Wednesday 15 October 2008

Cheltenham Illustration Awards - Guest Speaker

The title of my talk was - The Zineopolis Zine Collection and Future Fantasteek

"A one day Symposium that explores autonomous career pathways for Illustration graduates and professionals. We have a distinguished line-up of speakers, who are all keen to discuss the proposal that illustrators will only find creative satisfaction through self-expression and creating work that is meaningful to them, and not dependent on short-lived trends or dictates of the graphic design industry. The Symposium will take place at Pittville Studios, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham on Wednesday the 15 October 2008, and will coincide with the presentation ceremony of the second Cheltenham Illustration Awards." Flyer copy

Wednesday 1 October 2008

Future Fantasteek! Issue No.5

...Credit Crunch Issue

Softback Zine printed in greyscale on yellow paper, with colour center pages, includes a tipped-in dubious banknote and rubber stampped flies. staple bound. A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Bright pink card cover with yellow dots. 

Issue Five: Brighton 2008, edition size of fifty.

The credit crunch issue looks at liars, not using your brain and spotting fakes. There's free money from the bank of Future Fantasteek included as a worthless free gift. The Damp Research Facilities answer these questions: Why are people so nasty to each other ? Is greed really the future? How many of us have eaten from the Tree of Stupidity ? Can genetically enhanced monkeys with clipboards replace office staff? And could octopus DNA enable you to work longer hours? More pointless questions to ponder in a disappointing world...

To see the whole zine follow this link