An image of Senator Ted Cruz sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committe for the the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Ketanji Brown Jackson. Cruz sits to the right of the image at a wooden desk, facing the camera. With his right hand he holds up a book, with 'The End of Policing' visible in large orange text on its cover.
Verso Books, The End of Policing
  • “The simple, sober cover design that @keithisworking did for @VersoBooks's "The End of Policing" is not the kind of thing that wins awards or makes year-end 10 best lists, but holy sh*t it works to devastating effect at a moment like this”
  • Michael Bierut
  • Art direction by Andy Pressman.
Colourful hoardings around the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
MAC Birmingham, Outdoor Posters
Colourful hoardings around the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
MAC Birmingham, Outdoor Posters
Colourful hoardings around the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
MAC Birmingham, Outdoor Posters
Colourful hoardings around the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
MAC Birmingham, Outdoor Posters
Colourful hoardings around the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
MAC Birmingham, Outdoor Posters
  • Hoarding designs for MAC, a contemporary arts centre in Birmingham's Cannon Hill Park, to help maintain a public presence during the Covid lockdowns.
A white book cover with gradient triangles and broken text reading 'Neither Vertical Nor Horizonal', standing amongst broken materials against a light blue background.
Verso Books, Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal
A red, white and blue gradient book colour with text reading 'A World Without Police', leaning against a roughly torn block of packing foam against a light blue background.
Verso Books, A World Without Police
Two black book covers with white serif text reading 'Rhapsody for the Theatre' and 'The Age of the Poets'. The Age of the Poets is standing, and has a yellow thread overlaying the text, with a torn piece of packing foam visible behind it. Rhapsody for the Theatre is leaning at a 45 degree angle against a piece of polystyrene, and has a yellow cross made of tape overlaying the type. Both are photographed against a light blue background.
Verso Books, Rhapsody for the Theatre / The Age of the Poets
A book cover with a torn red shape to the left, and text reading 'For a Left Populism', standing in front of a broken ceiling tile against a light blue background. A small orange ball sits in the foreground.
Verso Books, For a Left Populism
A book cover with a trompe l'oeil effect of being wrapped in police tape reading 'A Critical Theory of Police Power'. It stands on a thick piece of polystyrene and leans against a roughly torn piece of packing foam, all photographed against a light blue background.
Verso Books, A Critical Theory of Police Power
Two book covers, one fluoro green standing up square to the camera, the other fluoro red leaning at angle on a piece of broken polystyrene with only the spine visible. Both have text reading 'Direct Action', and are photographed against a light blue background.
Verso Books, Direct Action
A blue book cover with white text reading 'The rebellion will tryly be – by the manner of its recruitment and the origins of its fighters – a war of the people.' It's leaning against a piece of broken polystyrene sitting on top of a small piece of paving slab against a light blue background.
Verso Books, Revolution in the Revolution
A black book cover reading 'A Critique of Political Reason', leaning against a small piece of paving slab against a light blue background. Behind the book, a large yellow smiley face balloon peeks out.
Verso Books, Foucault's Analysis of Modern Governmentality
A red and white book cover, styled to look like a 1980s edition of a tabloid newspaper, with a black and white photograph of Arthur Scargill and headline text reading 'The Enemy Within'. It leans against a small block of polystyrene against a light blue background, with brown perforated packing paper sitting behind the book.
Verso Books, The Enemy Within
A white, blue and red book cover designed to resemble a Chartist poster, reading 'The Dignity of Chartism'. It stands on a thick piece of polystyrene and leans against a roughly torn piece of packing foam, all photographed against a light blue background.
Verso Books, The Dignity of Chartism
  • Cover designs for Verso Books, the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world.
  • Art direction by Andy Pressman, Melissa Weiss, and No Ideas.
Scattered, glossy black posters. with a dense line illustration, and the title 'Welcome to the New Earth'.
Black Hole Club, Welcome to the New Earth
The logo for Black Hole Club.
Black Hole Club, Logo
The website for Art Office Doc, featuring a list of white text on a black background, and images which seem to appear and disappear randomly.
Black Hole Club, artofficedoc.online
Black flyers with white type which reads 'Press On And Play', scattered on a grey concrete floor.
Black Hole Club, Press On and Play
  • Ongoing design for Black Hole Club, Vivid Projects' artists develpment programme, which provides space for sharing skills, testing ideas and reaching audiences through live and online platforms.
An installation view of Flatpack's Wonderland exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Flatpack, Wonderland Exhibition
An installation view of Flatpack's Wonderland exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Flatpack, Wonderland Identity
An installation view of Flatpack's Wonderland exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Flatpack, Wonderland Exhibition
AAn installation view of Flatpack's Wonderland exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Flatpack, Wonderland Exhibition
An installation view of Flatpack's Wonderland exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Flatpack, Wonderland Exhibition
An installation view of Flatpack's Wonderland exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Flatpack, Wonderland Exhibition
An installation view of Flatpack's Wonderland exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Flatpack, Wonderland Exhibition
An installation view of Flatpack's Wonderland exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Flatpack, Wonderland Exhibition
An installation view of Flatpack's Wonderland exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Flatpack, Wonderland Exhibition
  • “The project has uncovered a dazzling array of material from public and private collections alike, bringing Birmingham’s cinema history to life.”
  • Tribune
  • Photos courtesy of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 2022.
    © Birmingham Museums Trust.
    Wonderland interactive designs by Spaceplay.
An open copy of The Baffler magazine lies open over the cover of another copy. On the left page of the open spread is an illustration of two protest placards against a yellow background. The placard in the foreground reads, in large capital letters 'WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE*' while the placard in the background reads '* NOT YOU'. The right page is text, with the headline 'Redefining the Working Class' and the subhead 'Beyond white men in hard hats.'
The Baffler, Editorial illustration
  • Editorial illustration for America’s leading voice of interesting and unexpected left-wing political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems and art.
  • Read the article here.
  • Art direction by No Ideas.
A black book with the title 'Phantom Walls', with light hitting the dark background behind it.
David Rowan, Phantom Walls
An open book with a photograph of a machine on the left page, and 'TRUTH IS A DIFFICULT CONCEPT' on the right.
David Rowan, Phantom Walls
An open book with a large, full bleed photograph of framed pictures on a backdrop of acoustic insulated foam, with a display case of objects in the foreground.
David Rowan, Phantom Walls
An open book with a full bleed photograph of the underside of a bridge. A road is visible in the foreground, and there are posters flyposted to the brick of the bridge, one of which reads 'TRUTH IS A DIFFICULT CONCEPT'.
David Rowan, Phantom Walls
  • Publication for David Rowan, based on works relating to Oliver Lodge, the University of Birmingham's first Principal, originally commissioned by the University's Research and Cultural Collections. Phantom Walls is the title of Lodge’s book of 1929, which explored the possibility of an afterlife – an alternative reality beyond death.
A book with a light blue, pale pink and white gradient on the cover leans against two roughly shaped blocks of foam in front of a yellow background. The cover features a graphic which combines the hammer and sickle with the transgender symbol, with overlaid text reading 'TRANSGENDER MARXISM'.
Pluto Press, Transgender Marxism
A black book balances on a slab of polystyrene and a small, orange ball in front of a yellow background. The white cover text reads 'Revenge Capitalism'.
Pluto Press, Revenge Capitalism
A yellow and black book cover stands on a broken ceiling tile in front of a roughly torn piece of packing foam, all agaisnt a yellow background. The cover features irregular shapes and text reading 'Post-capitalist Futures.
Pluto Press, Postcapitalist Futures
A white book leans against a piece of roughly torn packing foam against a yellow background. The cover features a graphic based on Guy Debord's 'The Naked City', with Situationist concepts in black text connected by red arrows.
Pluto Press, The Situationist International
  • Book cover designs for Pluto Press, established in 1969 and one of the world’s oldest radical publishers.
  • Art direction by Melanie Patrick
A large assortment of printed matter, scattered in a random fashion.
Wümme
An A4, blue drawing of a riot police officer overlaid with red, hand-drawn text reading 'Happy New Decade'. A smaller, A6 piece of paper reads 'Just how roaring will your 20s be?'. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, January 2020
An A4, folded piece of paper with a type collage reading 'WÜMME' on one side, and densely typeset text on the other. A smaller, A6 piece of blue paper reads 'I'm not afraid of wasting my time. I'm not afraid of losing my teeth'. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, February 2020
An A4, folded piece of black paper reading 'FAIL WE MAY. SAIL WE MUST'. A smaller, A6 piece of blue paper with a dense paragraph of text. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, March 2020
An A4, folded piece of paper with a dense list of type on it. Overlaid, in much larger but degraded pink and yellow type are the words 'Reality Collapse Event. Season Finale 2020'. In the bottom right quarter of the page is an image of goats running amok in Llandudno. A smaller, A6 piece of grey paper features the iCal days for the month of April arranged into an infinity symbol. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, April 2020
An A6, pink piece of paper featuring the Drake meme, in which Drake shuns Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly, but points approvingly at Bruce Springsteen. The overlaid text reads 'The boss is not your friend'. Beside it is an A6, black and white booklet with the words 'WRONG MEETING' on the cover. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, May 2020
An open A6 booklet, with white pages and small, simply typeset black text on a background of OSB.
Wümme, May 2020
An open A6 booklet, with white pages and a grainy, realistic illustration of a boring office meeting table, on a background of OSB.
Wümme, May 2020
An open A6 booklet, with white pages and small, simply typeset black text on a background of OSB.
Wümme, May 2020
An A4, folded piece of white paper with text reading 'On and on & on and on & on and on. On and on and on and on and on', and a 'spinning wheel of death' icon from the Apple operating system, which appears to bounce across the words like a karaoke machine. Beside it is a smaller, A6 piece of peach paper with a dense quotation from Fred Moten on it. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, June 2020
A white, A6 piece of paper features a colour illustration of Hokusai's 'The Great Wave', with a much bigger wave appearing to follow behind it. Beside it is a folded, white A4 piece of paper with a multicoloured, distorted smiley face, and the text 'SO FAR SO GOOD'. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, July 2020
A white, A6 piece of paper features an excerpt from a Peanuts comic strip. Behind it, a much larger sheet of folded white paper has a densely typset text interspersed with images, and the randomly arranged title 'LOOSE CONNECTIONS'. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, August 2020
A white, A6 piece of paper with the hand-written text 'Chris Watson via Tom James'. Beside it is an A2, folded piece of paper with a blue, yellow and red gradient background, and the text 'I could do better than that. We could all do better than that'. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, September 2020
A grey, A6 piece of paper with the letters W ü m m and e appearing to balance on top of one another. Beside it, on an A4 sheet with a blue background is a photograph of random items from my home and office, balanced precariously. Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, October 2020
A grey, A6 piece of paper with text reading 'GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!! Beside it is a folded piece of A2 paper, with a peach background, featuring boomer memes from Facebook and the words 'I saw the minds of a generation destroyed by Social Media.' Both sit on a background of OSB.
Wümme, November 2020
A black, A2 poster on a background of OSB, with the words 'Facebook red pilled my Auntie' and a thumbs down symbol.
Wümme, November 2020
A vast collection of boomer memes on an A2 poster, against a background of OSB..
Wümme, November 2020
An A6, grey piece of paper featuring an illustration of The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come from Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'. Beside it is a small sticker, with a black background and holographic text, reading 'No More.'
Wümme, December 2020
  • Begun as a monthly risographed mailer, Wümme turned into an accidental plague diary. Twelve monthly editions were sent free across the UK, Europe and North America, the only constraint the A6 kraft envelopes they were mailed in. Print on demand and lots of hand finishing took over when the risograph died after the first month.
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
An image of David Rowan's book 'Paradise 1974-2016'.
David Rowan, Paradise 1974–2016
  • A publication by David Rowan which bears witness to the rise and fall of John Madin’s Paradise Circus. ‘Paradise 1974-2016’ marks the passing of this brutal landmark both celebrated and contested in its’ lifetime.
  • Buy it from Flatpack.
An image of the book 'Let Us Play'.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play'.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play'.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play'.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play'.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play'.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play'.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play'.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play.
General Public, Let Us Play
An image of the book 'Let Us Play'.
General Public, Let Us Play
  • Publication about the Birmingham adventure playground movement from the 1960s to 1980s. These were temporary ‘junk playgrounds’ set-up on patches of urban waste-land and stocked with ‘loose parts’ of discarded wood, abandoned building materials and other detritus, with children encouraged to construct their own play environments.
  • Buy the book or download a pdf from General Public
An image of the Vivid Projects logo, which stacks 'vi' 'vid 'proj' and 'ects' on top of one another.
Vivid Projects, Identity
A fluorescent green poster, featuring a blurred and pixellated image of David Bowie overlaying the 1979 Conservative party election poster, which reads 'Don't just hope for a better life'. Overlaying everything, in contrasting serif and constructed black letters, the title reads' Noise & Nostalgia'.
Vivid Projects, Noise & Nostalgia
A red and white poster for BCC, featuring an assortment of symbols relating to computing, overlaid with hand-written text.
Vivid Projects, BCC
A blue and white poster, featuring multiple open windows from the NeXT browser. The large text reads 'Vague, but exciting'.
Vivid Projects, Vague, But Exciting
  • Brand identity and ongoing design for Vivid Projects, founded in 2012 to encourage innovation, risk and experimentation in artistic practice.
  • Vivid Projects website.
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Vivid Projects, Slide Tape
An image of the publication 'Slide Tape'.
Vivid Projects, Slide Tape
An image of the publication 'Slide Tape'.
Vivid Projects, Slide Tape
An image of the publication 'Slide Tape'.
Vivid Projects, Slide Tape
  • Publication for Vivid Projects which offers a new appraisal of an abandoned time-based media form, used by artists in the 1970s and 1980s in the UK.
  • Buy it from Vivid Projects.
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
An image of the book 'Fiction as Method'.
Sternberg Press, Fiction as Method
  • An anthology, published by Sternberg Press and edited by Jon K Shaw and Theo Reeves-Evison, in which a mixture of new and established names in the fields of contemporary art, media theory, philosophy, and speculative fiction explore the diverse ways fiction manifests.
  • Buy it from Sternberg.