It’s a sort of garden company. Get your hedge trimmed you weed.
You gotta be careful you goof brains. The phone you read your 5G conspiracies on is likely infected with an asymptomatic strain of the millennium bug. The only solution is to inject yourself with microchips. And… that Bill Gates wants to charge you for every time you use a gate. Curses!
So, I’ve been doing some camouflage patterns for Krom Kendama.
And that pattern is kind of a 3D structure with shading. It was a real cerebellumfucker to get to make a proper repeat in both directions. But it’s perfect. And my brain is diced and deep-fried. But the result is divine and cosmic. And then there’s the crazy prog-rock waveform weaving it’s way round the drifting globe.
So, in collaboration with the world’s best Kendama company I have made this series of 3 kendamas. You are suitably impressed.
I made this image as part of the show.
Yeah, so cars, and other vehicles, with eyes, thoughts, the lingering possibility of death haunting them, no real explanation of whether they are alive and have souls and no way to touch each other or feel real warmth and friendship. Do they have brains? We don’t know. Do they have souls? They do not. And that knowledge is tearing them apart. There is only this. An awareness trapped inside an obsolete machine – with a finite time before they hit the junkyard and are dead forever.
A comedy. BBC 2, Thursday, 9.30pm
A set of 24 classic Menko cards for Black Humours Japan – coming 2020.
You read too much news…
From _______ To ________ Exhibition
Marking the 200-year anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, this exhibition at the Peoples History Museum in Manchester, UK will feature a wide selection of submissions triggered by that event. So while Peterloo undoubtedly remains a horrific chapter in British history, the displayed work is also an exploration of correspondence: looking further than one single time and place.
These crowd-sourced works (from invitees and via an open call) will all utilise the humble postal envelope to creatively explore this idea of ‘From _______ To ________’: highlighting a whole range of examples where force has been used to control citizens and suppress dissent.
The idea behind this exhibition is to use the events of Peterloo as a springboard to examine a history of resistance and corresponding violence with the variety of responses showing the breadth of the issue. Everything from Orgreave to the May ’68 riots and beyond.
My contribution is a series of ten images for the crowd-sourced part of the exhibition. See them below.
“The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, Lancashire, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.
The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 had resulted in periods of famine and chronic unemployment, exacerbated by the introduction of the first of the Corn Laws. By the beginning of 1819, the pressure generated by poor economic conditions, coupled with the relative lack of suffrage in Northern England, had enhanced the appeal of political radicalism. In response, the Manchester Patriotic Union, a group agitating for parliamentary reform, organised a demonstration to be addressed by the well-known radical orator Henry Hunt.
Shortly after the meeting began, local magistrates called on the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry to arrest Hunt and several others on the hustings with him. The Yeomanry charged into the crowd, knocking down a woman and killing a child, and finally apprehending Hunt. The 15th Hussars were then summoned by the magistrate, Mr Hulton, to disperse the crowd. They charged with sabres drawn, and in the ensuing confusion, 18 people were killed and 400–700 were injured. The massacre was given the name Peterloo in an ironic comparison to the Battle of Waterloo, which had taken place four years earlier.”
They said do something crazy. They said take a risk. They said push the boundaries. OK I said.
New video for Mr. Koifish with Philip Piaget
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich is showing an exhibition entitled “Ding / Unding. The Artist’s Book Unbound”. My ancient Drinking Baileys from a Skull (2004) zine I did for Nieves is included this exhibition.
photo: Livio Baumgartner
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich
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I’ve been making this nutty book for ages. And if I think it’s nutty compared to my other nutty work then it’s truly nuts. What do you think? I’m gonna publish it on real life paper soon but you can tell me what you think now… You can read the pdf by clicking here
This is a really amazing project to be part of. Mr Koifish are a new band in Denmark – a sort of psych-pop collective. I’ve been helping all around with lyrics and also with this video.
Made with the super talented Philip Piaget.
And when editorials go wrong.
I was doing an editorial for a magazine this week and I kind of got lost in the logic puzzle of the article which was about the rhetoric of UK and USA politics – particularly related to issues of authenticity and ‘backbone’. Well, when I’d finished chasing my tail I realised I just couldn’t honour the material. Oh well. Here are my roughs.
As part of the grand opening of the new Omnium Cargo flagship store and gallery in Copenhagen I will be showing a 10 year retrospective of graphics I have made for cycling events.
Come and see!
“Like a pair of eggs on a white dog’s leg”
Look in the shop – clip clop!
Something outrageous is coming.
A new book for 2019.