Regardless of whether or not you have any interest in the international punk rock landscape, if you’re a reader of newspapers, you’ve probably familiar with Pussy Riot. The entire three-woman Russian punk band were jailed back in March, following a so-called “flash performance” on February 21 at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral, during which the group [...]
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Pussy Riot: the e-book. The City University of New York's Feminist Press plans to release Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom on Sept. 21st. The e-book will collect writings about the punk band/feminist collective who incurred the Russian government's wrath by performing an anti-Putin song in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Self-publishing has never been more accessible than it is today thanks to the internet and the availability of digital printing. So, in many ways, In Numbers is a timely exhibition and book as it charts the growth of publications produced by artists since the Fifties to the present day. From the rise of the small press in the Sixties to the DIY zine culture of the Eighties and Nineties, professional artists have taken on the format of magazines and postcards as a new platform for artistic expression, as well as a means of correspondence and sharing of ideas.
The same forces that dictate which clothing designer's spring line will garner the most retail attention—marketing, aesthetics and target audience—also influence seasonal buying trends. And while the debate withstands in determining the breadth of "good" literature based on either popularity or critical credibly, it's a fact that general reading audiences do judge books by their covers. As a result of the old adage, many book publishers and printers are developing ways of cornering consumers using unusual substrates and production methods to enhance design, of which fine art photography is a common thread. The following titles are among a few fresh examples of how