Benjamin Eastham by Tom Barnett & Benjamin Eastham
Published by Hato Press & Hannah Barry (2014)
The Beautiful Game serves as an accompaniment to the exhibition of the same name by Tom Barnett. An attempt to corral together the multifarious influences on this eclectic artist’s practice, from the landscape of his native Yorkshire to his passion for Tottenham Hotspur, this publication includes an essay contextualising the artis’’s new work alongside an interview with the alter ego that Barnett adopts for his Future Primitive spoken word and musical performances, Colden Drystone. The booklet includes reproductions of several recent monoprint drawings by the artist as well as a new typeface Colden Spurs a hybrid typeface in homage to his beloved team Tottenham Hotspurs.