Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Material at Port Eliot 2009

In conjunction with Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis' now legendary House of Fairy Tales, Material will be joining the Drawing Room at Port Eliot Literary Festival during the weekend of 24th- 26th of July where we will be inviting you to join us in making your drawings into things which will featuring much badge making.

If you are in the area or at the festival, swing by to say hello and get involved with some drawing fun.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Mug Shots- An Archive of the Famous, Infamous, and Most Wanted

New in stock at Material, this fantastic book of over 250 Mug Shots of the famous and infamous from mafia bosses to cold-blooded killers, as well as enemies of the state and prominent political activists. From Dreyfus to O.J. Simpson, this international selection includes notables like Lenin, Al Capone, Frank Sinatra, Fidel Castro, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Janis Joplin, Elvis, the Russian Jewish anarchist Emma Goldman, French assassin Raoul Villain, Dutch exotic dancer and spy Mata Hari, Polish war criminal Amon Goeth, and the "Birdman of Alcatraz," Robert Stroud.
Accompanying these gripping images is illuminating commentary that puts both the criminals and their crimes in historical context, and reconstructs some of the most dramatic trials of the 20th century.

Come and check it out- it's brilliant.