drain, cunningham and hudson at design miami 09
drain, cunningham and hudson at design miami 09
jan 04, 2010

drain, cunningham and hudson at design miami 09

workshop workshop space at design miami 09 photo © james harris

during design miami 09, sculptor graham hudson was in charge of constructing a workspace using leftover lumber, rubber, plastic, furniture – anything the fair and the city (the larger fair) had cast off. together with jim drain and poet p. scott cunningham, the trio produced, ‘workshop workshop’, a place where physical and metaphysical byproducts are put to use, creating an environment / locus for collaboration.

drain, cunningham and hudson at design miami 09close-up

drain, cunningham and hudson at design miami 09british artist jim drain, poet p. scott cunningham, and sculptor graham hudson photo © red eye productions

‘the brief happy life of workshop workshop’ by jim drain, p. scott cunningham and graham hudson produced zines during the event that responded to design miami itself – its participants, objects, conversations, histories, narratives, suggestions and shapes.

defintion of zine [zeen]: 1. an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine 2. a handmade journal, with small circulations and hyperlocal aesthetics, that maximizes the two-dimensional intersection of image and text, using both original and appropriated content. 3. any self-published work of minority interest reproduced via photocopier.

completed zines had a cost of $5.00 each and could be bartered for intellectual property.

proceeds were donated to two local non-profits, bas fisher invitational, an artist-run exhibition space located in the buena vista building in miami’s design district, and the university of wynwood, a literature advocacy organization.

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
506,122 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine