156 pages • 24 x 17 x 2.5 cm • Soft cover • Colour Offset • 2015
Original comics, illustration, contagious trivia, essays and creative writing from outstanding creatives and big-thinkers.
CRUEL & UNUSUAL • MAKING CONTACT • THE UNKNOWN • PAUL FOOT
Benjamin Marra tells a story of drugs, poetic justice and household appliances.
Nadine Redlich examines the unknowable nature of getting caught in the rain.
Rob Dunlavey takes us on a contemplative journey through time.
A Rube Goldberg machine by Tim Lahan and a whole host of brilliant illustrations by Jiro Bevis, Laurie Rollitt, Stefan Glerum, Frode Skaren, Dan Stafford and Paul Blow.
CRUEL & UNUSUAL
Wonderfully twisted stories including a barbarous bronze bull from Ancient Greece, an unexpected use for an oar in Edo period Japan and the bizarre nature of deodands; objects that kill.
Objects telling stories of our insatiable urge to communicate, including: The Voyager Discs, two golden records flung into space in the 70s, a dictionary of a dying Mexican language, and paper Lamborghinis for your distant dead ancestors.
Spectacular stories of the strange and spurious objects we use to explain the unexplainable. Nazars and the ancient and absurd superstition of The Evil Eye, Mother Theresa in a cinnamon bun and mysterious ancient Middle Eastern technologies.
An interview with the hilarious British comedian about Wedgwood vases, celebrity rubbish-tips and his theory of Literal Surrealism.
ESSAYS & FICTION
A short story about a dog and his mistress by Philip Ferrera in which the usual order of things is told to "roll over!”.
POSTCARD OF A MOUNTAIN
British radio producer Philip Smith goes to the European melting pot of Slovenia's Julian Alps to find himself, but instead finds a feral cat, a snake in a shoe shop, and ultimately, that you can't email a sausage.
James Cartwright examines our fear of the unknown writ large in Illustrated AIDS posters from the 80s.