Saturday, 8 December 2012

Social Notworking in TANK Magazine

Some of my Social Notworking drawings are in the current issue of TANK magazine (volume 7 issue 6). I think its on sale for a few more days and then the next issue will be out. 

I've seen the print one in Foyles, Tate Modern bookshop and this one newsagent on Berwick street. If you can't see it then you might be able to smell it, its scented (unlike the online version which will just smell like your screen).

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Shape and Situate #4: Gareth Pierce

This here is my contribution to Shape and Situate #4: Posters of Inspirational European Women. I'm a real big fan of the project so was really flattered when i was invited to contribute. Initially I thought I would make a poster of an inspirational Muslim woman, of which there are many, but in the end I decided to do a poster of a woman called Gareth Pierce. 

Gareth is a British solicitor who has worked on many cases which involve miscarriages of justice. Recently she represented two men from my local community, Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad, who were recently extradited to the US after being held without charge in the UK for a total of 14 years. You can click on the image above to find out more about her.

About the project: 'Shape & Situate is a zine of posters made by artists and DIY creative folk from within Europe, each poster highlighting the (often hidden) history and lives of radical inspirational women and collectives from Europe, as a way of connecting us with the past and the present through a dynamic cultural articulation of these women’s lives. 

Born as a result of an appreciation of radical poster projects from the USA, such as Celebrate People’s History and Inspired Agitators,  the zine provides a European perspective of women who have acted in inspirational ways, providing knowledge on - and recognising and celebrating - these women’s lives and actions. Women who have acted as organisers, activists, pioneers, educators, or role models, from a wide range of disciplines.

It is important to consider and question just who traditional/hegemonic history ‘remembers’, whom it suppresses, and why this may be. And important too to counter such narrow practice with culturally resistive, artistic and creative, grassroots memorial projects of our own, such as this one.' 

Melanie Maddison (the brains behind the project) 

Leeds Zine Fair Exhibition, picture by Melanie Maddison 

London Exhibition Details: 
Opening alongside Music & Liberation at 
Space Station Sixty-Five
373 Kennington Road
SE11 4PS

Exhibition runs: 8 Dec - 13 Jan 
Open Thursday - Sunday 12-6 pm
14 - 27 Jan, weekdays by appointment.
Gallery closed between 17 Dec - 9 January

Monday, 7 May 2012

C.A.M.E and Went

Here are some pictures from this weekends C.A.M.E at St Michael's Church. I've walked past this church so many times, it was cool to finally see what it looks like inside. Above is a picture of the poster roast exhibition, some really amazing screen printed images.
Footprint printers were down doing their zine-in-a-day which we managed to contribute some scribbles towards. You probably can't tell from the picture but that photocopier not only prints in the standard black but is also churning out pages in hot pink, i think its got something to do with the word 'risograph', i might have made that up, its appearing with one of those red jaggedy lines under it which so often appear when i try to spell words, thanks blogger spell check.
And lastly here's a picture of a lovely girl holding a cupcake and someone else having a nap while clutching some papers.

Many thanks to Alternative Press for inviting us to be a part of the first C.A.M.E, we had a wicked day.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Crawlternative Media Expo

We'll be rocking our zines with Alternative Press at the Camden Crawl this bank holiday weekend! 

Hot off the heels of last weekend’s Record Store Day, Camden Crawl is pleased to reveal the addition of the debut Crawlternative Media Expo (C.A.M.E.)

C.A.M.E.Three influential collectives, Alternative Press, Poster Roast and Lexington Record Fair, have been brought together for the first time to create a one of a kind free exhibition showcasing the alternative arts of underground press & zine making, gig poster design and screen printing and record collecting under one rather large roof within the magnificent setting of Camden’s historic St. Michaels Church. Each of these esteemed curators have brought together some of the UK’s best talents and collectors to not only to display, but offer tuition workshops and informational talks about their art. C.A.M.E. will take place from Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May from 1:00 – 8:00 pm each day at and is FREE ENTRY to the public.

C.A.M.E will additionally host special live music and spoken word performances