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Last month, Anxieteam’s debut single on full-color picture disc became available for pre-order. It’s now back in general release, making today not only the launch of Anxieteam’s brand new website, but also the official launch of the must-have music of 2010. The single is a double A-side on a 7″ picture disc featuring the live favorites “Let’s Eat Soya” and “Lonely In The Digital World”. The band created the artwork themselves, Jim doing one side of the disc and Jon the other. There are only 500 copies of the disc. (I’ve already got mine. They shop fast from the UK!) You can buy it directly from Hello Thor or Burgerplex. Haven’t got a record player? Each ~$11 purchase is accompanied by a suite of mp3s.
Let’s take one more trip in the wayback machine, and we’ll catch up on current stuff tomorrow. This goes back to 2004, when Seismic, a UK-based creative design studio, developed the marketing campaign design for Rizla’s music festival ‘Inspired By’. The campaign received heavy rotation. Jon did the doodles.
Although I seldom use terms like “thingy,” that most certainly is what this is. You begin here by choosing “econ,” “norm,” or “sport” modes, of which, Jon somehow represents the “norm”. After connecting to Facebook or uploading a picture of yourself, you end up with virtual “mode art” that looks like this:
You can then download an unframed version of the artwork or send it to your phone or a friend. End scene. That’s pretty much it here. Somehow this is supposed to register on a subconscious level that you can customize the Honda CR-Z to “turn your life into a work of art,” but I think this campaign would be more successful if they’d teamed up with Infectious car art. Voila! My Honda (in real time) below.
Ready for more of this? This just in from Jon:
This special event sees the last performance for sometime on the shores of America for the cute cartoon couple.
But wipe those tears away! Through-out the performance, the band will be giving away their first ever CD to ten lucky audience members - for FREE! The CD includes some of their classic pop tunes along with karaoke versions so you too can join in and singalong with Anxieteam! Each CD will be numbered and signed by the band and to further record this momentous giveaway Jim and Jon will draw your portrait on the cover. If you don’t live in NYC, then get a friend to come along instead (with your photograph!).
This is absolutely guaranteed to be a collectors item in the years to come, perfect for you to sell on eBay and retire on the profits. (non-guaranteed by the state of Anxieteam)
See you at Goodbye Blue Monday on Sunday to sing-along and say goodbye (for now) to Anxieteam!
Hopefully the Anxieteam CDs will make their way to Burgerplex for all of us who are currently geographically challenged.
I noticed that one of the more popular search engine queries that leads people to Doodlesplatter is “RipCurl.” This is all due to the great Green Goon gear by Jon. Burgerplex just added the 2008 orange RipCurl jacket and pants to its online store. I’ve always thought this all-over doodle aesthetic worked brilliantly on these garments (and I’m typically a detractor from the “all-over print” look). Sorry shorties and skinnies, but the gear is available in size Large only. Even though I’m a distinct Medium myself, I’d buy this in a heartbeat if not for the fact that 1) I haven’t seen snow in 10 years and 2) I’m looking out the window to sunshine, birds chirping and probably high 60s. I have no idea what a lot of the following means, although “goggle pocket” and “stink sack” sure do sound fun. If you’re genteel, like me, you may prefer the company of the 105-page Mountainwear Winter 2008-2009 catalog “smothered” in doodles by Jon instead. The catalog comes signed for £15. Tech specs on the winterwear are:
The jacket - £149.00
- Waterproof, breathable jacket with exclusive Burgerman artwork
- Polar fleece lined body
- Audio pocket, zip seal inner pocket, inner goggle pocket
- Removeable hood, detachable fake fur trim
- Waterproof inner seat, snow seal cuff, fultime drawcords
- Key hook inside pocket
The pants - £100.00
- Waterproof, breathable pant (trouser) with exclusive Burgerman artwork
- Baggy fit, 40grs insulation, brushed tricot lining, fully seam taped
- Mountain Riders detachable stink sack
- Glove gripper system
- Pant waist gaiter, adjustable waistband, alcatraz closure system
- Waistband D-Ring, mesh backed ventilation
- Jacket pant connector loops, leg gaiter with boot hook
- Kick patch, boot splits
The catalog - £15.00
How great is this picture? Moreover, how great would this giant ad in a metal enclosure (complete with pigeons) look in my house? Just need to open up the skylight to make some room… This photo comes to Doodlesplatter from Rome. (The posse is everywhere.) These installations have popped up in Italy supporting the Nokia Nseries.
If Jon Burgerman has a personal preference between Coke and Pepsi, he keeps it separate from his professional endeavors. While he has contributed to the Coca Cola Trexi series, he has also done design work for Pepsi. Sometime in 2006, Jon did the above left print ad for Pepsi. I don’t know much about it, except an interesting bit posted by TADO on the Kidrobot Forum here around the time of the ad:
we love jons pepsi piece!! its a very respectable project to be asked to work on as well!! as far as working for certain companies goes, its just part of our job. some companies ‘get it’, others dont. we cant speak for jon, but we are extremely proud of our client list and certainly enjoy working for the larger companies. of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion about certain companies - it comes down to the individual about who they choose to work with. everyone has their own opinions and everyone should respect each others. we’re very lucky in that we usually manage to get a nice balance of commercial work and fun work, and this kind of job is what keeps us going. we’ve done work for several big companies. we really enjoy that kind of work - its what we do.
both jon and ourselves work freelance at this thing full time - we dont have 9-5 jobs. unfortunately doing art shows and toys certainly doesnt pay the bills - its something we do because we love it and enjoy it! working freelance means that without big jobs, there would be no way for the art shows, toys, t-shirt projects etc to happen. we’d be on the streets and burgerman probably wouldnt have any cake to eat. this would make him a very sad creature. again, we cant speak for jon, but we would say that we are just designers or illustrators - we get paid to draw things for people - thats our job.
That was in 2006. In 2008, Jon did a design for a Pepsi can (above right) in a series of international artists produced by Artco. The cans were launched worldwide in January, with the exception of the U.S. and Canada. I don’t really drink soda, but I would have bought a six-pack of these. Wonder why North America got excluded?
Nottingham Creative Network launched in October 2006 and is a project designed to provide smart-targeted professional and business support for Nottingham’s creative industries. They have seasonal meetings as evidenced by these lovely trifold brochures designed by Jon. They’re so clean and simple, yet striking. I dig the neon colors on white design.