As if pages strewn

from our notebooks, sketchpads, diaries - here you can follow our works in progress, see what we have been up to, share in our opinions, our expressions, our inner most thoughts; all displayed publically, left open for your perusal. A Journal of our occurrences. ...just don't forget to let us know what you think.

Oct
9th
Written by Sam Rawlings on Saturday the 9th of October 2010

This journal is the fifth in a series of pieces I expect to write about those certain 'elements' of life that inspire and influence my writing. I think it's important to acknowledge these elements, as essentially they represent the root of our craft, they are the seeds that precede the fruit of our labour, the 'components' without which our thoughts, our images, our music, our words, simply would not exist. I hope you enjoy my ramblings and in return I would love to hear all about the things that inspire and influence you. After all, "without sharing, the imagination becomes little more than an echo of itself." ... read more

Oct
4th
Written by Will Conway on Monday the 4th of October 2010

I've had one of the stories, 'Potty Mouth', type-set by Dan 'Prestige' Prescott & printed onto postcards. I've been leaving these in places where people might like to pick them up. I've also stuck them up in toilets around the capital. If anybody has any suggestions of where they'd like to see them, let us know. I'll then go out, buy some more blu-tack, and bring out a wad (ooh-er). They're great as bookmarks as well as... well.. postcards. PS Will Conway Tastes of Ink now has a facebook page and a Twitter page . Join / follow / add / befriend / like or whatever it is the kids... read more

Sep
18th
Written by Lazy Gramophone on Saturday the 18th of September 2010

Much to London Borough Council's dismay we have been plastering LG stickers all around London and, indeed, around the world for the last few years. In honour of this, we are running a little competition to reward those of you with eagle eyes. If you see one of our stickers whilst out and about, just take a picture of it and email it to stickers@lazygramophone.com along with your address and the sticker's location. If you are the first to report the sighting we will send out an LG goody bag straight to your door. The goody bag contains a Lazy Gramophone Press letter-pressed bookmark, 2 Lazy Gramophone art postcards featuring LG artists' work, a selection... read more

Sep
9th
Written by Sam Rawlings on Thursday the 9th of September 2010

This journal is the forth in a series of pieces I expect to write about those certain 'elements' of life that inspire and influence my writing. I think it's important to acknowledge these elements, as essentially they represent the root of our craft, they are the seeds that precede the fruit of our labour, the 'components' without which our thoughts, our images, our music, our words, simply would not exist. I hope you enjoy my ramblings and in return I would love to hear all about the things that inspire and influence you. After all, "without sharing, the imagination becomes little more than an echo of itself." All images by read more

Sep
6th
Written by Tom Harris on Monday the 6th of September 2010

More or less speaks for itself there really, in the title. I did some illo (I think that's what I'm gonna call it for a while, 'illo') for a now bearded Marmaduke Dando's excellent new album 'Heathcliffian Surly'. Look, if you don't believe me here's his website: marmadukedando.com Not that that proves anything really.... read more

Aug
25th
Written by Will Conway on Wednesday the 25th of August 2010

There's a fridge magnet in my kitchen which depicts a finger with a bow tied round and declares 'If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.' I noticed it as I put some milk away while making a couple of cups of tea. Taking one of the brews to my housemate I saw on her bookshelf a blue spine boasting 'ways to improve your memory.' This struck a chord within me. I had never thought of lying as a helpful memory training exercise until now. I have always been defensive about lying. Being quite 'economical with the truth' myself, I suppose in a way I am a bit of an advocate for liars (not you Tony Blair; you dug your... read more

Aug
10th
Written by Mr Black on Tuesday the 10th of August 2010

Short, honest reviews you can rely on (as much as the government). Paranormal Activity (2007) "As far as couples home movies go, this is a bit lame. The upside of it all is that you get a choice of 3 outcomes" 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) "In space no one can hear you snore" Crash (1996) "There's something for everyone here" Trainspotting (1996) "My opinion of this film is biased due to a gross misunderstanding" Dancer in the Dark (2008) "A rollicking frolicking musical" Jacob's Ladder (1990) "Even Macaulay Culkin can't salvage this predictable farce about a man's dying moments" ... read more

Aug
9th
Written by Sam Rawlings on Monday the 9th of August 2010

(Title image: Space, by Lee Miller) This journal is the third in a series of pieces I expect to write about those certain 'elements' of life that inspire and influence my writing. I think it's important to acknowledge these elements, as essentially they represent the root of our craft, they are the seeds that precede the fruit of our labour, the 'components' without which our thoughts, our images, our music, our words, simply would not exist. I hope you enjoy my ramblings and in return I would love to hear all about the things that inspire and influence you. After all, "without sharing, the imagination becomes little more than an echo... read more

Jul
27th
Written by Mr Black on Tuesday the 27th of July 2010

Short, honest reviews you can rely on (as much as the government). Sex and the City (2008) "A Flawed Masterpiece" Sunshine Cleaning (2008) "Laugh...I nearly shat myself" The Passion of the Christ (2004) "A subtle portrayal of one man's torment" Dude, Where's My Car (2000) "Genius" Citizen Kane (1941) "Citizen Kane, is particularly Lame" The Blair Witch Project (1999) "Unashamedly unoriginal, uninspired and unrealistic. Just follow the river you effing idiots!" Irreversible (2002) "Enchanting...one for the ladies" Team America: World Police (2004) "Move over... read more

Jul
25th
Written by Lazy Gramophone on Sunday the 25th of July 2010

Competition now closed. Thank you for all your entries. Congratulations to the winners Amanda Holiday and Hannah Stephenson ---- With the release of 'Skeletons in the Closet' our minds are now turned towards the next in this Lazy Gramophone Shorts series. The theme of this next booklet is 'Guilt'. We will be asking 6 artists to create an image based on or inspired by this theme. The finished images will then be passed onto a writer who will interpret the image into a short story or poem. The resulting pieces will be printed in a beautiful booklet with a letter pressed cover and high quality digital internal print to... read more

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