ART-CRIT – just for you!! BANK STREET ARTS, SHEFFIELD

AN ART CRIT GROUP FOR EVERYONE want some critical discussion or feedback on art or your practice in general? You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes, you might just find (get) what YOU NEED! Bring friends, your work, or ideas, or debates, or compliments, or love, or exhibitions, or whatever. Make the itContinue reading “ART-CRIT – just for you!! BANK STREET ARTS, SHEFFIELD”

We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters

NOTE: This will probably change. this version is NOT going to be published in printed format; but a variation of this article will (alas a BETTER version of it). But you know, please feel free to comment; and yeah. We are all surplus:  why the dark matter of the artworld matters. Dark Matter: Art and Politics in theContinue reading “We are all surplus: why the dark matter of the artworld matters”

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)”

wes anderson designs

Upon a recent Christmas shopping tangent, I discovered that the Criterion Collection have released the first five Wes Anderson films in all new and improved Illustrated glory. With the exception of Ian Dingman’s take on BottleRocket, all of the cover and menu designs have been produced by non other than Anderson’s own brother Eric Chase Anderson,Continue reading “wes anderson designs”

Working in a bookstore DESIGN picks for Xmas PART 1

I spend my time between either chatting up people to buy linksaves, attempting to make riverting book-selling conversation with customers or shelving. Shelving is actually my favourite thing.  I get to look at the cover, typography, printing, publisher and designer as I take the book to the correct area.  In my head i do aContinue reading “Working in a bookstore DESIGN picks for Xmas PART 1”

Dreams and Diluted Philosophy

imagine Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Inception (2010), is already being turned into a pop philosophy book. Perhaps it will be part of the same series as The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real (2002) and Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts (2004). Inception ’s plot involves a team of corporate espionage operatives, ledContinue reading “Dreams and Diluted Philosophy”

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”

Penguin book designs

When PENGUIN was founded in 1935 with the radical concept of producing inexpensive paperback editions of high quality books, it adopted an equally progressive approach to typography and cover design. Under Jan Tschichold in the 1940s and Germano Facetti in the 1960s, Penguin became an exemplar of book design. I got these from Things magazine..Continue reading “Penguin book designs”