A preview video of the project
For Alphabet of Nations, They Might be Giants and director Emily Oberman from Pentagram NY are requesting photos from fans around the world. They plan on making an extended video version using crowd-sourced images for the song Alphabet of Nations from No!, their first children’s album (which is now celebrating its tenth anniversary). Hurry though, July 10, 2012 is the deadline to submit images for the project.
More details on the project:
If YOU are FROM or live in ANY OF THESE COUNTRIES, or know folks there–WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH PHOTOS FOR A NEW PROJECT!
Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, China, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Ecuador, Fiji, France, the Gambia, Guatemala, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mongolia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Suriname, Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
Post your photos to @tmbg on TWITTER with the hashtag #TMBGnation Please include the name of your country! Or submit on TUMBLR at http://tmbgnation.tumblr.com/ (and do include where it’s from–we can’t always tell!) The deadline is July 10!
We are requesting THREE PHOTOS! A PORTRAIT OF YOUR FACE It’s all about your face (or your child’s or friend’s face) with a BIG SMILE. Native garb always welcome! A PHOTO OF YOU AND YOUR FLAG A small (or big) FLAG of your nation squarely in front of you (or your child or friend)! A PHOTO EXPRESSING YOUR CULTURE A pic of traditional clothing, craft or crop, maybe with someone pointing to your country on a map. It should celebrate your culture! BONUS CHALLENGE: AN ACTION PHOTO! An action photo! A photo of you (or your child or friend) jumping, in a karate pose, piggyback riding, making a peace symbol, or somehow celebrating YOURSELF!
IF YOU ARE FROM A COUNTRY NOT ON THE LIST but still want to participate please post a photo with the NAME of your country clearly in it!
Wherever you post, make sure to include the name of your country!