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!
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:
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Here's a contribution I've made to an upcoming publication that will chart the still, sinister waters of Loch Ness – towards which a book artists expedition mounted by Sarah Bodman, Stephen Fowler, Nancy Campbell and other chums is soon heading. . .
Click on the image for full splendour thereof.
The tome will feature a variety of works inspired by the Loch's most famous dweller and the project's part of the annual Centre for Fine Print Research activities circling World Book Day later this Spring.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
A joke will go without a punchline, given the passing of this gentleman.
Together with Ray Galton (above right) he created so many characters, lines and scenes fundamental to the evolution of British comedy.
"It may be just a smear to you, mate – but it's life and death to some poor wretch."
The laughter is the life.