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The A-Z of Visual Ideas by John Ingledew

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Garage genius

Having no money, no budget or no computer is no barrier to communication. When German-born artist Kurt Schwitters was imprisoned in Douglas Camp on the Isle of Man during the Second World War he turned his room into a studio. Here – to the amazement of his guards – he created sculptures from porridge and made prints using stolen pieces of lino tile. Ideas created with even very little money can be hugely impactful.

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Hornsey 1968,A linocut poster from the famous 1968 sit-in at Hornsey College of Art in London designed by Martin Walker – its hard, carved crudity makes it compelling.

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