We’ve been talking about making a typeface for quite some time now, so after a bit of deliberation and some discussion with the folks at Kickstarter, we’re finally going to get things under way.
As well as being our first functioning typeface, this is also going to be a bit of an experiment. Our idea is to explore new methods in type creation, distribution and licensing using the online tools currently available to us. Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting a few concepts up here for discussion, with the most popular design going on to be the basis for a Kickstarter project.
Anyone contributing to the Kickstarter project will receive the typeface, and there will be other rewards such as posters and booklets. We haven’t finessed the final details, but the general idea is to fund the creation of the typeface through Kickstarter so that it can be made freely available upon completion.
Seeing this is our first typeface, we’re going to play it safe with a display face to start with. Hopefully if this little experiment works out, we can look at getting a bit more ambitious with the next design.
We’re excited to give this a go, and look forward to hearing your thoughts on the idea and designs.
We’re happy to announce the launch of the Aphids Spring 2010 program. We worked with Aphids to come up with a visual response to the theme ‘tropical elizabethan’ which was implemented across the festival program and the above animation.
Here’s a few shots from Colin and I setting up (and ‘DJing’ at) the Next Wave festival club for this year. Big thanks to Murray from Element Rigging for helping us with the fit out.
The line up for 48, presented by Studio Pip And Co, has been anounced for the event later this month. We’ll be joining a great group of creative folk to give a 5 minute talk on a crossroad, whether it be a project, person or process, that has changed the way we work. The line up and ticket contact details are below.
Jonathon Bellew, Something Splendid, Laura Cornhill, Studio Binocular, Di Elderton, Argonaut Studio, Dominic Forde, Famous Visual Services, Raafat Ishak, Darren Henderson, Dirtygood, Aaron Moodie, People Collective, Pete Salmon, Salmon Design , Tim Kentley, XYZ Studios.
Forty-eight (is at a cross roads), 6.30 to 8.15pm, 26 July 2010, RMIT Swanston Street, Melbourne
For ticket details contact: vic (at) agda (dot) com (dot) au
People Collective will be taking part in Kim Brockett’s SUPERMARKET project at the Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces this Saturday 11am-4pm.
SUPER MARKET brings together artists and collectives to ply their superfluous wares in exchange for offerings from the public. By relying upon barter (the original method of consumption) and excluding currency, SUPER MARKET is an invitation to engage directly with the process of trade and negotiation. Bring along whatever you have to offer – it could be an unwanted object or a valuable skill, a bad idea or a good intention – and swap it for something new.
We will doing type and symbol based tattoo designs in exchange for handmade objects or plants. More info over at the blog
It’s been a little time in coming, but we’ve finally got the initial version of our site up! We’re still working on the Archive and Typography sections, which will be added in the next week.
The site is built on the awesome Stacey CMS, a lightweight file based content management system which we really love using. We’ve also move the blog from Posterous over to Tumblr. This was mainly due to the customisation restrictions with Posterous, and as you can see, the blog is now nicely integrated with the site.