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About this project

Brace yourselves! After a sojourn in the wilderness the time has come for a new issue of LE GUN to rise like an ink stained phoenix from the cultural miasma… 

All previous editions have sold out, so don’t miss your chance to get your hands on a copy of this fiercely independent publication and have it sent straight to your door. 

LE WHAT?

Somewhere between art object and pulp fiction, LE GUN is a large format, independently published compendium of narrative art, featuring a riotous array of work by international artists, designers, and writers, celebrated and unknown. It has been called a “forum for experimentation” and compared to forerunners Raw, Bazooka, L’Assiette au beurre, and Archigram by Eye Magazine.

Each issue of LE GUN is open for submissions from anybody, anywhere, usually inspired by an overarching theme. The work of one artist or writer flows into the next in a free wheeling visual poem, punctuated with literary, profound and absurd quotes. Sailing on the side of the surreal and exposing the darker recesses of its warped contributors minds, it is a celebration of drawing and story telling.

WHY BACK US?

LE GUN has always been independent, unrestrained and untainted by advertising. By simply pre-ordering your copy you help us secure the funds to produce this unique, highly finished publication to a high ethical standard.

previous issues of LE GUN
previous issues of LE GUN

 

spreads from previous issues of LE GUN
spreads from previous issues of LE GUN

 

previous issues of LE GUN
previous issues of LE GUN

REWARDS

 

 

Sample letterpress prints by LE GUN artists
Sample letterpress prints by LE GUN artists

 

 

Limited edition enamel badges, artwork by LE GUN
Limited edition enamel badges, artwork by LE GUN

 

 

Classic Cat t-shirt
Classic Cat t-shirt

 

(back of shirt and image of some of the slight imperfections: ink transfer, drips, slightly uneven coverage. Please note these are extreme examples, and the majority of shirts will at worst have one of these.)
(back of shirt and image of some of the slight imperfections: ink transfer, drips, slightly uneven coverage. Please note these are extreme examples, and the majority of shirts will at worst have one of these.)

 

LE GUN cat print, at a special price for duration of this Kickstarter only...
LE GUN cat print, at a special price for duration of this Kickstarter only...

 

Sample of small ink drawing. Artwork by Robert Greene.
Sample of small ink drawing. Artwork by Robert Greene.

 

Example solander box for boxset limited edition
Example solander box for boxset limited edition

 

bespoke LE GUN mural in progress
bespoke LE GUN mural in progress

 

Deftly combining low-brow humor and irreverence with arcane references and homages to the likes of Baudelaire and Max Ernst, the wildly imaginative work showcased in LE GUN is sometimes shocking and subversive, sometimes haunting and moving, and always intricately detailed, personal, surreal, and honest.
 – FAD

...a visually fantastic compilation of skillful, provocative and intelligent art
 – Cool Hunting

The magazine-cum-collector’s item is one of the most well produced tomes to come out of London in years...
 – Flavourpill

ABOUT THE NEW ISSUE

The nucleus of the theme for LE GUN 6 is 'a world gone mad' whereby we find ourselves pitted against each other, crippled and confused by opposing forces – an unrelenting dichotomy of extremes.

LOVE / HATE. HEAVEN / HELL. RICH / POOR. UP / DOWN. BLACK / WHITE. LEFT / RIGHT. HAPPY / SAD. YOUNG / OLD. PUSH / PULL. NORTH / SOUTH. LIFE / DEATH. MAN / WOMAN. YES / NO. FAT / THIN. CARROT / STICK. EAST / WEST. TRUTH / LIES. CREATE / DESTROY. GOOD / BAD. ERECT / FLACCID. LAUGH / CRY. HOT / COLD. PLEASURE / PAIN. HOLD / DROP. ALL / NOTHING. CHICKEN / EGG. IN / OUT. FORWARD / BACKWARDS. MUM / DAD. INK / PAPER. SUBMIT / RESIST...

Join the washed up hack Herbert Fischl as s/he begins an odyssey searching for the truth behind the illusion, losing his/her sense of reality while assembling a bizarre and fractured news report...

 

Risks and challenges

The main risk is simply that we wont be able to raise enough money to make a new LE GUN. Kickstarter itself covers this risk — if you pledge money and we miss our target you will not be charged.

The specification of the print run will approximately match previous issues but this cannot be stipulated in detail due to unpredictable variables such as printer and paper costs as well as the nature of artwork submissions (affecting the ratio of colour to black and white reproductions). Factors that are unlikely to change are format, binding, size and paper stock (Cyclus offset recycled). The page count is likely to fall within 144 – 200 pages.

An example specification:
Size: 343 x 245 mm (portrait)
Binding: Paperback OTA bound
Stock: Cyclus Offset (140gsm text, 350gsm cover)
Cover: 2 colour pantones plus foil blocking with front flap
Interior printing: 144 pp. (Comprising 32 pp. full colour CMYK, 32 pp. 2 colour pantones, 80 pages 1 colour black)

Putting together a publication like LE GUN has other inherent risks — we could all fall out, not find anything worth publishing, or the magazine could disappear in transit, for example.

However, we have a decade of experience producing other publications for commercial clients on budget and on time, as well as publishing 5 previous issues of LE GUN itself, and we are confident these risks can be accounted for and overcome.

1. We use reputable printers who are fully insured (full payment AFTER delivery).

2. Crucially we have enough experience and history working together to be sure that we can put together a publication that will live up to expectations!

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    Classic Cat t-shirt SIZE XL & issue 6

    A unique opportunity to own one of our ever popular classic cat t-shirts, along with your copy of issue 6 hot off the press! These t-shirts are limited, quality seconds and may have minor unintended imperfections (see photos). SIZE EXTRA LARGE.

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    Special offer large LE GUN cat print!

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    Printed on an off-white FSC certified Colorplan 'Natural', and editioned / numbered with a hand press. Size: 640x970mm, screen-printed expertly in matt and gloss black by Helen Ashton.

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    Original collaborative ink drawing by the core artists of LE GUN (A5)

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    Mural at your place

    Five artists from LE GUN will come to your home or work space and make a one off bespoke collective mural on your wall of choice (max size 5m x 5m)

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    A night out in Soho with LE GUN

    Enjoy a night out in Soho with the artists of LE GUN, enjoying the sights, eating and drinking establishments that have influenced the work and minds of Le Gun. A psychogeographical drift through the gilded gutter life of London's square mile of sin.

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