Fantastic flyer for a Sun Ra gig from an excellent set of old Post Punk flyers I found on the reinvigorated Flickr the other week.
Just to say that this weekend sees the first of his Super Satanic Saturdays at the Resistance Gallery.
Go to the Satanic Mojo blog for more background info on the upcoming comic and exhibition based on his exploits. The video above gives you an idea of where he’s heading, sounds right up my street.
Finally, after a couple of teases by Ninja Tune, I can show this beauty off, something that’s been in the pipeline for a while now. Today is Bonobo‘s big gig at the Roundhouse, a full day of music curated by Simon Green and rounded off with a performance by him and his band. With the likes of Gilles Peterson, Machine Drum, The Invisible, Adam Buxton’s Bug, a Boiler Room-hosted space and Solid Steel broadcasting snippets of the event on the web, it should be epic. To make it even more epic 500 lucky golden ticket winners will each receive one of these 12″ zoetrope picture discs of his already classic track, ‘Cirrus’.
I took the original archive loops from Cyriak‘s incredible video for the track and broke them down into circular visuals to make a spinning animated version. Dating back to the first primitive animation techniques of our time, the zoetrope relies on a viewer to see the action happen. This is included with the disc along with assembly instructions so that people can watch while the disc plays. See the above film for an approximation of what the disc does when spinning.
This is all rounded off by a beautiful Leif Podhajsky design on the reverse side. Lovely.
Shortly after Storm Thorgerson died I did an interview with Matt Meuse of CBC Music about why sleeve art matters and where it will go next. Also in the interview are Jeff Jank who designs for Stones Throw and David Jones (pictured) who owns the Vinyl Records store in Vancouver.
The Image Duplicator show opened last night at the Orbital Gallery and was a great success with artists and punters out in force. The standard of work was excellent and centre stage was Dave Gibbons with his take on Lichtenstein‘s ‘Whaam!’, retitled ‘Whaat!?’ He graciously signed and chatted to all and was a thoroughly top bloke. Rian Hughes and Jason Atomic did a fine job organising everything, as did Mark Blamire in getting all the prints made and packaged up for people to buy. Prints of selected items are available to buy online here.
Special mentions for Garry Leach who turned up with a newly finish Popeye piece called ‘Plop Art’, complete with toilet roll, and Michelle Amir‘s Barbie car hosting a couple apeing ‘In The Car’. Massive thanks to Karl and everyone at Orbital Comics as well for hosting it at their gallery and providing hospitality. I was so pleased to be a part of it and even managed to sell my piece too! Second comic-related result of the week. The show is on at the Orbital Gallery inside Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JA until May 31st after which it moves to the A&D gallery in Chiltern St.