Please click on the links below for selected examples of my journalistic writing. These range from short commissioned pieces to longer features and reviews, and demonstrate my interests in music, photography, cult fiction and contemporary design and architecture.
From New York to Shanghai: URBAN-X at URBAN MATTERS 2017
Commissioned piece for the MINI website detailing the participation of MINI’s URBAN-X innovative design start-up accelerator at the Shanghai URBAN MATTERS expo in 2017.
A Design for Living: MINI LIVING at the London Design Festival
Commissioned piece for the MINI website detailing the exhibiting of MINI LIVING’s radical URBAN CABIN micro-home at the 15th annual London Design Festival.
Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth: Design Icon
An article published in issue 170 (Aug 2017) of ICON magazine putting forward the case for the hot rod creations of legendary car customiser, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth to be considered as art.
Ink and Acid: The Psychedelic Design Revolution
An article published in issue 161 (Nov/2016) of ICON magazine, examining how the youthful creators of 1960s psychedelic poster art revolutionised graphic design and challenged preconceived notions that there was a right way and a wrong way to go about creating effective visual communication.
The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History (extract)
A short extract from Chapter 2 of the book charting the rise of the San Francisco-based underground ‘comix’ movement in 1968, which came after a peaking and subsequent waning of international interest in psychedelic poster art in 1967.
Into the Valley: Yann Gross
A review / overview of photographer Yann Gross’ Horizonville book which documents the living-out of an American dream by a community of Swiss outsiders.
Knife in the Heart: Shonen Knife
An interview with the veteran Japanese punky, power-pop trio.
Country Matters: Jon Langford
An interview with the musician and painter of hauntingly evocative images which mourn the death of ‘real’ country music.
Green’s Credentials: Adam Green
An interview with the cult, NYC-based crooner and former Moldy Peach.
Punk Noir: Cathi Unsworth
An interview with crime noir author, Cathi Unsworth, in which she discussed her novel, The Singer.
All History is Punk
An interview with writer John Robb upon the publication of his book, Punk Rock: An Oral History.
Lines of Fire: The Combustible Art of Pinstriping
An in-depth look at the world of automotive art with the publishers of the book Pinstripe Planet: Fine Lines From the World’s Best.
Jamie Reid: Punk Iconoclast
An interview from 2004 with the artist and punk provocateur.
A critical overview of the career of post-punk janglers, Orange Juice, for the original 1996 edition of the Rough Guide to Rock.