Karl Gerstner, from his book The forms of colour: the interaction of visual elements, 1986. Via flickrstream Oliver Tomas
Performing the Past.
Performing the Past is a collaborative research network between the Universities or Sheffield, Leeds and York. The project seeks to generate new ways of telling stories about the past by bringing together academics and professionals from Yorkshire’s cultural heritage industries.
This photo book evokes some of the themes of the project and records the richness and diversity of the workshops.
With thanks to Dr Vicky Crewe—University of Sheffield.
Gumming up the works.
Gumming Up the Works is the third instalment from Pam Flett Press—the writings of artist, writer and lecturer Joanne Lee. This third issue fantasizes about luminous constellations of dropped chewing gum on the street, confronts a horrible compulsion to seek out the hard stuff glued under desks or in the recesses of train carriages, before finding itself fixated upon various species of lumps, heaps and piles; ultimately the writing explores creative work as a sort of digestion or composting, and suggests we have quite a lot to learn from worms.For more info on Pam Flett or Joanne Lee, visit http://www.joannelee.info/_/pam_flett_press.html
Our Folksy shop is taking shape, and features our latest letterpress print, Left, Step Right.
Print - Four Generations of Die Stamping
We met these guys at the Indie Label Market last year in the sweltering heat of July. They spoke to us about their plans to make a short film about the printing process die stamping and about Perrott Bespoke Printing a family run traditional printers that has been going for four generations.
Here is the result. A lovingly made video produced by a group of friends commemorating Stephen Perrott’s families long running involvement in the process.
Art Sheffield 2013
Last year we created the designs for the Art Sheffield festival and produced the 64 page newspaper guide which was distributed around the city. Here are some of the interior pages.
Printed by the Newspaper Club
Established in Sheffield, UK in 2002, Bloc Projects is an artist-led project space with an annual programme of exhibitions, events and educational activity.
“I am an artist that has an eclectic practice with a core of disciplines of performance, sculpture, photography and video. Within these disciplines I am constantly learning new techniques in the development of new art works and this keeps my practice alive, exploratory and contemporary.
In this research Skittish my art involves actions that entail the conversion of everyday objects and materials into magical events. These performances take place in galleries and they are curated in partnership with sculpture which is of similar artistic concerns and processes to the live actions.”
We are looking forward to working on Lisa’s book ‘32 Significant Moments in the Making of Art’ later this year.
Researching Community Heritage — Sheffield University
We are very happy to have worked on this local and lovely project. Booklets, posters and website all designed and ready in time for last weeks Heritage Jamboree.
Digital print with 2/3rd cover (white ink). Printed by ASAP Digital. Photography: Gemma Thorpe
Special thanks to Kimberley Marwood.
The Life & Loves of a Nobody — Third Angel
Programme design for Third Angel’s current show, The Life & Loves of a Nobody. A wonderful performance that we were all in awe of.
Charles Regehr, advertising for Cummins Diesel International, 1963. Chicago, USA. The copy was repeated in six languages.