Wednesday, 31 December 2008
as for the molie? well it is somewhere between japan and argentina, as its travelling over the christmas period i dont really expect it to get there fast, i am just hoping it has not got lost in the midst of all the xmas cards and presents travvelling round the world.
have fun, AlwaysSecondBest
fall out boy - yule shoot your eye out
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
i really like what tom has done with his pages, i love the internet guide as, i must admit, i have no idea what helf the people i talk to on the internet are saying! what with the wtf?, lol's and lmao's and all the other stupid 'netspeak' they use. why cant people just use plain english? there i go again having a rant!
anyway the book is now in hiroshima, japan! ultra-global project now. it ended up in there due to me giving tom a list of destinations where to send it next and he picked japan. i have a feeling i may do this with the book alot, especially whilst i still have lots of destinations left to send them.
cant wait to see the next entry and find out where it goes next.
frank turner - long live the queen (its about his friend lex who died of cancer, a very very good song)
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Here's a breakdown of each of the pages:
Page 1 - The stamp from the envelope the book arrived in, mounted in a gallery and being viewed by critics.
Page 2 - A drunk naked man ruining a carpet at a party.
Page 3 - A group of chavs.
Page 4 - An advert for 'Afterpaste' toothpaste. I love drawing adverts for disgusting and/or useless products I invent.
Page 5 - A pile of random characters. I used to doodle pictures like this all the time at school.
Page 6 and 7 - A translated guide to 'The Idiots of the Internet'. Mostly inspired by the stupid comments often seen on YouTube videos.
Page 8 - The Joker. Loosely based on Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Batman villain. Thought I'd go for a change and use some colour on this one.
I had a lot of fun finishing my pages, and ended up finishing a fair few in my own Moleskine too. Hope you all enjoy your turn, and fingers crossed this one doesn't get lost.
Monday, 17 November 2008
In other news... The red books next stop is japan! Wahay were going global! I am also going to put some more links in the sidebars over the next week so if anyone has any great website's they think we should all know about just stick a comment on this post and i'll see what i can do.
I have noticed that some people place things like songs they are liking or books they are reading at the end of blog posts SO...
one for the old ravers of the 90's
Matt Helders (drummer from arctic monkeys) - Dreamer (feat. Nesreen Shah).
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Ps. Where's my chocolate then? :D
Saturday, 1 November 2008
as the black book only had 1 entry into it i am going to send out another if it does not appear by january.
so all you people who wish to sign up but think its too late, dont despair we still got room for more.
the reason for there bieng 2 books is this, i had an applicant who teaches advanced photography, she thought it would be a good idea to let her class contribute in the 8 pages, i decided to make it a bit bigger than 8 pages though, so her class will be split in two and given a page each and one for her in each book, this takes up 12 pages in each book. although this leaves a number not divisible by eight leaving blank pages?!? no worries i am also going to split my entry acrross the 2 books aswell! i think this will give the books something to link them together.it will make the RED and BLACK moleskines become an inseparable pair.
if anyone else wishes to split there entry across the 2 books let me know.
chow for now.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Friday, 3 October 2008
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Monday, 1 September 2008
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Hello to all the travelling moleskine contributors,
First off, thank you all for joining in with my little project I was not expecting it to take off this quickly or get so many people from different places. Most of the interest I have drummed up has been through flickr and its various moleskine related groups. Again thank you all.
Ok now to the nitty gritty, the moleskine will be sent off sometime in the first week of September, basically when I get off my fat arse and get to the post office! I am estimating the project will take approximately 18 months to complete dependent upon the time the book is in the postage system. I will also try to co-ordinate the journey of the moleskine to reduce postage costs as much as I possibly can.
I will e-mail each of you when the book is headed your way, all I ask is a return e-mail when you receive the book, then you will receive another e-mail with the address that you must forward the book to, again I would like you to e-mail me when you post the book, the main reason for these e-mails is so I can track where the book is and I will also know if it disappears in the postal system. Also every time the book moves location I will update the blog so we all know where it is.
What to post to the group photo pool? Anything as long as it is directly linked to the moleskine itself, i know your all going to post the pages you have contributed to as thats the whole point of it! But you can also post things like the envelope it came in (block out the address though) maybe take a picture of the postie who delivers it? Anything you like as long as you link it to the moleskine. Once you have posted to the group you will also become a moderator of the group just to make you feel even more special.
Now for the contents.... anything you want as long as it family friendly material, simple rules. You must also put your location, the date you received the book and your name or pseudonym that you use on flickr.
I have a few other things to discuss which I wish your opinions on, what should I do with the book once it returns home? Also how do you all feel about writing a small entry for the blog when you have the book in your possession? And lastly what does the collective think about keeping the postage stamps from each envelope? I could post a pocket cahier to go with the book on its travel we could stick the stamps in there with a small note about its travels and what it did while it was with you? Sort of like a little travel journal for the notebook! There are discussion threads on the flickr group for you to leave your ideas on these.
And now for something which I must bring to your attention, the privacy of your information, as you all know somebody has to have all your names and addresses, which would be me. What I intend to do is that you all e-mail me with the name and address you wish the moleskine to be posted to, I then will record the details in a mini Volant (all the pages are perforated) and delete the e-mail. Once I have received an e-mail to say you have received the book I will then tear out the page with your address and shred it. This is the most secure way I can think of to hold the information.
Lastly, good luck with you input and remember to keep spreading the word of the travelling moleskine project! I shall be in touch in time to let you know when your turn will come.
Ps if you have changed your mind and no longer wish to join in please let me know.