Karl Blossfeldt, Urformen der Kunst, 1929.
I saw these in the Tate Modern today and found them really stunning. Such complexity and beauty in things, when you stop and look.
The First Things First manifesto from 1964. Graphic designers advocating for a use of their trade that has more benefit to the social good.
"In common with an increasing number of the general public, we have reached a saturation point at which the high pitched scream of consumer selling is no more than sheer noise."
Just to repeat, that's *over 50 years ago*. It sure as hell hasn't gotten any better.
"Last year the five largest co-ops paid over 50% more tax to the government than some of the largest and most high profile businesses operating in the UK."
* Statue of Engels CHECK
* Farmbot growing cabbage CHECK
* Exhibition of trade union banners CHECK
* Some history of co-operatives CHECK
* Reading some Bookchin in the Central Library CHECK
Day out in Manchester, innit.