Posts Tagged ‘Caz Facey’

More photos from the Process private view

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

PV-iew-from-the-Parade-Grou.

Courtesy of Chelsea Space director Donald Smith, here are some more photos underlining what fun was had at last week’s private view for Process. These and others will soon appear on the Chelsea Space site.

PV---Cynthia-Lole,-Caz-Face.

Video commissioner Cynthia Lole, Caz Facey, writer Nick Vivian and Jake Riviera view the exhibits.

PV-Donald-Smith-with-Chris-.

Donald Smith with writer Chris Salewicz and Jerry Dammers.

PV--designer-Olaf-parker-wi

Designer Olaf Parker with writer/curator Paul Gorman.

PV-Dreadzone's-Leo-Williams

Musician Leo Williams with Paprika and Leo Junior.

PV-Humphrey-Ocean-next-to-a

Painter and former Kilburn & The High Roads member Humphrey Ocean with the 1977 Psstt! ad featuring himself and Ian Dury.

PV-Jake-Riviera-talks-with-

Jake Riviera, music publisher Peter Barnes, Mick Jones and Nick Vivian.

PV-Kate-Moross's-Vj-team

Kate Moross and her VJing team.

PV-Michael-Barnett-and-Bruc

Clothier Lloyd Johnson whispers to arts event organiser Michael Barnett while musician Bruce Marcus chats to the V&A’s Catherine Flood.

PV--and-Jerry

Mick Jones and Jerry Dammers.

PV-Nick-Lowe-talks-Barney

Nick Lowe talks Barney.

PV-Nobby-Graham-with-Lloyd-

Chelsea College’s Nobby Graham and Lloyd Johnson.

PV-writer-and-filmaker-Paul

Writer/filmmaker Paul Tickell looks on as artist Bruce Maclean strikes a Blockhead pose.

PV-writer-and-musician-Dave-Ba

Musician/writer Dave Barbarossa and his wife Alison view the music press ads.

 

Reasons To Be Cheerful: MOJO’s Book Of The Year!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

We’re proud to announce that MOJO magazine has declared Reasons To Be Cheerful BOOK OF THE YEAR!

Page 50, Mojo magazine, January 2010.

It’s great that the considerable effort which went into the book is being recognised.

A number of high-profile people were there for us when it counted and helped draw attention to what was a pretty left-field idea at the time, among them Billy Bragg, Malcolm Garrett, Peter Saville and Paul Smith.

Behind the scenes, those closest to Barney professionally and personally were generous enough to open their hearts, minds and archives. They know who they are but thanks again to you, and also to the lovely people who have emerged since publication, providing support, information and material to ensure that this blog has become a vital online entity.

John Coulthart deserves special mention; if I hadn’t come across the essential blog he posted in January 2007 so soon after a browse through my record collection with Caz, who knows where we’d all be now? Thanks John.

It’s worth pointing out that the reappraisal of Barney in the scheme of things came from the ground up. It was satisfying that the self-appointed gatekeepers of the graphic arts establishment were evidently wrong-footed by the publication of the book by an avowed team of outsiders, and it’s doubly gratifying to see how all of our efforts have finally elevated Barney into the pantheon (as evinced by this recent Design Week story).

As we all know, it’s a crying shame Barney ain’t around to share in this enjoyment and appreciation of his art. At least we together have done our best to ensure that Barney’s body of work will live forever. So thanks to you as well, the fans, readers, casual online browsers and all-out Barney obsessives: you make it worthwhile.

Enough of that – we have work to do.

Coming soon, the second edition, revised and updated with fresh and never-seen-before info, images and interviews. Keep your eyes out; it’ll blow your socks off.

Also an exhibition at Chelsea Space next autumn.

It’s a cornball pay-off but what the hey! There are many more reasons to be cheerful coming this way, so keep reading and keep in touch,

Your friend,

Paul