On his blog, Graham Linehan has asked for input from viewers on how to dress the set. [UPDATE 9/10/08: Mr. Linehan's blog indicates that they are now filming series 3, so one would guess that input is no longer desired.]
If you've seen the show, you know that the IT office is littered with all kinds of in-jokes, like pictures of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, computers from the 1970s, posters, bumper stickers, dolls, toys.
To quote directly from Mr. Linehan's blog post:
"How would you like to help in designing the look of series 3? Specifically, you’d be helping us choose the stuff that litters the main set. I’m talking about posters, comics, fanzines, T-shirts… anything you’ve seen in the last few months that you think is pretty cool or captures the spirit of the show or a particular character. By now, most of you know the kind of things I like…weird toys, indie comics, sci-fi, geek references, internet memes, boardgames…normally I’d delight in tracking down the stuff myself, but as I say, it’s just not going to happen this time round.
"In the very first draft of the show I described the set as looking like 'a cross between a comics shop and the batcave'. I wanted it to feel like a geek Shangri-La, and in each series I’ve felt we nearly got there. Maybe this time, with you guys involved, we’ll finally nail it."Please send your suggestions to email@example.com" [UPDATE 9/10/08: Mr. Linehan's blog indicates that they are now filming series 3, so one would guess that input is no longer desired.]