Ill Be 23

I’ll Be 23

A little more than a year ago, it was my friend Andrew’s golden birthday. Andrew is the other half of our band the New Solstice. Anyways, we both like the band Jimmy Eat World and I was always joking that their song “I’ll Be 23″ was going to be the anthem of his birthday. One thing led to another and my friend Kyle and I planned an extravagant (by cheap people’s standards) birthday party for him. Since a website was free and added some hype to the madness, I went ahead and created a simple one page site for the party.

You can check out the site here. I originally had bought the domain www.illbe23.com, but as I said, it was a cheap person kind of party, so I let the domain back into the wild earlier this year.

I modeled the look of the site off of the album art of Futures, the album that “I’ll Be 23″ is on. I found a tarnished copy online an went from there. I tried to capture the same typography and colors from the album art as well.

Ill Be 23 Typography

I also made a way for people to see where the party was using Google Maps and of course, to play the song thanks to Google Video Youtube.

Map and Video

Needless to say, the party was a huge success and Andrew has yet to make it up to Kyle and I.

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