This Is Art: Play Your Part! Thank you Austin and Domy Books!
Domy Books in Austin, TX hosted a Visual Vitriol release party, where I was joined by fanzine editor John Slate (Control Rat X), Jeff Smith from the Hickoids, and Bob Weber from Really Red. The audience also featured a member of the Negroes and other historic locals as well!
Visual Vitriol’s paperback copy image was just released by the University of Mississippi Press. Slated for July 1 release, and currently available as a pre-order here, author David Ensminger has set-up three upcoming events to highlight, celebrate, and preserve punk posters arts as well as stimulate discussions about the book’s topics, including the roles of people of color, gays and lesbians, and women in punk history. Currently, panel discussions and/or art shows are coordinated in Austin, Houston, and London, with further art actions being planned in Dallas and elsewhere. If you would like to co-host an event, which could include hundreds of flyers, a punk film, and perhaps a panel discussion in your city (plus some copies of the book!), please contact Ensminger at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, review the details for the current events below!
See the interview and overview in the Houston Press art blog !
See the interview in the Houston Free Press !
August in London!
Visual Vitriol will be co-curating (with local fanzine maker and DJ Paul Cooper) a show for the entire month at Rough Trade, the infamous label and record shop, in the East Side annex.
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See the relevant info here.