5. November 2007

No Jacket Required

It’s been a hell of a year. Since our post, “Interface of a Cheeseburger” one year ago no stone has been left unturned, and next year is shaping up to be even crazier. At this point we need your help to move along…

No jacket required at the iA office

  1. The traffic has exploded to the point where we had to change hosting companies three times. We are still not satisfied with our hosting company. So if you know a really, really good host that is not full of false promises, please tell us.

  2. We have moved to a bigger, brighter, nicer office and are holding our monthly events (“formforce”) every first Friday of the month at 8pm. Please feel free to join us if you happen to be nearby. Just send us a mail to make sure there is still some space on the floor available for you.

  3. Since Friday we finally signed that contract for the book we have been preparing for a year now. It’s supposed to come out in April or June next year and it’s going to be a screaming scandal published by a very serious editorial house. Our postings are going to be rather sparse the next couple of months as by contract we are not allowed to give out any information on what the book is about or what it’s called. So please be patient. We are loading our weapons with serious ammunition.

  4. The Web Trend Map: We will do our best to prerelease V3 by the end of the year as a christmas present for our clients and people on our contact list. The final version will come out in February together with a glossy A1 Poster. So if you want a postcard sized pre-release with a secret password protected link to the online preview sent to you personally, don’t be too shy to send us your contact details.

  5. We are still working on redesigning some newspapers, but the launch of those products still seems to be months away. In the meantime we have launched two smaller media sites in Switzerland and a couple of minor projects in Japan, that we haven’t had the time to talk about. If you speak German, make sure you catch our latest project, FACTS. It’s a social RSS-Reader, that has created quite some waves in Switzerland.

  6. Last but not least, we are looking for staff to help us get through the jungle of work that is piling up. So if you are a young manic killer designer in Japan, with a work permission, can speak Japanese, use CS3 and can CSS blindfolded, don’t hesitate to send us your CV. No jacket required.

Looking forward to hear from you all.

Best,

Oliver

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