Mix in the Festive Spirit
It’s great to see our Schweppes Christmas 2012 campaign being used again for Christmas 2013! You can take a look at what we did in more detail here.
Now, drinks anyone?
This month interactive light show Submergence finally touched down in Bristol, the city in which it was first conceived. Created by digital arts collective Squidsoup, residents of the Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, Submergence is part of their Ocean of Light research project. After two successful shows at the Geneva Mapping Festival and at Galleri Rom in Oslo, this is the first time Submergence has been shown in the UK. We sent Harriet, Epoch’s most recent addition to the Creative Team to take a closer look….
Oooo twinkly lights, 8,064 points of twinkly light to be exact, all suspended in a dark room that you’re invited to wander around.
As soon as I set foot inside, I was suddenly submerged in a sea of perpetually shifting light. Perhaps it was the G&T I’d knocked back beforehand, (this was out of work hours after all), but my sense of space and time became disorientated. Despite visiting with three friends, and the room being no more that several foot square, I managed to lose all of them in the myriad of light. Occasionally I’d catch sight of their equally mesmerized faces when the LEDs lulled at the end of each twenty-minute display.
Accompanied by an undulating electronic soundtrack that compliments the movement of light, Submergence forces its audience to go through a subtle range of emotions, from apprehension to restfulness. By the end of the experience you can’t help but feel completely blissed out. In fact, I’d delved into a dreamy subconscious state that took the bracing Autumnal air to bring me back to reality.
Video sourced from www.squidsoup.org
You can find Submergence in The Eye, overlooking the water on Glass Warf, opposite Creative Commons. It will be showing until 12th October, if you haven’t already been, I recommend you do.
Meet the brave band of Epochians set to conquer the 15 Peaks Challenge in July.
If you’d like to show your support, you can follow our progress and make a donation over at our fundraising page:
We were responsible for the campaign that told the UK about the relaunch of #VanillaCoke (including this sneaky April Fool’s press ad). Got your hands on one yet?
Chocolate! at Bristol M Shed
This exhibition sounded tasty, so we sent two of our creatives off on a sunny afternoon to explore…
Our trip started with a glimpse into the history of Bristolian chocolatier Fry’s. It was great to see photos of the old J S Fry & Sons factory on Union Street (sob sob) and get an insight into Bristol’s chocolatey past. Turns out it used to be a key player in the manufacturing process.
Did you know Crunchie was originally a product of Fry’s until it was bought by Cadbury? Or that the earliest Crunchie bars were wrapped in gold foil and looked kind of like small bullions?
Then we got to check out various moulds for Easter eggs. The machinery looked a bit like medieval torture devices. So did the tools for decorating each piece of chocolate.
Cocoa beans are massive by the way. Huge. Who’da thunk it?
The last stop was squeezing through an Oompa-Loompa-sized door, and then we were off. To find a sweet snack to munch on of course. Mmmm, Yorkie.
We spied our new GBK Pale Ale label designs on GBK’s facebook.
More details of the project over here.