1 Nov 2005
The Designer and the Grid and the New Alphabet 
The Designer and the Grid by Lucien Roberts and Julia Thrift is a design book that has been around for a while but has recently been republished. Interestingly for FAC fans, this variant of the cover design is set in Wim Crouwels "The New Alphabet" (the same type as the FAC 213 Joy Division 'Atmosphere' sleeve). Furthermore, the book features a good 3 or 4 pages dedicated to Hamish Muir and the use of Grids by 8vo. Meanwhile, 8vo's monograph 'On The Outside' is supposed to be out this week.


Thanks to C.

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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