What do you want to communicate through the project?
We didn’t actually set out to communicate anything, it was simply a creative outlet for us while we were neck deep in corporate projects. For the first time, though, we saw how our work looked on top of, as part of or mixed in with each others, encouraging us to continue working collaboratively. The end result is also a testament to what happens when designers work without restriction, but within a strong framework.
What do you think is the most important aspect about graphic design?
Graphic Design is a mistake of evolution! We’ll only have to live with it for another million years…
We’d like to ask you about the design scene in Australia. What’s hot now?
While still influenced strongly by international trends, more of us are finally beginning to draw inspiration from the Australian attitude and what we try to pass off as culture.
Are there any artists and designers you’d like to collaborate with in the future?
Having spent the last couple of years working overseas, Steve and I have met heaps of fantastic designers, artists, musicians and programmers, who we’ve talked with about collaborations. The remixing process is a great method for collaborating with these people from a distance.
We’ve heard that the ‘RMX//Extended Play’ is now in progress. What is it about?
RMX//Extended Play takes the original concept and draws together many of the designers we’ve met on our travels or via email. The players this time round are Sweden Graphics, Volume One, Future Farmers, The Designers Republic, eBoy, The Acne Family, Evan Hecox, Shynola, The Office for Fun and Profit, Tycoon Graphics, Norm, Francois Chalet, Haus Grafik, Less Rain, Designer Shock, Standard Rad, Furi Furi Company, Filesharing, Tomoko Takeue, Erik Torstensson, Deanne Cheuk, Ben Frost, Rhys Lee, Georgina Cullum, Matt Hinkley and of course, Rinzen. No-one is aware who precedes or follows them and again the results won’t be unveiled until completion of the remixing process.
The RMX//Extended Play compilation and exhibition will launch later this year, with a Music CD composed from voice samples of the visual remixers.
How will the ‘RMX Project’ be developed in the future?
Once the results of the first phase of RMX//Extended Play are launched, visitors to the RMX site will be invited to download the files, remix and return, to be included in an ongoing online remix.
Beyond that, who knows?! As long as there are people who are interested in collaborating, we will use RMX as a forum for ongoing projects of this kind.
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Text: Mayumi Kaneko