Edited by Martin Bax since 1959 and publishing everyone from B S Johnson, JG Ballard and Carol Ann Duffy to Fleur Adock, Geoff Nicholson and Jonathan Lethem, Ambit is perfect for anyone looking for lively and compelling poetry, fiction and art from a spirited mix of writers.
Ambit magazine is a literary and artwork quarterly created in London, published in the UK, and read internationally. It’s available through subscription and in selected bookshops and libraries worldwide.
In 1959 a London Paediatrician, Dr Martin Bax, diagnosed Angst and Ennui as the prevailing mood. He prescribed ambit magazine: poetry, fiction and art – sometimes shocking, sometimes experimental sometimes comic, always compelling – plus a small dose of unstuffy poetry reviews.
The Ambit consultants:
Over the years, from small beginnings, the team has come together. Edwin Brock was joined by Carol Ann Duffy and Henry Graham to pick the poetry, and JG Ballard was joined by Geoff Nicholson to pick the prose. Mike Foreman tracks down the pictures while designer John Morgan makes sure that Ambit retains its reputation for visual seduction.
Still a non-profit making magazine, Ambit is still going strong after more than 40 years of publishing.
Experts have hand pick exciting new projects from their respective fields to share with readers. David Downton offers up his choice of fashion illustration; Martin Colyer selects the best of cartoon illustration, and John Lowe finds some inspiration for his pick of graphic novels at Comic-con, San Diego; Derek Brazell’s choice of reportage includes George Butler’s drawing trip to India for a wildlife charity and illustrator Richard Johnson’s’ sobering work with the International Society of War Artists. Martin Salisbury looks at children’s picture books, Jeremy Leslie finds innovation in magazine illustration and Nat Hunter of Airside shows us a selection of illustration being used within a digital framework.
Jake Blanchard’s third volume of Menagerie finally shows up just over a year after #2…
The concept this time is slightly different, not only do the artists create imagery based on the musicians music, but this time the musicians also create a track based on an image created by the artist.
Two exclusive new tracks from each of these artists: Ben Nash, Isengrind, C Joynes and Twinsistermoon. And exclusive new artwork by Jim Stoten, Simon Fowler, Adrianne Neil and Jake Blanchard. The sleeve is a collaboration between Jake and Jim and it is incredible!
The LP is pressed on heavyweight black virgin vinyl, packaged with a A5 12 page litho printed full colour booklet. Limited to 500 copies.
– Andrei’s Artistic Automobilies D.B Denholtz introduces the striking models of Andrei Palmer
– Miniature Masterpieces Gary Santaniello introduces the obsessive detail of Dalton Ghetti
– Danielle Jacqui: La Maison de Celle Qui Peint and the Colossal d’Art Brut Michèle Perez brings us up to date with the phenomenal artist singulier from southern France
– Flowerings of Folklore Sara Ugolini introduces spontaneous Italian artist Maria Concetta Cassarà
– Rediscovering an Imaginary Pop Music Superstar Tom Patterson reviews the lost-and-found homemade record-cover art of Mingering Mike
– Art & Disability – With the opening of the Museum of Everything’s London exhibition, featuring the work of artists with disabilities.