A couple of days ago I announced the exciting news that I’m now a Rookie staff writer (my first piece for Rooks will be published in the New Year), today I announce more EXCITING news—I’m now a contributor to Brisbane-based art + design magazine, No Cure!
Those who follow my work regularly will know that I truly value my time, experience and craft of interviewing and writing, which means I only collaborate with people, and contribute to projects, that I can wholeheartedly get behind. I’m all about working with great people that do great, positive, pro-active things. One big thing I’ve learnt in life through doing what I do is that, it’s important to keep company with folks who inspire you and help you do better and be better (that help you grow). I have much respect and love for both Rookie and No Cure, along with the folks that make each publication so great. I am so happy to be on board. A big thank you to No Cure editor Mark Zeidler for giving me the opportunity.
My first piece for No Cure will appear in our January 2013 issue. It’s an interview with Brisbane rockers, Violent Soho! They’ve recently released a clip for latest jam Neighbour Neighbour (peep the clip below). I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to interview these guys! They’re from my hometown and have been around for 8 years or so and we have a lot of mutual friends and acquaintances. I guess the stars finally aligned for it to happen…ha! For what it’s worth, Violent Soho have the Thurston Moore stamp of approval—he signed them to his label a little ways back. You can check out more VS here. Looking forward to their record next year.
Currently, as an online publication, No Cure brings you awesome insightful “designer profiles, creative studio spaces, industry and business strategies, artists’ profiles, typography, latest music culture and events happening all around the globe”. 2013 will see them publish their very first print edition! Super exciting! You can pre-order a copy of the print edition and help them make it happen. No Cure is always looking for designers and artists to feature in up coming issues too so if that’s you, you can submit 4 pieces of your best work to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
SPOILER ALERT!: The January issue will also feature a special look at zine culture and independent publishing!!! There’ll be interviews with me, the Maximum Rock n Roll folks, my fellow Paper Cuts Collective comrade Staples and others, talking about our extensive zine creating and sharing experiences! Keep an eye out for it!