MINI DAILY MAIL
As part of my residency with RRU I decided to hand-draw a miniature, fun-sized Daily Mail. A boiled-down version of the full paper, it’s like the Daily Mail, but distilled to its angry, horny core. The bigoted residue of Britain’s second-best selling newspaper.
This compressed, hand-drawn paper draws attention to the glaring hypocrisies baked into a rag that claims to care about things like moral decency and the sexualisation of children, while also regularly publishing photographs of underage girls in bikinis or low-cut dresses. A paper who’s bread and butter is collecting the kind of ‘wardrobe malfunction’ upskirt and nip-slip photographs of strangers that would land anyone else in jail.
The Daily Mail is the pervert the Daily Mail warns us about.
This 32 page version of the regular paper inevitably comes with a Princess Diana pull-out, ‘DIANA: THE ENEMY WITHIN’ which details the paper’s historic opposition to any of the issues Diana came to be lauded for. From her work against landmine arms sales to humanising the victims of HIV/AIDs, her relationship with a Muslim migrant to her meeting with the “terrorist” Nelson Mandela; the Mail had terrible things to say about all of it at the time, but now Diana is dead, the paper can safely exploit her memory for cash without having to deal her inconveniently liberal politics.
Containing all the misogynistic, racist, war-and-fear-mongering you've come to love and expect from the Daily Mail, this miniature fun/hate-sized paper will be given away for free on the streets of Liverpool from a scale-version newspaper stand unfortunately manned by my regular-sized self.