We very recently completed a two-part collaboration with MAPP International to illustrate the work and findings of one of their initiatives, The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium (TACAC). The Consortium serves to build enduing partnerships between African Choreographers and producers in the United States.
The first project was to design a forty page report on TACAC into a beautiful brochure, illustrative of the work of the artists, the depth of the relationships built, and scope of the Consortium’s work as a whole. The result was an image-rich, modern piece that really brought the report to life.
Half way through brochure design, MAPP came back to us to request a video piece that would similarly vivify their work. The result was a beautiful and moving collage of performance footage, photos, and text.
MAPP were wonderfully invested clients and thrilled with both outcomes. For more information on the important work they do, visit www.mappinternational.org.
The dreaded animated GIFs from the early 90s have reared their pixelated heads once more.
This time, they’re being used by some very clever people piggy-backing on the old-is-new-again tech trend.
WIRED even had a DIY article about animated GIFs, offering tips & tutorials for photoshop, flash, and other online tools.
BEST GIF FEATURES
Easy to Make – There are many online tools, and mobile apps to help you create these vintage wonders.
Email Friendly – Though not in every mail client, most animated GIFS actually maintain their animation when sent via email.
Portable Video – These lightweight images act as mini-video clips to use as you see fit.
Works in Google+ Though not in Facebook…
OUR FAVORITES (from If we don’t, remember me.)
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The Metropolitan Museum is giving the world (and some straggling FOUR32C-ers) a final chance to catch the record-breaking Alexander McQueen exhibit.
For the first time, The Met will remain open to visitors until Midnight on Sunday, August 7th. If you have not gone, GO.
We just received the 240-pg. hardcover book from the exhibit, complete with cover hologram. Beautiful– but no substitute for the real thing.
See you there?
OK Go just released their collaboration with Pilobolus and Google.
It’s a Chrome Experiment for their new video All Is Not Lost.
Type a message – and watch the video.
(make sure you’re in Google Chrome)
A less fun version is available on YouTube for those without Chrome.
The arts journal, 2wice, recently released its first app, “Merce Cunningham Event,” as a tribute to the late choreographer. It is a beautiful collection of photography, video, and interviews. You may not know that most of us here at FOUR32C double as artists — with dancers and choreographers out numbering the musicians and poets. Imagine our envy!
Check out the screenshots and download it for free here.