We have two desks available to rent in the No Days Off studio, and we’re looking for two nice people to come and share the space with us.
We are based in the Lighthouse Studios on Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EB. The desk spaces measure approx. 1220 x 650mm each, and you would be sharing with four other friendly designers. The studio is 660 sq ft, with a separate library room and a quiet room with sofa/ fridge/kettle etc. The space would suit someone who works in web design or development, animation, SFX, editing, illustration, photography, or anything else that requires sitting at a desk! We’re always up for collaborations so would be great to get someone in that we can build a relationship with.
The studio has lots of natural light and loads of character. There’s a lift, intercom, free parking and use of a shared kitchen. It’s close to all of Dalston’s glorious cafes, pubs, shops and parks. The Shacklewell Arms is right next door and Mouse & De Lotz is a few doors down, so drinking and eating are well taken care of! The space also has a roof terrace, which is great in the summer.
Lighthouse Studios is filled with lots of nice creative people, so there’s a great sense of community. It’s 5-10 mins walk from Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland or Rectory Road train stations.
Photographer Carl Kleiner is no one-trick pony. We all loved his fantastically gridded, colourful photos of ingredients for the Ikea cook book but a deeper delve into his portfolio reveals a stack of equally charming, minimalist pieces, with a heavy undercurrent of OCD.
We recently made a little mailer to send to people to let them know that we’ve moved into a new studio. We got it printed by Ditto Press, who have an office just a few doors down from us on Shacklewell Lane.
We did two variations on the same design, one for us and one for our agent, East Photographic. Both have a grid of work images in blue on one side. The No Days Off version shows a load of bright pink boxes stacked up on the reverse; the East one has a collection of gold picture frames.
We printed the mailers on Redeem 70gsm (100% recycled), which means that when you hold them up to the light, you can see the work sitting inside the boxes or frames.
Ditto Press specialise in risograph printing. A risograph is basically like a really big, really cool photocopier. It’s a great, cost effective way to print small runs.
Starred in Le Samouraï, Girl On A Motorcycle, Rocco and His Brothers.
Had an affair with Nico.
While he was seeing Romy Schneider.
Cut a single with Phyllis ‘Move Closer’ Nelson …
This was recorded for the soundtrack to Parole de Flic (Cop’s Honor) from 1985. According to the one person who bothered to review it on IMDb, this is ‘the best movie Alain Delon ever did’. He gives it ten stars out of ten (“Best Delon Action ever !!!!!!”). Our lone wolf also reveals that Delon wrote the film, produced it, sang the theme toon and did all his own stunts. Top that, Dennis Waterman.
If you can be bothered, try and listen until the end. Alain and Phyllis are having so much fun together that they just can’t help laughing and messing about – on the actual record! And it sounds really natural too, like they were just having an amazing time and enjoying being at the pinnacle of their careers.
We were asked to make a new typographic print for a recent exhibition at AMV BBDO. It was an open brief, which always makes it a lot harder. But after a few false starts, this is what we came up with.
We took the opportunity to use some our our own exclusive ‘Hatred’ paper stock, which we recently had made by Two Rivers Paper in Somerset. The stock is 300gsm and was made by pulping all our unused stationery from our old studio, so it’s 100% recycled, but in a much more direct way. It’s off-white and has a really nice fleck in it – if you use a loupe, you can probably spot some bits of our old business cards in there. We’ll post some images and video of the whole process soon.
You can buy one of these prints in our Shop – it’s an edition of 25.
Here are some images of the prints being printed, kindly supplied by James at Tru Forme.
That watch cost more than your car September 9th 2011
When I was doing my old fanzine, Full Moon Empty Sports Bag, me and the editor, Ian Allison, used to watch Glengarry Glen Ross a lot. We had to sell ads in the zine to cover costs, and we basically used this scene as our ‘How To Sell’ guide, although it didn’t do us much good as we consistently lost money every time we published an issue.
We were once asked to do a little interview for Dazed and Confused, and we decided to respond to all the questions with quotes from Glengarry Glen Ross. We didn’t explain to the magazine what we were doing so I think they just assumed they were our real answers and that things like ‘get them to SIGN on the LINE which is DOTTED’ and ‘Coffee’s for closers only’ really were our guiding principles. They probably also assumed that we were idiots, and so they never contacted us again.
POSTED BY: Patrick at 22:09 PM Filed Under: Random
Jeremy Deller played the audio from this on the radio last Sunday. It’s Otis Redding performing Try A Little Tenderness on the Stax Volt tour of Norway in 1967 – the last track of the show, and it’s a killer. The MC is desperately trying to get them to wrap it up, but he keeps cheekily nipping on for one last burst.
Tenderness has never been my favourite Otis track, but seeing him perform it here, the energy and soul he puts into it, is mind-blowing. Even more so when you realise he was only 26.
POSTED BY: Patrick at 11:00 AM Filed Under: Music, Seen
Neil Hefti is a bit of a soundtrack legend. He did the music for Barefoot In The Park and The Odd Couple, two of the best, most innocent, hilarious Hollywood films ever made. This is the b-side to Girl Talk, released in 1966 on CBS. My wife introduced me to it. It features the same vocalist who sang on the Barefoot soundtrack. I like it.