XBMC ‘Surface’ Skin Impresses


While it’s posted as a teaser on the XBMC developer blog, Surface is a skin designed by phyek and minimalko that has currently been shelved. However, I think you’ll agree that it needs to be brought back out and made public. The whole design aesthetic is outstanding. Below are some project background details from phyek:

Originally I was approached to help design Xperience, a skin that was inspired by the Xbox (NXE) interface. After designing Xperience, Minimalko and I decided to pursue our own version named “Surface.” We wanted to pay close attention to the little details which we feel are important and make the difference. Unfortunately, we received mostly negative reactions when we posted the new project in the forum. So we put Surface on hold and decided to work on my other concept instead. However, since we did a lot of cool stuff (like faking various effects such as blur which I’ve never seen in any xbmc skin), I wanted to show a quick video of Surface in action before moving on. That’s pretty much where we are right now.

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