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Date: December 26th, 2013
Cate: rediscovered, web

2013 in review

2013 has been a really good year. I completed two internships, got a fulltime position, started a Masters degree in design, and was awarded a bursary for that. I’ve learnt a lot about what I’m good at and worked on some inspiring projects for Dansk Industri, Lundbeck and many more. You can already read about some of them on e-Types new website, which was launched a week ago. It’s been an important year for e-Types too, not only because they’ve got a new virtual home. Two employees have left to set up a new agency together with ex-Kontrapunkt folk, called AM, we wish them the best of luck! Sister agency India have now changed name to e-Types Daily, and together with Playtype are now all under the same roof at e-types.com. Currently it’s only featuring news items, with the full cases being added in come January. Before then you won’t be able to check out the brilliant arrow key navigation. But if you head over there now you will however be able to read some copy I have written, including the headline on the main page. This is the splash screen, that will change over time.

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Musically it’s been as good as any year. I’ve tried launching a new club night called Shadows & Reflections together with my friend Lauren, and although we haven’t found a permanent home yet, I think it’s been successful. My highlight of the year was definintely going to the Double Sight weekender in Glasgow, and also doing a half-hour set there. I’ve got some of my top wants this year, here are my favourite purchases:

Früt of the Loom – One Hand In the Darkness Loom
The Other Four – Once and For All Girl P.L.A.Y.
Chapter II – East of My Place Philips
Lydia Marcelle – The Girl He Needs Manhattan
The Avengers – Crying All Alone Mr Genius
The Rogues – And You Let Her Pass By Decca
The Sparklings – Now It’s Your Turn to Cry 7 Up
George Cash  – The Phantom of My Past Philips
Tony’s Defenders – Waiting For a Call From You Columbia
Charlotte & Emily – Love Not Have I New Voice
Something Young – Oh Don’t Come Crying Back to Me Fontana
The Girls – My Baby Capitol
Cinquetti – Πάντα Κοντά Μου Pan-Vox

The best gigs I have seen in 2013 have by far been Night Beats, Bad Sports and Cosmonauts in Sweden, Jacco Gardner and Dead Ghosts in Denmark. Something that I’ve left out of my Top 15s of albums and singles are reissues. There have been a few this year that deserve a mention:

Clothilde – French Swinging Mademoiselle 1967 Born Bad LP
Los Brincos – Contrabando él CD
Neo Boys – Sooner Or Later K Records 2LP
Adrian Lloyd – Lorna Sundazed RSD 45
Denise & Co. – Boy What’ll You Do Then Big Beat 45
Beachwoods Sparks – Desert Skies Alive LP
The Human Expression – Love at Psychedelic Velocity Mississippi/Change LP
Anonymous – Inside the Shadow Machu Picchu LP
Quarteto Nova Era – Apolo EP Groovie 45
Tandyn Almer – Along Comes Tandyn Sundazed LP

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Date: February 5th, 2013
Cate: web

Sennep web

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One of my favourite portfolio sites for any design agency is London-based Sennep’s crisp and wonderfully responsive solution. Sennep work mainly with interaction design and their name incidentally means ‘mustard’ in Danish, but they don’t have any openings listed at Mustard Jobs. The website got ‘site of the day’ on FWA in January, and perhaps the best feature is the animated logo, which picks up colours from the images shown for each project. I wonder who thought of this first, Sennep or the ITV’s inhouse design team?

Date: October 16th, 2012
Cate: web

Website update

Today I’ve finally had my new portfolio printed, after an extensive update of my main website (where ‘home’ at the top of this page will take you). Have a look! Mainly it is work I did while at Kontrapunkt.

Date: April 19th, 2012
Cate: web

Keeping track

I just started using Daytum to keep track of my record buying, so I don’t let cost run away. I have been doing this anyway in Excel, but it’s cool give it some more visual appeal. For those not familiar with Daytum, it’s a simple and genial interface (and iPhone app) for keeping statistics. The design consist of dynamic displays one can create, tweak and move around freely. One of the designers Nicholas Felton is among the most well-known of the past decade and is now on Facebook’s payroll. There’ll be more about his Feltron personal annual reports in another post.

Date: April 13th, 2011
Cate: web

Flickriver

This is quite a good Flickr add-on, for viewing photos seamlessly. Pity they didn’t make the embed resizable!

Date: March 17th, 2011
Cate: web
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Mobile blog

Just installed the WPtouch plugin yesterday, so anyone visiting the blog on their phone will now see a different theme. It’s a lot better since the mobile browser is not showing the correct font anyway.  Here’s a home button made in the iPhone style, made with IconJ. Some screen captures (painstakingly taken off my tiny android) are up on Flickr. The WPtouch theme is customisable so check out what the blog looks like, or see some of the features in the caps. Android 2.1, which I have, doesn’t support flash and at the moment YouTube embeds don’t work either since I’m using the Chromeless YouTube plugin. It would have been nice if the soundcloud embeds opened up in the Soundcloud app though!

Date: November 18th, 2010
Cate: web

Decode / Recode

Recode by Karsten Schmidt, 2009. (Flash file, right click to play)

Anyone who hasn’t seen this really must, a real breakthrough for visual identities. British design studio PostSpectacular was commission to design a dynamic, digital identity for The Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition of digital and interactive design, Decode: Digital Design Sensations (8 Dec 2009 – 11 April 2010). The result was an open source identity that you can see above, which through their own graphical interface on Googlecode, could be remixed and recoded by anyone. The results were collected by the V&A and their favourites screened on London underground stations (follow the link to the exhibition to see a gallery of submissions), with the possibility of actually replacing the existing Decode identity if it was truly remarkable. Read all about the process over here.

Date: November 12th, 2010
Cate: web

Lancer dans le vide | Nov 13

The 13th of November is the ‘name day’ for people called Krister and Kristian so what better occasion could there be to launch my website? The last piece of the puzzle was laid today, and the blog is now linked to the main website in both directions.

There is a Facebook event here, if you know anyone else who’d be interested. If there is cake it will be International Klein Blue.