- Art direction
- Print management
Artist Lawrence Epps, who previously showed his installation The Sh*t Job Machine in our gallery The Front Room, explores “the collective attribution of value to objects, processes and people”. In 2015 he created AGAIN, an installation involving a hexagonal six player arcade coin pusher stocked with thousands of handmade porcelain, terracotta and gold coins which the viewer can win and take away – or gamble and enter into a wager with the artwork.
Lawrence approached The District to collaborate on an accompanying new artist’s book titled the very last time. Including a new translation of one of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s most poignant letters, as well as contributions from poets, artists, academics, an archaeologist, a psychoanalyst, a valuation expert, a bookmaker and a mudlarker, the very last time is utilises a variety of stocks and printing techniques to represent the diversity of voices and opinions incorporated in its pages.
The exposed grey board hardback cover’s simple enclosing aesthetic is startlingly offset by the bright red hand bound spine. Each copy is finished with a salvaged tipped in betting slip and ceramic coin from the installation AGAIN embedded in the front cover. AGAIN and the very last time were shown at the British Ceramics Biennial 2015 and at Firstsite gallery in Colchester.
- Alex Bibby
- Anglia Ruskin University
- Cambridge City Council
- Cambridge Computing History Museum
- Cambridge Festivals
- Cooke Curtis & Co.
- Creative Front
- Design Bridge
- Design Council
- Future City
- Mole Architects
- Norwich University of the Arts
- Old Friends Brewery
- Pan Macmillan
- Periscope Post
- Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (digital)
- Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (film)
- St John's College, University of Cambridge
- Team Consulting (digital)
- Team Consulting (film)
- The Perse (anniversary campaign)
- The Perse (print)
- University of Cambridge
- University of Cambridge Museums