Happier New Year: 2011

an article.


Welcome to the new year — 2011 (some have called it: twenty and heaven) — I know it's a month and 5 days old; but I wanted to sync this post with new updates to the site. So, with that joyous celebration here is what I have worked on:

  1. Themes: I have now added the themes to the backend of the site — St Valentine's Day theme is an example — I am hoping no themes will run concurrently: it don't make sense.  I am also two-ways about re-archiving older themes we ran, what you guys think? I am also not very happy with the look of the themes pages, but time is an assert I don't have in abundance.
  2. Exhibitions — I have finished the development part of this: I am yet to activate it on the site: it needs a little bit of treating — but I suspect it will look like the themes page.
  3. I have done minor fixes here and there: the rss feeds now pull bigger images: which I think should make them much prettier to go through;
  4. I have also re-engineered the journal's URL: it now includes the day, month and year;
  5. I have removed some redundancy with regards to the /tag url — that is no longer there, but it is backward compatible;
  6. I think also the profile page has been updated so you can see replies to comments you have made across the site (sans the themes *face-palm*).
  7. Profile Deleting: I have finished this part — I am still waiting to finish the exhibition part, then I'll activate it: my thinking is: if you can get in; you should be able to get out.
  8. I have removed the twitter thing on the journal — I don't think it made sense any more;
  9. I advise you if you are on twitter please set your twitter id — it will be used in the next back-end update (so when 75 tweets about a posted 'graph, it will credit the you)

That should be the greater part of what has been done — now what else is to be done:

  1. JHB Exbhibition (19th April): I/We (with Matt) are still going through a list of venues to check out — if you have ideas on where we could host this exhibition please do share (if you are a random visitor and you own or have access to space please hit me off hello(at)75.co.za). The deadline to find a venue is end of February; I will try to get the site to represent the discussions around the exhibitions, so we can discuss this further.
  2. Cape Town Exhibition: I agree with the notion that we should have two exhibitions – one in JHB (the annual) then CPT for the 'theme base' (or rather within a creative context based) exhibition — your thoughts?
  3. Books: Well, the first book is supposed to be done at the same time as the JHB — but we will see.
  4. Studio — I am hoping Jeff will lend us his once and every while: at the least we should be able to use the studio to discuss, share, exchange and engage ideas over tea, coffee or beer ;-). I am hoping Cape Town will mobilise something similar?
  5. Calendars: I am working with PetrolBOMB to create the first batch of Calendars, I was hoping to have a few ready by begining of February: but my creative-critique bar is way-way-too-high: my thinking is that the calendar should be worthy of being bought.  Anybody know where we can print 'em: please do share;
  6. Shop Selling: this is an ever running idea — Cazpix reinvigorated the idea when she said "she wants to print her photographs when she reaches 75" — so I am thinking instead of just selling one graph at a time: we could allow for a person to compile a collection into a book and buy that instead — this is a very, young idea so your thoughts are needed into getting this done.

What else is there? Did I miss something? Let me know — especially if things break.

Ha, that's a lot of things said — for those interested this update was inspired by The Cardigan's Erase and Rewind:

1ove, passionistas.

  1. cazpix

    woohoo, all sounds good to me :) Can't wait for a CT studio to become part of the club too

  2. lebogang nkoane

    Yeah, I am also hoping on that — I plan to relocate there, sometime in some future.

  3. Ovidius Nkoane

    I'm stoked about the themes...
    "Theme on!" *in Johnny Blaze voice.

  4. lebogang nkoane

    LOL @ "theme on!"

  5. sfiso

    Nice work budd...I love 75, always growing, evolving - Big Ups!

  6. lebogang nkoane


  7. Karabo_Ngoatle

    Love the new social share function in notes

  8. Jeff Rikhotso

    To our leader, wow mate, jus wow, the amount of time and kno-how to do all that u do for our pleasure is amazing,thanks.

    On the studio part, i am always willing to host you all in my space, plus im jus down the corridor from Darkie Cafe, cold ones r always galore.

  9. lebogang nkoane

    @Karabo that has always been there :-)

    @Jeff yo — thank you and every other 'grapher for the interest in this — your work inspires me to do what I do. Its a mutual feeling as it were.

    Yeah, lets do that Darkie Cafe this afternoon after the 7DS'


  10. Matt

    75 is my daily source of inspiration. Thank you Lebo.

  11. lebogang nkoane


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