I-D Magazine No.6.
Day seven was an opportunity to reference production methods from the past, their place in history and their influence and relevance now. Cedar Lewisohn and South East Zine's Lisa Novak and Chris Dodson discussed small-press publishing, independent mind-sets and working within the canon with ideas that sit very much outside of it; Graham Congreve from Evolution Print came armed with a generous edition of Evolution Print posters to give away, extensive print know-how and an unbridled enthusiasm for the smell, look and feel of printed matter; Camberwell Press Editor Billie Muraben ran a cut and paste workshop with Illustration students and independent publishing afficionado Teal Triggs gve a talk on fanzines and counter-culture publishing, past and present.
Sniffin' Glue, by Mark Perry
Teal Triggs is Professor of Graphic Design, Course Director of MA Design Writing Criticism, and co-Director of Information Environments at LCC. We asked her to give a talk with particular emphasis on fanzines and counter-culture publishing. Street Readers & Writers: Fanzines by Graphic Designers spanned the conception of punk culture and 1970's fanzines to more contemporary work, highlighting the changing face of zine culture and production, the effects of technology, socio-political upheaval and the age of information, and noted how the underlying intention of fanzine authorship is still alive and thriving today.
Teal discussed the work of writer, broadcaster and publisher Jon Savage and psycho-geographer Ian Sinclair, the trickle up of street and fanzine culture to advertising and the mass-aesthetic, and examples of fanzines that became a part of, and shape mass publishing like ID Magazine, edited by Terry Jones, which introduced the concept of 'straight up' photography and experimental design and content to the 'glossies'. Teal also went on to discuss ways in which the immediacy of the fanzine process had been adopted outside of punk culture by the Zerox Palace's in India, and how it had originated in the sciece-fiction stories of the 1920s and 30s. Teal has kindly let us reproduce An American Perspective: From The Rag to Riches, her piece from the Things Happen fanzine in the Into the Fold publication.
Cedar Lewisohn & South East Zine discussion
Cedar Lewisohn and Chris Dodson
South East Zine is a new magazine founded by Lisa Novak and Chris Dodson that celebrates the creative talents and communities of South East London, it is a platform for new work and collaboration. Cedar Lewisohn is an artist and writer, his last book Abstract Graffiti was published my Merrell and designed by Lisa Novak of South East Zine. They came Into the Fold to discuss their own, and each others practice and where they meet.
Points included: the problems of knowledge influencing design aesthetics, roots in and out of prescribed practice, unpaid internships and ways you can re-direct your work for establishments into establishing yourself.
A full transcription of their discussion has been printed as part of the Into The Fold publication.
Top: Cedar printing on the relief press. Bottom: SOUTH EAST relief print.
Atlas Magazine Cut & Paste
Sylvanus Urban, inspired by the pen name of the editor of the first ‘general interest’ magazine The Gentleman’s Magazine (1731), and the work of magazine publisher, graphic designer and artist Jake Tilson, was a cut-and-paste DIY magazine workshop run by Press Editor Billie Muraben. The premise was to use materials and content available at Camberwell College to produce three pages per participant – the first featuring the work of a practitioner, the second an interest/particular book unrelated to their practice, and the third a set of static images to form a montage kit.Inspired by examples of self-publishing both past and present – from the likes of Harmony Korrine, AA Bronson and The Secret Public, and anthologies 200 Trips by Barry Miles and Fanzines by Teal Triggs; the students gathered visual and text based information from the library, photocopied it in its masses and got stuck in, quite literally, to their double-page spreads.
In only a few hours we had a 40-page zine covering everything from diagrams and graphs of the scale of kitsch to nuns, popsicles and the nuclear bomb. Whilst there was an initial sense of panic at having to work quickly and outside of usual go-to processes, the brief’s ask to walk the length of the library aisles to find books that slip through the computer Search system proved rewarding in terms of both breadth of themes and encouraging the participants to see the great span of information that is available to them. With only a couple of hours to assemble, paste and pagenate everyone had to up their rate of production – the process suits a degree of not so much carelessness, but a willingness to not be precious and focus on communication rather than striving for perfection. None of the students had made zines before, but the quality of what they produced, their enthusiasm and humour suggested that it could, and should be something they continue producing.
Top: Chloe Greenfield. Bottom: Rosie Conheady
Evolution Print Drop-in
Evolution Print are based in Sheffield and headed up by Jonathan Newbould and Graham Congreve. They print jobs that span all genres of publishing, from small-scale short runs to larger, more complex projects. Graham Congreve came Into The Fold armed with a generous edition of Evolution Print posters to give away to students, extensive print know-how and an unbridled enthusiasm for the smell, look and feel of printed matter.
Among Other Things
Fresh Prints: Camberwell Press has been invited to display a range of recently produced publications at the Fresh Prints exhibition – Showroom, University of the Arts London. Please join us at the Private View on Wednesday the 1st of May to discuss and see what we have been working on.
Let's Get Quizzical – Round 2: Following the success of the first, we are inviting you to join us and take part in the second instalment of the Camberwell Press pub quiz, with categories such as: Typography, Animation, Illustration, Film and more to question your creative mental knowledge.
18 February 6pm - 9pm
Camberwell College of Arts
Book launch for I used to be a design student, created by Brighten the Corners, Frank Philipin and Billy Kiosoglou. The launch takes place at Camberwell College of Arts where the inspiration began after a workshop led by Brighten the Corners for the BA Graphic Design students, which looked at the relationship between their student work and their development into professional practice. Find out more about the book and event here.
13 December 2012 09.00 - 18.00
LBi Event Space
To find out more on the event visit the Alt/Shift website and join the discussion online.
4 October - 20 October 2012
Mokita 2: illustration Symposium
16 October 2012 10.00 - 17.00
Le Fil The Filosophy of Making
25 - 28 September 2012
Le Fil presents his debut solo show 'Pop Sculpture: The Filosophy of Making', which will bring the spectacle of pop music into the art gallery context. Camberwell Space will be transformed into a multi-disciplinary platform ready for a pop sculptural reinvention. 'Pop Sculpture' features new songs, ceramics and sculptures created by Le Fil during his art residency at Vanguard Court Studios in Peckham.
Writing on the Wall
14 March 2012
CCW Wilson Road
Into the Fold
24 February - 13 March 2012
Camberwell Press seeks to create and ideal and interactive studio within a public space for two and half weeks. The exhibition will culminate in a publication formed from material generated with collaborators via a series of talks, workshops, design & publishing projects.
Among Other Things
10 January - 10 Feburary 2012
Among Other Things brings together objects, video, sound and installation by four artists who question what it means to produce work through relational encounters with and between people.
onedotzero_adventures in motion
23 - 27 November 2011
2011 sees onedotzero celebrate 15 years of championing the progression of global digital culture and innovation in motion. Programmed in partnership with regular host venue BFI Southbank, this special anniversary will present short films and animation, music videos, interactivity, digital art and everything in between.