We Need You for the Alphabet of Nations!
Teaser preview of the “Alphabet of Nations” video.
Pentagram’s Emily Oberman is directing the video for a special new extended studio version of the song “Alphabet of Nations” by They Might Be Giants. The track will be featured on the deluxe 10th anniversary reissue of TMBG’s classic kids album, “No!”
We need you for the Alphabet of Nations! We’re crowd-sourcing images from around the world to be featured in the video. Post your images to Instagram with the hashtag #TMBGnation. Deadline is July 10.
We are requesting THREE PHOTOS be posted to Instagram from people from, or hailing from, these specific countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, China, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Ecuador, Fiji, France, the Gambia, Guatemala, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mongolia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Suriname, Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam, West Xylophone, Yemen, Zimbabwe.
What we need:
A PORTRAIT OF YOUR FACE
It’s all about your face (or your child’s or friend’s face) with a BIG SMILE. Native garb always welcome!
A PHOTO OF YOU AND YOUR FLAG
A small (or big) FLAG of your nation squarely in front of you (or your child or friend)!
A PHOTO EXPRESSING YOUR CULTURE
A pic of traditional clothing, craft or crop, maybe with someone pointing to your country on a map. It should celebrate your culture!
BONUS CHALLENGE: AN ACTION PHOTO!
An action photo! A photo of you (or your child or friend) jumping, in a karate pose, piggyback riding, making a peace symbol, or somehow celebrating YOURSELF!
IF YOU ARE FROM A COUNTRY NOT ON THE LIST but still want to participate please post a photo with the NAME of your country clearly in it! And make a note in the comment on Instagram so we get it right!
More info here.