the entheos lineage

in order to really get into what entheos is, i would have to backtrack to the first reconvergence of the tribes in puyam, mile 36 of the elaho valley. it was there that i feel our community set the meme for the outdoor conference/festival and which has moved us to the fully launched lightship called entheos. it's a long winded tale full of community evolution, shadows, politics, intrigue, digital networking, underground music, renengade anarchism, forested classrooms and rogue 4x4's. it's a tale too long to tell.

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The Hold-On Tight

When i first moved to the sunshine coast in 1999-2000, i met a very strange and hilarious hippy kid, who i was to learn was pretty far from being a hippy . After a witnessing a couple of wilder edged adventures, which would probably render many people insane,  i came to regard him as one of the more cynical and intelligent people i had ever met. The last time i saw him on the coast, around 2001, he was wearing patchwork corduroy and a huge felt hat. The next time i saw him, after he moved to Nelson, he was about as hiphop as it was possible to be. He was WAY more comfortable and at home in that sort of environment. As a music producer and MC, going under the monikers Yan Czar, and CyphaNex, Yan produced edgy hiphop with scathingly intelligent vocals.

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the adham shaikh show

onbeyond has been doing design for adham shaikh since 2003. starting with the interchill re:release of adham's groundbreaking "journey to the sun", the design relationship between onbeyond and adham has been symbiotically strong.  journey to the sun is an ambient masterpiece which captured my imagination long before i was a graphic designer.Read more

tracking the hand that tracks the vectors

here's a neat thing i found online the other day. it's a piece of software that makes a visual image of the map that your mouse makes across the screen for whatever time period you desire. it's called iograph


here's roughly 21 hours.

crystal and spore metamapping

design lineages are an important part of the recollection of the work i have done over the past decade. i have had many projects which continued on for many years and gained a design legacy of their own which still continues to this day. my work with the legendary delvin solkinson, began as a partnership of poetic exploration and quickly became a whole cultural movement.

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media mashup remix

sometimes i like to remix images that have meaning or significance to the event i am working on a poster for. working with hoola (promoter in nelson) and yan zombie (all around audio maniac), allows me the opportunity to explore some of these retro oriented spoof posters.

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postering the town

Everyone knows i make posters. i find it hard to turn down a poster gig because they are generally fun, completely creative and a process i know so well i can do them pretty quickly. i worked very hard in the past to get to the speed i can throw down a poster at now. 2-3 hours is what i budget for one of these and believe me some are easier than others. clients  want posters come in all shapes and sizes, for real, but one thing remains the same: they want the poster to reflect the feeling of the event, and i do believe i am reasonably talented at this level of divination.

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the new ness

This is the new Onbeyond Blog/Portfolio site. Please note that some of these posts will be grammatically correct, and some will be full of typos, intentional misspellings, secret codes, inside jokes and subliminal messages. Everyone is moving into the blessed new age of the post-facebook post your own ideas and have your own designed internet netowrking world! How exciting. We have only been waiting nearly a decade for the average joe/joesephine to figure out that facebook is a watered down version of what was already watered down.

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onbeyond 2010

Welcome to the next incarnation of onbeyond metamedia. Big things are happening as the potentials and projects are evolving at exponential rates. 2009 was a tough year of groundbreaking and goal setting. The snow hasn't been great so there's more time to work. The portfolio is gonna take a bit to get all sorted out on this new system. i can't wait to have a wordpress site.

This portal is where you find the day to day design ramblings and findings of a digital life mixed with organic greens. This is the permaculture / technomystical / whole systems overview. For those of you who used to follow the Crystal and Spore metalogues, this site marks a return to the media activism which once was so central to the vision. Now more than ever the media skills we espouse and aspire to are intended to be used with the aim to evolve our knowledge and understanding, enriching our experience and being inspired by natural systems.

Onbeyond Metamedia is entering it's decade of existence. Together with allies Gaiacraft, Akhentek, Geotropic and Syrinx designs, the stage is set for a larger visonary output with  a more broad sweeping scope: Media design and education for the future culture. It's coming full spiral. The evolution continues.