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