4 new collages

capitalism for beginners 2 - Copy

capitalism for beginners

consumption - Copy

consumption (cover of Talullah magazine V.2)

supermarilyn - Copy



3 new collages + news (hi)

hey, you guys

hope you’re good / hope you’re well

it’s been a while, and some things have happened. i guess we can call these things ‘news’. shall we call these things ‘news’? i don’t know.

  1. last April i was commissioned by Wetherspoons to make a BIG collage (1.2m x 1.2m) about the history of Blackpool (sorry for the egregious link to the Wetherspoons Wikipedia page, btw). later on, i was asked to make another piece (the same size) by a mysterious, anonymous client. i have no idea where it ended up, but i like to think at an old people’s home, somewhere up north, maybe. anyway, here’s a quite bad iPhone photo of it ~walney 2
  2. i’m now ‘represented’ by two galleries in the UK ~ Brickwork in London and Dynamite in Brighton. my first solo show is due in April at Dynamite; more details to follow, mmmmmmmyep
  3. 7 of my collages appeared in Empty Mirror, on the internet. i feel good about this bc Empty Mirror like the beat writers and their head lady Denise seems like a lovely head lady
  4. my print store is now properly up and running, so far i’ve mailed prints all over the US and UK, a couple to France and one to Poland (thanks, Wojtek)
  5. my short story Apples was shortlisted for the Bridport prize + my poetry pamphlet Edibles was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement + a poem, maybe the last one i’ll ever write IDK, showed up in Crispin Best‘s For Every Year


ummmm, yep. ALSO, below are three new-ish collages (one of them has a bit from a novel i’m working on as a title) ~ hope you like them! HOPE YOU’RE GOOD! / HOPE YOU’RE WELL!

lots of love, from Ben x x x x x x x x hello x x x x x x x x x


holy smoke 2

holy smoke

the long walk 3


always on my mind #4 - Copy

always on my mind #4

Fresh Figs #7 ~ Sun Ira

would you like to swing on a star_

hey there wordpress ppl!

here are some NICE things for you this tuesday on the internet

the collage above is called ‘would you like to swing on a star’

and the one below is ‘cow-grid catastophe’ …

the artist’s name is Sun Ira / Ira Carter and here’s what he has to say ~ ~ ~

Artistic history starts when I was a wee chile and encouraged by my parents. Went off to art school while dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. Became a graphic artist working in the SF Bay area. Got in on the ground floor of the Mac revolution in 1984 and taught myself how to make it do what I wanted. My art practice is informed by Dada and the desire to make confrontational but humorous art that tells truth to power in a world full of consumption, exploitation, and militarism. My hope is that a sense of play and holy foolishness comes across.

here’s Sun’s beeyootiful tumblr

hope your week is kol as heck 😉 [from Ben x]

cow grid catastrophe 2


big apple

the big apple 001


time for lunch

time for lunch



here are a few small poems from my new chapbook / pamphlet Edibles ~ ~ ~

edibles 11

this book represents 5 years’ worth of work, condensed into 33 pages

feels like it may be the ‘best’ thing i’ve done so far, in terms of writing idk 😉

edibles 13

if you like, you can buy Edibles directly from Eyewear Publishing, it is £5 / $8.54

(or if you’d like a signed copy for the same price, please email me here ~ stainton9@gmail.com)

promoting myself seems hard! thank you for reading

— Ben 😀

edibles 06


city soup / country soup

‘sequels’ to earth soup

city soup

country soup


time for breakfast # 2

a conflict of interest


special drink # 2

capturing the phenomenon






from the paper-stock of dan kelly


armani kebabs

armani kebab


Food Games # 1 ~ Donut-Ball

donut-ball 1




special drink

special drink # 1 - Copy


fish, er, man?

fish(er)man _0001




hollywood menu # 4 (dietrich’s 5-a-day)

dietrich's 5 a day