There’s nothing inherently good or bad about the big society but when you hear ‘it’s not just the young who are full of community spirit’ and ‘there’s a growing sense across the nation that more citizens want to get involved in strengthening their neighbourhoods and building a Big Society’ you just think ‘damn I haven’t heard that stuff since I lived in Singapore!’
Tuomas Toivonen is a Finnish Architect who raps about architecture. He’s like MC YOGI, but good. I saw him do his thing at Megapolis and it blew-me-away. At first I was like, this is stupid but then he started going on about Garden Cities, Oil Crises and quoted Kano and declared that More is Less. I actually think the video is really good, the timings are right on and ‘more is less’ hook at about 2.45 is ace coupled with the transfer from a serifed font to the bold helvetica font for his manifesto is simple but highly effective. His album is called Urbanism in the House. There’s a longer post about him on the City of Sound blog.
Stay with it.
my favourite bits were when he goes ‘if the price is right (grunts), live out your fantasy’, ’emit less carbon y’all’ ‘did you read the policy peer review’. this is the best since the greatest.
So. This is Mofilm. Its hard to explain in language your mum could understand but they basically provide a platform major brands can use to publicize advertising briefs to film-makers. The briefs are dressed up as competitions and pegged to different film festivals around the world. They also do ‘causes‘ although I couldn’t find anything nublike. This is the kind of thing (- the general grossness) we should have done with makenubs, but have thus far failed to do.
Oh dear. The kids are coming up from behind.
Epipheo Studios. Bought to our attention by Jonty at Demos.
The Americans win again.
I thought this was actually quite funny and pleasantly simple. But given how serious the cuts will have to be I’m not sure this innocent tone is quite right. Makes it feel too much like your Mum telling you a story to make you feel better when you’ve grazed your knee.