366

October 15, 2019

Back in the Summer, Barrie was lucky enough to be one of the designers chosen to contribute to Fedrigoni 366.

The book’s launching in November, so he’ll have to wait until then to see his piece in print – and how it sits with the other works.

off the shelf – sheffield

October 15, 2019

Philippa and Barrie were reunited at the first Sheffield Artists’ Book Fair the other week.

They had new work from Philippa, Barrie and Janzte (pictured) on display and caught up with some old friends and ex-students.

The venue was an old Co-Op department store – Castle House – which brought back memories of their days teaching Graphic Design at Thomas Parker House.

talking dante in sleaford

October 13, 2019

Barrie was talking about his Typographic Dante Project in Sleaford yesterday – the show is on its last day today, so rush to the NCCD if you’d still like to catch it – or if you’re in London, selected work from the series is still on display at the Members Lounge in the South Bank Centre.

It’s also the last chance to catch a wonderful exhibition of Artists’ Books from the University of Lincoln – the results of Jantze Holmes’ book arts workshops with various courses from the College of Arts.

 

in print

September 11, 2019

Many thanks to Dr Sarah Bodman for her article, in this month’s Printmaking Today, about Philippa’s on going collaborative project with Tamar MacLellan. The project, which will eventually be formed of three editions is based around the theme of unearthed objects found within the domestic garden. So far the first two books have been completed – Recovered & Recorded and Kept, with the third now in the planning stage. Sarah’s article discusses their collaborative process.

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LENvention seven

August 18, 2019

Last weekend Philippa attended the annual LENvention event organised by Angie Butler of ABPress. Now in its seventh year, this year we were fortunate to work at  Corsham Court – where we were joined by Tim Jollands who runs the Albion press as part of Bath Spa University campus.

Day one started with a walk around the grounds which were designed by Capability Brown and included a ha ha. The landscape was part of the introduction to this years’ theme of Relevance, with the aim to produce work from the reader’s perspective. For this task the group worked in pairs – with Philippa working with her previous collaborator from the first LENvention – Andrew Morrison. As well as responding to the given theme, other parameters included a wide landscape format using Kozo paper, and the limitation of printing only three sheets per pair on day one.

These constraints led to a considered and well balanced body of work that will be made into a scroll by the very talented Lucy May Schofield – Battenburg Press. Other participants were Hazel Grainger – HGmakes; Lucy Guenot; Jeff Rathermel.

creatively inspiring

August 7, 2019

Barrie’s been featured on the Creative Review Website – as part of their Creative Inspiration pages.

The article features some thoughts about the Dante project, teaching at Lincoln, and the duality of progress and loss.

The Typographic Dante is currently on at the National Centre for Design and Craft, and the Southbank Centre.

stitched

July 31, 2019

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Two of Philippa’s collaborative projects with Tamar Maclellan – Meeting in the Middle and Sewing Secrets – have recently been accepted for an exhibition entitled All stitched up that opens in Tacoma, Washington, USA on 3 September. The call for entries asked for books where stitching was an integral part of the visual design. The exhibition is curated by Catherine Alice Michaelis and Jane A. Carlin, and will form part of a larger event including a symposium and lecture.

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talking about the design of poetry

July 22, 2019

The Poetry by Design Symposium at Leeds University made for a fascinating day. Fiona Becket (above) and Emma Trott chaired the panel sessions – and there was a wealth of insight from the speakers, as well as a fascinating selection of work as part of the exhibition.

 

Photo by Bronac Ferran

Barrie was the first speaker of the day and amongst other things, discussed the difficulty of ‘drawing’ fire with a typewriter.

Photo by Emma Trott

Photo by Bronac Ferran

And the particular advantages, and disadvantages of working with commercially ‘obsolete’ technologies(Believe it or not, he says he’d actually ironed that shirt).

The day ended with a series of performances, including the extremely powerful MOTHERBABYHOME by Kimberly Campanello.

In other news – The Typographic Dante was mentioned in an interview with Chris Warren (part of the Poetry Mini Interviews Blog) – he mentioned Barrie in the same breath as Christian Bok and Derek Beaulieu, so praise indeed.

 

poetry by design: a re-appraisal of visual poetics

July 15, 2019

Barrie has been invited to speak at the Poetry By Design symposium on visual and concrete poetry. Its aim is to stimulate conversations about visual poetics from the immediate pre-computer period while also considering the present moment and the futures of visual poetry.

This event coincides with the exhibition, ‘Poetry By Design’, which is open now until 23rd August in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds. Curated by Professor Fiona Becket and Dr Emma Trott, the exhibition displays work by poets including Bob Cobbing, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dom Sylvester Houédard and Kimberly Campanello.

Please get in touch with Emma Trott with any questions: e.j.g.trott@leeds.ac.uk

Poetry By Design: schedule

9:30: Registration and coffee (Sheppard Room)

9:55: Welcome (Fiona Becket) (Education Room)

10:00: Panel I: (Education Room). Barrie Tullett – The Typographic Dante, Iris Colomb – Spill: showing and discussing a project between poetry and design

10:45: Panel II: (Education Room), Bronac Ferran – Hansjörg Mayer’s futura, Fiona Becket – Bob Cobbing, a British Internationalist, Natalie Ferris – The Intelligent Hand: Ana Hatherly and Visualising the Creative Act

12:00: Panel III: (Education Room), Julie Morrissy – “Looking and Listening”: Movement, Space, and Performance in Contemporary Irish Poetry, Florence Impens – The poem and the Archive: Kimberly Campanello’s MOTHERBABYHOME

12:45: Exhibition ‘tour’ and Q&A (Fiona Becket) (Education Room)

2pm: Panel IV: (Education Room), Alice Tarbuck – ‘‘An old frog/ jumps in’: Chinese and Japanese poetry in the work of Thomas A. Clark and Cid Corman’, Emma Trott – Language and Landscape: Simon Armitage’s Stanza Stones

2:45pm: Panel V: (Education Room), Greg Thomas – Poem Machines: Liliane Lijn, John Goodby – Purity, pop-up and performance: Peter Meilleur / Childe Roland and Anglo-Welsh-Quebecois concrete poetry

4pm: Roundtable (Workshop Theatre)

4:30pm: Readings: (Workshop Theatre), Sascha Aurora Akhtar, Vahni Capildeo, Kimberly Campanello

5:30pm: Finish

today is a truly blessed day, i have found a typewriter and cannot leave.

July 13, 2019

The Typographic Dante exhibition at the NCCD is now open to the public, and it looks absolutely wonderful.

It really is a delight to have the work showcased in its own space at the gallery.

The vitrines contain examples of sketchbooks and development work going back three decades.

As well as various editions of the Divine Comedy and other books inspired by it (apologies for the shadow).

 

A (working) typewriter from Barrie’s collection is part of the show, and it has proven to be very popular with visitors to the gallery (see the example above for the title of this post). Apparently, a few of the younger members of the staff team did need an induction into how to use the machine (‘It’s got margins and tabs… like Word!’).

The show is on in the Roof Gallery (4th floor) until the 13th of October and Barrie will be talking about the project at the Poetry by Design symposium at the University of Leeds, this Thursday (18th July).