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Department of Labor & Art

KALIBER10000 for Cuban Council, c.1999

The original designer's lunchbox.

Cuban Council Did

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Where to begin ... the first of its kind, destination extraordinaire, overflowing with inspiration, personality and humor. .. the pixel-perfect portal for designers and design-minded developers since nineteen hundred and ninety something or another.

Kaliber10000 (or K10k) was the brain-child of Toke, Michael & Per - it was an independent, non-commercial web zine which strived to inspire, to provoke, to allow both others & ourselves the joy of having full artistic freedom – to give people a break, and re-charge their batteries.

K10k was built up around the weekly “issue” - an experiment-like format where anything went, and where designers / design teams got to strut their stuff, flex their creative muscles, without having to worry about anyone looking over their shoulder.

Over the years the site expanded with numerous other sections - including the massive [on] display exhibition, different forms of special features (games, animated stories, anything that didn't fit within the issue format), and an almost-hourly updated design news feed, which was supplied by a select group of top designers from all over the world.

While there's a deep fondness for the community, artwork and innovation that was catalyzed by K10k, we are strong believers that timing is everything. Having gratefully enjoyed every millisecond of that fifteen year run, its time has come and so we must bid adieu to Barney and the clan.

The Masterminds Behind K10k
fig. 1The Masterminds Behind K10k
K10k Peeps – incl Per in lederhosen
fig. 2K10k Peeps – incl Per in lederhosen
Per on a raft in the ocean
fig. 3Per on a raft in the ocean
Early K10k ca. '99
fig. 5Early K10k ca. '99
Winning Reboot 2.0 when life was easy
fig. 7Winning Reboot 2.0 when life was easy
Early K10k newsletter promo
fig. 9Early K10k newsletter promo
Token, MS and Per roaming London
fig. 12Token, MS and Per roaming London
Token about to make love to Bjork
fig. 13Token about to make love to Bjork
Mr. Melvyn characters (also by 8Bits and Speared Peanut)
fig. 17Mr. Melvyn characters (also by 8Bits and Speared Peanut)
In the media, doing karate
fig. 20In the media, doing karate
Visiting Sir Joshua Davis in Brooklyn
fig. 21Visiting Sir Joshua Davis in Brooklyn
The Good News / Bad News rant
fig. 21The Good News / Bad News rant
Per shopping for a suitable outfit
fig. 22Per shopping for a suitable outfit
K10k
fig. 4K10k
K10k ca. 2001
fig. 6K10k ca. 2001
Working the wee hours in London to finish the redesign
fig. 8Working the wee hours in London to finish the redesign
The Clay Lobby Crew incl the Penis Flower
fig. 10The Clay Lobby Crew incl the Penis Flower
Moe, from On The Night Of Mr. Melvyn's Murder
fig. 14Moe, from On The Night Of Mr. Melvyn's Murder
MS admires Neville Brody's Barney Tee, Singapore
fig. 15MS admires Neville Brody's Barney Tee, Singapore
Barney the mascot
fig. 16Barney the mascot
The Porn Logo Competition
fig. 18The Porn Logo Competition
The team
fig. 23The team
Wulff Morgenthaler
fig. 24Wulff Morgenthaler
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