Mon, Mar. 17 2008
Working on a new website for Plunge Records - should be live in a few weeks or so...
Musician/Owner Simon Fisk just had a look at his custom CMS and had this to say:
"I finally checked out all the admin stuff, it is, pardon my french, Fuckin awesome!!
It's fantastically simple and user friendly. I thank the universe that I found you guys! Thank you!"
Your french is fine. Thanks, Simon
Fri, Mar. 14 2008
I answer the phone.
The voice on the other end says "I need a website but I'm not sure who I'm going to offend..."
"Try me," I say.
"It's porn" he says, then quickly laughs "No, I'm just kidding...I'm a hunter."
And there it is - in over six years as Artgig Studio, it's the first website I have to turn down because someone has finally crossed our moral/ethical line.
I imagine what pictures he'll want to showcase in the design...
Simply cannot do it.
I'm off-balance but he gives me an easy out.
"I need something quick."
I explain that we're a custom interactive shop & we're booked solid for the next four to six weeks - this is entirely true.
He tells me we were recommended and goes on to say he's been looking around and he really likes our stuff.
He sounds disappointed when I don't budge.
We end the call with him looking for a short-term quick fix in the hopes that our schedule might open up down the road.
I hang-up the phone.
I call him back.
"Look, I don't think we can do this job for you" I say, "and I just want to be clear why..."
He says he appreciates my honesty.
So, if you're a hunter, sorry, out-of-luck.
Porn is another story...
Wed, Mar. 12 2008
I'm going to Iceland.The only question is when?Ever since I read the Iceland chapter in The Geography of Bliss, I've been thinking about it.Steve, Artgig's Chief Programmer and resident photographer/drummer, sent me this link to photographer, Josef Hoflehner.Beautiful images.