Thursday, 27 April 2017

RIP Leo Baxendale




The bell has rung and school is out and the flags of Bash Street are flying at half-mast.
The master has left the Staff Room.






Saturday, 22 April 2017

Happy 80th Birthday, Mister Nicholson




Waitress: 
"You want me to hold the chicken, huh?"

Jack Nicholson: 
"I want you to hold it between your knees."




Wednesday, 29 March 2017

50?




Meanwhile. . .

An article of clothing falls from the Emperor's shoulders.

And on the BBC 'the people' lodge their current thoughts: Happy - worried - confused?

With emoji paddles.





"I choose to believe in Britain and that our best days lie ahead."

– T. May 29 / 3 / 17





Thursday, 16 March 2017

Go West! Bristol Artists Book Event @ Arnolfini: April 1st and 2nd

As if Leeds wasn't excitement enough.
Lordie.






More information here


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

1 city, 2 days, 3 letters, 3 editions, 10 pounds





The newly-collected 'A, B, C' Set from Ensixteen Editions (collating recent numbers 27, 28 and 29 in the 'bio auto graphic' series) will be available at the Leeds event at a mouth-watering £10.

I dare you not to.


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Answer!

The letter 'C' is also – conveniently – for 'contemporary'.
As in. . .




This weekend I will be pleased to visit the swinging hub of Northern hipster-ishnesses that is The Tetley, Leeds.
I'll be setting up my stall at the 20th International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair therein, ready to exhibit, fraternise and flog my wares from my Ensixteeen Editions Back Catalogue.

Glad that – despite the absence of my esteemed partner in crime and book arts Mette Ambeck, with whom I have attended many similar events organised by the marvellous Chris Taylor and John McDowall over the years – I can fly the flag once more for such a significant milestone event.

Check out the site (link above) and please do recommend that any local chums drop by to release their wallet moths!

Have at it!

PS - 
There's also a comprehensive exhibit of my series of 'bio auto graphic' books included in the current
'Future Legacies: Collections, Collecting and Artist's Books' at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University Library, University of Leeds – until June 10th.
Here's a slightly grainy flavour of it, courtesy Mister Taylor: