It feels like just days ago that we posted about Blacklist director Pistachios’ (AKA Måns Swanberg) venture HeyHeyButton but the ever prolific craftsman is hard at work on yet another project, FAMOUS OTO! Famous OTO is a big food truck toy for kids, made out of cardboard and printed with lush, super detailed illustrations. Måns has been finessing the design and production for the past couple of years and now everything is beginning to come full circle. The final hurdle is raising the extra cash boost to cover production costs. To nudge that process along, Måns has started an Indiegogo campaign aiming to raise $15,000 by June 17th. That means he has about a week left to go so lift up the couch cushions and empty your piggy banks, lets make it happen!
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Last night at the Webby Awards, a definitive decree.
Blacklist Party and Art Show!
We had a really fabulous soiree on Thursday night complete with artwork, portraits, and copious amounts of beer and wine (not to mention a secret stash of whiskey and tequila). Our good friend Colin Lane set up a makeshift studio in Adina’s office and vast amounts of love were made to the camera. Some of the better shots are included below but you can check them all out HERE and some more HERE. Thanks to all that came out, we love you!
We’re kinda psyched about the new Daft Punk album that is coming out, Random Access Memory. There is a much touted list of collaborators already making the rounds, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, and Pharrell Williams to name a few. The Creator’s Project is updating a nice series of collaborator interviews about working with ‘the robots’. The interviews are low key and insightful, highlighting the mega accomplishments of the collaborators themselves, in addition to those of Daft Punk. These serve as a super informative notch in the belt of Daft Punk’s mythology…it’s like the more well known they become, the more they recede into themselves. Can’t wait for this one!
Blacklist director and resident renaissance man Måns Swanberg (aka Pistachios) has just launched his newest creation, HeyHeyButton! HeyHeyButton is a website that allows you to create shareable sound effect buttons that can be embedded onto blog sites like Tumblr, Blogger, or WordPress and linked on Facebook and Twitter. Not only that, users can also create a link that embeds their chosen button over the top of other websites to create a humorous, generative juxtaposition. Speaking about the project, Måns said, “I wanted to send my girlfriend a sound clip one day – you know, pick a sound, pick a button, send it over…Turns out, no one had created such a thing!” Indeed, HeyHeyButton is forging a bit of new territory in the internet sharing economy with the introduction of a sound based platform. Not to mention, the readily available sound board presents an easy arsenal for real life interactions (full disclosure: I’ve used it to rudely wake up my significant other). We’re truly excited to see the project develop and learn the unexpected ways that HeyHeyButton will invade the web! Check out a few of our favorites below…