First post on our new blog, and we are very excited: thanks to generous funding through the BC Arts Council's Capacity program, we were able last year to contract Left Right Minds to work with us on redeveloping our visual style and web presense: creating a new logo, building a new website, and pulling together our presence on all those other tricky web things - the facebook, the twitter, the flickr, the youtube, into one snappy package. First up was the logo, with Dave and myself working with LRM's designer Victor Terzis on a bunch of concepts before settling down on the guy you see now. Check out some of the earlier concepts and the evolution of this one through Victors draft drawings:
We are still working on reviewing and uploading a lot of our old media content - for now there are some awesome pictures of past productions up on the new flickr page, and we will be adding video from a lot of past shows over the next few months as we edit it - so keep an eye here, subscribe to our youtube channel (UpintheairTheatre), or check in with past productions to see stuff from Johnny Grant, 120bpm, Wedgie, and more! I think there might even be some old old video of Pyropornomania coming out of the woodwork!
Most importantly though, the new website is aiming for clarity and ease of navigation, so all of the goings on at Upintheair - be it new creation workshops, shows, fundraising events or Neanderthal Arts news - are easy to follow. You can go to our homepage and click on the big friendly buttons to buy tickets, get updates, sign up to any social media, and all that jazz. Plus it looks really snazzy.