Monday, November 17, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
We've started distributing the issue around town and will post distribution points on our site (www.snapme.ca) in the next few days. For now, you can view it from the link below.
Monday, July 21, 2008
So we just launched issue 2 which was a right old hoot! We had a bit of a celebratory night at Blue Dog and had quite the turnout. For anyone who didn't make it to this party but have been to previous parties, think 3 times the amount of people and you'll be close to half way. There was a throng 4-deep around the bar (free drinks will do that) with each table / chair / nook taken.
It was quite the night and I kicked back (after a very stressful day) with a few brewskies and reveled in the number of people that I didn't know.
Anyway ... we are now busy putting the magazine around town. We are much more prepared and organized this time and we're nearly there. We've already had quite a few emails from wannabe contributors as well as a few die-hard fans in Niger who want to give me money in exchange for a bank account. I'm tempted ... free money? Bring it on!
Anyway ... issue 3 is well under way and we are out hunting more advertising as it's about time that we made some money!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
We've had a relaxing week and a half. Work on edition 3 is well under way but given that we are still printing number 2, we are taking it a little slower than usual. This means that we've been out and about more, catching some cancer rays and enjoying the beginnings of the Montreal Jazz Fest (cause everyone likes a good jazz festival!). Montreal in the summer can't be beaten!
We're really happy with how edition 2 looks and can't wait to get it out there. We'll keep you posted about launch party details etc. Rock en the Seine!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
We went to print for edition 2 on Tuesday and it looks bloody awesome! We're so excited to get this edition out so now we're just waiting for that printing process ... hopefully it will be a smoother run compared to the first time 'round. Watch this space!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
11 people lay on the side walk outside Sala Rossa and each tapped a microphone on the ground 1,000 times. Once they had finished their 1,000, they got up and stepped away.
It took a good 15-20 minutes or so. We took a few bets on who was going to be the last man lying and I don't like to boast, but I basically had the last 3 sorted.
It was interesting to watch as the participants varied their beats throughout the 'performance.' The last two participants actually finished at the same time - a guy and a girl. The guy was tapping super fast (I'm guessing he was up to 567 when everyone else finished). In contrast, the girl (probably at 989) was tapping few and far between. They had a bit of a beat going between the two of them which was really nice.
Shannon was our host and nabbed a few interviews with the participants as well as Christof, the organizer. He did a similar event in Seoul, South Korea. There was a pretty good turn out and cars were forced to slow down and drive around the hordes of passersby, stopping for a gander.
We'll have the SNAP! TV up soon so I'll keep you posted!
A big thanks again to the boys at 'Dans le Sac' for shooting. You guys rock!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
We have had several recycling containers stolen so poked gin bottle in amongst our neighbours organic sprout and mushroom boxes. We really should ask our landies for recycling box number 5 and label it with our street number.
One day we'll be semi-famous, D-grade celebrities most likely, and the paps will be snapping us as we run around scantily clad in the wee hours of the morning, boxer shorts and 'I love Oz' shirts on a sleepy 7.30 St. Laurent.
In real SNAP!-related news, we have had our first entries for the banner contest. Kirsten McCrea actually sent in 8 entries with the sentence "I made eight, I love you guys that much." I'm starting to feel the love and wonder that my mother hasn't entered yet.
Anyway, the banners rock! And once we finish work on the site, we'll be loading them! We'll be sending Kirsten a lovely Drawn & Quarterly book so get involved and join the ranks!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Here is a sneak preview. Watch this space for more!
Monday, June 2, 2008
We are running a promotion to design a banner for the SNAPME site. Submissions can be in the form of photography, illustration, painting, you name it and we'll take it. Send your work at 6.5" x 1" at 300 dpi to firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh SNAP!
As a special thank you, we will be rewarding designers with their very own book from Drawn & Quarterly. Here are a few image covers to get you excited.