Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 PART 1 (10-6)

Yes, there is indeed still a week or 2 left in 2010 – of which  a movie of a high calibre could be released. However, in the UK, we get movies released behind our USA contemporaries… from as little as 1 week to a gapping 1 year gap! I’m a movie fanatic. I’ve seen prettyContinue reading “Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 PART 1 (10-6)”

The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian

70,000 people oppose UKFC closure, did it work? NOVEMBER 14.10 UKFC Why do we rally en masse? More often than not, it’s purely to protect a worthy cause. In the case of the UK Film Council being axed, that’s exactly what it seemed like we were doing. In July of 2010 our Culture Secretary JeremyContinue reading “The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian”

doc film industry collaboration

So, it’s just under a week since Doc/Fest finished.  The experience was priceless on so many different levels. It was great seeing how the documentary film industry works incomparison to the art-world. In the art-world people flock to art-fairs and openings and auctions and so forth.  There’s this kind of eliteness that you sense inContinue reading “doc film industry collaboration”

book cover archive

The best thing for me working in a bookstore is the book covers. my dream’s wet dream would be to work for Penguin books. it’s a curse being so interested in design and book formats working in a bookstore chain as i find myself sneakingly look around to see the typography layout, the paper, theContinue reading “book cover archive”

i have to make this my 1st post in months

Alfredo Jarr’s ‘ The Marx Lounge’ at liverpool Biennale comes close to a Smizz hot Fantasy!  phewwww! The Marx Lounge includes recent publications provided by the UK’s primary radical publishing company, Verso Books, and copies of The Communist Manifesto translated into the minority languages of Liverpool. Activating the work is a lively discursive programme of talksContinue reading “i have to make this my 1st post in months”

Paul Rand Inc

i found this pretty dope blog entry on my now new fav blog: amassblog.com i’mma re-copy and paste it for your pleasure: i receive lots of emails asking about paul rand. it seems many people want to know what it was like to have him as a teacher, or how many rand-designed items i have. likeContinue reading “Paul Rand Inc”

How to Write an Artist statement, word?!

Forget art school. Smizzy has the answers….. No I actually, I don’t have ALL the answers – but I do know where to find the answers that I seek.  Well, answers are usually more like tips to help you find your own personal answer – but resembles some sort of answer never-the-less. I realized aContinue reading “How to Write an Artist statement, word?!”

Fee or no Fee?

So, we know that my relationships with the institution – whether that be the University/academy, or the school, or the gallery/museum, or the family, ect – are rocky, and often precarious. No matter what I do, I always seem to be screwed by them. Take the place where I study.  I love SHU. I thinkContinue reading “Fee or no Fee?”