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Things 2013 #10: slingshot, sexy haiku’s, girls’ mag, rocks and eye-dizzying posters

This week Things finds it’s form shooting other things from the treetops of it’s Beano-reading youth, loves illustrated haikus about disappointing sex, finds fun in a girls’ mag and likes three lovely, very different, well-printed posters. Go on, have a gander.

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Not Another Bill & Chris Jarratt: Not Another… Slingshot

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Not Another Bill & Chris Jarratt: Not Another… Slingshot

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Not Another Bill & Chris Jarratt: Not Another… Slingshot

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Not Another Bill & Chris Jarratt: Not Another… Slingshot

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Not Another Bill & Chris Jarratt: Not Another… Slingshot

Not Another Bill & Chris Jarratt: Not Another… Slingshot

Not Another Bill create special surprises to break up the post mat’s red letters and junk mail. This month it’s a slingshot! Everyone loves a slingshot – especially when it’s been made by a professional slingshot maker Christopher Jarratt. Many a summer have I spent failing to whittle a branch into this sort of shape.
www.notanotherbill.com

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Jamie Stewart and Sophie Alda: Oneliest

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Jamie Stewart and Sophie Alda: Oneliest

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Jamie Stewart and Sophie Alda: Oneliest

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Jamie Stewart and Sophie Alda: Oneliest

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Jamie Stewart and Sophie Alda: Oneliest

Jamie Stewart and Sophie Alda: Oneliest

Belly Kids, the eclectic publishers we have to thank for last summer’s Bill Murray colouring in book have just made this excellent little book of musician and poet Jamie Stewart’s haiku’s. Tender and witty illustrations by Sophie Alda accompany Jamie’s musings on cats, ennui, porn and grief.

www.bellykids.co.uk

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Mushpit: Big Issue

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Mushpit: Big Issue

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Mushpit: Big Issue

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Mushpit: Big Issue

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Mushpit: Big Issue

Mushpit: Big Issue

Oh Mushpit, Dalston’s DIY mag dream. Very hard not to be won over by this one. Funny, fun and just getting on with making something they want to make. Scrunchies, horoscopes, belly jewels and how to crawl out of an existential crisis.
www.themushpit.co.uk

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Thomas Murphy: Rocks and Rock Sculptures

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Thomas Murphy: Rocks: two colour risograph

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Thomas Murphy: Rocks: two colour screen print

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Thomas Murphy: Rock Sculptures: two colour risograph

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Thomas Murphy: Rock Sculptures: two colour risograph

Thomas Murphy: prints

The shapes on Thomas Murphy’s screen printed Rocks and risograph Rock Sculptures are strange, elegant things that don’t necessarily resemble rocks at all. Some look like the eroded teeth an ardent Slush Puppy drinker might end up with, others a little like a strawberry meringue. In short, they’re pleasantly ambiguous.

www.murphytom.com

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Lovely Jojo: Quiet print

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Lovely Jojo: Quiet print

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Lovely Jojo: Quiet print

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Lovely Jojo: Quiet print

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Lovely Jojo: Quiet print

Lovely Jojo: Quiet print

Ironically placed adjective or reverse-pyschology directive? However you read Lovely Jojo’s eye-dizzying print its sure to wake you up and make you squint, seeking shapes in those colourful triangles.
www.lovelyjojos.com