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Details and quotations

3 May

While Jörg is working on the cover art – it deserves its own post – I finally try to get all the details nailed down with the printer. What will be glossy, what will be matte? When should we upload the artwork for the CD? Costs for mailing a dummy? And lots more. All this needs to be addressed and to be agreed upon.

So far the saleswoman of our printer was very helpful and answered all my questions promptly. Of course, after recent events proofed that laws in China only apply if the government likes them to be applied (a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry even said so in a press conference) one has to reflect doing business in China. But we are not dealing with the Chinese government. We deal with a private company in a special econimic zone. The same city actually, where a Taiwanese company exclusively produces the iphone and the ipad. And somehow I never heard anybody saying: “No, I will not use any Apple product because it is made in China.”

Anyway, the final quotation we will get is valid for two weeks and thus within the next two weeks we will finish our part of the production.



11 Feb

As I posted a little earlier Jörg came up with the idea to give our museum a catchy name along with an even more catchy abbreviation of the name.

Today Jörg sent me the final version of the pages which will have the lastest addition – MOCCA – Museum of Contemporary Cake Art. Yet another notch up.

Just another little detail probably nobody will notice. But we know it’s there! And have fun with it.

Museum of Cake Art – edited

4 Feb

In true Adewani style, while preparing the pages for printing – a work intensive process – we came up with the idea to give our museum a name. An important part of “Jibonka” is set in a museum, which of course features various master paintings depicting Black Forest Cake.

All the eminent museums have a catchy abbreviation. Just take the MOMA. So our museum needs a name like this, too. Our current favourite is MOCA – Museum of Cake Art.

[Sh…ame. MOCA already is the Museum of Comtemporary Arts in L.A., U.S.A., N. A.]

Any suggestions? Seriously, if you come up with something we like better, we will include it and mention you.

Do you remember Pablo Parnasso?

25 Jan

Did I mention any problems with famous painters, photographers and copyrights? What the hell was I ranting about?

Pablo Parnasso and his cake

Admittedly, there might be a slight resemblance to a Spanish artist, depicted in a similar setting by a French photographer. But this really is Pablo Parnasso, one of the most famous Jibonka journalists of all times. All monsters remember his radio broadcast of the 1961 final at Nibbledon, when Brattenbock and Woolymob, those legendary Jibonka teams of the 60s and early 70s, met for an epic round of Jibonka. Parnasso was hoarse for almost four month after he screamed on the top of his lungs for solid 15 hours. Most memorably are his words: “Never has a Black Forest Cake been thrown in a more beautiful arch, never has it ended in a more spectacular mess of cream and crumbles.”

Be that as it may, in the later years of his carreer, he began to paint and had a big impact on artist circles and squares. In “Jibonka” we used his other famous quote: “There is no abstract cake” and show one of his great masterpieces, contain one of the few cubist cakes, art has produced in the 20th century.

The trouble with Picasso

21 Jan

No, Picasso was not involved in the making of Jibonka. Not actively, at least. It took us a while, but he was long departed when we started. Yet, he is a troublemaker. How so?

On one page of Jibonka, we intend to use  this famous picture, taken by Robert Doisenau ( 1912-1994). While both painter and photographer have lamentably kicked the oxygen habit, there are still copy rights with the living heirs of Doisenau for many years to come. Of course, we made a significant change: on our version of the picture there is a Black Forest Cake on the plate in front of Picasso. It was quite tricky to get the view through the glass realistically, but Jörg knows his Photoshop.

The question now is: is an added cake enough change to just put the pic in the book and not worry about it any more? Probably not. So while I am typing this, Jörg is giving the famous man in the striped shirt a new distictive look, which makes him one of the cast of charakter that could play a role in Jibonka.

I’m certainly looking forward to what the man will look like when Jörg is done. And I’ll certainly post the result as soon as I have it.