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Dec 12 2014

New Openmind website & Super Deluxe Ed. interview

A couple of big design-related things happened this week – I’ve now finessed a site for the best of my design work over the last 20 years under the Openmind alias. You can check it out at www.openmindesign.uk – it’s not exhaustive and doesn’t contains all the extra info I provide in the design section of this site (look, it’s up there ^) but it offers a quick overview of some of the things I’ve done. Who knows, maybe you might even want my design work to grace your own objects?

Speaking of this site, it’s been undergoing a redesign, spring clean and update over the last few months as well as being made responsive so as to work better on mobiles, tablets and desktops. This has all been happening on a server elsewhere but should go live before Xmas. Don’t worry, everything will still be here (mostly) in the same place, it will just be easier to use, view and the Design and Discog sections will be fully up to date. It’s been 5 years since this version debuted and it’s never had an overhaul save for a couple of back end updates.

The other big design thing is the first part of an interview about the making of the Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Inside The Pleasuredome’ box set over on the Super Deluxe Editon website. Curator Ian Peel, co-designer Philip Marshall, Steve Bunyan from Union Sq Music and myself all discuss aspects of the thinking and approach to making the set with part two set to appear next week…

Dec 12 2014

Punks The Comic #3 Self Censorship Kit

Punks The Comic #3 arrived this week and has generated a little bit of a fuss in some stores over the inclusion of Fist flipping the bird on the cover. There was meant to be a censored version (see right, above) but this got lost somehow at the printing stage so Kody Chamberlain (the artist) thought he’d have fun with the occasion and has made a censorship kit.

Dec 12 2014

Star Wars 7 trading cards

After the last piss poor Lucas ‘directed’ trilogy I was actively indifferent about any kind of sequel but JJ Abrams is just pushing all the right buttons, hard not to be sucked in. I feel like I’m 7 years old again. More info here, expect to see more over the coming year…

Dec 11 2014

People Like Us ‘Dreaming’ 8″ postcard record

Just in time for Xmas Vicki Bennett aka People Like Us has release an extremely limited edition 8″ postcard record featuring her track ‘Dreaming’ which samples from various versions of ‘White Christmas’. The words slowly change in tone, especially when watched with the accompanying video (see link >>). You can buy a copy here, not cheap but these are all hand cut individually on a lathe somewhere in Sweden. Having made a postcard record myself I know that it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying a machine and making my own.

Dec 11 2014

Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.

Absolutely wonderful vision of future space exploration by digital FX artist Erik Wernquist with a voice over by Carl Sagan

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