Tuesday, 19 April 2011

New and shiny blog

Our new and shiny website and blog is up and running! keep up to date with all our chatter, news, downloads, photos etc at Satellitezine!

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Wednesday, 6 April 2011


'space/placement, of people, their 'spaces', space in general. I think to have it quite open would be good, as the last one was quite a direct topic.

It also coincides with the vague concepts of the 'reopening' of the artists book collections that the exhibitions department have going on. And the ads for new artists spaces in dundee that are up on central station.

In terms of aesthetic, utilisation of space on the paper..fold outs etc.' - from our wee chat on facebook.

Space; http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/space
Placement; http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/placement

Physical space, mental spaces, the flux in these. Spaces that mean something to you, spaces that you want to be at different times. And the placement within these spaces, why you want to be there, why it's a good idea to utilize certain spaces. Look into spaces that are being used for quirky things. Spaces that look like something but mean something else. Spaces that are hidden away. etc.

Take it in anyway that you want! Use the pages as your creative spaces, that's the whole point in Satellite, right?

And i know i've said that to keep it a little vague and open, but what has the response been from the architect students? Have many of them gotten involved? They could come in with a very direct insight into what 'space and placement' means for them, in their projects and their work?

And does there tend to be a better response for people submitting text or image? Maybe we could try and encourage people to submit both; ie. if they submit some imagery, ask them to write a few lines about the work. Or if they want to submit some text, ask them to work with someone for some illustrations? I suppose when it's text without imagery, we can just piece it together with other work that seems suitable.

In terms of aesthetics, thats what i feel the attachments emphasize  the most. Sticking with my proposed theme, the utilization of the space on the paper. Maybe have pages that can be turned into something else with a few folds. Maybe a wee look at some simple oragami?  Have fold outs etc. This might be a bit trickier, but a challenge can be good, right? Haha, spot the newb! :)

These are a few of the things that i mentioned to you over Facebook, that might be cool to write up about in the issue;

With the attached images, i thought they were quite good at showing how to utilize the space on the page in 'fun' ways,  just by the outcome of a few folds being entirely unrelated to the text on the page. And also, just getting more out of the page than just a flat surface. Sort of bringing the pages to life. Cheesy, but true. You cant go wrong with a paper hat!

Okay, i know i said i'd try and make it more presentable and slightly more logical, and you have ended up being sent this shabockal, but you know me..it's about as logical as it will get. 

Friday, 1 April 2011


drip drip drop little april shower. We are being showered in awesome now that BECCA CLARK has stepped into the APril editorial post, after satellites minor step back, due to our previous editor having to step down due to previous work commitments. a sad made into a happy!!!