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”

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”

Figuring out a time-table to make work

It’s been hard working out time to sit down and actually MAKE ART WORK. But it’s not like i’ve not been making art! I’m getting contributors together to create a publication about the Art school in the art school in Syracuse, NY.  I’m trying to get teaching experience. I now work at Waterstones and thenContinue reading “Figuring out a time-table to make work”

What’s next, you ask?

So, now i’m out of the funk of degree show – I can now return to being a (semi) normal functioning member of society.  Having done a bunch of different shows – professional/solo/group/white cube/alternative space, I can now tell y’all that Degree Show is NOTHING like putting a ‘real’ show on. Well, there are obviously similarities,Continue reading “What’s next, you ask?”

Smizz can get into the film business yet!

I’m doing a bunch of stuff for Sheff DocFest – the best international documentary film festival in the whole of europe – fact. – if not THE BEST in the world.  infact it is probably the best thing that happens in sheffield, that actually puts poor old sheffield on the map. There’s going to beContinue reading “Smizz can get into the film business yet!”

POWERnoid

POWERnoid “That of the benefactor – of an ideological patron – an impossible place” – Walter Benjamin, The Author as Producer. The abuse of power comes as no surprise. May 6th 2010. It’s election night in the UK. Indeed, my first general election vote revealed to be a 1st for many who were turned awayContinue reading “POWERnoid”