Friday Comp..

Well, new stuff is simmering in the background.. not least of which is the fact that i’m on the ‘Starter for 6’ programme (pioneered by NESTA) run by the smashing folk at Cultural (Starship) Enterprise Office (www.culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk/starterfor6).

I won’t bore you with the details, suffice to say it’s an extremely worthwhile project to get involved in if you are a new creative business. (Visit the site for details..)
So, we get ‘home work’ and this month it’s ‘fake evidence’. Almost like a wishlist of what you would like from your business. With SuperFly I just want to get across the desire to get posters and other SuperFly media everywhere. And. I. Mean. Everywhere.
My first thought was the 2001 Monolith (see above), but what I want from you good folks is more ideas. What is the best, craziest, most innovative place for a SuperFly product.. posters or other stuff. The best will be worked up in Photoshop (as above) and passed off as my own work at the next Starter.. meeting. (Nah, i’ll credit you :) and i’ll also post the final photoshoped images here)
In return you can have my ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ tickets for Dundee’s DCA Cinema which are valid ’til the mid of next week – see DCA for details. If you’re not local please submit anyway.. if a none local wins then I’ll sort out goodies of some sort :)
So, get submitting – closing will be 12 midnight tonight.. potentially you could be watching the movie tomorrow :)

April 9th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  1 Comment  |  Leave a comment

What is..?

What is SuperFly..?

Shortly before standing in front of a lot of people on Saturday (Central Stations Dundee Pop-up event) I was still concerned that the end of what I was going to (try and..) say was going to ‘over think’ the whole process.. ultimately I think it should be enjoyable.. fun!

However, there’s no doubt that in this second incarnation SuperFly turned into a very different beast and I was curious as to what the observing public, particularly those involved in creative arts, would make of it.

I had approached others in advance to try and get to the bottom of what I thought it was.. most notably Eaon Pritchard, Marketing Agitator and, to my mind a Guerilla Advertising ‘Yoda’.. he said this in his Blog, Never Get Out Of The Boat.

Well, while no one was forthcoming when I put the question to the floor, it became apparent as the evening went on that several people had views on what it was about and a few a strong reservations..

There appears to be a divide of sensibilities.. ‘art’ and commercial ‘art’ and mistrust between the two perhaps.. Again, I don’t want to over think ‘what SuperFly is’ – neither are these issues new, but I AM really interested in the issues that are raised as a consequence.

So, I will be posting a more detailed comment based on the conversations that i’ve had but, if you have a view or a comment please, please, this is the place… post them here!


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Lauren Gentry

little house - lauren gentry

[As we countdown the arrival of Central Station to the shores of the Tay, SuperFly highlights (everyday this week) one of the artists from the poster campaign that announces/accompanies the Dundee Pop up… for more info on the ‘Pop-up’ please visithttp://bit.ly/DundeeListing, BUT (!) before you do, we’ll hand over to the artists to ‘show & tell’ you more about themselves:]

Lauren Gentry

Lauren Gentry is currently studying illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Most of her work is based on bold colours, intricate patterns & as someone who loves traditional handmade pieces, she can usually be found sat at her desk for hours on end working in a sketchbook. Although she hasn’t quite found her ‘style’, as a young student she’s happy experimenting with many techniques & filling her days with creative projects. ‘Something To Do’, an illustration based zine, is currently occupying her free time. 
You can follow her work at:
www.laurengentry.blogspot.com


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Nikki McWilliams

[As we countdown the arrival of Central Station to the shores of the Tay, SuperFly highlights (everyday this week) one of the artists from the poster campaign that announces/accompanies the Dundee Pop up… for more info on the ‘Pop-up’ please visit http://bit.ly/DundeeListing, BUT (!) before you do, we’ll hand over to the artists to ‘show & tell’ you more about themselves:]

Nikki McWilliams is an Artist and Maker, graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2008. Currently based in Dundee, she maintains her Fine Art practice alongside running a small business selling her own handmade wares online.

With a practice which encompasses drawing, embroidery and sculpture, her unique and diverse style often portrays themes of humour, nostalgia, femininity and popular culture. The current range available to buy at Nikki’s online store reflects the Scottish fondness for biscuits and nostalgia!

For all of Nikki’s news and updates, visit www.nikkimcwilliams.blogspot.com or tweet her @nikkimcwilliams Visit her online store for original and quirky handmade things at www.nikkimade.folksy.com

Contact: n.c.mcwilliams@googlemail.com

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Ammo

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Lindsey Gardiner

angry girl - lindsey gardiner

[As we countdown the arrival of Central Station to the shores of the Tay, SuperFly highlights (everyday this week) one of the artists from the poster campaign that announces/accompanies the Dundee Pop up… for more info on the ‘Pop-up’ please visit http://bit.ly/DundeeListing, BUT (!) before you do, we’ll hand over to the artists to ‘show & tell’ you more about themselves:]

Lindsey Gardiner

I’m originally a textile designer but have a WASPS studio in Dundee where much of my time is spent writing and illustrating children’s books. Any other available time is spent on my drawing and painting or screen printing for my textile label “Quietly Eccentric”.

My work is mostly influenced by my childhood memories, (many disgruntled!), travel experiences, music, pop culture and all things playful. And of course…dogs! I use a combination of oil, acrylic, ink, pencil and collage, on paper or canvas. Anything that’s NOT a computer really, graphite rules!

To view a wider range of my work, visit www.lindseygardiner.com

February 3rd, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  1 Comment  |  Leave a comment

tartanbaffies

tartanbaffies - robot attack - john patterson

[As we countdown the arrival of Central Station to the shores of the Tay, SuperFly highlights (everyday this week) one of the artists from the poster campaign that announces/accompanies the Dundee Pop up… for more info on the ‘Pop-up’ please visit http://bit.ly/DundeeListing, BUT (!) before you do, we’ll hand over to the artists to ‘show & tell’ you more about themselves:]

‘tartanbaffies’ aka John Patterson

tartanbaffies.co.uk

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hellojenuine

[As we countdown the arrival of Central Station to the shores of the Tay, SuperFly highlights (everyday this week) one of the artists from the poster campaign that announces/accompanies the Dundee Pop up… for more info on the ‘Pop-up’ please visit http://bit.ly/DundeeListing, BUT (!) before you do, we’ll hand over to the artists to ‘show & tell’ you more about themselves:]

‘hellojenuine’

hellojenuine is Jen Collins, an illustrator who likes making things & looking at what others make. Using a variety of materials, mainly pencil & ink, her work focuses on phrases or imagery that she hopes others can relate to or be inspired by. Working at an arts centre by day & drawing in any spare moment, she wishes there were more hours in a day, or more days in a week, so that she could sit at her desk with a cup of tea & a sketchbook more often.

www.hellojenuine.com

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