— January 28, 2011 by Damien
Four espressos into this morning, it's not possible to shake this dense fog that is both inside and outside. Shame really, yesterday was like summer and there's a lot going on here in the studio.
Several of last year's projects carried into this year. And are moving at a tremendous speed. But it seems like everyone is busy, so when we get the chance to look up from our projects, there's always a lot to catch up with.
Unfortunately we're still not in a position to share much of the project work in the studio. Until we wrap it up and launch it all that is. We've got projects launching at the end of every month for the next three or four months starting in February. For now, here's whats been going on and what we can share.
Last year we got to chat with BERG a little about a possible future collaboration on one of our projects. We discussed physics, games and a bit of urban design.
Our code-named Brooklyn Project kicked off at the end of last year with a local collaborator. It has an aggressive timeline to it, seeing a final concept prepared by the end of March, when most spend up to a year doing similar projects.
A large ongoing project has us researching everything about creative collaborations, workshops as well as architecture, urban design and cities. You can follow some of the things we find on twitter here: centralstory
Next month we're looking forward to sharing the outcome of collaborating with Weightshift. Annually, we're going to get together and build something together. It's a chance to do something outside of projects brought to us by others, and make our own restrictions and boundaries. It's always a pleasure to work with the outstanding craftsmen Naz, and Scott.
Of course, a New Year can't go by without a kind of transformation or reorganization. We're better suited now to be completely project focused. A second studio space hosts our ongoing projects, which this journal's image shows some of. It appears we have almost as much table surface space as we have floor space, yet every inch of the tables are covered. A good sign of activity.
If the writing here seems to waning al title, I think its because the last espress o has worn of f.
To wrap up, here are some other very busy people with some great news, announcements or projects at hand.
Gino Zahnd, former colleague, collaborator and good friend launched Seabright Studios with John Bragg. Weightshift relaunched a new delicious version of their site. They have some excellent things in the works right now. Aaron Kenedi (good friend, and collaborator and the content producer on our Future of Fish project) has launched a fresh looking new Print magazine. Project Projects art directed January's issue. Read about it here. It looks fantastic. I subscribed instantly. I'm looking forward to collecting them. Kwame dropped by the studio last week for coffee. His recommendation was to put the squiggle into a poster. So we're looking into that- I think we can produce an excellent poster. Thanks Kwame. We don't know Alex Bogusky, but he introduced a community designed brand that is open sourced and community owned and directed. Take a look at it over here.
And in a final note, we're on the lookout for outstanding talent to help us with some project work. We need researchers, graphic design help- both production and visual design, specifically in print. This is for in-the-studio help. If you or someone you know are a creative, super-collaborative individual who's up for working in a small, everyone-mucks-in-here studio, then email us. Send us a note, and some examples of your work to: jobs /at/ centralstory.com