Jody Barton – Blog

Black Submarine


So, did you know that Britain is planning on spending billions and billions of quids on a set of matching nuclear submarines to wreak nuclear doom on the planet if we get annoyed with someone or if someone accidentally launches the missiles, or there’s an a mad dictator. Or something. I did, so I did…

Stickers For Ever


Out Now! Buy this set of three sheets of amazing, ultimate quality hand screenprinted stickers of classic and new shiticisms. You can get them at my shop on the internetz, and I will pay the postage to your sticker infested rat hole for free.

Self Servicing

In a medium sized city somewhere in the frictionless Western World, a group of youngish people play empty games in the kindergarten of ambition and heartbreak. You can download the complete script here: PDF Download (zip). It’s written in 9 short episodes, designed to be very cheap to film. The dialogue is almost impossible to speak,…

Klebstoff Sticker Magazine 8


I just contributed a sheet of stickers to the magazine ‘Klebstoff’. I just did one spread but there are over 200 stickers by at least 15 different artists. You can see all the info and order it here for just €9.90 or a set of three issues for just €24 here.  

5 Dials Literary Magazine


Would you like a free pdf literary magazine with writing by some really world class writers, and illustrated by me? For free? Of course you would. Click through for the link to download and to learn more.

Music Quiz


I did this poster for the audio company Bose as part of their ‘Listen For Yourself’ project. Can you guess the six music artists? Their Tumblr.  

Some Spots


I drew these brush-o-delic pictures of skateboarding favourites for Nike SB. There’s currently some confusion as to whether they were widely used. I saw a T-shirt with them on, but apart from that… radio silence. Ha!    

Tooled Up – An Art Show


So, I like to be involved in things – and generally it’s a good thing. So when Mike Moloney, an old college friend of mine asked me to be in a show he was organising I said yes. He sent me a hammer in the post – it went by airmail – meaning that at…

Got This Licked – Wrong For Hay


Really excited (like actually, honestly) to have made this bag with Sebastian Wrong – the designer namesake behind the Wrong For Hay collection for Danish interiors company Hay. I got to get me one of these. Two sizes, two colour schemes. read more

Do Broken Windows Create Economic Activity?


I’m working on a series of images at the moment exploring the visual metaphor of the broken window. In 1850 the French economist Frédéric Bastiat examined the metaphor of the broken window in an economic context in the ‘glazier’s fallacy’ section of his famous essay That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen. In 1982 in an article by James Q.…

Free Library – Screenprint


As part of my show in Berlin at the Antonio de Luca Gallery, I made this screenprinted booklet/foldout. It has a picture of each of the books that I now give away for free as eBooks at

Lightning – A Model For Our Time


Lightning is my model. I have praised her before here, but again she has surprised me. Largely because she is nearly 4 metres tall and extremely athletic. She creeps around on her high-heeled feet like a cross between a narwal and a domestic cat. We spent a feverish day and night in the studio this…

Wrong for Hay Catalogue


Hey, You! So I just got this back from the printers. It’s the special catalogue for Sebastian Wrong’s product range for Hay the interiors store. I did the patterns and the amazing Marco Velardi & SM Associati did the design. You can download the whole thing from Hay’s website as a lo-res pdf just by…

The Free Library

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Welcome to the FREE eBook Library. Download books for free! As part of the ‘Free Library & The Manic Defence’ show at the Antonio De Luca Gallery Berlin on 31st January 2014 I want to give everyone the opportunity to read and enjoy these specially redesigned editions of 15 of my books from the last…

Manic Defence & The Free Library – Berlin Show & FILMS


A show of new paintings and drawings. On the night of the opening I’ll also be giving away 100 free signed limited edition screenprints to celebrate the opening of the Free Library. The Free Library has all the books I’ve ever made as an artist including such gems as ‘Love Me Hold Me’, ‘F.H.I.F.F.’, ‘Golden…