New Media From Black Diamond & The Island

New Media From Black Diamond & The Island

A couple of interesting media projects for you to feast your eyes on this morning.

The first is the latest catalog from Black Diamond.  Normally I wouldn’t be sharing a link to a company’s catalog, but Black Diamond has very cleverly sprinkled beautiful images and some heretofore unseen videos featuring the likes of Barbara Zangerl, Nalle Hukkataival, Adam Ondra and others.  Well played, Black Diamond.  Check it out here.

The second is the long-awaited debut of the Island website that was the brainchild of Dave Graham.  Here’s how he describes the project on its homepage:

The chance to directly connect with like minded individuals gives us an enormous outlet, a chance to create opportunities, to bridge greater gaps. We are doing this for our community, which includes ourselves. We hope to connect and relate lives, individually and communally, to become a movement, a force of energy, an embodiment of all the passion on our planet, in one place. Welcome to the Island.

The site’s initial public incarnation is basically a photo dump for a select group of contributors.  Where it goes from here is anyone’s guess, although I suspect it will need to evolve into something more if it is to really take off.  Check it out for yourself here.

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3 Responses to New Media From Black Diamond & The Island

  1. Biffo July 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Flipping pages in catalog — Worth it for Sisu project footage

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  2. Dan July 12, 2012 at 11:53 pm #

    Sisu footage was lame!!!! We got to see one failed attempt that was one move long. Maybe that’s all Nalle has been able to do but still lame! Very cool rock and its pretty but NOT a climbing video. Very much an ad (makes sense since it is a catalog but I really got my hopes up and was let down).

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  3. j July 13, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Hmm, my two cents is that is probably THE coolest “catalog” I have ever seen and the Sisu video is was very well filmed and is of course a climbing video, in the sense that the subject matter is climbing. The fact that this is an uncompleted project doesn’t mean it is not interesting. Not a word about BD products was mentioned . . .

    Kudos BD and Narc (as usual) for pointing us to it.

    J

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