Simon Taylor – Prospectus

if p then q is very pleased to announce the publication of Prospectus by Simon Taylor.

prospectus sample

Part Cindy Sherman part HR, Prospectus is a beautiful square format book which consists of a selection of colour photographs and descriptive texts for that all important ‘about me’ page.

Prospectus front cover flattened

Simon Taylor is one half of Joy as Tiresome Vandalism whose works are the books aRb and Absolute Elsewhere and the card game What’s the Best? He has also designed book covers for if p then q and posters for The Other Room poetry series. A sketchbook of his work and images from Prospectus can be found at Instagram –

You can buy at the if p then q website – LINK


Nojagtig Pamplemousse

Nojagtig Pamplemousse was shown at the recent if p then q book launches. It is part of the book  Absolute Elsewhere by Joy as Tiresome Vandalism published by The Knives Forks and Spoons Press. The video below is to be played on a loop. It’ll be archived at if p then q in the next few days.

LINK to Knives Forks and Spoons Press

LINK to video

if p then q book launches in just over two weeks

if p then q readings & book launches

@ Odder Bar
14 Oxford Road (opposite The BBC), Manchester, UK
23rd June 2010
6.30 pm [1:30 pm Eastern Time in the US]
Free admission

Joy as Tiresome Vandalism
Geof Huth
Tom Jenks
Lucy Harvest Clarke


6.30: Joy as Tiresome Vandalism present Nøjagtig Pamplemousse
7.00: Geof Huth (live stream – watch at
7.45: Lucy Harvest Clarke (watch live at
8.15: Tom Jenks: (watch live at

If you can’t be there in person use the above URLs to watch on the internet. Please be aware that all times are approximate.

Simon Taylor’s responses to Scott Thurston’s Internal Rhyme

In 2007, in the space of two weeks, Simon Taylor responded to Scott Thurston’s Matchbox N0. 9, Internal Rhyme, shooting around 12 films. These were then edited down to 150 negatives which became 150 unique gifts in  Matchbox No. 9.  Matchbox No.9 was just a sample of the collection Internal Rhyme which will be available in 2011 from Shearsman. Other parts of the poem have been published over the last couple of years in various magazines. The links below are to:

Matchbox No.9, Scott Thurston’s Internal Rhyme poems (Poetry Library digital archive)

Simon Taylor’s Photos set 1

Simon Taylor’s Photos set 2

Simon Taylor’s Photos set 3