"The Black Box Project"
Original Score & Sound Design


Stacks Image 1163

The Black Box Project® is a creative collaboration with leading designers / photographers / artists / directors and Swedish paperboard manufacturer IGGESUND.

The project won MEDIASTARS AWARD(Gold) in 2013, and GERMAN DESIGN AWARD in 2014.

Jan Schottler: Director, Executive Producer
Frank Meyer: Cameraman
Lars Korb: Sound Design, 3D Animation
Ayumi Sawa: Sound Design
Markus Krause: Audio Mastering

Please wait while the video loads to where you left off.

The Black Box Project -

The Black Box Project - "Still Life in a Circle"

The Black Box Project - Trailer

The Black Box Project - Trailer "Pandora´s Box"

The Black Box Project -

The Black Box Project - "Studio Jens Assur"

The Black Box Project Trailer Studio Jens Assur

The Black Box Project Trailer Studio Jens Assur

The Black Box Project - "Still Life in a Circle"

Think inside the box. Normally designers are called upon to think outside the box. Swedish paperboard manufacturer Iggesund and advertising agency Schindler Parent from Germany asked several leading designers to summon all their creative inspiration to do the opposite - And think inside the box!

German Illustrator, Designer and Art Director Sebastian Onufszak created a shortfilm about love and hate, about life and death and about lightness and darkness.

The outcome was "Still Life in a Circle", an abstract, mainly 3D-generated movie which by using video in print is waiting for you on an integrated screen in the box and starts playing right after you opened it.
We´ve been guest to Sebastian Onufszak and filmed a making of with all participants to give an outline of the project. This was inlcuded in the Blackbox as a DVD and was used for the campaign and diverse social media.

For more details check: blackbox.iggesund.com

Jan Schöttler: Director, Executive Producer
Frank Meyer: Cameraman
Tijl Bex: Cameraman
Lars Korb: Sounddesign, 3D Animation
Ayumi Sawa: Sound Design
Markus Krause: Audio Mastering

The Black Box Project - Trailer "Pandora´s Box"

Think inside the box. Normally designers are called upon to think outside the box. Swedish paperboard manufacturer Iggesund and advertising agency Schindler Parent from Germany asked several leading designers to summon all their creative inspiration to do the opposite - And think inside the box!

Los Angeles based paper sculpterer Jeff Nishinaka created a composition of fantasy creatures made from paper, showing his very own perspective on "Pandora´s Box":

"Taken from greek mythology the story of a box given as a gift not to be opened by the godfather Zeus to Pandora, speaks to one´s inability to resist temptation. So how could I resist the temptation to interpret this story in my very own perspective and fill the Black Box with these whimsical, weird creatures, only to be released from their imprisonment?!

After realizing what she did and trying to close the box quickly, the only thing Pandora captured and that stayed in the box was hope. And although she failed and let evil into this world, Zeus didn´t punish her, because he already knew what would happen. I like the human, playful and faithful character of the story as I always try to bring this into the process of creating my sculptures. From within the box, I was able to express the desire to let one´s self be free." Jeffrey Nishinaka

For more details check: blackbox.iggesund.com and jeffnishinaka.com

Jan Schöttler: Director, Executive Producer
Frank Meyer: Cameraman
Lars Korb: Sounddesign, 3D Animation
Ayumi Sawa: Sound Design
Markus Krause: Audio Mastering

The Black Box Project - "Studio Jens Assur"

Think inside the box. Normally designers are called upon to think outside the box. Swedish paperboard manufacturer Iggesund and advertising agency Schindler Parent from Germany asked several leading designers to summon all their creative inspiration to do the opposite - And think inside the box!

Stockholm based photographic artist and director Jens Assur created a stunning photo-series called "Supermegacities", which shows the effect of migration in the most influencial cities of our time. The photos were shot with a handmade superlarge format camera, were printed on 3x2m Invercote Paperboard and then cut into little pieces, which you were able to swop with others on an interactice platform. So you were able to build your own personal Supermegacity. We´ve been guest at Studio Jens Assur in Stockholm, Sweden and filmed a short portrait about him, his work and his background. The video was included in the Blackbox as a DVD and was used for the campaign and diverse social media.

For more details check: blackbox.iggesund.com and studiojensassur.com

Jan Schöttler: Director, Executive Producer
Frank Meyer: Cameraman
Lars Korb: Sounddesign, 3D Animation
Ayumi Sawa: Sound Design
Markus Krause: Audio Mastering

The Black Box Project Trailer Studio Jens Assur

Think inside the box. Normally designers are called upon to think outside the box. Swedish paperboard manufacturer Iggesund and advertising agency Schindler Parent from Germany asked several leading designers to summon all their creative inspiration to do the opposite - And think inside the box!

Stockholm based photographic artist and director Jens Assur created a stunning photo-series called "Supermegacities", which shows the effect of migration in the most influencial cities of our time. The photos were shot with a handmade superlarge format camera, were printed on 3x2m Invercote Paperboard and then cut into little pieces, which you were able to swop with others on an interactice platform. So you were able to build your own personal Supermegacity. We´ve been guest at Studio Jens Assur in Stockholm, Sweden and filmed a short portrait about him, his work and his background. The video was included in the Blackbox as a DVD and was used for the campaign and diverse social media.

For more details check: blackbox.iggesund.com and studiojensassur.com

Jan Schöttler: Director, Executive Producer
Frank Meyer: Cameraman
Lars Korb: Sounddesign, 3D Animation
Ayumi Sawa: Sound Design
Markus Krause: Audio Mastering