Sunday, 18 October 2009

Two great new prints in from Scottish artist, screen-printer and designer Chris Macfarlane. Mixing digital imagery and traditional printing on high quality artist paper, Chris celebrates the wonderful eighties mix tape. Long may it live on.

For all those tape lovers here's some wise words from Nick Hornby's wonderful book High Fidelity on making the perfect mix tape.....

"The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don't want to blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules.........a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do's and don'ts. First of all you're using someone else's poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing....."

Go dust that old tape recorder and get mixing! Ahhh....the memories.......