Performance Publishing

Sounds of Making‘ by Dominic Wilcox is a vinyl record of artisans and artists at work in the East End. He was commissioned by CREATE to make this memento of the East End during the changes happening in preparation for the Olympics. Although perhaps it is the encroaching digital dimension, or even rising labour costs, that gives this project its impetus.

On the record you’ll hear us foil debossing the covers of out latest book, and there are pictures on Dominic’s website here. There is also a lovely little line drawing of us on the cover.

Copyright 2012 Dominic Wilcox

Leading art magazine Art Review has highlighted a stunning print we commissioned from James Hobbs in their January/February edition, in a section entitled “Now Buy This”.

James Hobbs took two adjacent frames from a 16mm film that captures the turbulent tide at Kilnsea… and enlarged and reproduced them as a cyanotype. Two identical diagrams have been overlaid in a hot silver foil. (Oliver Basciano)

James Hobbs
Kilnsea: In Obsolescence
Cyanotype with silver foil debossing on 400gsm Arches Aquarelle
Edition of 50

James’ print is one of three editions we commissioned and exhibited at Christie’s Auction House. The prints are available individually or as part of a 9 x 5in cloth bound portfolio entitled ODDE.

Julie Rafalski’s screenprint series ‘Some People from the Encyclopaedia of Architecture’ crop out the grand projects and restore the humanity of the people who were intended only for scale. (note: There are five different images in Julie’s edition. Click here to view them all).

Lisa Peachey applied successive waves of screenprint, including portraits of her own eyes, in this meditation on truth and seeing.  The blind debossing ‘Look You, This is a True Story’ titles the print and adds a tongue-in-cheek stamp of authority.

The first 20 of all three editions are available as a set in this beautiful cloth bound portfolio for £276.

See Ping* explaining a bit about the Austerity Measure at this year’s Multiplied here!

Not the first time we’ve been put near a Michael Craig-Martin, but it is the first time we’re pictured in PT.. I think..

With so much on the walls at the RA Summer Exhibition it is always pleasing to get a mention in the media. Here Spoonfed spot it, get it, like it:

Eddie Farrell’s black stencilled Credit Crunch on a flattened Corn Flakes box and the drunken Escheresque style of Neil Pittaway’s etching of Westminster station, come as welcome light relief. And from here on out doolally seems to be the operative word as somewhere behind me a woman yelps, rousing images of the Suffragette that went ballistic on a Henry James portrait at the 1914 Summer Exhibition.

Read the whole review here, and we recommend you do; these people write good prose!

PrintWeek have run a story on HFP and our friends at Print Club London taking part in the RA show here

East London screen printer and book publisher Henningham Family Press (HFP) has had two of its screen print works selected for the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Its collaborative pieces ‘Credit Crunch’ and ‘The nth Convention’ were picked out from 12,000 entries to be exhibited alongside around 1,200 works at the event, which is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show and features prominent artists such as Tracey Emin and Richard Deacon among more unfamiliar names.

PrintWeek covered the KJBB:

Over the Easter weekend, The Henningham Family Press (HFP) represented the printing world at a North London event to celebrate the printing of the first King James Bible. Among a whole host of attractions on offer at the celebration, including film, music and poetry, HFP spent the week previous with a selection of artists creating a poster print of the seven days of creation. On the night of the event, they then made prints of this creation live on stage with what they termed a “performance print production line” that included the use of gold-effect bronze pigments.

HFP’s David Henningham says: “We put out an open call to printers, writers and artists to submit work. Then they congregated in our workshop to design the print as a booklet and do some initial printing. We then assembled at the live show to do the final screen as a production line with a small silkscreen and some hairdryers. All participants were dressed in a colour of the spectrum and we were accompanied by a Casio keyboard playing Terry Riley’s Curve of the Rainbow.”

Time Out particularly recommends our King James Bible Bash.

Hey fact fans, did you know? In three years we have netted four categories in Time Out! Books and Poetry, Music, Art, Fringe Theatre…
(apologies, I’m eating too much Petit Filous and their calcium facts are effecting my posts.)

Johanna Derry says (here):

spoken word

King James Bible Bash

It’s the 400th anniversary of the King James translation of the Bible, and, it being Easter weekend and all, perhaps this is the best time of the year to get a bit Biblical, and mark the occasion. Taking inspiration from the stories at the start of the book – creation and Noah’s Ark – London Word Festival are presenting an eclectic mix of music, art, literature and film in response to this great, influential, controversial and ancient text. Running right through to the apocalyptic imagery of Revelation at the end, with a detour comparing John 3:16 with Austin 3:16, there’ll be a geodesic domes, a man-powered print production line, a score by Carl Brown of the Wave Machines, and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time on casio. You’ll not see anything like this at your local church this Sunday.