We had a stall at the Manchester Print Fair. Was a good day!
New Twigs and Apples screenprints.
More Twigs and Apples screenprints.
We’re busy putting together issue 7 for which we’ve had a TON of great submissions.
Next month we’ll be at:
Manchester Victoria Baths Fanzine Fair - Sun 5th May (third year running, this is a lovely venue well worth a visit)
Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair - 11th May (our first trip over there so do say hello!)
The deadline for our seventh issue is friday march 15th, so please get your submissions in by then. stuff we like includes but isn’t limited to; art, illustration, photography, writing, reviews, music, film, veganism, recipes, anarchism, environmentalism, sports, gardening, bike-riding, philosophy, travel, DIY & craft.
If you have any ideas for submission you would like to discuss with us then get in touch either through facebook or by emailing email@example.com
we’re now stocked at the lovely No Guts No Glory down in Devon. Check them out for artist prints, tees, zines & more!
The Giant Button of Legitimacy (a collaboration between Benedict Rutherford and Steph Fletcher, featured in Issue 6).
A plan to build a giant button in the central square of every town and city in the uk. The button will depress when the combined weight of 51% of the local populace is upon it. Revolutions can, and have, failed because too few have been involved in them.
We the ordinary people are told to wait five years for the next general election to choose who governs our lives. It is this flawed ritual, the general election, which provides governments composed of businessmen and career politicians with a sense of legitimacy as they go about reducing the living conditions of the majority. But what is legitimacy? Surely if 51% (more than half) of a local populace want change, then their wishes become legitimate. By standing on the button you are stating that you want things to change.
The button is connected to a telephone with a pre-recorded message, if enough assemble, local MPs will be informed that their services are no longer required, and that the people, the legitimate power, are better handling their own affairs. Should this change be resisted the 51% is enough of a mass to be able to take power by force. Their location in a town square allows for public debate, popular assembly and consensus decison making over the governing of the town/city.
Should buttons be depressed simultaneously in enough towns (51%) then those at number ten Downing Street will be getting a call informing them that their services are no longer required.