The music is called "Chlorine", and was composed by the divinely talented Kate of n-heptane studios.
"Du gamla, du fria" is the first line of the swedish national anthem. While this May edition is indeed a tribute to the Sweden that I love, this choice of title is more decorative than nationalistic.
By decorative, I am speaking of the content of the images I made for this month. The idea, initially, was to make postcards from Sweden, old tarnished, slightly tacky postcards.
While only the text on image 1 and image 5 is tacky, I am pretty satisfied with the end result of this months pieces. I wanted to make sharp contrast, use much more white than I usually do, and create great textures that weren't just Photoshop's "texturizer". This, I think, I succeeded in.
The text on image 1 says "Du gamla, du fria, du fjÃ¤llhÃ¶ga nord", which as mentioned is the first line of the Swedish national anthem. Very roughly translated, it means "you old, free, mountaneous north".
The text on image 5 says "Hälsningar från Sverige", which translate to "greetings from Sweden".
3 year aniversary
Noscope was launched as part of the May 1st reboot 2001. Today, May 1st 2004 I have been true to the legacy I more or less swore myself to. 5 images, every damn month. Some quick pocket calculation makes this 3 * 12 * 5 = 180 pictures / illustrations. Needless to say I'm proud beyond what words can describe, because one thing is sure: statistical probability says, atleast SOME of these 180 images has to be good.
As a celebration, I'll post my personal favourite images I've made over the past 3 years, not to forget the beautiful music Kate composed!