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YC Lab

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11 April 2019, 6:30 pm

We are finally and officially launching YC Lab!

One of the reasons we started our own creative studio was because we wanted to do things differently. We wanted to do what we love most - use our creative skills for good - to help social and environmental change. Over the past years, we have called those efforts YC Lab, envisioning that one day it would be its own division - independent of YummyColours. Well, that day has come!

We are kicking off by hosting a series of events called BYOC (Bring Your Own Color). The goal is for those involved within the creative industry, to take a look at the work we are putting out into the world and to better understand the impact on society.

We believe that we have the power to influence culture, change attitudes, improve lives, and dismantle defaults within the world. Our BYOC series is called Beyond_: and each focuses on a topic that we feel is current and relevant for us as creatives.

Our first topic is: Beyond____ Body Positivity. Dismantling Our Defaults
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YummySounds Vol. 1

We called it YummySounds! Each month YC staff and invited guests make what we love to think take the same passion as a mixtape.

The honor of Opening act goes to Jordan Ross with this tracklist:

  • Song 31 / Noname, Phoelix
  • My Queen is Harriet Tubman / Sons of Kemet
  • CHANCES / KAYTRANADA
  • D'Evils / SiR
  • Conte a Todos / Sango
  • Bloom / bLAck pARty
  • Check and Balance / TIMZ
  • Gbona / Burna Boy
  • Savier Road / Anderson.Paak
  • Bad Bad News / Leon Bridges
  • Pass the Hours / MorMor
  • Why iii Love The Moon / Phony Ppl
  • Ye / Burna Boy

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We have merch! On a recent trip to Japan, we learned how Yummy Colours tranlates phonetically in Japanese.

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EMA Green Seal

We keep thinking about how as a design studio we can reduce our carbon footprint and some of the sustainable ways of working which we have implemented into our productions earned us the EMA GreenSeal. We want to share some of the efforts because they are very simple and can easily be implemented by anyone who wishes to give some much-needed love to Mother Earth.

  • All of our catering is vegan - besides being healthy, a plant-based lifestyle is both the most compassionate and also the less polluting choice we can make. (56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans which do not include fish and other sea creatures).

  • No plastic bottles - true story! We still managed to stay hydrated. We have a big Berkey filter on set which purifies tap water. People drinks from either their water bottles or the real glasses which the caterers bring (along with real plates and real cutlery).

  • Clearly marked recycling bins so it is super easy for everyone to see where to put what.

  • We have a compost bin. Food leftovers are offered to the crew to bring home and we compost the leftovers.

  • We collect all of the printouts and reuse them at the office for double-sided printing.

  • The beauty department only use cruelty-free products (brand from PETA's list for easy referencing)

  • Sets, props, and wardrobe which can't be returned are donated to shelters and organizations who can put them into use.

For more information on what it takes to meet these production standards please see their site:

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Mix Mag

We interviewed with Tasmin Kingswell at Mix Magazine to discuss how colour is at the cornerstone of every project we work on. It is often one of the first things we research and define when beginning a project. Maaløe says, "Building colour palettes is a mix of instinct, daily influences from observing the world around them and meticulous research." Check out the full article here.

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ENOUGH!

ENOUGH! Is a gun violence PSA conceived by Ezra Hurwitz and Robert Fairchild as a dance driven anthem for gun safety and arts education. The project was filmed in New York in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety, and in collaboration with singer/songwriter Sia, visual artist Marcel Dzama, choreographer James Alsop and the students & staff of National Dance Institute.

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