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Book: Jo Brocklehurst - Nobodies & Somebodies

The first book to celebrate the artist who documented the punk, performance and club scenes of London, Berlin and New York.

Book: Jo Brocklehurst - Nobodies & Somebodies

The first book to celebrate the artist who documented the punk, performance and club scenes of London, Berlin and New York.

£1,231
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, January 15 2017 9:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 15, 2017

About

We are House of Illustration – the only public art gallery in the UK dedicated to illustration and graphic arts.   

In February 2017 we will open the first retrospective exhibition of the work of Jo Brocklehurst (1935-2006) - Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies & Somebodies. Jo was a remarkable and important artist but there has never been a book about her work.  With your help, we’re going to change that!

Book cover
Book cover

Jo Brocklehurst was a prolific artist who responded to creative people outside of mainstream culture.  She captured the vibrant dress and attitudes of punks, performers and fetishists from the 1970s to the 2000s. Jo created monumental drawings using pastel, metallic pens and fluorescent paint. These works are a unique and ‘live’ record of the subcultures of London, New York and Berlin.  

You can find out more about Jo in these excellent articles from Vice, The Independent and The Guardian.

We are making a 50-page softcover book to accompany our exhibition that will tell the story of Jo's life and work. It will feature 30 previously unpublished full-colour images, an introduction written by Jo’s model and muse Isabelle Bricknall and an account of Jo’s work by House of Illustration’s curator Olivia Ahmad. The book will be designed by Alice Lickens.    

 

 

 

 

 

Back cover
Back cover

Book details: We will be printing a limited edition of 1000 copies. Each book will be 200x285mm, softcover (250gsm), PUR bound and digitally printed in the UK on UPM fine uncoated stock. 

We are also creating limited edition postcards, cotton totes and prints on 230gsm fine grain paper, all produced in the UK.

Postcard set
Postcard set

 

Tote bag
Tote bag

 

Print
Print

We would be so grateful for your support to make this book happen!

Risks and challenges

This will be our fifth book, so we know the ropes.

We’ve had Jo’s artwork conserved and photographed by a specialist art photographer, the text is ready to go and the design is complete.

We just have to push ‘send’ on the final print run. The books, postcards, tote bags and print will be produced in the UK with companies we have worked with on lots of other projects.

We will be posting the book and rewards out on 2 February 2017 so that you receive them on 3 February 2017 - the day our 'Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies & Somebodies' exhibition opens at House of Illustration.

Christmas: The book won’t be ready before Christmas, but if you would like to make a pledge as a festive gift for someone, let us know and we will email you a print-ready ‘gift certificate’ with a beautiful Brocklehurst image and a description of what your gift recipient can look forward to.

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    The works

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    The works, private view & free tickets

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    We will send you two tickets to the invitation-only private view of 'Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies& Somebodies' at House of Illustration in February 2017.

    You will also receive 4 free tickets to House of Illustration to visit the exhibition between 3 February – 14 May 2017.

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    The works, private view & exclusive tour

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    We’ll also send you a pack of 6 exclusive Jo Brocklehurst postcards, a limited edition tote bag (345x400mm) and a Jo Brocklehurst digital print (356x280mm) on 230gsm fine-grain smooth art paper.

    We will send you two tickets to the invitation-only private view of 'Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies& Somebodies' at House of Illustration in February 2017.

    You will also receive 4 free tickets to House of Illustration to visit the exhibition between 3 February – 14 May 2017 and a personal curator-led tour of the exhibition.

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    The works plus private view

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    We’ll also send you a pack of 6 exclusive Jo Brocklehurst postcards, a limited edition tote bag (345x400mm) and a Jo Brocklehurst digital print (356x280mm) on 230gsm fine-grain smooth art paper.

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