Very happy to say the Mini Daily Mail reprint Kickstarter was fully funded within 4 days and is now has 160% of what I needed to do a new print run. I'm adding new stretch goals today in order to add more pages to the final newspaper. I have to add four pages at a time so as things stand I'll be adding 4 pages, if it hits £8000 I'll add 8 pages, £12000 I'll add 12 pages etc. You can back the paper here: minidailymail.co.uk
Get a copy here: www.minidailymail.co.uk. I've been handing out these hand-drawn miniature Daily Mail newspapers on the streets of Liverpool. The project was inspired by the departure of Paul Dacre as editor of the Mail, a toxic influence on British life for 26 years. The Daily Mail is without doubt one of the most racist, sexist and homophobic far-right publications on the market, beaten only by the BNP annual newsletter.
Massive thanks to everyone who made this project possible. RRU News for comissioning the projects, and everyone there who made these projects possible, Hayley Kerridge, Laura Naylor, Sarah Lovell, Louise Muddle, and Clare Brumby. Also thanks to RRU editor/curator Mark Donne for getting me involved, his co-editor Robin Kemp, and of course to the City of Liverpool. Endless thanks to Tom Staughan who yet again put in days of work to help me finish the files in time for print, also to Lola Gascgoine. Thanks to everyone to put up with me testing jokes on them in the middle of the night too. Thanks to Hatch for their film work (as seen here), director Wesley Storey and his assistant Lisa Robson. Big thanks to Black Dog Digital for printing the paper after it was refused by two other companies due to the content. Thanks also to Chris Taylor and Dave McCabe for looking after me in Liverpool and showing me where all the beer was kept. If you'd like a copy of the paper you I've been raising funds to have it reprinted and you can pre-order it here: www.minidailymail.co.uk
As the final part of my artist residency with RRUNews in Liverpool, I've hand-drawn a fun/fear-sized version of the Daily Mail and I'm going to be giving these out for free in Liverpool city centre tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday from these locations:
10:30am-12:30pm St Johns's Shopping Centre
1:30pm-3:30pm Outside News From Nowhere
FRIDAY 10:30am-12:30pm Lord Street
1:30pm-3:30pm Bluecoat Courtyard, Ropewalks Square
Depending on how many I give out I'm also going to look into making the paper available after generally or getting it reprinted. You can read the full thing online here.