Monday, 24 October 2011

Nuit Blanche 2011

Butterflies.  On October 2011 we set off to Toronto for the annual Nuit Blanche event in much the same frenzy as we had the previous year, though this time we carried butterflies with us.  We spent two frantic days hand tracing and cutting hundreds of butterflies for a guerrilla project aimed at offering a unique experience by transforming urban space.

We're already psyched for next year.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

V1: Issue 2: Pages

[sonia] [chris] [aleah]

Pages from our second zine which were originally in colour and had to be converted to black and white for printing.  Perhaps it's a coincidence but the colour purple seems to have been an unconscious motif.

Friday, 21 October 2011

V1: Issue 2

Toronto Pride.  We printed a hundred issues, but doubled the number of pages from our first zine to sixteen pages.  We handed them out to the crowd before the parade started.
Yes, it is free.
No, it is not an ad or promo.
Nope, no strings attached.
Well, because we like to.
Yeah, it's just pictures.
So ... will you take one?

View the full issue under The Zine heading.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Nuit Blanche 2010

Last October we set out to Toronto in the drizzling rain with one-thousand paper cranes in tow. The curtains of origami birds were our guerrilla contribution to Toronto's Nuit Blanche and recieved some attention in the November issue of Incite Magazine. Every bird was hand made and hand sewn into lines of its fellows. We carried the bunch to Toronto in several large IKEA bags and crossed our fingers that it wouldn't start pouring rain until we were done with our project.  'One-thousand paper cranes' is a legend that far predates our attempt, but our aim in carrying out the task wasn't the wish that is granted to those who succeed.  Standing in the midst of some twelve-thousand individual folds of paper is an experience; one that we wished to share.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

V1: Issue 1: Pages

[aleah] [chris] [joy]

There must have been an unconscious colour harmony between those who contributed to the first issue.  Hopefully, someday soon we'll have the means to produce a full colour issue of MOT so that such unique instances can be captured in the pages.

Friday, 14 October 2011

V1: Issue 1

We funded a hundred humble zineletts with pocket money and spare change.  They were assembled with the help of friends and 'borrowed' staplers (which were returned safe, sound, and unnoticed of their absense to their original places afterwards).  The little stack, in their improvised stand, were placed next to the elevators on the ground floor.  They seemed sadly overshadowed by bigger, glossier publications.

The biggest excitement was seeing the little stack dissipate over the course of a week and having no issues littering the grounds.  The hope is that every issue was read, liked/disliked, kept/or properly disposed into recycling bins.

View the full issue under The Zine heading.