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Subway Sect: Peter Saville and Dan Fox in conversation

Dan Fox and Peter Saville in conversation
Subway Sect is a new radio series, produced by Maria Bartolo and CR’s Eliza Williams, which is airing on Resonance FM, London’s art/experimental radio station, over the next six weeks. The shows aim to explore the complex relationship between art and music and take the form of a series of conversations between artists, musicians, writers, designers, djs and music video directors.
The shows go out each Wednesday at 1pm on Resonance (104.4 FM or online at www.resonancefm.com) and we’ll also be bringing you transcripts of highlights from the shows each week on the CR blog.
Today on Subway Sect, designer Peter Saville is in conversation with Frieze magazine critic and writer, Dan Fox. The two discuss Saville’s design work for Factory Records, including his sleeves for Joy Division and New Order, as well as his more recent experiences in the contemporary art world. The show was recorded at Frieze’s offices in London earlier this year.

Inside The Street Artist’s Sketchbook

Sketch by Parisian artist Turbo
All the creative greats throughout time have used a sketchbook: Leonardo da Vinci, Michealangelo, Rolf Harris… Anyone who is visually creative will have a book or a pad they scribble ideas on or work out visual compositions – and it’s no different for the graffiti artist. A new book by Tristan Manco explores the sketchbooks of over 65 street artists from around the world…

No sign of Santa

A host of artists’ prints and canvasses for sale? In a temporary shopfront in the heart of London? Just before Christmas? Yes, it’s time once more for Santa’s Ghetto. This is, apparently, the sixth year running that artist Banksy’s alternative Christmas gift shop has taken over an unused store front in central London and stuffed it full of subversive artwork by the likes of Banksy himself, Jamie Hewlett, Ian Stevenson, Insect, D-Face, David Shrigley, Nick Walker, Eric The Dog…