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A DIY adventure

A DIY adventure

Situation Press is an independent publisher based in London, England. The Truth of Revolution, Brother is our first book. It’s an exploration of punk philosophy, and the culmination of 18 months spent interviewing some of the most important figures in the movement.

It all started with a Sunday lunchtime conversation. We wondered what the people behind punk might be able to teach us about how to live more fulfilling lives. We then thought we’d try to find out. With a bit of luck we could write a book about it.

Everything about The Truth of Revolution, Brother has been Do It Yourself, and when that’s proved impossible, we’ve tried to Do It Responsibly.

Funding for the book’s printing came from a successful Kickstarter campaign (with the added benefit of there being no corporate publisher telling us what not to write), and the print has been done by Calverts Cooperative based in London’s East End.

Named in honour of 17th Century ‘sedicious’ publishers Giles and Elizabeth Calvert, they’ve been plying their radical trade since 1977, and currently work for people like Tate, the British Museum and the Royal College of Art.

They’ve done a stunning job. The Truth of Revolution, Brother features an unorthodox ‘open bind’ which allows the book to lie flat when opened. The book is litho printed, with biodegradable vegetable inks on heavy stock from sustainable sources.

Inside, interviews and analysis are mixed with intimate black and white photography, original illustrations, and art from many of our interviewees.

The Truth of Revolution, Brother is an object of real beauty.

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The Truth of Revolution, Brother features 30 interviews, in-depth analysis and more:

Original illustration throughout

Original illustration throughout

Unique art by interviewees

Unique art by interviewees

A host of intimate portraits

A host of intimate portraits

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