Random Spectacular No. 2

By St. Jude's

We're delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of the second edition of Random Spectacular - a collaborative exploration of the visual arts, literature, music, travel and much more.

Contributors include Mark Hearld, Angie Lewin, Emily Sutton, Ed Kluz, Ralph Steadman, Jonny Hannah, Christopher Brown and many more.

All profits from this issue will again be donated to Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres who St. Jude's have been pleased to support over the years. We raised over £6,500 with the  first issue of Random Spectacular and hope to beat that with issue no. 2.

Edition size: To be confirmed
Content: 96 text pages plus covers
Size: 240mm x 350mm

Simon Lewin explains how Random Spectacular came about...

"As a result of working with a number of artists, makers and printers that we admired, Angie and I had been toying with the idea of some sort of printed journal. We had a shared passion for publications like Jake Tilson's Atlas series, and the Motif books (published by Shenval Press from the late 1950s to the late 1960s) and wanted to produce something that replicated much of their spirit.

In 2010 Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton joined Angie and I to work at our studio in the Highlands and in the course of a walk round Loch an Eilein we had come up with the name and a commitment to publish.

We approached a number of contributors, some who would produce self-contained submissions, others who we would pair up to collaborate. We were delighted that everybody we contacted agreed to contribute to the first issue - and to donate their time which us to make both the first and second issues fundraisers for Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres - with all profits being donated to the charity who we have been proud to support in the past."

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