HERE IS The main to do list MAKING ‘SHOP’ there are  five other to list to come which are also very important they are MARKETING, WEBSITE, ‘SHOP’ ONLINE, DOCUMENTATION AND THE EVENT

I have put a name for who i think will ultimately be responsible for each section but everyone needs to work together and these can change… enjoy

Making ‘Shop’

1.Products- Patrick
-print 55 ultra upgrade
-cut last 300 products by Wednesay 21st
-glue together 1400aprox by Wednesday 28th

2. Shelves-Jack
design space and shelve units by Wednesday 21st
cig selves, chillier cabinet, island self unit, wall self unit, display stand
get lots of cardboard-ring Sita Monday
get more wood and nails and screws
build structures and clad them

3.signage- Ellie
outside ’shop’:
-Big ‘Shop’ sign with ‘its a shop’
-Smaller shop sign for wall behind till -done
- like A0 ‘Shop’ closing down sale sign- everything must go!
-’Shop’ opening hours sign
-open and close sign-done
-stupid health & safety warning
-3x sandwich boards WOS
-2x people sandwich boards
proper stuff:
-your being recorded notice
-your responsible own actions

Inside ’shop’:
Hanging sign
-Costumer services
-Pay here
-1item or less
-personality pic n mix
-fire exit sign?
other signs:
-by the cigarette stand- ‘it is illegal to sell cardboard representations of tobacco and alcohol products to person under 18 years of age’
-on the side or wall beside of costumer services desk- ‘At ‘Shop’ we believe the customer always is’
funny shop return policy sign

4.prepare space- paper clean and light bulbs-Fred
clear windows
put in new bulbs
-clad with brown paper
tidy and clean

5.money- Patrick
-print 4 packets
-cut
-photograph in briefcase

6.bags-Ellie
-PRINT 1150

7. Project ‘Shop’ T-shirts- Ellie
-Print 8
8. ’shop’ t-shirts and cardboard ties-Fred
-Print 20
-MAKE 25 tie and collars

9. Cash machine and bank cards- Ashley
make components work- test with money size paper
make unit
clad with cardboard
Design cards by Tuesday 20th
these names to go on the screen so need them in same font and size (need martin to check these)
MR A GENT
MR O LIEBERMAN
MR N HEDGES
MR T HALL
MR M GRIFFITHS
MRS S JAMES
MR S BARTHOLOMEW
MR J HUNTER
MR S GRANELL
MISS Z SINCLAIR
any one else want to invite?

10.Pic ‘n’ mix- Fred
-decide on up to 20 personality traits
-make stand and bag holder
-cut up cardboard

11.Product posters and leaflets- Radiation game, Cellu-lite, Diet Fat- Martin
poster:
-print A2?
-Any more? the financial service? ‘Shop’ Online poster?
leaflet:
-financial service
-costumer survey (work with fred)
- shop online
-print at least 30 of each leaflet

12. Adverts and Tv display stand- Martin

13. Till area- Jack
-Table raise and clad

14. complaints desk- Jack
-Table raise and clad
15.props- Patrick
-Till
-scanner and card reader
3 mugs
cigerets & lighter
2 mobile phones
2 watches
wet floor sign and puddle
Glasses
pen and clip board with brown paper stock list

16.Fire extinguishers by Wednesday 21st for 2 weeks- Martin
17.first aid pack- Fred

WHAT YOU GUYS THINKING?

fredx

hello

Although I had truly written off getting a shop todays meeting has given me a little hope, Martin is very optimistic that we will be able to get this one because we no longer have to over come the issue of landlords not wanting to commit us using the space because they are holding out for a long-term tenant… but this short time means we have a lot of planing and work to do in a very short period of time…

However this time although we have started formulating the plan of action I’m gonna wait till we know for sure before I make more substantial proposal because the rest of the project where I have had to plan with many assumptions and guessed parameters just to keep all the whole thing moving in the right direction and then things completely change which has retrospectively made a large amount of my hard work a waste of time…. many budgets… many plans… many emails…

WE GET THIS SPACE AND I WILL BE SO HAPPY… I was to talking to the tutor Tom Chamberlin this evening and showing him some of the products and telling him about our plans and I remember how good it is what we are doing and thought about how amazing its gonna look when we have a shop full of these products… we talk about have some of the products weren’t printed perfectly all over so you could read it all but he said it won’t matter because you already get a sense of what they are about from each other and that they will become just part of a whole experience which is where most of the value or understanding of the piece will come. I also loved sharing with him these excellent design product all of your work, cos it is fucking good and funny and so engaging and tactile. He was asking how we were gonna price things and keep it in the capitalist system of exchange so I then handed him some money and his face light up with astonishment… he said immediately ‘this is good paper’ and told how Patrick had made drawn it and some of the ideas within… he was impressed. The best part was that after talking about the idea of the audience questioning what they could get with it and its value or the value of the products he said ‘that they might choose to keep the note instead’ and I loved that he said it cos he’s not one of us and he could see what i think that the great thing about Patrick’s notes they an seem to posses an intrinsic value because of the realness and because of the craft, skill beauty of the illustration.

I think Patrick we should print another 2 packs because its budgeted for and they are so good.

so let get this shop and make the ‘Shop’ we intend and enjoy all our hard work paying off finally!

hell yes!

fredx

17march Prop Workshop at 60Million Postcards

hello all

I’m Fred, one of the artist in OutsideIN Collective and this is the first entry of weekly updates on the developement of Project ‘Shop’.

So this week has been very busy and full of ups and downs, just like most week since we began working on this project full-time in January. Its been a week of designing, printing and rain… with some disappointment!

Making ‘Shop’ Happen!

Martin has been hard at work on the phone and email each day contacting various landlords and local officials continuing our ongoing fight to get hold of an empty shop unit, so we can actually do the event in may! It is as ever an up hill struggle… even though there are many empty units around…  we have council support…  everyone is very positive about the idea…  and even with the offer of money and advertising many leads have gone dead… some just couldn’t commit till April and this is too long for us, because we need to have the space so we know what cardboard shelves to make and more importantly to get posters and flyers made to get people to experience ‘Shop’.  It is hard to not let it bring us down… we do what is suggested to us but with each success like getting £250 from the radio there seem to come another closed-door or hurdle.

But we continue to spin many plates of this project in hope. At the moment there are 2 possible shop locations left in Bournemouth and the chance we could do it in Poole, but this week we will push to get a space or start on top-secret plan B. (whatever that will be)

Designing: Many designs are flowing from the groups… ‘Ultra upgrade’ ‘legit-chew’ ‘Placebo’ and many more, and they are all really good and will make engaging talking points… different subjects and themes… but all beautifully design subversion of products with a juicy layer of cultural referencing and humour!

I am really excited to see how people respond to them and what conversation comes, this is my greatest interest and its this that keeps me going!

Printing: As easter break is approaching and we won’t be able to use the studio for a few weeks, so we set the target of printing 250 products this and next week to bring the total number of products for the ‘Shop’ to approximately 1300… that’s quite a big challenge… this week we only managed 100+ products as we wanted to make sure the new designs were as good as they could be and had problem getting silk screen exposed

but NEXT WEEK we will PRINT LIKE MAD to get 300 products printed!

ALSO THIS WEEK

We have been working on product Ad storyboards, talking the film students who are helping us and set the shoot date for next friday… just need to find the actors and get the props made!

We had another fun workshop at Stitch at 60 Million Postcards, its was a good night with great music and lots of cakes… to many cakes and some strange cardboard dressed men!

Ellie continued Fund raising by selling the wonderful Mooshie Taboo T-shirts and bags at STITCH and Cowabunga at The Winchester, we still have many more beautiful designs for you to buy!

Fun at prop workshop!

Thats it for now, check back soon as we will be uploading the BBC radio Solent interview that we bumble our way through. Plus we are currently setting up an OutsideIN youtube channel to get up all funny videos from the Project ‘Shop’ so far and playlists of the research we’ve been laughing at!

fredx

Get involved or find out more: email projectshop@outsideincollective.com

Today I had a really useful talk with print technician Jess about how to fabricate the fake money for Shop. I showed her the stuff I’ve been working on and we talked about engraving, intaglio, lithographs, etc.

I’ve been working on the money thing like it’s a personal side project; it’s been great for developing my skill in Illustrator and design. Although having said that, I think it’s quite an integral part of the whole Shop experience and I would like some input from everyone else.

The First note I made for the project I made mostly as a joke because it was a straight up copy of a £10 banknote with Martin’s face instead of the Queen.

After I showed it to Martin; we started working on making it something a lot less like an actual banknote and introducing elements which related to the idea of shop. Although a lot of it is based on in-jokes.
I have fully redone this note a few times now but I’ve constantly been making lots of small changes especially as I’ve gotten better at using Illustrator and I look back at things that could be improved.

The Money we used for mini-shop was this old design printed on normal paper using an Inkjet Printer and while it worked okay for mini-Shop; a couple of people commented on how it either didn’t go with the aesthetic of Shop; either because it wasn’t hand made or because it wasn’t cardboard. Quite a few people also gave the money back. I think one problem is that it simply lacked any intrinsic value; which is the whole point of money.
Although Banknotes are technically Fiat money having themselves no intrinsic value, they are backed up by the intrinsic money of the bank which makes them and are therefor treated as if they are intrinsic money. It’s for that reason I decided it would work better if our fake money felt like it had some intrinsic worth, by printing the money on rag paper to give it that money feel and by printing them myself using etching or whatever technique achieved the best results but wasn’t too time consuming.
So I started doing research into how money is actually made but the best information I could find was from guides about counterfeiting.

How Counterfeiting Works

. . . however, there is quite a good website for the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing which has some interesting information. I like the the fact that the original plates for money are all hand engraved.

One thing about the designs I’d done which I didn’t like is that they don’t have that engraved look. That’s why I’ve began drawing the notes again from scratch; using the same etched style found on banknotes but still doing it on illustrator.


I was showing this to Jess earlier and one problem that came up was that I might not be able to print with this level of detail but aside from that it was quite good. Jess suggested I use lithograph printing. So that’s the plan for now. I’ll either find a printer which can print this level of detail onto acetate or change the design but either way, lithographs is the way to go.

Here’s Darth Vader :D

hello all

This week is all about TEAM WORK… so things may have been very hard and frustrating these past weeks… but this week it all changes… this week we remember we like each other and that we are all making something together!

there is 4 aims of this week and they are big ones but we can do it cos we are good!

Aim 1: GET A SHOP- this will be every weeks aim till we manage to find one… so martin and jack maybe dedicated hour or two a day to this.

Aim 2: Make 200 products- this means cardboard collecting… 3 days this week.. at least 2 people each time (we need to get cardboard for party as well)

and for this week product printing is a job for me, Jack and Martin! woo making.. yay!

Aim 3: Website complete- this is a job for Ash and I- but I will need your guys support to get me images and input.. etc.

Aim 4: MAKE AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL Mooshie Taboo products!- this is under the capable hands of Ellie and Mr Patrick… but they will need support and encouragement… like ‘you can do it’ and ‘push it’ and well I imagine a Rocky movie montage with sweat running down Ellie’s face as Patrick, her coach shouts slogans at her.

I propose meet at 10am studio 5 for a quick plan the week’s output… whose who… whats what… any questions.. affair.. then get on have some fun and work real hard.

sound good?

and I was thinking

Monday-work hard from 10am then all go home at 5.30 and have time to ourselves…

Tuesday- 10 or 11 then meet for lunch then more sexy work then to  jacks for ironing T-shirts… dinner… make together then to buffalo.. we can figure best way round this and where.

Wednesday- work in studio till like 630- lots of printing and cutting and fun… then patrick for ironing, sewing labels and meeting… all eat there!

Thursday- long day at uni then home for me time? dinner alone.. candle lit

Friday… finish it… sleep and then

ELLIE WILL BE BACK.. YAY.

Ellie KP don’t think you are forgotten your AIM: have fun, get drunk and do many things I wouldn’t do… that will be hard cos I eat food off train floors and pretend to be a bird in airports… have a great time!

Things not to worry about this week..

design products- next week we can get back on that!

the budget.. beyond what I will do.. but again next week must get this tidy and all sorted!

the event ‘Shop’ … figuring it out and all those concerns other than getting a space.. gonna have a meeting


WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK?

and…I have FINALLY finished the design that’s taken me a stretch of 4 days to complete due to ills. BUT ! it’s finally here, and i’m uber happy :)

This is what the screen will look like – in 3 parts. -Patrick, let me know if this looks okay. I can’t get each screen’s detail to be the same colour because there’s a variation of line and fill. but you get the idea. It’s going to need a lot of tape, …or maybe less colours in it? i dunno, it should be fine :) I’m just gunna have to write some thorough printing instructions and test the printing a lot before hand so i know what colour goes where. It might take a million years to print this one. but i think it will look lovely. I think i’m going to start sewing labels onto tshirts this week, while we’re waiting for the screens to be exposed.

This is what the design will look like, finished…hopefully!

xx

I managed to screen print 40+ radiation Juices today.

I’m going to come up with a production schedule for the printing and cutting very soonish :) because we need one!