Best visual design in a demo

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I'm talking more about the graphic design side of demos rather than the visual effects. I've seen some impressive designs in scene demos, especially from Fairlight, with their urban hip hop stylings. Mawi had their day too, but I give the edge to IX by Moppi.

IX is so well conceived and the design works so perfectly with the effects and theme. It's a contemporary masterpiece!
added on the 2007-11-16 02:54:01 by Flunce Flunce
I guess it's more of a "concept" rather than a visual design/template but The Ballet Dancer by mfx http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=19023 gets my vote. Amazinski
added on the 2007-11-16 03:10:27 by button button
im not qualified to say that much about graphic design or demodesign for that matter, but ill give it a try. I can remember a demo called melrose space by threestate, it was good at the time atleast. Also it was said that moral hard candy was full of design. maybe the first demo who showed it off? speaking of 64ks i can remember sonnet by threestate. but nowadays its hard to tell. TBL, fairlight have had some sort of design that i can remember at the moment.
828 gets my vote.
added on the 2007-11-16 07:58:27 by Nezbie Nezbie
Blasphemy had my preference back in the days.
Now it's MFX (including their other identities).
added on the 2007-11-16 08:41:39 by willbe willbe
I have to go with 1995. The audio and visual design work so well together. the 3d and 2d somehow mesh (and it seems to me they shouldnt) because of the theme. Its the only demo I keep going back to time after time.
added on the 2007-11-16 08:57:26 by auld auld
aura for laura, without a doubt.
added on the 2007-11-16 09:57:17 by skrebbel skrebbel
I'm not sure that aura for laura has "great visual design", but it sure was a great demo. Must dig out my ps2 some time and watch it again.

For great visual design, I can only think of recent FLT prods and the ukscene allstars demo recently. Maybe ASD's stuff, but that's more art than design to me. I'm not sure I'd consider mfx demos as design as such either.

Then again, perhaps I just have too narrow a definition of design?
added on the 2007-11-16 10:40:38 by psonice psonice
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added on the 2007-11-16 10:46:00 by noouch noouch
IX is definitely up there as one of the very best. Most releases with design work from Adam/DCS (Nonstop, Klone..) and Destop/CNCD (Inside, Horizontal Cool..) are also brilliant visually. One demo worth mentioning is Cycle by Booze Design, imho the visuals are very well thought of considering C64's limitations.

Back in the good old days, I liked design from the Open Eyes team who worked with Offworld/Complex/VD.. But their work was maybe a bit too uniform and got tiresome after a while.

As for Melrose Space, everyone should just read the hilariously arrogant nfo (which I'm still hoping is some kind of irony), watch the actual demo and make their own conclusions.. ;)
added on the 2007-11-16 10:55:06 by break break
i would like to see open eyes stuff...
added on the 2007-11-16 10:59:50 by uns3en_ uns3en_
I've lately been very partial to Triebkraft's demos. Easily one of my favorite demogroups and the visual style has always somehow worked for me.
added on the 2007-11-16 11:22:59 by visy visy
almost all releases by EPH since "J'" , Moppi's Gerbera,
Final Audition by Plastic, several releases by Cocoon
, the already mentioned DC/S releases, 1 Week and Micromonster by Contraz, Beats by Loveboat, of course MaWi's Amsterdam Blessings and I very much liked this joint venture of TBL and Up Rough
added on the 2007-11-16 11:24:40 by d0DgE d0DgE
I just love the design of Chaos Theory
added on the 2007-11-16 13:59:37 by src src
added on the 2007-11-16 15:05:27 by hfr hfr
Lost in Vegas of course.
<fanboyism>aand it's highly underrated too. </fanboyism>
added on the 2007-11-16 16:05:30 by v3nom v3nom
erm. DEATH IN VEGAS. (bit lost in vegas does also fit)
added on the 2007-11-16 16:06:16 by v3nom v3nom
Relais stands out to me too actually. Kolor have really great design.

Also anything with Pixtur involved is sure to be damn good!
added on the 2007-11-16 17:26:25 by Flunce Flunce
Oldschool - te-2rb
Newschool - IX
added on the 2007-11-17 00:15:53 by texel texel
I've just watch again te-2rb and it is incredible how being 9 years old the demo and the design are yet valid, it continues looking as good as any new and well designed demo.
added on the 2007-11-17 00:28:46 by texel texel
te-2rb, bakkslide7, Square, Coma on the dance floor, Arise, Moral Heart Candy, Assembly 2004 Invitation. Most stuff by Curly Brace. And Chimera of course.

added on the 2007-11-17 16:37:11 by pixtur pixtur