Here follows a select few from a new collection. Acquired complete from a charity shop in Harrogate, these matchbox labels are legitimately allowed to take up vital space in my flat as they are small and can be considered ‘work related’ being as they are graphics. For these reasons they get a pass, that and they are also gorgeous. I love the variations in the same manufacturers labels over time.
I have a problem with collecting- It takes up time and money and space. I’ve come up with a way of dealing with some of these collections and that is to document them and then let them go. It ties in with an idea I had whilst doing my collections project about sequential collecting. A good example might be the motor enthusiast who has only limited resources and so might decide to own certain cars in succession- a Jaguar E Type then sell it, an Aston Martin DB5 (a step up!) then sell it. I have neither the money or space for very many things, least of all cars- these coins took my fancy. Little metal objects I like and engineering and scientific legends I also like. These coins have now been released back into the wild.
A mini project I did in an hour or so in a lunchtime. Every place I’ve ever lived, in both map and street view on some small badges. Lower Peover, Cheshire – Knutsford, Cheshire – New Cross, SE London – Peckham, SE London – Brockley SE London – Mile End, E London.
Epic new installation at the National Maritime Museum as part of their new Sammy Ofer Wing. (Kin have a new Compass Lounge there also – more on that later). You’re equipped with a ultra-violet torch which reveals text in the space and is used to interact with a series of projection ‘pools’. All with the aim to highlight the effects we’re having on the environment up there, and in particular the melting of the glaciers. Once you get over the novelty of the torches and twig it’s UV light altering the projected ‘ice’ it becomes quite poignant. A very different and unusual exhibition for any museum, much more like an immersive art piece experience.
Another new vs old thing going on here. First up a site which is preserved perfectly in the 90s. A great example of the world wide web before facebook got it’s hands on it. A truly individual effort and something which should be preserved, maybe I’ll start a museum for such extraordinary pieces. Serisously- “A fully independent site designed and created by Godfrey Dykes (c) Powered by electricity!” Link:here
Then we have the new- It’s a music video for ‘You Broke My Heart Baby’ by Solange La Frange. I guess this is like html 5 or something but it’s super cool. A nice simple idea executed really well and one of those things I wish I’d done first. Get clicking: here.
I’ve updated my site with a couple of new projects. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to take some proper photos and wirte some proper words at some point but for now it’s good to have new stuff up there. Hope you like.
Went to these guys the other week and I can’t recommend them highly enough- there new stuff is gonna be the soundtrack to my Summer. Check it: here
It seems that if it ain’t in London no one wants to know and this rebrand for Manchester’s Metrolink by Hemisphere went completley under the radar. I spotted something new and shiny was afoot when in Manchester a few weekends ago and I just think it deserves a shout. It looks great, everything seems clear and considered and the yellow is refreshing (at least for now, we’ll see how it ages.)