Hackerspaces: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the rocket Fairy Dust. Its one-year mission: to explore strange new technology, to seek out new life forms and new convention centers, to boldly go where no congress has gone before.
The visual style of this animation is a reference to Nyan Cat, but the subject is one of the Chaos Computer Club’s logos, the rocket Fairy Dust.
In case you’d like to create your own Nyan Cat-style animation, you can use my Aseprite file as a basis.
I posted this animation on twitter, and when I suggested that someone could create a soundtrack for the animation, an amazing piece of Internet collaboration happened: My friend Winnie extracted samples from Peter Marquardt’s video Electromagnetic Sounds of a Chaos Communication Congress and put together a music loop. He called the result Fairy Dub:
He also made a improved version 2.0, Fairy Dubst:
In late 2017, I made a sticker version, with slightly modified colors and a different aspect ratio. It is designed to be printed at size 3.5 x 10.5 cm, and already includes 1 mm bleed on all sides. If you want to modify it, here’s the Aseprite source file.