The very first second of 2013 I uploaded an image of my self to Instagram , the goal, to re-instagram it each day for 2013.
Always using the HDR button and whatever filter made the most exciting picture, I steadily annoyed all of my followers with imperceptibly small daily changes to an already ugly picture. The video below is not just the culmination of a strangely hard project, it’s a thank you to all my followers who put up with my pink mushy feed for the last year. Especially markjamesworks dp_dubs gregtbrown and petefowler I hope you all have a tremendous New Year and a fabulous 2014, even if it is just thanks to the end of my dissolving face. Happy New Year Bruno
Click the pic to watch the video on Instagram
Haven’t found any decent pictures of the event online so decided to do a quick render of the layout I designed with Rob Dunne for a Nike+ Fuelband event.
fuelband grinding station
3d render of the DunneFrankowski x Nike+ fuelband experiental
Members of the press were given instruction in all things coffee and Aeropress whilst accruing Fuelband points for their manual coffee grinding efforts.
So I am half way through my year-long project to re-filter the same picture everyday in Instagram. It has most probably been some kind of torture for my followers, having to witness yet another pink, swollen, death mask of me appearing in their feed every morning. So to give a little back for their patience, and to give me a bit of much-needed encouragement, I threw together the following video at the half way mark.
The rules are:
Everyday gets the HDR button
Everyday gets one of the filters (never normal)
Next step, making another video of the whole year with a New Years hangover thrown in the mix.
All this time with my leg elevated has made me a little mental, but rather than get sidetracked on some silly project, I thought I would dig up one from the last time I went like this.
Gike – One who has no life and sits on his computer all day (Urban Dictionary). Oh how poetic
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So it took a little longer than expected but the coffee exhibition is finally up in a new location.
Jonathan E and Pete Fowler prints hanging at Timber Yard, Clerkenwell.t
Pop down to Timber Yard for the rest of April to see the show, 61-67 Old Street, EC1V 9HW.
Dan Leo print hanging in the basement of Timber Yard
All prints are still available for sale at DunneFrankowski.bigcartel.com
DunneFrankowski will be holding a cupping at 6pm on Wednesday the 24th amongst the artwork, so pop down and learn how to taste coffee properly.
Jordi’s done it again…
Roaster at Nude Espresso and friend of DunneFrankowski has held his title in Spain and will soon be off to compete on the world stage in Melbourne.
Rob Dunne and I flew out to Barcelona a week ago to begin the final phase of his training, and to put the finishing touches to his routine.
If you are unfamiliar to a Barista competition, the contestant has 15 minutes to present 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos and 4 signature drinks ( a cocktail containing a whole shot of espresso). It’s not just about latte art and drinkability, competitors are judged on cleanliness, confidence, personality and knowledge of their product. Combine this with a synergetic menu, complex tasting notes and a crowd of your peers gawping at you, it’s a daunting challenge. If a little odd.
I wont bore you with the finer details of how we managed to improve and polish the presentation, but a milk tasting was involved (and very necessary as it goes), a lot of script editing and even more coffee tasting.
Next step Melbourne in two months time.
Plenty to work on, especially eeking out that extra something from the espresso to push his scores that little bit higher.
Watch this space.