Friday 20 April 2012

HOME - collaborative bookwork

These are the first sample pages from HOME - an Artists' Book, where 50 illustrators were selected to
produce a diecut house with opening flaps, in response to the theme of 'Home'. The page is about 30cm high. More images to follow when the final book is compiled and finished. Book created by Making Spaces, UK.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Future Fantasteek! No.12 - Aisles of Chunder

NEW OUT - almost...
Future Fantasteek! No.12 - Aisles of Chunder
The Olympics, the Diamond Jubliee and Dickens, what's not to like?
As usual, the first 30 copies go to libraries and collections, want one?
email me,

Thursday 16 February 2012

Future Fantasteek! on show in the University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building

The last location of the Mini-Tour!
Now in the University of Portsmouth, UK.
Also showing some Art-Zines from the Zineopolis Collection.

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Caravan Gallery Publication - Other People's Pictures

This book is the product of a competition run by The Caravan Gallery - a mobile photography project based in Portsmouth. The Caravan travels the UK, documenting the way we live today. Other People's Pictures is a selection of images sent in by Caravan fans.

To preview the book follow this link:
I was lucky enough to get two photos selected. Havant station and Xmas in Brighton.

For more information about The Caravan Gallery, visit:

The competition was managed by Daniel O'Neill, find him on Twitter:

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Future Fantasteek! on show in the Stuart Hall Library, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) Rivington Place London

Future Fantasteek! Mini-Tour has just opened at the Stuart Hall Library, INIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Here are some photos of the show kindly taken by Sonia Hope - Library Manager.

Link to INVIA's blog here...

INVIA are also looking to expand their zine collection...
Click here for information about how to donate your zine.

Saturday 19 November 2011

Future Fantasteek! on show in the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago

Here are some great photos of the Future Fantasteek! installation at the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, USA.
30th October - 20th November 2012

Many thanks to Paige K. Johnston, Manager of Special Collections, John M. Flaxman Library, for the photographs. The show contains the Future Fantasteek! Mini-Tour and some examples of serial zines from the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

Sunday 4 September 2011

Artist's Book Yearbook : 2012-2013

Over 600 artist’s book listings from 207 national and international artists. Reference listings of: collections, libraries, archives, bookshops, galleries, centres, design print and bind, publishers, dealers, presses, studios, competitions, fairs, festivals and exhibitions, journals, reference books, organisations, societies, websites, academic projects, touring programmes and courses.There's also a double-page spread all about the Future Fantasteek! Mini-Tour.

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Future Fantasteek! No.11 - Sunbeams From Cucumbers

Future Fantasteek! Issue No.11 - Sunbeams From Cucumbers is out now.
Softback Zine printed in colour on cream, yellow and tinted papers, saddle-stitched.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Blue card cover with small dye-cut and free saint card insert. Brighton 2011, edition size of fifty.

This issue features two guest artists.

Joe Kolessides -

Gregory Reuben Levitt -

So far, issue 11 has found itself a home at these locations...
  • Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol, School of Creative Arts, U.K. 
  • Printed Historical Sources, 1914-present, The British Library, London, U.K. 
  • Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), Rivington Place, London, U.K. 
  • Library and Archive, Tate, Millbank, London, U.K. 
  • National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London, U.K. 
  • Library, London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London, U.K. 
  • Zineopolis, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, U.K. 
  • University of Brighton, St Peter's House Library, Brighton, U.K. 
  • University of Iowa, University Libraries, Iowa City, IA, U.S.A. 
  • Reed College Library, Portland, OR, U.S.A. 
  • Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ, U.S.A. 
  • Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University Library, Boca Raton, FL, U.S.A. 
  • Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL, U.S.A. 
  • Aboveground Zine Library, Kenner, LA, U.S.A. 
  • Duke University, Durham NC, U.S.A. 
  • Colorado College Special collections, Colorado Springs, CO, U.S.A. 
  • Toronto Zine Library, Toronto, ON, Canada. 
  • {Disarmed}, Bedeteca de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Friday 8 July 2011

Printmaking Today Vol 20 No2

There's an article about Future Fantasteek! zines in the current issue of Printmaking Today Vol 20 No2 Summer 2011. The feature's written by Sarah Bodman - Senior Research Fellow for Artists' Books at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR), where she runs projects investigating and promoting contemporary book arts.

Sunday 3 July 2011

Future Fantasteek! on show in the Bingham Center Zine Collection.

The Future Fantasteek! Mini-tour has now opened at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Celebrating ten issues, Future Fantasteek! is on display along with the original sketchbooks in the Lilly Library foyer, Duke University East Campus, from June 20-October 7, 2011.

Click here for exhibition information and links...

On Duke University's Facebook Page...!/binghamcenter

On Duke University's FlickR Page, more to follow..

Thanks for the pictures to Kelly Wooten - Curator and archivist at the Bingham Center.

Friday 27 May 2011

Future Fantasteek! at Colorado College - Special Collections

1st April - 31st May
First leg of the American tour - Future Fantasteek! all ten issues, sketchbook pages and catalogue were shown in the Colorado College Special Collections.

Thank you to Jessy Randall, Curator and Archivist for the images.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Future Fantasteek! University of the West of England, Bristol, 27 April 2011 - 14 June 2011

The Future Fantasteek! Mini-Tour has now moved on to its next UK venue.

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
Tom Trusky Exhibition Cases. Special Collections Room, Bower Ashton Library.
27 April 2011 - 14 June 2011

Monday 2 May 2011

Book Arts Newsletter No.65

The May - (mid) June 2011 Book Arts Newsletter, No. 65 is now ready for download at:

It features Future Fantasteek! No.10 and information about the mini-tour of all ten issues plus sketchbooks, now about to start showing at At Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol. Plus lots more information about artists' books, opportunities and exhibitions.

Saturday 9 April 2011

HOME - Sat 23 Apr - Sat 11 Jun Quay Arts, Isle of Wight.

I recently produced artwork for the HOME Artists' Book. It consists of 50 die-cut houses exploring the individual home-based memories of 50 British illustrators. This special collection will be for sale throughout the exhibition at Quay Arts, Sea Street , Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD
I'll post more images of the finished book when I have some.

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Future Fantasteek! No.10 - Royal Wedding Souvenir

Royal Wedding Souvenir Issue

Softback Zine printed in colour on cream paper, saddle-stitched.
A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Silver metallic cover.
Issue Ten: Brighton 2011, edition size of fifty.

Who’d have thought it... ISSUE TEN, of this rambling nonsense.
The Damp Research team have been trotting out this stuff for FIVE years now.
At some point you might have thought someone would find something better to do
...but apparently not. Well, the walls of money have stuck to rich people again and University is now soooo expensive only the Queen can afford to send her eldest son, don’t even bother sending girls - they just need to be pretty these days, start saving up for a boob job and sod the degree...
(unless it’s in cosmetic surgery)
Damp Research - thinking for you, because you’re watching X-Factor...

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Future Fantasteek! at LCC

Future Fantasteek! on tour at LCC
Date: 1 March – 6 April, 2011
Times: Mon – Thurs, 9.30am – 8.15pm; Fri 9.30am – 5.45pm; Sat 10am – 3.45pm
Venue: London College of Communication Library, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6SB

Contact: Leila Kassir,
Many thanks to Pascale Jordan for the photos of the show.

To celebrate its tenth edition, Jackie Batey’s serial zine Future Fantasteek! – a collection of humorous sketchbook drawings/doodles all done on the train – will be on show at the LCC Library from the 1 March to the 6 April. The exhibition forms part of a tour which takes the ten zines (along with a 78 page catalogue) across the UK and the US.

Follow this link for more info and directions.

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Future Fantasteek! Tour ready to go...

Future Fantasteek! will be celebrating the tenth issue in Feb 2011. 
I decided to arrange a small touring exhibition consisting of the ten zines but also showing the sketchbooks (done on the train) that feed them. I've decided to set of two exhibitions, one to the UK and one to the USA.

The catalogue is now available to buy prior to the exhibition.
You can flick through it here, this book will also tour with the
zines. Thanks to everyone who's been involved, I'm looking
forward to the start of it all. There's a list below of the venues
so if you want to see Future Fantasteek! the first ten issues all
together you know where they'll be...

The U.K. Locations

1 March 2011 – 6 April 2011
University of the Arts London, LCC, London.

27 April 2011- 14 June 2011
Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol.

5 Sept 2011 – 28 Oct 2011
The Library, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford.

21 Nov 2011 - 13 Jan 2012
INVIA, Institute of International Visual Arts, London.

1 Feb 2012 - 1 March 2012
The Ministry of Books, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth.

The U.S.A. Locations

1 April – 31 May 2011
Colorado College Special Collections, Colorado Springs, CO.

27 June - 7 Oct 2011
The Sallie Bingham Center, Duke University, Durham, NC.

30 Oct – 20 Nov 2011
Joan Flasch Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Sunday 12 December 2010

Damp Flat Xmas Card

Happy Xmas from Damp Flat - I saw this alarming Santa at an Xmas market in London, it was making small children burst into tears.

Ultrabold No.8

Ultrabold is the journal of St Bride Library. Its editorial policy encompasses the full breadth of the Library’s collections; current design projects and expressive personal work rub shoulders with historical investigations and appreciations. Each issue is 40pp, illustrated in full colour throughout. Issue No.8 has an article by Teal Triggs, Fanzines: new directions for the DIY revolution (pp.10-18).