Vivienne Westwood launches new website, Get A Life
Vivienne Westwood has launched a new website called Get A Life, which is a mix between culture and social responsibility. The site’s aim is to be a source of information on culture, the environment and climate change, which you can’t help but appreciate.
It’s been a busy month for the British designer with her redesigns of the Brit Awards, displays at les Artes in Paris, the Reprieve auction (raising money for human rights charities) and the launch of her new stationary designs, but she’s also found the time to talk about topics that mean something to her.
Some celebs have ended up looking a bit crip doing similar things – like TV chefs with holier than theet approaches to school dinner campaigning and Bono (in general) – but I reckon that’s probably because they were a bit lame to begin with, so hopefully Vivienne will be able to avoid a smiler fate.
The concept revolves around the pursuit of art being the key to enlightenment, pushing the boundaries of culture and pushing forward the inspiration to protect the environment and stop climate change. The site Manifesto is well worth reading. Firstly because it works like iBooks and you turn the pages with a flick of the mouse, which is pretty cool, but also because it’s written as a surreal script instead of stuck up diatribe filled with rules and condemnation.
The only problem is that from the look of the site, it’ll only be art lovers that’ll ever read it. Meaning that it’ll never really have an impact in the wider world, or connect to people that don’t already know about Vivienne Westwood. The fact that the website is written entirely in flash and is pretty much invisible to the likes of Google, makes the matter even worse. Which is a massive shame.
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