Recent Work: Vague Terrain
Vague Terrain, the fourth instalment in Joanne Lee’s Pam Flett Press series, explores her fascination with ambiguous sites — which architects and planners often dub ‘terrain vague’. The writings explore Jo’s encounters with these spaces, including abandoned quarries and lead-mines across the North Pennines, Sheffield’s post-industrial topography and the hinterlands of the Staffordshire Potteries.
Dust — New York
Creative Director / Senior Creative
We are looking for an experienced creative to help establish and develop the New York studio. You will be supported by the UK studio and a stateside Principal Consultant, including opportunity to travel and collaborate: we’ll visit — you’ll visit.
Our New York studio will compliment the UK, nurture its own activity and support Benchmark’s* US operations.
*See PDF for further information.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Minimum 5 years agency / studio experience as a Creative Director, Art Director or Senior Creative / Designer. This role may suit a bright Senior Creative looking to progress.
- A comprehensive understanding of brand development, digital application alongside design for print and publishing.
- Experience coordinating and delivering a project end to end from client engagement to fulfilment. You will support and — where required — deliver this individually, as part of a team, internally and externally.
- Experience in recruitment, managing and mentoring a team, developing effective working relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
- A desire to engage with and contribute to an existing culture, process and portfolio of activity.
- Eligibility to work in the US, availability and willingness to travel to the UK.
- Candidates with an active professional standing and established profile will be of particular interest.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Applications as soon as possible, but no later than 30/04/14. The first round of interviews are to commence the week beginning 28/04/14.
Applications should include a CV and a pdf portfolio or link to online work samples. Please forward all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of “CDNY0414”.
Download the following PDF for more information on dust.
If you’d like to find out more about the opportunity please feel free to get in touch.
Founder / Creative Director
This weekend, Pam traveled to Dublin for the annual Offset conference. 2014 was a little different, as well as covering the weekend for the Eye blog, Pam took to the Magenta stage to interview Tom Hingston.
32 Significant Moments
32 Significant Moments — An Artist Practice as Research
By Lisa Watts
2 Colour (HP Indigo) + screenprinted cover
De-bossed cover + Spiral Bound.
Printed and finished by ASAP Digtial
Cover — NA Screenprinting
32 Significant Moments — Lisa Watts
De-bossing covers over at ASAP Digital.
More pictures to follow.
Performing the Past.
Performing the Past is a collaborative research network between the Universities or Sheffield, Leeds and York. The project seeks to generate new ways of telling stories about the past by bringing together academics and professionals from Yorkshire’s cultural heritage industries.
This photo book evokes some of the themes of the project and records the richness and diversity of the workshops.
With thanks to Dr Vicky Crewe—University of Sheffield.
Gumming up the works.
Gumming Up the Works is the third instalment from Pam Flett Press—the writings of artist, writer and lecturer Joanne Lee. This third issue fantasizes about luminous constellations of dropped chewing gum on the street, confronts a horrible compulsion to seek out the hard stuff glued under desks or in the recesses of train carriages, before finding itself fixated upon various species of lumps, heaps and piles; ultimately the writing explores creative work as a sort of digestion or composting, and suggests we have quite a lot to learn from worms.
Sheffield Institute of Art
We were recently invited to a campaign tender by The Sheffield Institute of Art. Although the Institute didn’t pursue with our proposal, we were very happy with the central theme.
Our campaign focused on “Learning by making / doing” with the copy and wording setting the tone. Focusing on the maker, the making and the made.
This is what we make — work, art, practitioners, community, careers, an industry, friendship, experience, gold.
This is where we make — head, workspace, SIA, Sheffield.
This is how we make — technique, practice & theory.
2013 Project — website design/build for Lisa Watts.
“I am an artist that has an eclectic practice with a core of disciplines of performance, sculpture, photography and video. Within these disciplines I am constantly learning new techniques in the development of new art works and this keeps my practice alive, exploratory and contemporary.
In this research Skittish my art involves actions that entail the conversion of everyday objects and materials into magical events. These performances take place in galleries and they are curated in partnership with sculpture which is of similar artistic concerns and processes to the live actions.”
We are looking forward to working on Lisa’s book ‘32 Significant Moments in the Making of Art’ later this year.
Art Sheffield 2013
Last year we created the designs for the Art Sheffield festival and produced the 64 page newspaper guide which was distributed around the city. Here are some of the interior pages.
Printed by the Newspaper Club
Leeds Print Fair 2014
On Saturday we took part in the Leeds Print Fair, making friends and selling our goods. Here’s our stand.
Big thanks to Amber and the team for a great day!
Work! Work! Work!
A project working with local artist David McLeavy, this publication documents the event that ran during Art Sheffield 2013.
"The project was designed as an experiment into the way in which groups communicate with each other when placed within an alternative situation.
Artist groups from around the country were invited to participate in a sport/game that was specifically designed by David McLeavy.”
Printed by Unicorn Press