This book argues that British working-class urban culture was silenced in the period 1900 – 1950 and that the effects of this are still felt. The agencies of this silencing were state education, the BBC Radio and the commercialisation of working class cultural institutions (from 1850). The effects in my own life are picked up from the fifties onwards and some of the fightback against the hegemony of silencing is shown often with graphic pages. The style is a cross between lecture slides and Zine! So a lot of mini posters, and graphic pages.

“What does it feel like for a whole class to collectively¬†loose its voice? Stefan Szczelkun’s Silence! is a careful tracking … More

Test Card F is a graphic demolition derby through the culture of a factory farmed and show-shocked society, a society whose sell-by date has long since expired. Using savage image/text cut and paste, this controversial book explodes all previous media theories and riots through the Global Village, looting the ideological supermarkets of all its products: anti-fascism, Malcolm X, James Bulger, the Gulf War, Satanic Abuse, Somalia, and Eastern Europe.

Test Card F joyrides in front of the surveillance cameras, amidst the rubble of a junkyard nation, and heaves television’s … More