in close collaboration with) will.i.am and Intel futurist Brian David Johnson, Struck was tasked to produce a world-building p… Read More
    Developed for (and in close collaboration with) will.i.am and Intel futurist Brian David Johnson, Struck was tasked to produce a world-building prequel for an upcoming comic book that used real scientific theory to tell a story of time traveling robots and wizards. We created a literal time capsule sent back in time to the present as a warning - one which detailed the science, history and future that we humans would encounter. We pushed everything we had into this, working with will and Brian David to craft a prequel arc that helped explain the backstory of the events, rolled in the concept art that had been developed by Ironhead Studios, and helped fill in some of the gaps between the page and the creatives' minds. Roughly 200+ pages of final copy was crafted, sorted and cultivated into the four books and will tasked us to produce something that had '...never been done before' - so we 3D printed the packaging, and used wildly different binding, print techniques, ink and more with each book. Will and Brian David unveiled the work and property at NYCC in 2013 to great fanfare. The final output is as beautiful to see and hold in craft as it is to consume in its execution. Read Less
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A 3D printed crystalline package housed all four books - a literal time capsule - named the Hope Algorithm.
One of the books, Lingua Franca shows the evolution of language and its capacity to contain codes and data. Into this, we inserted both the wizard and robot languages.
Struck utilized different printing methods, inks and paper for each of the books. Each book feels different, bound together by the purpose of the historian from the future that compiled them into the artifact.
Another details the history of robotics, from theory to history to the application and development of future robots, the ones from the story.
The Wizard book details the search through history for evidence of the wizards and their terrible wielding of science. Each book was also a showcase for concept art developed for the world - pieces here developed by Ironhead.
Two different fonts were created for the project - shown here is the robot font, which was developed as a derivative of the logo for the project, which Struck also designed.
All four books together. From left to right: Space/Time Collapse, Sys-Arch, The Hunt for Weapons, and Lingua Franca.