Sweet Armageddon to front cover of new book on counterculture

PRESS RELEASE  ‒  June 2015

Collage Artist Joe Webb, whose work has been exhibited by the Saatchi Gallery in London, has offered use of his image Sweet Armageddon for the cover of a new book which explores Counterculture in the UK over the last 60 years. Joe started out designing book covers for the publisher when he left college before his art became a hot property. He has now had exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic and his distinctive style which satirises modern attitudes is in much demand. (See www.joewebbart.com)

About the book:

Titled ‘Counterculture UK – a celebration’ and edited by Rebecca Gillieron and Cheryl Robson, the collection of essays on post-war arts and social justice movements, will be launched under the Supernova Books imprint which explores the arts and culture beyond the mainstream.

There is a live Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the project at  http://kck.st/1LDjf92

This book offers the first comprehensive exploration of counter-culture in the UK – from illegal raves to street art, alternative comedy and agit-prop theatre to pop-up galleries, as well as the larger agents for social change such as the Green movement, LGBT, Feminism, Disability rights and much more. Offers an entirely unique look at the myriad subversive scenes in Britain from the 1960s to today.

Contributors include: disability writer, Penny Pepper, film lecturer Dr Karen Oughton, art journalist Mark Sheerin, comedienne Susan Murray, editor of the Pink Paper, Joseph McCormick, F-word contributor Hayley Foster da Silva and writer on environmental matters, Paul Quinn.

Cheryl Robson said, ““We are delighted that Joe Webb has chosen to support the project. The reasoning behind the Kickstarter campaign was that a book about alternative lifestyles and social change-makers might benefit from being funded by the alternative investment model which crowdfunding offers.”

To support the Kickstarter campaign go to: http://kck.st/1LDjf92

Recent books from Supernova have included: ‘Celluloid Ceiling; women film directors breaking through’; ‘Not a Number’; and ‘Women Make Noise’.

Supernova is an imprint of Aurora Metro Books. See www.supernovabooks.co.uk

Price: £14.99 / 978-0-9566329-6-8   approx 300 pages

For more info contact: Ellen Cheshire ellen@aurorametro.com

0203 261 0000 Office: 67 Grove Ave, Twickenham, TW1 4HX UK  www.aurorametro.com

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