WORKSHOP: CUT THAT OUT! – Posters of Protest

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2022

Sunday 10 July 2022, 1pm-3pm
Centrala, Digbeth
Zine and poster making have always been inextricably linked to underground music and both have long been outlets for marginalised voices to protest and communicate, unmediated and on their own terms.


Taking inspiration from Punk and radical zines, Willem Sandberg’s (1897 –1984) paper cut-out typography experiments, and underground press publications this workshop will explore how limited resources doesn’t necessarily mean limited creativity.

Using coloured paper and collage materials to create cut-out letterforms and making stencils to print their own compositions, participants will make their own extraordinary typographic experiments to shout their own message to the world in the spirit of these dissidents, radicals and rebels using simple everyday materials which will be risograph printed into a poster to take away at the end of the workshop.

Joseph Frascina is a graphic artist, designer and visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University. His work intersects with the disciplines of music and performance, working extensively as a graphic artist and designer alongside record labels and musical artists. His design approaches have a strong DIY ethic and style, exploring limitation as powerful creative tool through embracing the tactility, imperfection and often-accidental quality of analogue processes and obsolete technologies.


We have a selection of fabulous workshops on offer as part of our 2022 programme! Please note, entry to these workshops is included in the Supersonic Festival ticket – a festival ticket for the relevant day (or the full weekend) is required!