|Exhibition in the Artists' Books Study
Area at the Library
School of Art, Media and Design, UWE Bristol:
25 YEARS OF RUBBISH 1976 - 2006
The Daily Twit. A nonsensical newspaper about nothing.
10th April - 8 th May 2006
The Daily Twit is a newspaper with no news in it. It is dedicated to not being very sensible.
It was started 25 years ago in 'The Railway' pub, Crouch End, London. The first issue was written on a sliced white loaf. Now technology has caught up with us and we use paper.
The second and subsequent publications were accompanied by local poster campaigns highlighting such important matters as PERCY THROWER WINS NOBEL PEAS PRIZE, DEAD MAN FOUND IN CEMETERY and VICTORIA WOOD CATCHES FIRE. Amongst other issues, the discovery of a dead tree in a matchbox became a matter of much concern, as did the sad case of the millionaire baker found dead in his rolls.
Since then The Daily Twit has continued to publish high quality rubbish. Regardless of changes in fashion or climate, the Twit has never strayed from its idiotic path. During this time many other magazines of a similar nature have come and gone but none have been able to consistently produce work of such stunning pointlessness.
The Daily Twit is sold on occasional Saturdays in Crouch End Broadway, London N8. and some shops including the Bookartbookshop in East London and through our web site.
The Daily Twit promotes a genre of writing and presentation where the absurd confronts normality and paradoxically begins to make sense - otherwise known as nonsense. This makes for a smooth, trouble-free read not requiring any uncomfortable use of the brain. Should any sense be found in the Daily Twit we offer a full, money-back guarantee. Contributions to the paper are accepted from anyone, and our only editorial policy remains, "If it makes sense we won't publish it".
The Daily Twit can be contacted by e-mail: email@example.com and browsed on our website www.dailytwit.com which is occasionally updated by a complete idiot.
The Daily Twit - still daft, still a waste of money and still with us after 25 years.
Just like Thora Hird but not dead!
THE DAILY TWIT CV
1975 The Daily Twit founded in Hornsey, North London by a group of artists interested in newspaper poster headlines.
1975 -1983 The first seven issues of the paper are printed and sold on the street and in local shops
1983 -1994 The paper goes into a 10 year period of self-occultation
1994 The paper is relaunched
1998 London Artists’ Bookfair, Barbican Centre.
2000 London Artists’ Bookfair, Barbican Centre, featuring live reading and recital with Bob Cobbing and Chris O’Connor.
Purchase of full collection of all issues by The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection at the Art Inst. of Chicago. USA.
25th Anniversary publication with art exhibition, readings, music and performance at the Original Gallery. London N8
2001 Exhibition and readings at The Original Gallery N8 and The Foundry N1.
Inauguration of the annual DT Trophy golf tournament
2002 The Beer Cannes Film Festival. An open submission exhibition and competition of super 8 films to celebrate the release of
DT 16. Original Gallery. London N8
London Artists’ Bookfair. ICA London
Daily Twit organizes The Wasted Talent variety show over 2 evenings at Hoxton Hall, London E8 featuring over 20 acts.
2003 Frankfurt Internationall Bookfair. Germany
Daily Twit swimming team raise money for charity in the BT Swimathon
Daily Twit performances and readings at The Foundry. London N1
2004 Purchase of the Daily Twit box set by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
London Artists’ Bookfair. ICA London
2005 London Artists’ Bookfair. ICA London
Gunfighter Ballads and Winkling Songs. Daily Twit variety Show at The World’s End, London N4. Recorded live by British Library sound archive. Gunfighter Ballads and Winkling Songs. Daily Twit Variety Show, part 2. World’s End. London N4.
2006 Daily Twit exhibition at Centre for Fine Print Research. UWE, Bristol
Bookmarks exhibition. Stewart Centre Gallery, Perdue University, Indiana. USA