Friday, April 20, 2012

New website for a secret club It's been a long way coming, but now it's finally here: The brand new All that's missing is the English half, right now that bit is a disappointment that comes just as you want to press that little button. (For the defiant of you, something will happen if you do press the button, just goes to show that "Nothing here to see" isn't always true.) It's been a pleasure to get this all sorted, all our previous events have a home now, we have a nice little place for gifts, exhibitions and a Filmograf for showing you films whenever they come into existence. There's still lots to be done, but it's a home. At the same time, we've decided to get ourselves on the book of face and on Twitter Twitter will mostly be for things we've seen and like as well as updates. keep them peeled, more will come over the next centuries. Thank you.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why Don't You?

Back in January I was asked to contribute a task to Digital Arts' "Why Don't You?" article. (Funny, it's not the first project named Why Don't You that we've taken part in.)

We made it a project for a secret club as that made sense, sadly it's credited to me solely and I am described as an illustrator and the brain behind a secret club, while I form part of the brain, I am not an illustrator, that describes the other part of the brain, Annabelle Nielsen, far better.

Our task was to send people on an adventure and coming up with this little micro-project reminded me of a student days dreams: To constantly travel the world, live out of hotel rooms and just design like hell with whatever was at hand. This was in 1998 and traveling the world, chatting to clients on your Iridium phone while surfing the net with the other hand sounded damn cool and totally possible.

Years down the line reality is - thank God - different, but this project was cooked up sitting on a hotel room floor, the photo taken in a photo booth, so this sending people off on an adventure was made while being off on an adventure.

The adventure is about halfway down the page. and if you scroll a few more people down, you get to good friend Chris Ratcliffe of Garudio Studiage who will prompt you to build a zoo.

There are a lot of good, little project there to pick from if you need a bit of inspiration, it's funny to see the ones that are overly self promotional, but aside from that, there's plenty to choose from.