We were recently commissioned, by start up company Bee Potion, to design a Bee for their range of skin care and beauty products all derived from honey, pollen and wax. Company CEO Katharine Slater had seen our Moths around Hastings and wanted us to create an icon for Bee-Potion in a similar vein. We’ve also designed the bottle labels for the brand, more on that when they hit the streets.
Our work with Cardboard Citizens continued throughout the Spring with a very special one- off re-staging of Ken Loach’s iconic TV play ‘Cathy Come Home’ at the Barbican on July 5th. We were Digital Designers on the project which involved us creating the storyboard, design, animation and presentation of Joanna Layla‘s elegant illustrations. The performance was streamed live and received a 4 star review on The Guardian‘s website. The production was commissioned by the Institute of Fundraising on the 50th anniversary of the TV plays initial airing and in the year of Cardboard Citizens 25th anniversary.
We’ve just completed work on a short documentary about the ‘META’ project we did with Cardboard Citizens from January through to March. The short film details how the project came about and it’s effects on the audience and cast members. A dedicated project page is coming soon which will featuring work we have done for the play and educational resource, you can currently view the film on our Vimeo page, here.
Having worked as the creatives for Hastings Pier Charity, since the restoration works began almost 4 years ago, we were invited to curate and direct the official Opening Day’s morning and afternoon entertainment for the expected 10,000 visitors, May 21st 2016.
We worked around the theme of the Pier’s, world famous, musical heritage with a good measure of tongue in cheek ‘traditional seaside fun’ thrown in. More details and images to follow.
Our time is up – nature, time and the public have all taken their toll and intervened with the artwork in Bottle Alley, it’s reached the Point of Decay and the restoration of the walkaway has begun. We went back to document the remains you can view the images and read about the project here.
We’ve just completed work on the third and final design for BBE records signee Ghostchant, the last single to be released from his debut album ‘Sincerity’ in March. You can view the covers as a collection here.
WE HELD A SOLD OUT NEW YEARS EVE PARTY celebrating our 15th anniversary as ZEROH and the opening of The Printworks in the America Ground, Hastings. The party proved to be a huge success with us taking to the decks for 6 hours the first time in a club in nearly 10 years.
The 300 guests kept the dancefloor going strong all night long and we figured we’d do it a few more times throughout the year as the town seems to lack an open-minded dance event where people of any age can come together and just dance the night away. More info can be found here www.somethingunreal.com where you can sign up to the newsletter and find out about the next event and other events we dj at.
A review of Andrew Kötting‘s film By Our Selves, now on limited general release, features in the November 2015 edition of Sight and Sound magazine. Andrew asked us to contribute to the film in a number of ways and shared some of the early cuts of the film with us, we did the initial titles/ 30 seconds of comping/ a triptych portrait of Andrew as a Straw Bear for an installation presentation of the film and contributed prints to the Kickstarter campaign, all tiny pieces of the bigger picture but we’re very proud to have played a small part in such a stunningly beautiful thing. This review also gives us our first BFI Filmography listing.
We were once again asked to create the opening event for, Hastings and St.Leonards Arts Festival, Coastal Currents this year and set out to change the communities thinking on a unique public walk way that bridges the two districts called Bottle Alley. We created a half a kilometre long exhibition featuring commissioned works by 16 local artists on 4 sided columns that frame the view of the sea from the shoreline. On August 29th we held a two hour event which opened the festival, and exhibition, with a champagne reception featuring live music from The Rayner Hess Trio and a colour wash down the length down the length of the space with over 1.5k people in attendance, tripling last years audience. More info here..