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'The Spun' and 'Gift of Masks': Spoof Newspapers for 'Not for Profit - Designing Across the Social Divide'

Credland, Tony (2005) 'The Spun' and 'Gift of Masks': Spoof Newspapers for 'Not for Profit - Designing Across the Social Divide'. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Credland, Tony

'The Spun' and 'Gift of Masks'are two spoof newspapers shown in the exhibition 'Not for Profit - Designing Across the Social Divide'. The research field is graphic design/creative writing as political activism.

‘The Spun’ is a spoof newspaper which was part of the activities of an artists’ collective called ‘Reclaim the Streets’. A spoof on the Sun, and employing the ‘phwar!’ journalese associated with it, ‘The Spun’ critiques a number of newsworthy subjects such as the Iraq War and the anti-terror laws.

‘Gift of Masks’ was a street based project and was a reaction to the decision by the Saint-Foy and Quebec City councils to ban the wearing of masks in public. The research consisted of devising a bandana to be distributed free at the time of the Free Trade Agreement Summit in April 2001. One side of the bandana had a smiling face, the other a face strangled and gagged. A flyer was produced to help the public understand the protest.

Other Contributors:
CuratorFitzpatrick, Garland
CuratorFugile, Gordon
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 19 March 2005
Related Websites: http://www.lcc.arts.ac.uk/Tony_Credland_research.htm
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.19 March 200517 April 2005
Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA.2 February 20071 March 2007
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U.S.A.11 January 200610 February 2006
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009 13:31
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2010 13:58
Item ID: 1271
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1271

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