tail of the pup:

The text on the Thatcher side is taken from the Tate's online definition of Suprematism referring to the red rectangle on the left hand of the page which conforms to the dimensions and position of the Sun's newspaper's red masthead block, also which is proportionally superimposed onto a smaller A3 format.

The reverse (Scargill) side is taken from the George Orwell's Principles of Newspeak. All the composite elements; the quality of paper, the colour, the quotations, the format, the crop and registration marks refer to the reportage of the Miner's Strike as seen through the eyes of tabloid Britain.

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Nicholas Vaughn is an artist currently based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire: nickvaughan.org

Text on the front side:

‘In the year 1913, trying desperately to free art from the dead weight of the real world, I took refuge in the form of the square.’ Out of the ‘suprematist square’ as he called it, Malevich developed a whole range of forms including rectangles, triangles and circles often in intense and beautiful colours. https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/s/suprematism

Text on the reverse side:

In Newspeak, euphony outweighed every consideration other than exactitude of meaning. Regularity of grammar was always sacrificed to it when it seemed necessary. And rightly so, since what was required, above all for political purposes, was short clipped words of unmistakable meaning which could be uttered rapidly and which roused the minimum of echoes in the speaker's mind. The words of the B vocabulary even gained in force from the fact that nearly all of them were very much alike. Almost invariably these words — goodthink, Minipax, prolefeed, sexcrime, joycamp, Ingsoc, bellyfeel, thinkpol, and countless others — were words of two or three syllables, with the stress distributed equally between the first syllable and the last. http://orwell.ru/library/novels/1984/english/en_app






The Red Top is new publication featuring recent printed works by Nicholas Vaughn available as a double-sided digital print on A3 newsprint paper.
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