We got a live one..!

As of Midnight on Wednesday 10 November ‘shaun60000’ (@shaun1two) is way ahead on the NEoN Knights leader board due to an evening dedicated to QR hunting!

For his outstanding achievement he’ll be rewarded with a NEoN Knights Tshirt at NEoN10 on Thursday.

But it’s still an open competition. As of thursday competing Knights of the NEoN Order will be treated to random QRs of varying media. You may have seen our QR shirts but keep your eyes peeled for much more..!

So, no need to give up yet – and remember that you can now access the leader board via the badge on the right of the screen.

Look out for us throughout Thursday and Friday and get collecting those QRs! Knights of NEoN – Endure!

November 11th, 2010  |  Published in qr, Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

The Knights who say ‘NEoN’!

Ok, so we’ve been active for 24 hours.. and now the sun that was booked for Monday, but failed to show, has finally arrived so get out and find those QRs!

Of course we don’t expect you to be totally in the dark so you can access the Google map – image above – and complete your Crusade in plenty of time for the Friday deadline..!

Also be aware of tshirts and presentations throughout NEoN and other areas in the city that will help boost your points above your competitors.

Knights of NEoN – Endure!

November 10th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

Let The Wild Rumpus start..!

NEoN Knights took a bit of a hit yesterday.. tight deadlines and round the clock working take their toll… and a distinct lack of attention by a certain (and ordinarily) SuperGuy, meant that we had to postpone game play.. until.. NOW!

NEoN Knights is now live and ready for your interaction.

There are 15 posters around the city – and most of them are up  (and the map is here) – a few more will be added today – but you can did in and out of the game throughout the week – the aim being to have the highest score at 2pm on Friday – the award ceremony being sometime during Friday evening.

I think that’s as much as you need to know for now – if you have any queries or problems with the gameplay please email: neonknights [at] superfly [dot] org [dot] uk

By the Order of NEoN – Endure!

November 9th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

The prophecy was true..!

UPDATE: Ooops… NEoN Knights is, after all, an experiment… and due to human error (this particular human) the game is offline until 9am tomorrow.. maybe a little bit sooner.. so keep checking here or on Twitter. Sorry folks! See you tomorrow. :)

Yep, NEoN Knights starts today.. technically you may need to bare with us a short while longer but posters are out, map is almost ready to be published online and the games WILL begin this afternoon.

Keep your eye here on the ‘Blog’ and on the ‘Events’ section of the site where you’ll find the dedicated NEoN Knights page.

Remember that there’s an XBox 360 up for grabs at the end of the week so nab as many of those pesky QR codes as you can..! You can also expect to find a variety of URLs and limited special offers attached to the QR Codes to use around the City.. kind of like an online ‘Spree book’.

November 8th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Finally, SuperFly can announce the next project..

It’s a QR quest that will happen in conjunction with the NEoN Digital Arts Festival (8-14 November 2010) in Dundee. It’s a collaboration between SuperFly, Tim Pryde (Product Design Under-grad, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee) and Rick Curran of [wideopenspace].

There will be opportunity for anyone in Dundee (wielding a QRreading Smartphone) to immerse themselves in the realm of NEoN Knights – BUT – for folk attending the NEoN festival there will be several wildcard QR codes to collect.. and these could make all the difference. After all, there’s an XBox 360 at stake for the highest score.

UPDATE: If you have already tried to access the game through a flyer then remember that the game is not live, and you can’t access the map until 12noon on Monday 8 November. Thanx :)

So, find out more on our mini-site: events> NEoN Knights 2010
or click here!

November 3rd, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

NEoN Knights Badge

November 3rd, 2010  |  Published in badge  |  Leave a comment

SuperDoodle – closing soon!

So, SuperDoodle #1 closes in just over 2 hours! (7/10/10 23:58 GMT)

But even that is no excuse.. that’s an entire movie – you could do a dozen doodles in that time ;)

But, in true SuperFly fashion we’re throwing in a wild card… read on!
If you’ve already submitted an entry, or you manage to get an entry in before the deadline above then you are eligible to submit another entry before 23:58 on Sunday 10th October! :D

So, even more reason to get scribbling NOW (!) and getting even more creative over the weekend!

And then that really is it :P

BTW – incase you haven’t spotted it we have a ‘fresh’ new link to the Facebook page – just to your right.. go and view the SuperDoodle gallery!

October 7th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment


September 27th, 2010  |  Published in badge  |  Leave a comment

Creative combat with Ammo magazine..!

SuperFly has been a fan of Ammo since the first issue, back at the end of 2009. I found it in the Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh while delivering SuperFly flyers to promote the first show. It felt like ‘SuperFly in a book’ and I immediately got in touch with it’s publisher, Dave Hughes, to tell him what a great job it was.

Apparently the A6 landscape format was as much a financial decision as it was aesthetic but it instantly caught my imagination and I had to buy a copy to read on the train home. About a year later and Dave has now published Issue 4  – available through the website: www.ammomagazine.co.uk – and, if you’re new to Ammo, you can also catch up on previous issues for a bargain price.

If you’ve never seen Ammo it’s a smartly curated collection of illustration and artist interviews and an object of beauty in it’s own right. Just after the launch of ‘Issue 3’ I asked Dave to comment on his work and the process of publishing Ammo…

Who are you and what do you do ?

Most of the time I work as a freelance designer & illustrator. More often than not I’m designing rather than illustrating although hopefully one day my workload may be more evenly balanced between the two. My day to day work is quite varied and ranges from very corporate work like brochures to quite arty work including conceptual pieces. I enjoy the variety of work but am not so keen on the random and inevitable late payments…

Ammo Magazine is really a hobby taken to the next level. My illustration work has always taken a back seat to my design work and I think Ammo is the result of my inner illustrator trying to escape. The magazine does take up a lot of my time especially in terms of emails that need to be answered. It’s a constant influx of questions, submissions & other Ammo related things.



Who do you think Ammo is for and what prompted you to ‘get it done’?

I guess Ammo’s for anyone with an interest in contemporary illustration or independent magazines in general. I’d played around with various limited edition personal projects including zines and felt it was time to do something a bit bigger. Ammo Magazine was the result.

My wife Christine offered me lots of encouragement and without her support I may not have been brave enough to take the risk? Spending a large amount of my limited cash on something that could have easily failed wasn’t something I would have been confident enough to do without her.



As you approach the end of your first year as an independent publisher what has surprised you about the process and do you have any advice for prospective publishers or entrepreneurs in general?

The biggest surprise has been the support we’ve received from the creative community. People have really helped us out a lot by mentioning Ammo on various blogs,websites, twitter etc. For a small publication like Ammo this kind ofsupport is priceless and really helps us to get noticed by more people.

Advice-wise I’d be sure to mention that publishing your own magazine isn’t a get rich option. Printing is expensive, there’s no guarantee people will buy your mag & the margins for a short run printed publication are quite low. It’s also very, very time consuming. You need to be someone who is willing to spend late nights working not for financial gain but simply because you’re doing something you really enjoy.

However if you’ve got a good idea for a publication, are willing towork hard & take a risk then I’d say go for it! The satisfaction of producing your own magazine is very rewarding and definitely worthwhile. You’ll also make a lot of interesting like-minded friends along the way and you can never have too many friends.

Thanks to Dave at Ammo and don’t forget to check out the current issue (illustrated here) and all the previous editions too :)

September 16th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

N_ilk, Jamboree, Esperi and Competition!

This weekend, Dundee Botanic Gardens, you’ll find a bit more than the usual flora and fauna…

So, to celebrate Saturday’s events I’ve decided to have a little competition – simply leave a comment here or anywhere on the SuperFly site between now and Friday (10 September by 5pm) and you’ll get your name dropped into a hat to win an Esperi e.p. on CD – winners will be announced after 5.00pm Friday.

Naeilk (Tickets: http://bit.ly/cnLaWJ)
So what’s it all about?
‘Naeilk’ or ‘n_ilk’ stands for ‘no ilk’, no formula or genre, – ‘anything goes’ – the aim is to showcase a variety of local talent, provide a forum for discussion and a network hub. This is the second year for N_ilk at the Botanics and looks to be an amazing mix of art and music from 3.30pm to 10.30pm – Tickets £6 (+booking fee) from Groucho’s or Dundee Uni (link above).

Dundee Jamboree (http://dundee-jamboree.blogspot.com/)
SuperFly collaborators Nikki McWilliams, Jen Collins and Lauren Gentry will also be bringing there own flavour of home crafted artwork to the N_ilks micro festival in the form of ‘Dundee Jamboree’. It’s an opportunity for artists from far and wide to exhibit, showcase and sell their work in a cosy atmosphere reminiscent of the spirit of the Great Exhibition of 1851.

You can learn a bit more about Dundee Jamboree in the inaugural (Super)FlyOnTheWall mini-doc – here. Interestingly you’ll hear Nikki talk about the Big Top Jamboree which took place in May and how they’re going to take it easy until about Christmas time.. well, the Botanics is at least the second show since then and Nikki (http://nikkimcwilliams.blogspot.com/) opens her first solo exhibition in Edinburgh tomorrow (Tuesday 7 September) so clearly no-one has been taking it easy in the Jamboree quarters! ;)

Esperi (http://www.myspace.com/esperi)
Finally, a great find from Dundee’s Guerilla Gallery (itself a brilliant mash-up of creative visuals and music) earlier in the year was ‘Esperi’ – i’d never seen him perform before but I was mesmerised from start to finish and can’t recommend enough that you check him out at the Botanics on Saturday.
Once again he’ll be teaming with VJ Retchy and for footage of previous collaborations you really should visit Retchy’s site. (http://www.retchy.com/)

And don’t forget that you can be in with a chance to win a copy of Esperi’s current e.p. by leaving a comment somewhere on the SuperFly site.

September 6th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  2 Comments  |  Leave a comment