Friday, 18 February 2011

Dirty Rockin' & Rollin'!

This morning's trip to the post office/PO Box saw me sending a consignment of prints to Kings Framers in Lewes, my latest stockist, who got in touch after seeing "Up Over The Downs" at London Art Fair.

I also picked up aforementioned copy of The Dirty Mag. Thankfully, this isn't some tedious retro-billy rehash, but a great publication if you are into the less obvious facets of lo-brow culture. It's A5 in format, thoughtfully designed and exceptionally well printed. This issue, which is the 3rd, is a corker, certainly not just because of the article on Hi-Artz Press on p.32, but also the "electric" multi-process print work of Andy Fisher, Honkeyfingers lino-cuts and blues recordings, Gary Margerum's black and white reportage photography, featuring Ken Fox's Wall of Death... and plenty more. Buy it and find out!

I'm still working on the second of the glider prints. Bit of a bugger to get right, but I will win!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Lordy Hoody and Blimey O'Reilly!

Today started off rubbish - had a monster headache, but ended well. Got an e-newsletter from TAG Fine Arts, who've put Up Over The Downs on the front page along with Rob Ryan, announcing their presence at 20|21 International Art Fair, 17 - 20 February 2011, Stand 38, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU,

I also Picked up my current issue (nov8) of Uppercase Magazine, a sumptuous design publication from Canada.
This issue is a letterpress extravaganza and Hi-Artz Press get a mention. I fired up Vandercook and Valor heater on Boxing Day, in order to complete my contribution to their sampler (far too cold before - ink was solid!). Looking at this issue, it was worth it - better than rotting in front of Christmas telly anyway!

I'm also awaiting issue 3 of The Dirty Magazine which is also available now. It's dedicated to people who do unusual things in sheds (not making this any better, am I?) Basically those who are into old techniques and technology. Lovely, talented Scarlett Rickard came and interviewed me just before New Year.

I've also sold 2 prints - headache's better now.