An Airside Tribute

December 15th, 2011

After 14 years of exceptional service to the design industry, Airside will close their doors in March 2012.

Airside are my favourite design company. I first discovered them through a friend that introduced me to Lost Horizons by Lemon Jelly, who himself only picked it up because of the gorgeous artwork. We both wanted to learn more about the design company and ended up buying multiple T-shirts, calendars and prints. My second blog post lists them as the inspiration for the first revision of this site. In short, I love Airside.

So when they tweeted to say they were closing, seemingly out of the blue, I was a bit shocked. I just want to extend my gratitude to them and make anyone who wasn't aware of their greatness, aware.

Myself and Sean were lucky enough to have recently discovered Glug and when I saw that Airside were on the bill I couldn't help myself but go to see one of their last talks. After a late departure from Bournemouth we made it in time to see the last part of Mr. Bingo's talk and the whole of Alex's emotional talk on his 14-year-old company.

It was amazing to see just how much the company had done over the last decade and a half and to see the transformation that they had been through.

I'm sure everyone part of Airside will go forth and either become part of new, awesome teams or do their own thing. I wish them all the best.

Stay Another Day - Frank Eddie RMX from Airside.

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