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THE NEW BRITISH - MADE BY KEZ GLOZIER AND NEVILLE BRODY. A HARD-HITTING MAGAZINE, EXPLORING AND DOCUMENTING BRITISH CULTURE. THIS BLOG IS A CELEBRATION OF UNDERGROUND MUSIC, THE SOUND OF A NEW GENERATION.

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ISSUE ZERO | Cover photographed by
NICK KNIGHT & styled by PAUL JOYCE |

ISSUE ZERO | Private Launch
| EXPOSURE London |

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The New British Exclusive interview with Jamie Reid | @fredperry

Tell us about your short, sharp shock work? It was done for a tv programme on the tenth anniversary of the Silver Jubilee - so 1987.

Why is the time right now, in 2014, the right time to revisit a work from
1987? Is there something about today’s culture that means it’s the right
time/relevant for a revisit? I’m constantly moving backwards and forwards through my work. Many of the Pistols graphics referenced ideas from my early 70’s Suburban Press period.

Can you still be punk in your approach even when working with a brand? Of course.

You’re known for the reapproprating recognisable imagery - the
subversive/punk aspect of that is pretty self explanatory - but what can be done now? What sorts of imagery or reappropriation of existing imagery really resonate/ challenge people? Well, Peter (de Potter) has done something fantastic with my work. I’m not interested in lazy rehashing, there’s nothing to be gained by that. But intelligent appropriation is fine. It’s tough now though, with the constant bombardment of crass imagery, to be brave and offer beauty.

Tell us about your more recent work - Time for Magic - it’s a piece I did twenty years ago now, but it’s probably more relevant now than ever, but it speaks for itself. Magic works outside of logic and systems. Ken Campbell’s daughter Daisy is organising a three day Festival of Magic with the writer John Higgs, that’ll take place in Liverpool in October. I’ll be involved. Alan Moore too.

What’s the significance of its title? And what was it about the status quo
that led to you creating it? Thatcher, Major, Blair…

Do you find you have anything in common in your approach working with Peter? Yes, an urge to find a new way.

Q&A by Laura Havlin.

(Source: thenewbritisheditor)

THE NEW BRITISH is JAMIE REID | BLANK CANVAS COLLECTION

To celebrate today’s launch of the Jamie Reid Blank Canvas Collection, Fred Perry have commissioned Belgian artist Peter De Potter to create a series of unique concept videos and gif’s inspired by the artwork of Jamie Reid and showcasing the men’s and women’s collection. The films will be part of a collaborative installation in Dover Street Market and will be sold exclusively from 14-22nd March at all three DSM locations before being made available in all Fred Perry Laurel Wreath shops and online at www.fredperry.com

For the project entitled ‘Jamie Re-imagined’, De Potter applies his trademark style, conjuring up new visual world that brims with intent and a revolutionary spirit. Interlacing new artist collages and stills with moving image featuring the defiant faces and bodies of contemporary youth and radically reworking fragments from the private videos from Jamie Reid as well as featuring direct lifts from the latter’s artworks, the looped films from ‘Jamie Re-Imagined’ evoke a feeling of agitation as well as spiritual calmness. Rather than a pamphlet or a tribute, the films are De Potter’s way of honouring the legacy and ongoing genius of Jamie Reid.

The Exclusive films can be seen here and here. And below are some special gifs made for The New British to coincide with today’s launch.

The New British Exclusive: Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for Fred Perry.

The New British Exclusive: Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for Fred Perry.

The New British Exclusive: Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for Fred Perry.

The New British Exclusive: Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for Fred Perry.

The New British Exclusive: 3rd Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for @FredPerry.

The New British Exclusive: 3rd Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for @FredPerry.

The New British Exclusive: Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for @FredPerry.

The New British Exclusive: Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for @FredPerry.

The New British Exclusive: Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for @FredPerry.

The New British Exclusive: Gif by Jamie Reid & Peter De Potter for @FredPerry.

We are looking for young single fathers for a short and inspiring documentary film for The New British.
The film will the the continuation of the story we published in The New British: Issue Zero, titled ‘Young & Proud’ (page above from taken magazine).

Get in touch via www.facebook.com/thenewbritishmag

We are looking for young single fathers for a short and inspiring documentary film for The New British.


The film will the the continuation of the story we published in The New British: Issue Zero, titled ‘Young & Proud’ (page above from taken magazine).

Get in touch via www.facebook.com/thenewbritishmag

The New British is coming. 2014.

Stills from four short films coming soon to The New British.

01: A PRISON WITHOUT WALLS | A short film by Jim Mortram with a frank narrative by Si on his ADHD; his life, his endurance and his fears.

02/03: THE ARENA | A short film by Dean Chalkley on Banger Racing in Britain. The custom-build cars, works of art in their own right, are demolished in the violence of the race, restored for another day.

04: APOCALYPTIC PRIMAVERA | A short film by Merlin Glozier, on her direct references.

05: SORAYA AND CALLUN | A short film by Kalpesh Lathigra. A woman finds her place in the world through the love of a child and the power of her music. 

Keep it locked for more info via our official Facebook page.

We are looking for young single fathers for a short documentary film by James Pearson-Howes for The New British.
The film will the the continuation of the project from the magazine ‘Young & Proud’ (page from mag pictured). Get in touch - via www.facebook.com/thenewbritishmag

We are looking for young single fathers for a short documentary film by James Pearson-Howes for The New British.


The film will the the continuation of the project from the magazine ‘Young & Proud’ (page from mag pictured). Get in touch - via www.facebook.com/thenewbritishmag