No sooner have Airside left the building, than they seem to be cropping up all over the place, leaving me with a distinct sense of having missed out on something. Airside were commissioned to do an interactive called ‘Insyde’ for the Walker Art Gallery as part of the last Biennial but we were lucky enough to have the installation until last month. I did get along to see it - just once -and intended to go back to fully immerse myself in the experience, but never quite got around to it.
Now I find out that they were also behind the design for pop darling of the moment Mika whose marvellously colourful cd cover is all over the shops. Well, strictly speaking Mika and his sister Yasmine were responsible for the initial ideas but Airside helped them to turn their fledglings into a ‘full visual identity’.
Airside are also running a Flip Book workshop at the V&A museum Friday 30th March. The event is part of Friday Late Animate which celebrates the art of the moving image. And a fine and interesting evening it looks set to be – with the programme covering everything from hand-drawn frames to computer technologies.
If you can’t make it to the big smoke for the V&A workshop, never mind, there’s still time to pick up a few design tips at Animated Adventures at World Museum Liverpool which will be with us throughout the Summer. But don't dilly dally because the months soon fly by.
And you can still see a little of what Airside got up to at the Walker online