When Throbbing Gristle donned their infamous camouflage uniforms in
1980 it became a pivotal statement for industrial and post-industrial
fashion. Few of the countless imitators realised that those
particular uniforms were custom-made and designed by their close ally
Laurence Dupré (aka Lawrence Dupré). In true TG fashion expectations
were confounded and a deeper level of importance literally hidden away
from easy deciphering.
Timeless feels honoured to present a first extensive
overview of Laurence Dupré’s early career raging from her DiY fashion
zines of the late 70s/early 80s dealing with camouflage patterns and
appliances, her collages for Sordide Sentimental, her meeting with
Genesis P-Orridge in Hackney to her design worky not only for the TG
uniforms, but also other aspects of the latter day TG image.
Showcasing for the first time her unique trademark designs envisioned
with her brother Loulou Picasso of the Bazooka group. Richly illustrated
in colour, the 188 page book was designed by Loulou Picasso and
contains insightful essays and contributions from Jean Pierre Turmel
(Sordide Sentimental), Genesis P-Orridge, Jon Savage, Neville Brody and
This book is the culmination of three years work and covers the Occult
practices in Thailand, from amulets to rituals to blessings. What marks
this system is its openness as anyone can begin a life of magic and
train themselves using a good amulet. The Thai Occult book aims to help
those interested in this deep and ancient art as a practitioner or to
use the knowledge to refresh their own magical practices, all through the words of the Ajarns themselves. 552 pages 140,000 words 300+ top quality photos and comes in two editions.
THESILVEREDITION - This is the standard edition of the book at 69
euros plus P+P and everyone who orders a copy before the release date of
September 3rd shall receive a free, signed bookmark. THEGOLD EDITION is something more special. It is the same book with gold script
on the cover, but this one contains a numbered and signed bookmark and a
metal Yant from Ajarn Apichai. The Yant is the Lanna Inn Khoo, and it
was drawn on a lady’s private parts, which is part of its Wicha. This
Yant has a kata, for which I can provide a recording, and it is placed
under the mattress to attract partners to your bed for sex, and through
that action, the Yant is made stronger. 155 copies available and 119 euros plus P+P.
It is the hope of the author that this book will become a benchmark for
the understanding of the ancient Occult practices of Thailand. After
this new work, information can then be added to The Thai Occult books
Facebook page as it arises and any questions can be answered there. If
it is a good question, an Ajarn from the book will be asked for their
Available now for PRE-ORDER with an expected early December delivery date is a
set of high quality prints on fine art paper of five exceptional
drawings John Balance created in 1994.
These magickally charged artworks are quite unlike anything in John Balance’s known visual oeuvre. Clearly influenced by Austin Osman Spare’s
automatic drawings and originally considered “lost”, high resolution
scans have recently been rediscovered and are presented here on 250gr
Rives paper, sized 30 x 40 cm in a limited, individually numbered and
blind-stamped edition of 50 copies available in a foil-blocked folder
with an additional variant embossed print of probably the most striking
image “Ectoplasm 4” as originally envisioned by Balance’s late partner,
artist Ian Johnstone, who had planned to do prints of these several years ago before his own untimely passing. The
folder includes an extended limitation card featuring some rare and
private photos from the very final period of Balance’s earthly
existence, most of them seen here for the very first time.
As the Special Edition of Early Bazooka sold out in record-breaking time and demand from our customers is very strong, we have decided to do 50 more deluxe copies with the exact same features detailed below. This second edition of the SE differs only in that it has Roman numbers.
The Thai Occult Sak Yant Book by Jenx and Ajarn Metta.
16 x 24 cm - 284 pages in colours - Hardcover
The author of The Thai Occult series of works has here been joined by
Ajarn Metta in the hope of clearing some of the misconceptions of the
art of and bringing clarity to what actually constitutes a Sak Yant.
This is the standard edition for the book, which has a hot pressed
silver foil image on the cover.
The actual content for each edition is the same and contain the following chapters through 284 pages.
Glossary of Terms Introduction The History of Sak Yant The Scripts - Mon, Lanna and Khom The Shapes in Sak Yant The Unalom and Yant Na Heart Kata The Inks Sak Yant Rods What constitutes a real Sak Yant? Becoming a Sak Yant Ajarn Interviews Ajarn Dang of Chiang Mai Ajarn Samart of Bangkok Ajarn Rung of Chiang Mai Ajarn Hom of Hua Hin Ajarn Brum of Chiang Rai Ajarn Salaboonkong of Chiang Mai Ajarn Moss of Nakhon Pathom Kruba Ajarn Jae Sada Ajarn Apichai of Chiang Mai A Compendium of Sak Yant designs
As The Thai Occult book sold out quickly, the initial print run for the
silver edition is 800 but we want the book to be available for the
remainder of 2017, allowing the fans of Sak Yant to pick one up before
it sells out. There may be an extra print run for the silver edition
depending on sales but the gold edition WILLNOT be reprinted.
If you enjoyed the way that Frédéric Fleury & Johnny Ryan depicted your fave Rap bands in Crappers zine, you will certainly enjoy the last one they commited : COPS COPS is probably sick, stupid, cheap, mean… but it’s surely hilarious. Available HERE
Nowadays terms like “legendary” and “star” have all but lost their meaning, nevertheless Editions Timeless are proud to present the first ever artbook by a truly stellar legend, the original dub diva: Little Annie Anxiety Bandez!
Little Annie is loved and adored for decades of inimitable torch singing, the list of her collaborators reads like the who’s who of out-there music: Swans, Coil, the On-U Sound stable, Crass, Anohni, Baby Dee, Marc Almond - and the list goes on!
Annie has been painting and taking photos for years, her motifs include iconic religious imagery, the brooding skyscrapers of her former home NYC and intricate floral compositions. “Meditation In Chaos” presents a glimpse at all of these and much more.
The book features an introduction by her friend Penny Rimbaud of Crass and several stunning portraits of Annie herself. Apart from the standard hardbound version of the book there are three limited art sub-editions featuring original art presented in a ribboned folder.
“The first advertisement made for the infamous London
fashion store, a large format poster designed by Peter Christopherson.
Boy was formed in 1976 on King’s Road by John Krivine and Steph Raynor.
Christopherson at that time was both a member of Throbbing Gristle, and
of the design company Hipgnosis, who had been responsible for some of
the most recognizable album covers of the era, including Pink Floyd’s
Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. Krivine invited
Christopherson to create the initial design for the store after seeing COUM’s poster designs for the Citizen’s Theatre in Glasgow.
Christopherson was responsible for the initial concept and
design of the store, including the typography, and also the window
displays, which showed an unconscious or dead young man. Genesis
P-Orridge described them to Jon Savage as follows: “The idea was that a
boy had climbed in to steal stuff, accidentally knocked over an electric
fire and set the place on fire and burned to death. And these were the
leftovers of the boy. So there was a Doc Marten boot with bits of flesh
and there was a bit of his jeans and buttock and a finger with a ring
and some mouldy hand. And they were in little forensic dishes in these
glass boxes like you would find at the Black Museum. So this was just a
parody of a mixture of forensic evidence and vandalism.” – [P-Orridge,
quoted in Ford 7.4-7.5]
The window display was provocative enough that the windows
were soon vandalized, a problem that would dog the early days of the
shop. Boy London would go on to become on the most influential and
controversial fashion lines of the 80’s. Christopherson would go on to
form Coil with John Balance. A rare example of the early work of the
most innovative and provocative designer of the period, or of any
We are proud to present the first hardback book on the subject of the Thai Occult by Jenx and it runs to 194 pages and over 160 photographs - Out in October 2016but available as a pre-order by clicking HERE
THISISSUPPOSEDTOBE A RECORDLABEL - Staalplaat: Eleven Years Of Distortion - Frans De Waard
In 1984 Frans de Waard started his own band, Kapotte Muziek, and his own
cassette label, Korm Plastics. A few years later, in 1992, he was asked
to work for Staalplaat, then one of the biggest independent labels for
experimental and electronic music. Staalplaat was the home for bands
like Muslimgauze, :zoviet*france:, Rapoon, O Yuki Conjugate as well as Jaap Blonk, Normally Invisible and Kingdom Scum. With an average of three new releases every month, Staalplaat remained a major player for the next eleven years. Frans was
hired to set-up a database and to sell and buy new music, but over the
years also assumed a role as (unofficial) business director and A&R
man, and came to be regarded as the head honcho. In 2003 he’d had enough
and decided to quit.
This book tells his story about those eleven years, the many high and as
many lows of working for a small independent record label, which also
functioned as a shop, mail order, radio programme, news outlet, and
concert organiser. It’s about embarrassing confrontations with
musicians, labels, distributors, and the endless spending on the most
unique packaging CD-Land ever saw.
This book is not about the 1980s when Staalplaat was part of the local
squatter movement or their post-2000 activities in Berlin. This is
Frans’ personal account from within, when Staalplaat was riding its
biggest wave in the 1990s.
It includes various appendices, such as an interview with Staalplaat
founder Geert-Jan Hobijn, a transcript of a radio interview with
Muslimgauze, a 1980’s account of Staalplaat’s activities, and a
discography, among others.
There are no images of artists or album covers; instead you can feast you
eyes on some never-before-seen, behind-the scenes photos taken in the
office, shop and warehouse.
This book will appeal to everyone with an interest in the experimental music
scene, and anyone else who wants to read a crazy, funny and sad story
about a small struggling record label. Knowledge of the music is not
required, but you will surely be inclined to look it up while or after
reading this. Anyone who is interested in a manual of how (not) to run
your record label might want to take notes.
Steven Heller is probably the most famous and prolific american
journalist/writter about graphic design. He was honored by Michelle
Obama at the White House in 2011, among other things, and wrote an
unaccountable amount of referential books about the graphic design
TIMELESSED. is proud to announce this
nearly 300-pages book FIREWORKWITHME presenting a broad selection of
many of the visual productions created by the graphic design studio
Metastazis this past 15 years.
It goes way beyond the mere compilation
of album covers: FIREWORKWITHME offers more than a decade of
documents, studies, and often
unpublished texts. For his work exceeds by far the limits of common
musical illustration, Valnoir, leader of the studio, hereby reveals a
wide range of projects that flirt with contemporary arts and the fringes
276 pages24X28cm Printed in 5 colours Laser branded hardback cover, laser numbered First press of 500 copies artist edition limited to 50 copies published by Timeless, April 2016