We’re almost halfway through the first month of the new year so I’m already a little late in posting the obligatory 2012 recap. Soz.
You may have noticed that 2012 passed without the eagerly anticipated apocalypse. Check out a little festive mix I created to mark the non-event.
Personally, the year was a mixed bag, but the highs definitely outweighed the lows.
It started with a sad farewell to Stiff Rowlands, my agency of four years. Tears were shed.
I was lucky enough to continue working with The Rolling Stones and the success of the official Brussels Affair bootleg led to the redesign of Stones Archive and a further four bootleg releases.
I then had the great privilege of redesigning the official Rolling Stones website in time for their 50th anniversary. The site supported a whole host of activity in 2012: an exhibition, book, film, new tracks, greatest hits album, a takeover of Carnaby Street’s Christmas lights plus a handful of gigs.
Before the dust even had a chance to settle, I also worked on a couple of great projects with my friends at Pivotal. I’d love to tell you more about them but I’d probably have to kill you and that would be a shame.
My year ended on a high with a competition-winning logo design for Twestival.
So, 2013 arrived.
I actively try to avoid making resolutions, but here are some things I’d like to achieve in 2013:
• Build a Hackintosh to replace an obsolete Mac Pro
• Contribute to the recently revived TEFOSAV – there are already T-shirts in the works and hopefully more to come
• Brush up on my coding skills which have been somewhat neglected in recent years
• Create some screenprints
• Learn some carpentry (if only to avoid the hellish trips to IKEA)
• Read and re-read David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” until it’s second nature
• Work on some exciting, new projects
First up is the Hackintosh as some of the above items will be a bit tricky without it. The parts are ordered, now I’m just waiting on delivery so I can get cracking with the build. Watch this space.