Brain Washing from Phone Towers Informational Pamphlets
In 2010, I began the Brain Washing From Phone Towers Publishing Initiative, which produces informative and entertaining Informational Pamphlets on a seasonal basis.
These small-scale publications combine text (found, handset) and image (carved in wood or linoleum) produced via obsolete technology in editioned works which are distributed at will to a chosen audience. The content of the series aims for historical interest, commemorative intent and a healthy dose of humor, and the distribution methods are based on the values of the gift economy.
Our publishing model reflects the print tradition of the tract, small pamphlets used for religious and political purposes, which are often either left for someone to find or handed out.
Our first production was a pamphlet on the History of Pie; the fall of 2010 brought a pamphlet on the subject of Weasels and their Habits. The Spring of 2011 brought The Adoration Aside, There are Dangers to Being an R&B Heartthrob. We rounded out the year with A Guide to Leisure Activities for Introverts.
In the spring of 2012, I traveled to Appleton, Wisconsin, courtesy of the Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop to produce Escapism for Amateurs. The Fall of 2012 brings us Action at a Distance.