Brainbow is a creative design studio founded by Harry McGowan & Jimmy Thompson based in Los Angeles, California.

This space is our playground to post what we like, show what we are working on and voice our opinions. Enjoy.

Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world

Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world

A Sunny Day In Glasgow - MTLOV (Minor Keys)

"Sea When Absent" by A Sunny Day in Glasgow is my album of the summer until further notice. Caught them at the Bootleg in LA last week. 2 thumbs up.

-JT

The source of our name:
"Brainbow is a term used to describe a process by which individual neurons of a brain are mapped with fluorescent proteins, which allow the neurons to glow with specific colors under a light source. By controlling and varying the amount of red, green, and blue derivatives of green fluorescent protein expressed in individual neurons, it is possible to map each neuron with a distinctive color.
The technique was developed in the Spring of 2007 by a team led by Jeff W. Lichtman and Joshua R. Sanes, both professors of Molecular & Cellular Biology in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. While earlier techniques allowed for mapping only a few neurons, the new method allows more than 100 differently mapped neurons can be simultaneously mapped in this manner. The resulting images can be quite striking and have in fact won awards in science photography competitions.”
-Ryan Sciandra

The source of our name:

"Brainbow is a term used to describe a process by which individual neurons of a brain are mapped with fluorescent proteins, which allow the neurons to glow with specific colors under a light source. By controlling and varying the amount of red, green, and blue derivatives of green fluorescent protein expressed in individual neurons, it is possible to map each neuron with a distinctive color.

The technique was developed in the Spring of 2007 by a team led by Jeff W. Lichtman and Joshua R. Sanes, both professors of Molecular & Cellular Biology in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. While earlier techniques allowed for mapping only a few neurons, the new method allows more than 100 differently mapped neurons can be simultaneously mapped in this manner. The resulting images can be quite striking and have in fact won awards in science photography competitions.”

-Ryan Sciandra

Peter Saville for New Order’s “Substance”

Peter Saville for New Order’s “Substance”

Sushi man by JT

Sushi man by JT

likeafieldmouse:

Marco Cadioli - Squares with Concentric Circles

There Goes the Fear - Doves

magnificentruin:

Doves
There Goes the Fear

I was already very fond of the new single (“Brill Bruisers”) by The New Pornographers and this perfectly complementary album art really piques my interest. I think it definitely drives home the upbeat sound on the LP. The work of Steven Wilson and Thomas Burden’s  features CG neon lettering woven through the band’s name in a bold 3D sans. Nice.
-JT

I was already very fond of the new single (“Brill Bruisers”) by The New Pornographers and this perfectly complementary album art really piques my interest. I think it definitely drives home the upbeat sound on the LP. The work of Steven Wilson and Thomas Burden’s  features CG neon lettering woven through the band’s name in a bold 3D sans. Nice.

-JT

Just realized Netflix changed their logo. Not sure what I think or even care but I kind of like the sleek, minimal look the company is going for. But that was sure a quiet unveiling of the redesign.
-JT

Just realized Netflix changed their logo.
Not sure what I think or even care but I kind of like the sleek, minimal look the company is going for. But that was sure a quiet unveiling of the redesign.

-JT

This looks incredible. The Academy received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ movie theaters.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali, the Academy Museum will be located next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

-JT

This looks incredible. The Academy received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ movie theaters.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali, the Academy Museum will be located next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

-JT

I caught a screening of Michel Gondy’s incredible new movie Mood Indigo” last night. 
It’s a non-stop, highly creative, cerebral, bizarre, stream of conscious, part-animated, existential, inventive, sweet, tender, one-of-a-kind, artistic ride. Highly recommended. Definitely will see again. 
-JT

I caught a screening of Michel Gondy’s incredible new movie Mood Indigo” last night. 

It’s a non-stop, highly creative, cerebral, bizarre, stream of conscious, part-animated, existential, inventive, sweet, tender, one-of-a-kind, artistic ride. Highly recommended. Definitely will see again. 

-JT