Pre-order a copy of this miniature fun/fear-sized Daily Mail. The bigoted residue of Britain’s second-best selling newspaper.
My name is Darren Cullen and as part of my residency with RRU News I have been giving this miniature parody of the Daily Mail away on the streets of Liverpool, (the print costs were paid by RRU and the copies were all earmarked for that purpose) but over the last few days I’ve been getting messages from people across the country who want a copy so I’ve started this Kickstarter to raise funds for a second, commercial print run.
If I hit my goal I’ll be adding stretch targets to increase the number of pages and add fake-ad flyer inserts for the paper. So please share the project online and tell your friends/enemies.
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 warned us about.
This 24 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 Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds to reprint this miniature fun/hate-sized paper so people outside of Liverpool can get their own copy.
Mini Daily Mail
The paper itself, 24 pages with a 8-page Diana pull out. (The page count will be increased if the campaign hits stretch goals, which will be announced later)
Unemployed Pets Poster
An A2 (59.4cm x 42cm) 170gsm poster of the Unemployed Pets image.
Keep Fucking Buying tote bag
Organic cotton tote bag, reverse side has my website logo.
Keep Fucking Buying – T-shirt
Screenprinted 100% cotton t-shirt. All sizes from child size up to XXL.
News Agenda – Limited edition print
An old giclee print of mine from 2010, limited edition of 30. A4 size. (21cm x 29.7cm) Printed with archive quality pigment inks on acid-free 310gsm Hahnemuhle german etching paper.
NUKE – Limited edition print
Limited edition of 50. A3 size (42cm x 29.7cm) Printed with archive quality pigment inks on acid-free 310gsm Hahnemuhle german etching paper.
DAILY EXPRESS – Limited edition print
Limited edition of 60. A3 size (42cm x 29.7cm) Printed with archive quality pigment inks on acid-free 310gsm Hahnemuhle german etching paper.
NEW WAR, NEW GADGETS – Limited edition print
Limited edition of 75. A2 size (59.4cm x 42cm) Printed with archive quality pigment inks on acid-free 310gsm Hahnemuhle german etching paper.
Daily Mail Newspaper Stand
Scale model sculpture, roughly 60cm tall. Comes with 5 copies of the mini Daily Mail.
Risks and challenges
I have finished the newspaper to print standard and done one print run already. There are no real risks that could stop me delivering a new print run of the paper.