Oh hey, Happy New Year and all that.
This blog has been quiet over the past few months, but it would be foolish to assume this means that Fishbucket has been asleep. When the workload gets heavy, announcing what we’ve been working on drops pretty far in the priority list. So here’s a look back at Fishbucket’s 2013, and a look to the future.
You know we’re sleeping on updates when we launch the official e-commerce site for Rocawear and don’t take the time to shout “Hey! we launched the official e-commerce site for Rocawear!” This project was done through the good folks over at Iconix. It’s powered by Magento, (which made me appreciate the ease of Shopify all the more, but that’s a story for another day.)
2013 marked the brand’s tenth anniversary, and we’re proud to have been a part of it since the beginning. (or, well, since the beginning of their website in 2005.) 2013 saw a redesign of the site, plus ongoing design and development work. We have some more site enhancements in the works that should be rolled out in the coming weeks.
A good chunk of time in 2013 was dedicated to the site for Yelawolf’s Slumerican site. This one is going to be awesome – a throwback to the old days when Fishbucket sites were all Flash, and extra quirky and unusual. Although this one’s not using Flash at all. I’m excited to reveal it, which should be happening in the next month or so.
We’ve been working on Chris Brown’s Mechanical Dummy for a while now, mostly maintenance and development, but in 2013 had the opportunity to completely redesign the site. That redesign isn’t live yet, but will be soon. Very soon. Like, tomorrow soon. Stay tuned.
Cinematic Music Group
We had ongoing work in 2013 for a bunch of different projects under the Cinematic banner, including Big K.R.I.T., ASTR and Pro Era. Also, a redesigned Smokers Club site which featured a collaboration with the crazy talented Growing Pains Studios.
We somehow gained “Expert” status with Shopify, and launched a few shops recently – including aNYthing and Super Mookin’ Fiends – plus some development work for The Primary Essentials (design and art direction on that one by the great Winsome Brave.)
I couldn’t talk about 2013 without mentioning the growing team of talented designers and developers who make Fishbucket work. I especially want to mention Nate, Ted and Susan, who have been a huge help in the past year.
Much more on the way, but instead of listing more links I’ll just say “more soon” and that I hope you all have a 2014 of extra-ordinary magnitude.