Dolby Laboratories, of audio, video and voice fame, asked 22 global artists — from London, Thailand, Poland, Japan and the Americas — to take cues from its famed Double D logo to make their own statement and interpretation. Dolby is currently showing the pieces through July 15 in its atrium in the Dolby Gallery at its San Francisco headquarters on Market Street. Among other things, the idea came about to support the recently concluded SF Design Week. The works will ultimately be installed in Dolby’s offices around the world.
The full list of participating artists includes Can Buyukberber (Istanbul/San Francisco), Rob Lowe/ Supermundane (London), Sawdust (London), Volvox Labs (Poland/Brooklyn) GMUNK (San Francisco), Gretel (NY), Skip Hursh (Brooklyn), Michael Paul Young (Bangkok), onformative (Berlin), Dave McLeod (Australia/NY), Logan (LA/NY), Sara Andreasson (Gothenburg), Territory (San Francisco), Daniel Freytag (UK), Eddie Opara/Pentagram (London/NY), Field (London), Reza Ali (San Francisco), Young Never Sleep (LA), Experimental Jetset (Amsterdam), Motoi Shito (Tokyo), Man vs. Machine (London/LA) and Mucho (San Francisco).
“Art can play an important role as a communication tool to inspire people to get excited about science,” says Branden Collins of Young Never Sleep Studio, who is among the participating artists. “I admire Dolby’s dedication to the art community and passion for educating people about the value and beauty of science and technology.” Adds Vince Voron, Vice President and Executive Creative Director at Dolby: “Throughout our history, we’ve applied our innovations to help creative artists produce extraordinary experiences. As was the case with the installations in our headquarters, we wanted art that can inspire our global employees and connote our passion for advancing the science of sight and sound through creativity, innovation and invention.”