Dave's kladblog is the inspirational blog of myself and my company Ontwerp in Uitvoering (Design in Progress). I focus on visualization through animation, illustration and sculptures. But I love to do everything! This blog will contain bits about design, branding, applied arts, media, managing creativity and lots more. Have fun!

Print less, save trees

Sort of a reaction on the "Facebook book" a few posts earlier. Just to take the environment a bit more into account when printing from the internet use this incredible tool: Printfriendly.
I know it's not a great video (it's more instructional than promotional) but let's say it's for a good cause.

"Print Friendly" - tnorrish

Tags: design, environment, initiative

Secret Walls

Monorex, the originators of the Secret Wars live art battle concept, have unveiled a rebrand as they prepare for a major roll out of activity across the UK, US, Europe and Australasia in 2012/13.

“The SECRET WALLS has been developed because what started out as an informal art movement, has developed into a global brand and we wanted to ensure it had a more distinctive identity and avoid confusion.”

“When we started the original SW art battles concept we didn’t realise how big it would become, we just wanted to provide a creative platform for artists, from the urban scene, to express themselves and that still remains our mission. Winning a Secret Walls battle certainly gives the artist exposure to a larger audience, particularly now urban art culture is becoming more a part of contemporary life and attracts a much wider following.” says founder Terry Guy.

Underground live performance in music has always been there, but it has extended into other experiences like live art battles and cinema. We wanted to focus the SECRET WALLS on its medium; the walls the artists compete on.

The rules of engagement remain the same: two artists (or teams) go head to head in a 90 minute art battle, armed only with black markers, their imagination and their skill. Winners are assessed by a combination of guest judges and crowd noise.

“The live art events take place at secret venues in front of audiences of anywhere between 500 and 2,000 people. We have a great programme of events lined up for 2012 so it was a perfect time to launch our new brand name and identity and website” says Guy.

The movie above is an oldie for your pleasure. Text from thesecretwalls.com

To know more about Secret Walls, visit their website.

"Secret Wars - Grand Final - 2009" - andyschon

Tags: performance, art, illustration

John Peel's record collection goes online

Can It Really Be Happening? Yes, it is! The contents of one of the most important and eclectic modern music collections in the world - John Peel’s personal record collection, is starting to be made public for the first time through an online archive.

John Peel’s family, The John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts, Eye Film and TV, and website company Klik, are working together to create an online archive of John Peel’s record collection, including specially created videos of key artists, John Peel’s home movies, John’s hand-typed note cards, and other content.

John Peel’s personal record collection consists of over 26,000 LPs, 40,000 singles and many thousands of CDs.

The project will release the names and song titles of 100 records a week from the collection, for 26 weeks between May- Oct, featuring the first records from one letter of the alphabet each week. People will be able to listen online to many of these records via links compiled by the project.

Each week, one artist will be chosen for a video interview, which will feature alongside the collection- these artists are being chosen by Sheila Ravenscroft (John Peel’s wife) and their children.

Releasing the contents of the whole collection and digitising it is a long term goal. The John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts will therefore be looking for further funding to continue the project after October when the Arts Council funding finishes.

The John Peel project is one of 53 creative arts projects being funded by Arts Council England with BBC partnership, as part of a new digital arts and culture media service called The Space. People will be able to access the John Peel archive and other creative arts projects on The Space by going to www.thespace.org.

The direct link to the John Peel section is http://thespace.org/items/s000004u. The movie below is part 1 of 4 about a record box find after John Peel passed away in 2004.

"John Peel's Record Box (1/4)" - JohnPeel3904

Tags: music, records

Smithsonian goes for 3D archive

Lot's to show, limited space and the right technology can lead to new insights for museums. Read on what the Smithsonian is doing now. Click the image to go to the article on theverge.com.

Tags: 3D scanning, museum, art

"Let's do it!" campaign

Don't ever say: "You can't make a difference". This is an example of a great campaign which really made a difference.
Campaign "Let's Do It!" - a grassroot initiative to clean up the country from illegal waste in just one day. There was over 10 000 tons of illegal waste lying around all over Estonia and it was an outrageous plan -- to clean it all up on one day! More than 600 volunteers were working to make it all happen with only 3 full-time employees. On May 3, 2008 with help of 50 000 volunteers more than 10 000 tons of garbage gathered and Estonia was cleaned up from illegal waste. More info on www.teeme2008.ee - Text from YouTube

"Country clean-up project "Lets Do It 2008" / Teeme Ära 2008" - Firstbuddy7

Tags: campaign

Life in a day project

An interesting idea, a huge filmbased social media platform, the help of a famous producers and millions of potential filmmakers around the world. The "Life in a day"-project is a global experiment created by enthusiasts portraying 24 hours on earth.

"Life in a day" - trailer

Link to "Life in a day" - channel

Tags: video, interaction