Yes, of course it’s fresh prints from the new, new Panther Club, a series of what I’ve roughly translated as a study in the potential of comics, the members of parliament in their mostly grotesque glory, nostalgia typeset 222 times and something to impress Bill Oddie. Things, I don’t have the mental capacity to imagine it could be anything else.
Panorama du Feu Jochen Gerner
Translating as “a view of fire”, this series is a multi-great collection of comics that have got something of the OuBaPo movement in it. By working directly on to the covers of fifties to seventies comics with black ink and leaving transparent a number of pictograms, the process explores themes and aesthetics of the content and theme of each issue. And of course it looks very, very good as a set.
Beginnings Panther Club
Firstly, with four posters sent to us and five members in the studio, one person had to look on jealously while we opened some most excellent UV silkscreen and giclée prints. The series The Beginning is an homage to counter-culture, with too many good names to mention (see captions) all of who clearly have the right attitude towards the worth of a beautifully put together package. Very excited about the Panther Club.
Bird Beak Book Oscar Bolton Green
Really nice self published book by Oscar. There is that happy clarity in all his illustrations that make it equally pleasing for all ages. Excellent composition AND good choice of bird facts. Attenborough says “yes” and so do Corraini who have just agreed to publish it!
650 Gargoyles David Janes
Whilst trying to find out more I discovered that not only is David Janes blessed with the ability for uncanny likeness in his portraits of all 650 members of parliment (colour coded) but he also has the best handwriting ever. A quick word from the artist – “Marvel at the grotesque caricatures. Keep an eye on who’s who. Throw darts at honorable members”.
Retro Fonts Gregor Stawinski
Telling it how it is, Retro Fonts, a compendium of font specimens with their contextual reference opposite, chronologically arranged through type (no pun intended) and period. Picking favourites has proved an excellent use of studio time with honourable mentions to Delphin, Georg Trump 1952 and Bronx, David Quay 1986.
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