Left Cultures #1
180 x 250mm, 120 pages
First published 2022
Editorial/creative direction: Phil Wrigglesworth and Colum Leith
Graphic design: Marco Ugolini
A new publication (from Beneficial Shock art director/illustrator Phil Wrigglesworth) championing voices of the left, ‘whether that be Socialist, Communist, Anarchist or anything in between.’
Page by page it outlines a series of leftist icons, campaigns, designers, cultural projects, songs etc. Each entry is accompanied by a full-page illustration from the likes of Jess Warby, Matt Johnson and Matt Bonner.
‘Storytelling is a very powerful tool and throughout history we have used narratives to change people’s vision of the world, to create culture.’
Perhaps, in forthcoming issues, there'll also be space to explore a completely new leftist vision? As they write in their editor's letter, ‘the Left has always been fizzing with ideas to change society’, and boy do we need to change contemporary society already.
Limited edition of 1000 copies.