On September 11, 2015, GS&P launched the mobile app “9:11 Moment of Reflection,” designed to turn the painful memories of 9/11 into something positive.
Creative director Adam Reeves and senior art director Carlo Barreto, both former New Yorkers, came up with the app. “While we were at lunch after a rather challenging morning at work, we started to talk about how we overcome challenges in life” said Barreto. “We wanted to share what helps us deal,” added Reeves, “specifically around the tragedy of one of the cities we both love and have strong ties to.”
Barreto illustrated the entire project himself, and the app was built by the agency’s BETA Group. Similar to how some people make a wish at 11:11, the app leverages the two times that 9:11 appears on the clock daily and turns them into a moment of peaceful reflection, with musing tones, elegant animation and inspirational quotes about forgiveness and unity.
While the app is downloadable for free, it provides a donation link to the Newseum in Washington, DC, where a permanent exhibition honors the brave journalists who covered the 9/11 attacks.
Released: September 2015
For people living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Tamalpais is more than just a mountain. It’s a cherished open space that encompasses some of the most beautiful, ecologically rich and well-loved trails and parklands in the region.
The birthplace of mountain biking and a source of inspiration for singers, songwriters, artists and filmmakers, Mt. Tam and its watershed are also a critical source of drinking water for 75% of Marin County’s population.
As part of “One Tam,” a campaign to boost community support and care for Mt. Tam’s treasured resources, the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC) has launched OurTam.org , a stunning, interactive 3-D re-creation of Mt. Tam.
Through the website, people visiting Mt. Tam in person can pinpoint their location on the mountain using their phones, or they can add memories from their computers at home in the form of text, photos or videos.
Once visitors have “left their mark” on the mountain, they can read and enjoy memories shared by fellow Mt. Tam lovers and supporters. The goal of the program is to encourage 10,000 people and organizations to add their voices to the virtual mountain and demonstrate how important a healthy Mt. Tam is to the Marin County community and beyond.
FW named "One Tam" Mobile Site of the Day.
Released: March 2015
Dreams of Dalí
- The Dalí Museum
When a piece of artwork really inspires you, sometimes you just want to jump inside it and wander around. And now you can.
“Dreams of Dalí” takes us inside the mind of the legendary surrealist Salvador Dalí by transporting us into one of his early paintings, Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus” (1935). Just put on the virtual-reality headset, and you’ll be able to move around inside the painting in a fully immersive 3-D environment. You’ll look beyond what was depicted in the original frame and even hear Dali’s possible thoughts as he was imagining his surreal world.
“We are excited that our partnership with the Dalí Museum has allowed us an opportunity to explore a new way to look at art,” remarked GS&P co-founder Jeff Goodby. “Dalí was a true visionary, and no other artist would be a better fit for this project.”
“Dreams of Dalí” will be open to the public at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. A 360-degree-video version of the experience, involving simpler VR gadgets like Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR, is also available at dreamsofdali.org.
Released: January 2016
Band of Bridges
As a way to engage virtual tourism to the Bridge’s anniversary, we built the website, Band of Bridges. Our goal with this website is to build the longest bridge in the world. All visitors are invited to use our Google Maps tool to look up any bridge and add it onto the Golden Gate. This digital culmination of bridges will span and connect people and places from every corner of the Earth.
Released: January 2017