29 June, 2006
I’ve always loved photocopied fanzines and direct media physical objects. Before the days when the internet allowed every freak a potential publishing opportunity, people had to use typewriters, and scissors and glue. Photoshop has rendered the world sterile. It is a useful tool, but just as the structure of modern dance music consists of eight bar loops thanks to the default settings in Cubase, Photoshop makes you think in certain ways. It removes the opportunity for interesting fuck-ups that come from old school cut and paste.
A gig crowd represents an interesting opportunity for the aspiring art terrorist. You have a captive audience of more or less like-minded individuals. Giving them something interesting to look at in between bands can be fun. Even better if the stuff is given to you by the band, as much of the stuff you see here was.
Long before I discovered the joys of Photoshop, I was making cut and splice creations, and appropriating any photocopier I could find for the purposes of cheap mass production.
Most of the pieces in this section were handed out for free at gigs, or sent across the globe as postcards to the marginal fringe dwellers that made up the core demographic.
Everything tagged ‘print’ is available here.
Trackback URL for this post: http://www.shardcore.org/shardpress/2006/06/29/print/trackback/