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The Terminator Line1991
Atlas: offset litho, instantprint,
rubber stamps.
64 page hardback book. 29 x 21 cm

A narrative of urban paranoia. Terminator Line: dividing line between day and night. 24 hours in New York with Mr Emerson. Schizophrenia and altered perception. Early versions of the book were photographic. Finally it became stripped down, layered with typography manipulated on photocopiers and fax machines to achieve a visual fluidity. Text as image. Free flowing typography. X-ray the streets.

The Terminator Line was launched in New York at Printed Matter at Dia and in London at the Nigel Greenwood Gallery. At both events the Cine-film 'Outtakes-The Terminator Line' was projected.
This is a pre-computer work and was featured in many typographic books.
Orchestrating typography, fragments of maps, labels, advertisements, messages, photographs and street signs to evoke a landscape of quotation, controlling the mixture of the recognisable and the mysterious to perfection....The Terminator Line's story touches a tender nerve despite its humour and adsurdity, picking at our awareness of environmental threats and self-destructive forces, at out attempt to blind ourselves by focusing on the mundane.
Cathy Courtney - ART MONTHLY

Appeared in:
2002
Undercover Magazine, Belgium.
1998
'Artist/Author, Contemporary Artists' Books' USA touring the American Federation of Arts
1997
La Mirada Meditica, Alfonso Castro, El Mundo 12 Dec.
1995
Artists Books, the Tate Gallery, London
1994
Looking at Words Reading Pictures
Artists Books, The Minories, Colchester
1993
Work & Turn, tour
Contemporary British Artists Books, Scarborough
Contemporary British Artists Books, Hardware Gallery
Generation Gap, Fay Sweet, Creative Review, April p36-37.
1991
Cities to Sculpture, Nicholas Wegner, CV magazine vol.3 no.4 p4-7.
Maps and Dreams, Rick Poynor, Eye no2 p22-31,
Skip Art, Dalya Alberge, The Independent Nov 5 p17.
Diorami, Time Out Oct 23.
The Terminator Line, Cathy Courtney, Art Monthly no152.
Off the Wall onto the Page, Rick Poynor, Sunday Times Saturday Review, Dec 7 p36-37.
Copy Art, Rick Poynor, Blueprint no73 p38.
The Terminator Line, Eye no5 p86.
The Terminator Line, Judith Hoffberg, Umbrella Dec.
Skip Art, The Independent Bombay Nov 22.
1990
The Terminator Line, Nancy Princenthal, Print Collectors Newsletter July p103.
1989
The Art of Travel, Rebecca Willis, Vogue Aug p82-83.
A Stage for the World, Alison Beckett, Sunday Times May p68.
1988
Jake's Progress, Adam Levy, Andy Warhols Interview Dec. 1998 
Artist Author, Cornelia Lauf Clive Philpot, American Federation of Arts, DAP.
1994
Artists Books, Minories.
Looking at Words Reading Pictures, Open Editions.
1992
Work & Turn, Open Editions.
1991
Typography Now, Rick Poynor, Internos Books.
The Graphic Edge, Rick Poynor, Internos Books.
New Typographies, PIE Books, Tokyo.

1990
Original Copies, RCA Canon UK.
3 Way British Painting, British Council.
The Terminator Line, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, text Adam Levy.
Pop Art, Marco Livingstone, Thames & Hudson.


1989
Jake Tilson (monograph), text Marco Livingstone, Art Random, Japan.


1988
20 Years of British Art, Sackner Archive, Miami, Florida.