The official International Duran Duran Club ran from 1981 to 1989. Through those years many unique items were published and sent out to fanclub members. The Duran Duran Club Archive aims to document and showcase all these unique items for research purposes and pure enjoyment for Duran fans.
It is a non-profit project, a labour of love and the final completed project will be send out as a present to the band for their 40th anniversary next year.
Over the last 2 months Pocketdemon and I have been working on this project and it's been a blast and a lot of work... but so rewarding. We still got a lot of work ahead to finish the project properly but today we proudly present to you Part 1 (81-82) as a preview.
Part 1 is the only high res preview we will release ahead. All other parts will be previewed/ published on the project's facebook page when they are finished in the near future. So if you want to stay up to date and see what's to come please like or follow that page.
When the project is finished completely, all parts will be released for download in one big high res PDF.
In the mean time, we hope you enjoy our efforts so far...please let us know what you think
Post by pocketdemon on Mar 30, 2017 12:31:28 GMT -5
Having (obviously) seen how the next few designs are shaping up with contents in then i'm incredibly pleased with the way it's all turning out - not least thanks to Pierre's design skills...
...though also the huge amounts of discussion that we've had back & forth - fighting our respective corners over the breakdown of the overall project so that design choices made now will work consistently later, along with specific elements of the page styling & word usage & whatnot.
Yeah, when the idea was first mooted then i thought i was just agreeing to scan some stuff - but having a real co-ownership of the project, whilst a lot more work, is so much more rewarding.
Okay, i'm sure that there's been points when Pierre's wanted to tear his hair out when i've had 'just one more thought' & it's resulted in him going back & altering bits of it - but it's all about trying to get the thing right...
...& working with someone where we'll both listen to the other's ideas & different things are tried out, before going with the best one, irrespective of which of us came up with it, is great.
I didn't know the black small merchamdise sheet plus the warning flyer were sent by the fanclub! I do have these but they were included in my copy of the Australian pressing of Night Versions along with the Rio tour program (the regular one, not the AUS or JP version). I think i will transfer these bits to my fanclub folder then....
I downloaded the file and it really looks amazing. Looking forward to contribute a few things which i will determine with Tim. I haven't read the while thing but did upload ot to my ipad and i will enjoy this one with some coffee on a break in the sunshine! Great job guys, it's done with a lot of love, one can tell! Looking forward to the next chapter!
Edit: As i look at it now, this project would really be cool to be available in printed book format! Ever thought about it? It is simply amazing!
Last Edit: Mar 31, 2017 7:15:30 GMT -5 by poptrash