昨年発行された#10 秋冬号 “THE DEADLINE ISSUE” を最後に、新しい形で生まれ変わるために、一旦その命を終えました。
もうひとつのコラボレーターは、これもまた２人組、パリのAHONEN & LAMBERGです。こっちはシンプルでとても美しいです。
UNIQLO shirts designed by Overture! Now! On the UNIQLO website! In Japan!
There are two up at the moment actually, with a third coming in March when the line is properly scheduled to be released worldwide. Right now they are only available on the Japanese site and a few locations in Japan.
The shirts are part of their Playful Type line, working with publisher Gestalten and the designs from the book of the same title, Playful Type: Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts (hardcover currently sold out apparently, softcover available here).
The lightgreen men's shirt below uses an illustration of ours, originally appearing in Issue #6 of KASINO A4 and then picked up for inclusion, among similar designs of ours, for the Gestalten book.
The shirt is currently only available here, on UNIQLO's Japanese site (and a few select stores), but as stated above, will be out worldwide in the Spring.
The women's hooded sweatshirt below is one of two other designs of ours used for the Playful Type line. These were by request of UNIQLO after the NUTRITION design was selected, with the text and arrangement UNIQLO's planning and the just handwritten design Overture's doing. Again, this shirt is available here on the Japanese site at the moment with it and a similar design seeing a worldwide release some time in March.
This year Overture was kindly asked to come up with a playlist, so we tried to look back and see what really stuck with us through 2009. Flau's playlists aren't limited to just music though. Films, books, shows, almost anything can be thrown in. Appropriately then, ours is a jumble of different media and recurring events that were important to us throughout these twelve months. But pared down. We tried to keep the list short.
Overture 2009 playlist
Our connection to flau isn't great, but seems to slowly becoming stronger over time. In 2008 a song of KiraKira's appeared in the flau compilation, Little Things, and this past year aus, the music creation end of flau founder Yasuhiko Fukuzono, played a show with Hauschka during his Japan tour. Hopefully more connections with flau develop in the future!
Also, we were asked to include a photo with our playlist, and we've added it at the top of this entry. It is a photo of Deerfield, MA, looking out from Sachem Head where we spent most of our outdoor time this year and took anyone who came to visit.
AND, Buttobi Bear & Caesar are taking a break this week but will be back soon for some holiday and new year cheer!
With every cd copy of the album came a large, foldout map for the Monster Olympics. The map was broken into sections and each section corresponded to a song on the album.
The section for Bless is there on the left. Aside from some loose and independent interpretations of the lyrics for the song, the image was created through improvisation, letting our collective imagination describe the scene.
The animation will touch on a number of themes that have occupied our live these past few months and years, while bringing to visual life the flavor of Kira Kira's sweet and haunting music.
You will see!
A lovely gift from our talented friend, Kaori Saki, for Overture's fifth year. She didn't operate the machine that cut the wood here, but she is skilled in a number of arts and hopefully she will open an Etsy shop or something similar in the future!
Also, we recently noticed a pretty eloquent interpretation of Overture at troutfactory notebook. The blog is run by poet photographer Trane DeVore, originally from California but currently living in Osaka (according to his profile, anyway).
The whole article is interesting and we recommend taking a look!
Anyway, more stuff coming up soon, but for now stay tuned for Saturday's Buttobi Bear and Caesar!
And yet another screening!
Bryum & Kapok, in its entirety, was selected to screen in the 7th edition of the Imaginaria Film Festival in Conversano, Italy! The festival runs from the 11th to 15th of November and Bryum & Kapok will screen on the 12th from around 6 PM. A schedule can be found here (in Italian).
This is an amazing opportunity and the first time our animation will be used in some kind of children education.
If you have kids and are in London, please take a look!
This is the liner we created for the Azul (Hiroyuki Usui)/Six Organs of Admittance (Ben Chasny) split 12". The design ended up not being used but some folks expressed interest in getting a copy so we are making it available on Society6 as a print you can order!
Society6 just recently started a printing service and we are currently testing it out. We have a few other illustrations available at the moment and will probably be adding to that number shortly.
Here is a link for more information on Society6's art prints.
Along with nine other animation category nominees (with two other categories, illustration and book art, ~35 nominees total) we await Sunday (10/18) when the winner of this award will be announced.
This year the festival is in Berlin and starts on the 15th (this Friday). As always, we wish we could be there.
They also have a bio page of us on their site - here.
We think of all the folks who have given us opportunities over the years, and believed in us when there looked to be little reason to, and we are deeply grateful. We think also of all the folks who have come about through Overture: Harold & Chim, Bryum & Kapok, Buttobi Bear & Caesar, DingDong Yeahs, etc., looking on in anticipation of how they will continue to grow and excited for what new friends will come along in the future.
Thank you for five magical years and please join us on the adventures ahead!
Just when we thought we wouldn't see them until the new year - three boxes arrived stuffed full of the Azul/Ben Chasny split 12"!!!
It's our first experience with our work on vinyl and... it is very satisfying.
If anyone is interested in possibly purchasing a print of the liner we created, please let us know as we are in the processing/considering stage of getting some made... we'll provide you with an image of course, for preview - or actually maybe we'll just upload the image here so anyone can get a proper look.
Also, some corrections: on the PSF site the copies available is listed as 800 - there are only 700.
On the back cover of the record jacket on song no. 5 Hiroyuki Usui is credited with guitar - but it should be bass.
GAS as Interface just wrote a bit about our work on their blog, Atmosphere. Mostly focusing on Bryum & Kapok they also included Rhubarbidoo.
Publishing the Gasbooks and running Calm & Punk Gallery among other things like representing artists and producing various projects, these are some very fine folks we hope to be talking about again in the future!
OVERTURE'S NEW ANIMATION FOR HAUSCHKA
GASBOOKの出版や、CALM & PUNK GALLERYの運営などで数多くのアーティストとプロジェクトを手がけてきた会社、GAS AS INTERFACE(ガスアズインターフェイス)のオフィシャルページ「Atomosphere」にて、新作アニメーション「Bryum & Kapok」の事やOvertureの事など紹介して頂きました。
OVERTURE'S NEW ANIMATION FOR HAUSCHKA
Three years later... we've finally put together a new reel!
This one is from the past three animations (well, five actually, but we count all three Hauschka animations as one now) we've done since the fall of 2007. So anyone who hasn't seen the Yo Gabba Gabba animation we did can catch some snippets in the beginning. This can also be seen in HD on the Vimeo site... I'm not allowed to embed the HD at the moment and I can't figure out how to change the permission.
The music is from William Onyeabor's "When the Going is Smooth & Good"
Yo Gabba Gabba!で放送されたアニメーションを見た事がなかった方は、ここで少しだけ見る事ができますよ〜。
使用曲は、William Onyeaborの "When the Going is Smooth & Good"です。
(English at the bottom!)
「FRANK」/art unit COCOA
"Rhubarbidoo" the animated music video we created for the Icelandic band, Múm in 2007 is still alive and kicking in the festival world, this time making an appearance at the Laputa International Animation Festival 2009 at the Laputa Theater in Asagaya, Tokyo. This is thanks to the Animation Soup folks who screened the animation last year at their own festival. Rhubarbidoo will be screening on March 22nd within the 11:00 - 12:00 Animation Soup time slot.
The festival schedule is here and additional information on the festival can be found here.
The third and final piece of the Hauschka animation triptych is complete!
We have been working on this project since the beginning of last year, planning it since the end of 2007.
It is our first exploration into the realm of lengthier, extended works and it is a strange world. Endurance above all else is required to carry you through this land. Long distance running is recommended.
This is only an announcement though. The actual premiere is happening this Thursday on Pitchfork.tv. We'll post again then with the shortcut.
Eyes peeled! Let us know if you want the special treatment mail magazine by sending us an email. overture.image at gmail dot the com.
ここ数ヶ月作り続けていた、Bryum & kapokシリーズの3作目"Bryum & kapok: A Lilt"がやっと出来上がり、これで３部作のすべてが完成しました!
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