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In the space of a few years Digital Archaeology has evolved from DIY show to international success story. It has been a star attraction at Internet Week, both in London and New York, earning keynote presentations by the British Library and the Library of Congress. In 2013, it was visited by the team at CERN responsible for archiving the first website and is now part of the Barbican’s hugely successful Digital Revolution exhibition.
So what’s it all about? Founder Jim Boulton fears that the early years of the web will soon be forgotten. There are 48 copies of the Gutenberg Bible – the first book to be printed using moveable type – yet no evidence of the first web page. Not even a screenshot. Jim is an ambitious, relentless kind of guy. He wants to continue these digital excavations but needs a corporate sponsor to help him pop up at important digital culture events such as Slush (Helsinki) Web Summit (Lisbon) and DIGIT.EMEA (Istanbul). He wanted to reflect on the journey so far and asked me to help create a brochure that would celebrate past achievements while also plotting a course for the future.
I flatplanned the brochure, co-wrote and edited the copy and made design suggestions along the way.
"I’ve worked with Amar for almost 10 years. His eye for detail, instinct for a good story and conscientious attitude mean every project is improved with his involvement, not least this sponsorship brochure. He's a highly competent editor and writer, comfortable with the evolving demands of digital communications." (Jim Boulton, Digital Archeology founder and Digital Director at Aesop)
Design by Rory McHarg