This month we are very excited to bring a book we helped launch back in 2011 to a new audience, Picnic : order, ambiguity and community by Kevin Harris, illustrated by Gemma Orton. It is a true gem – a thoughtful essay on the role of picnic in contemporary society and specifically on community engagement and development, something very close to our hearts at Proboscis. We have worked with Kevin in the past, most notably on our Conversations and Connections project for Social Tapestries. This is a joyous and incisive piece of writing with elegant and witty illustrations by Gemma Orton.
It is accompanied from our archives by Why Keep a Sketchbook? by AccessArt which we printed as an experiment in 2010. This lovely book is a visual explanation of the pleasures of keeping a sketchbook – showing all kinds of different ways to do it.
Click on the links to find out more about each one, read them online or download, print out and make up your own copies.
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