ESAW publishes Mark Pirie's first art book Folk Punk

Friday, November 27, 2020 by Mark Pirie

In November 2020, my first art book, Folk Punk: Selected Photos, Artworks and Drawings 1985-2020, was published by Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop.

It is in the same series as Nigel Brown, Nigel Yates, Wayne Seyb, Michael O'Leary and Margaret Jeune.

Folk Punk is the first of two volumes collecting my work as an artist and book designer. Volume One, Folk Punk, contains a selection of my photography 1985-2020 plus illustrations/artworks and drawings of Pirie’s music influences as a poet: Bono, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Anthony Kiedis, David Bowie, Sammy Hagar and Kurt Cobain.

The book complements my poetry and also gives portraits of other writers, performers or musicians who have been important to my work and life as an editor and publisher over the years, including Michael O’Leary, Alistair and Meg Campbell, Andrew Fagan, Bill Direen and Alistair Paterson.

Volume Two will be book covers and graphic designs I have done for the book trade.