Exitstencil Press has a brand new web site, with information about prints and publications under the Exitstencil imprint and – in future – audio-visual materials too.
Exitstencil has a long history. Dreamt-up some forty years ago by artists Gee Vaucher and Penny Rimbaud, it has acted as a conduit for a huge range of creative projects, from the avant-garde outfit Exit of the late sixties, through punk rockers Crass, to the jazz experimentations of Last Amendment, from event/happenings as part of the sixties Fluxist Movement to Gee’s international multi-media shows and exhibitions. In a uniquely loose and unconventional manner it has, over the years, published books, pamphlets and general ephemera, released a small number of albums and arranged innumerable radical gigs, exhibitions and gatherings. Committed to people rather than profit, to creative expansion rather than just personal gratification, it has always sought to push boundaries.
In 2008, Gee and Penny decided to revitalise their project, dividing it into four related but separate entities, publications, prints, recordings and films. By so doing, they hope to be able to concentrate their energies and talents into producing a vibrant outlet for themselves and others whose creative and political ideas they share. Exitstencil’s impressive back-catalogue will act as a sound foundation for the already growing number of proposed projects, working on the publication side of things alongside Christian Brett and Alice Smith of Rochdale’s quirky Bracketpress, and recordings alongside Allison Schnackenberg of Southern and Tony Barber of Exitstencil Recording Studio.