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Innovative Use of Digital

Gold Winner

Entrant: J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam, Amsterdam
ING - "The Next Rembrandt"

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Corporate Name of Client: ING

PR Director: Jessica Hartley

Strategy Director: Agustín Soriano

Agency: J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Executive Creative Director: Bas Korsten

Creative Directors: Kasia Haupt Canning/Guney Soyka

Copywriters: Bas Korsten/Kasia Haupt Canning/Mark Peeters

Art Directors: Robert Nelk/Guney Soykan

Head of Technology: Emmanuel Flores

Digital Director: Jesse Houweling

Brand Manager: Elisah Boektje

Screen Producers: Frédérique van der Hoeven/Mariska Fransen

Print Producer: Chariva Geurtsen

Design Company: J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Design Director: Vinesh Gayadin

Photography Studio: J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Photographer: Robert Harrison

Animation Company: Kreukvrij, Amsterdam

Animator: Olaf Gremie

Description of the Project:
The Next Rembrandt is a 3D-printed painting made out of over 11 billion Rembrandt pixels. It brings data and technology to a world that’s riddled with tradition, rather than innovation: ING’s sponsorship of Dutch arts and culture.
Made completely out of Rembrandt data from all of his 346 paintings, The Next Rembrandt brings back to life one of the greatest Masters of all time is brought back to life to create one more masterpiece. But this time, data is the painter and technology the brush.
To create the painting, facial recognition and machine software was designed to understand Rembrandt’s style and use those learnings to generate new facial features, which were assembled based on his use of geometric proportions. Finally, a height map was created to mimic Rembrandt’s brushstrokes. The file was brought to life through an advanced 3D printer that printed 13 layers of paint-based UV ink. The project sparked an on-going global conversation about where data and technology can take us — about ING’s innovation defying imagination.