Been away for a while, time for an update.
As the title states; its a mixtape I made in that year, all the killer music I was digging back then. Not much has changed really since then. I decided to do a cover for it just for the sake of doing it.
DO THE KNOWLEDGE MIXTAPES FROM THE VAULTS
2008/2009 saw my musical taste expand significantly, not in the sense that I now listen to Bjork or Sonic Youth but rather I fell deeper in to the world of aggressive and heavy music. I started to listen to more sonically challenging and blistering music. These three mixtapes cover almost 10 years of music from bands I was listening to in 2000 right up until about the start of 2010. I recorded the tapes at the start of 2010 but didn’t do the artwork until the end of last year when I returned from overseas.
PORST 135 C_ROLL 2
Porst 135 C_Roll 2; is a indirect collaboration between my friend Jack, who I travelled with for a month while overseas in 2010. This book came about as a result of me dropping my Porst camera into a fountain at the Lourve, when Jack returned from his trip in Europe he still had his Porst camera and didn’t want it so I got it. Still inside was a roll of film with about ten shots already taken on a roll of 24 film, so I finished the roll off. The first half of the book all the images are shot by Jack in Berlin at Teufelsberg and then Marrakech, Morocco. Then my section is around Melbourne, primarily Collingwood and the CBD
130 x 195 mm / section sewn / Envirocare, tracing paper, wrapping paper /
64 pages / Edition of 4
DISPOSABLE UNITS 3
DISPOSABLE UNITS 3, I got the negatives developed at big w they fucked them up, this is the result.
148 x 210 mm / saddle stitched / Reflux Sand paper / 36 pages / Edition of 6
DISPOSABLE UNITS 04
DISPOSABLE UNITS 04 this series is still going strong into issue 4, issue was no good, this one redeems the series. This issue was shot in a one whole night for my birthday. The best part about this issue was introducing an image for the cover, I am not sure why I didn’t do it for the first two, issue 3 was black on black that always works, so I decided to do monochromatic front cover to keep in with the simple layout and flow of the zine. For this edition I printed the covers on a green stock and the inside on Envirocare, but after printing on that stock I did a single copy on the green stock, it looked so much better, but I didn’t want to waste the others so I just sent them out to people. This is my copy the green stock edition.
148 x 210 mm / saddle stitched / Optix Green & Envirocare / 40 pages /
Edition of 6
148 x 210 mm / saddle stitched / Optix Green / 40 pages / Edition of 1
DISPOSABLE UNITS 05
DISPOSABLE UNITS 05 this is the most current issue and its the best of the DISPOSABLE UNITS series so far. It took just fives hours to go through the roll of 27 photos, which document Ollie’s 21st party at the St. Kilda Botangs.
The front cover was a single red image, but when I was printing this issue I got distracted while printing the front cover and printed it black and white by mistake, so just for trial I printed the red image over it and this is the result I really dug so I did it for all the covers.
148 x 210 mm / saddle stitched / Envirocare / 36 pages / Edition of 6
UNDER A PALE GREY SKY
UNDER A PALE GREY SKY
170 x 240 mm / saddle stitched / 32 pages / Edition of 6
INTROVERTED BOOK THREE
This edition was made up of three black books from the last year. One of the books was the one I used overseas, where I would just sit there for hours drawing, which I had not done back in Melbourne for a long time. In the last year I really got back into the habit of just drawing, which I really enjoy. I created this edition at work, with nothing really going on the work front I would disappear into the printing room and photocopy pages form the books. Then I would pick the best spreads and compiled the zine that way, the old school way, raw as rawness.
148 x 210 mm / saddle stitched / found stock for the front cover, Reflex White pages inside/ 64 pages / Edition of 4
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH came about when I was asked to work a Saturday, which meant no one was going to be on the floor. So I started at midnight finishing up around 4 in the morning to punch out this zine. The zine is a collection of photographs I have taken over the last two years, images I have created in the last year and comprises of a story running through out the book. I reckon it’s one of the best zines I have made up to date considering the time frame it took to punch out and the final result.
148 x 210 mm / saddle stitch / Optix Pati Ochre, /44 pages / Edition of 6
BLOOD DUSTER THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION
The entire catalouge of the ultimate grinding rock band BLOOD DUSTER that rock Str8outtanorthcote. It includes the classic records Fisting The Dead, Str8outtanorthcote, CUNT, DFF (Drink Fight Fuck) and the self tilted, as well as all the other bangers, which the titles are nowhere near as good or offensive and insulting as these four classics.
LISTEN TO FUCKIN’ SLAYER
This contains everything from 1986’s ULTIMATE THRASH materpiece Reign In Blood up to the most recent crushing record World Painted Blood (2009) and all the other classics in between; including the best titled record (I reckon) ever South Of Heaven. The whole approach to stripping back the artwork was to put the listen into a false sense of hope and not to expect the blood curdling scream of Tom Araya and bone crushing onslaught that FUCKIN’ SLAYER is.
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€1500 is the second book I have made about a part of my time traveling overseas in 2010. It covers my final month abroad; traveling with Jack through Greece to Germany to Poland back to Germany. In this final month two of the most significant events happened for the whole trip going to Aushwitz-Birkenau, which really drove home the horrors and scale of the Holocaust during WW2. And then the other event jumping the fence into Teufelsberg the Allied listening base in Berlin, that was used to spy on the soviets in East Germany. Besides that heavy stuff it documents one of the best months while overseas; drinking too many beers, eating kouta food, catching rays in the Mediterranean Sun and most importantly traveling with a good mate.
This is the largest book I have made so far in in my time in making books and zine; 356 pages, and hand sewn then glued, this was such a mammoth task to complete the book and with the end result I very satisfied with it. There are meant to be two copies but I have not found time to do the second copy so only one exist at the moment.
148 x 210 mm / section sewn /356 pages / Edition of 1 (2)
This concludes the most recent zines that I have down in the past few months. Right now I have about 4 new zines on the go, so these following images will appear through out them, now doubt. Hopefully a few more big books like €1500 this year; definitely a complete book on my time abroad is going to happen this year,
Hope you enjoyed it, catch ya soon
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