Bzzzpeek.com is presenting a collection of 'onomatopoeia' from around the world using sound recordings from native speakers imitating the sounds of mainly animals and vehicles. This project focuses on the pronunciation and comparison of these sounds by presenting them side by side as each language expresses them differently. Bzzzpeek.com is an interactive experience inviting everybody to contribute. Submissions are more than welcome!
Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek from London-based design studio FL@33 launched this self-initiated online project in 2002. Since then the project has been featured around the world in countless books, magazines, newspapers and online. High profile features also included The New York Times and NYT supplements in other international newspapers followed by FL@33 radio interviews with NPR and the BBC. Unique visitor counts to this online project have naturally been peaking during those busy times and Bzzzpeek's record so far were a few months when we enjoyed attention by up to 15,000 unique visitors per day. The project has won many awards including an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica, a Distinctive Merit Award from the ADC New York and Gold at the Construction New Media Awards, besides many others. In 2011 Bzzzpeek was on display in New York's Museum of Modern Art – MoMA – as part of the widely-acclaimed Talk to Me exhibition. Bzzzpeek products such as the support T-shirt series were designed and introduced during one of the busy Bzzzpeek times to help finance this ongoing free-for-all project. You can choose between Cocorico, Wang Wang and Quack Quack – available for women, kids and men. Thank you!
Bzzzpeek.com currently requires the Flash Plugin (and does therefore not yet work on iOS devices). An html5 version will go live one day... For more info please visit flat33.com.