RIP McQueen

Oops, Selfridges in Manchester majorly screwed up. Hanging an Alexander McQueen dress in their window display, actually hanging from gallows. Oh the irony. Apparently the display has now been taken down. Only in Manchester.

Online magazine

I tried to create something along these lines at one point for my visual essay, which ended up being a spectacular powerpoint presentation (and what) but I just stumbled across this little beauty...

well ok, not that version. But rather the online version of the LCF Pigeons & Peacocks magazine.

The navigation works either by pressing the arrows, or if you're using a laptop you can scroll using your trackpad. It actually works really well and runs using html. I might have a gander at how it works if I get the chance. Never hurts to know?

Also I'm keeping a blog at ibizavote so have a gander on there if you fancy :)


iamamiwhoami - t

This video is beautiful. I love the visuals in it throughout. The sea, the forest, the mountains, the car.. whats not to like? The direction reminds me a lot of Spike Jonze, the setting and costume are reminiscent of Where The Wild Things Are. The song isn't really something that I could listen to more than once, which is a shame for such a stunning video cause I can't see it being played on music stations.

Just done a bit of research into who the director is but I've come up short, although I've found out that "iamiamwhoami" was a viral for an act now known as Jonna Lee. Crazy stuff.

Lady Gaga eat your heart out.

"A lot of press and public found iamamiwhoami's way of working very innovative, since it is all internet based and had a massive build up. The first six videos seem to be a way of gaining popularity for people to continue watching the videos. As of "b" the videos appeared only once a month (with the exception of "u-1" and "u-2" which can be viewed as one work) and a release (along with remixes) on both iTunes and Amazon followed after every video upload. This caused people to watch the videos as music videos or illustrations for the singles. This way of working made an end to speculation about the video being a project by a director or a photographer. Something that always has been doubtful since the clips were sent out to major music blogs and journalists to begin with. The approach appears to be very successful. iamamiwhoami's entire legacy is hosted on the internet, which gave it worldwide display, yet this is considered a bit "odd" for an artist with that big of an audience. The clips are not released trough other mediums such as radio or television. The Times Online stated that the project "offers clues as to how the ailing music industry might save itself". By the look of the releases and Jonna's management statement that they have no knowledge of Jonna being iamamiwhoami, it appears to be that the music is not distributed on iTunes and Amazon by a record label and comes straight from the artist. Another innovative and bold move that hasn't been displayed on a scale this size. As of June 2010 iamamiwhoami has a total of more than 2.5 million hits on YouTube alone. Apart from sending out emails displaying just the videos, iamamiwhoami has done no promotion for the releases."

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