Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Mr Trash

Posted By Paul

Thomas Schostok (aka has made a book - in his own words:

Mr. Trash reproduces the extravagant work of Thomas Schostok {ths}. Raw, dirty, irreverent, uncensored, Mr. Trash spares no cliche, no absurdity in bringing you what the book’s publisher called “world’s strangest ejaculation of graphic design”.

Mr Trash.

Jenny Grigg

Posted By Paul

I have always loved the (Australian) designs of Petey Carey books…. maybe because I am a huge fan of his writing, I have read all of his books over the years and therefore have been able to admire a string of gorgeous cover designs by Jenny Grigg. It is pretty hard to track down much information about her - except that she came to book cover design from designing magazines and CD sleeves… and that in 2002 “she was named young designer of the year,g winner for best designed cover of the year and co-winner for best designed literary fiction book” (quoted from

The Present History

Posted By Paul

In November 2006 we launched a fine arts publication entitled ‘The Present History’. Here is a quick spiel: “The Present History was produced in Canberra, Australia by The Contextual Villains and contains the combined work of over 25 visual, sound and text based artists. This 700 copy limited edition release is hand numbered and signed by The Contextual Villains.”

The Present History recently won the Desktop Magazine Create Award in the category of Best Design for Creative Print Media. It has been featured in magazines such as Desktop, Oyster, Wooden Toy and appeared on the following websites FFFFound, BD4D, Coudal Partners, Australian Infront, Dexinger, The Artlife, Sarsparilla and many more…