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To this end they have commissioned Special Creative Foundation ~ aka Web design wizards Chris Downes and Sarah Pennington to design their pages on the World Wide Web. and aim to have a selection of images from their first exhibition. Stir/r): online within four weeks. The longer- term aim is to mount shows which will run simultaneously in the ventre and on the in-house Web site.

According to co-owner Ian Crook. the cafe-cum-gallery will provide a valuable support structure for Glasgow‘s burgeoning multi—media art community. ‘We're giving an opportunity to young artists.‘ he explains. ‘They don‘t have to pay to show their work and we won't take a percentage off anything they sell.‘

The exhibition space will be eo- ordinated by a collective of four Glasgow-based artists who plan to make Java a magnet for the resource— hungry art community. offering Internet workshops tailored to artists' needs and a pre-show workspace. in addition to a varied programme of films. talks and signings geared to a general youth audience.

fiesth brewed

There’s an art to a good cup of coffee, finds Deirdre Molloy. as she takes a sneak preview at Glasgow‘s innovative new cybercafe-cum-gallery.

Art and technology are converging in a bold venture to purge the lntemet of its nerdish image and promote young artists. when Java. Scotland's first purpose-built lnternet cafe—cum- exhibition space. opens in Glasgow this week. Boasting an enviable West End location. input from top designers. and solid links with the Glasgow art scene and beyond. Java hopes to make the rmrch hyped promise of multinredia a reality. (.‘orriprising a stylish lnternet cafe upstairs. and an alternative gallery able to support a variety of art media in the basement. Java’s creative policy is to display only new work.

Future events already confirmed include a launch exhibition for the new Glasgow-produced comic Parade in July. and a live lnternet link-up with events in Germany and Sarajevo as pan of the experimental film and video festival. New Visions in October. Crook thinks the possibilities are endless. ‘The [Java] Web site will give the world an eye into the space.‘ he enthuses. (Deirdre Molloy) Java opens an Sat / .lane. at /52 Park Road. (I/usgmi', ()l-H 337 6727. Hate/r tltrs .s'paeejar news of Java 'start/rewiring free Internet wee/(earl. li-mat'l.‘ [tr/a(afl/ava-eate.ear/k Web site: http://java-ea/e.(oak

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G’moan, c’moan

Sex sells everything from high priced cars to over—priced ice cream. but as Edinburgh-based ad supremos Faulds proved this week. there‘s nothing it sells better than a nice line in undies. Picture sepia-toned images of women in various states of sexy. but sophisticated undress coupled with ad-Iines like: ‘lfyou‘re going to spend his money at least give him something to moan about'. and you‘ve got the campaign for upmarket local lingerie outlet Jane Davidson. The ad has just won Faulds four ‘Roses' in the industry's prestigious awards of the sarrre name. including gold for ‘best consumer magazine advertisement in colour" and silver for ‘best consumer campaign in colour'. The win puts the icing on the cake for the agency w ho recently swept the floor with the competition at The Daily Record Scottish Advertising Agency ()f The Year awards by topping all three tables in the contest.

Not everyone has been quite so impressed with the saucy little numbers that got Faulds its Roses though. Some female readers of mags that have carried the campaign were not overly chuffed by references to ‘his money‘ in the ad known simply as ‘moan about' and the decidedly

Glossy mag says Hello! to Joe Public

It had to happen sooner or later. You've been in the homes of the stars with Helra.’ magazine. You‘ve done the same thing only cheaper with UK. And now ~ courtesy ofa brand new gossip‘ magazine called Extract you can lounge in the living rooms and languish in the boudoirs ofthe stars Hello forgot ~ ordinary, everyday, non-exceptional people like you and me.

Extract insist their emphasis on life's ordinary Joes is a sure-fire formula for success. ‘Why do over 12 million viewers tune in each week to a TV show called Blind Date. when they know full well that the main players are not celebrities,’ runs the pre- launch publicity. Fair point.The line: ‘lf famous faces sell magazines, why does Gardener It World sell more copies than Vanity Fair?’ is somewhat less convincing. Let's just hope the girl-next-door and the bloke—over-the-road have been up to something interesting. (Ellie Carr) __


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reference fo ‘your husband' in the ad that boasts: lingerie so sexy your husband will want to try it on.‘ However. the ‘moan about‘ series has also had its fans in the female camp. with many female magazine readers delighted to turn the page and find curvier models in undies they might actually consider wearing. instead of the usual waif-like clotheshorses in unwearable stuff from catwalk collections. Needless to say there have been few complaints from the male population. which kind of begs the question of who these ads were really made for"? Anyone feel a Wonderbra ad coming on‘.’ (Ellie Carr)

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