On wondering how to start this I’ve been partly inspired by reading Philip Leslie’s blog, The History of Philip Leslie, (Philip is the talented author of 'The History Of Us' published by Legend Press last year) and decided to go through my old art college portfolio. So I’ll be posting a few images here from the days of Letraset and the Grant projector… (let me know if you had experience of the latter; so few people seem to remember them.) These will be in no particular order but it seems fitting today to post this original image which was used in the sleeve art for Flux Of Pink Indians’ ‘Strive To Survive Causing Least Suffering Possible’ (originally released on Spiderleg 1982). Fitting because Andy Smith with whom I was good friends throughout Art Foundation and who later went on to join Flux, died on 4th February 2011, so this picture just connects me to both Flux and college days and therefore him too. (And I do have another rather close connection to Flux which will remain undisclosed for now.)
I seem to remember that I had a bit of a thing about potato prints at the time but doubt I would have done too well as a wallpaper designer. And what is that strange-looking box whose knobs are being twiddled by the Anne Diamond lookalike? Oh, it’s an eighties TV set. That’s… Progress.