Hand Over Fist Press

AlfRodchenko

Hand Over Fist Press: publisher, book & graphic designer

HAND OVER FIST PRESS

HAND OVER

FIST PRESS


Alan Rutherford BA(Hons)

Formerly a director at Free Range Book Design &

Production Ltd, and prior to that, manager of the

production department at Thoemmes Press ... he

has had over 25 years of experience in publishing

... and now is open to offers.

His degree is in Publishing and Visual Studies,

gained at Oxford Polytechnic in 1987.

Established traits and tastes separated by semicolons:

book design; capable; graphic design;

laugh-out-loud-mad; typography & typesetting;

socialist; big heart; illustration; musico;

photographer; book pre-press project management;

can be a very nice man; publisher; writer; clicketyclick

...

As Hand Over Fist Press he published ‘Sheep in the

Road’ an online ‘left-leaning’ magazine. He has

also published several books and maintains a keen

interest in graphic design.

BLOG: occasional writings

http://rodchenko.wordpress.com

email: alanrutherford1@mac.com


DESIGN & ARTWORK

Alan Rutherford

2017

Some examples of design and artwork, from

early 1980s to 2017

Book is available to view/read free at

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/58579580/alan-rutherford-design-and-artwork


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SHEEP IN THE ROAD

an online magazine

BOOKS • DESIGN • POLITICS


Religious bigots and venture capitalists

have long used an assumed God-given

‘authority’ to recklessly and ruthlessly

push through their agendas – in their

attempt to both dominate and plunder

our planet for their own short-term gain.

A special planet, I would argue, that

rather requires the so-called intelligent

species to act as guardians of the

earth’s precious sliver of atmosphere.

An atmosphere so fragile that our

robust pollution of it must surely be

the height of incredible stupidity – this

18km envelope of life supporting gases

supports the only life that we know

of in an infinite universe. Precariously

clinging to the crust of this spinning

molten ball an ape with half a brain

might have developed the chaos we

now find ourselves in – on the brink

of catastrophe. The point then, is to

engage the brain’s other half, cooperate

in the planet’s maintenance and, in the

words of someone or other, truly make

this a ‘heaven on earth’.


HAND OVER FIST PRESS

presents

SHEEP

IN THE ROAD

Sheep in the Road, as a project, is/was an

online magazine of writing, photography,

cartoons and odd assemblages of ideas,

rants and reviews ... eminating from a

socialist and thoughtful core. The magazine

existed from October 2015 until May 2017,

thank you to all contributors who have left it

‘sparkling in a sea of dross’ (anon.)


All issues available as a book-like pdf to view/read free at

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/58571047/a-sheep-in-the-road-3-24

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

Issue 13

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

Issue 12

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

Issue 11

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

Issue 10

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

Issue 9

July-August 2016

mid-June 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

Issue 8

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

issue 7

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

issue 6

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

issue 5

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

issue 4

March 2016

February: 2016

January: 2016

Xmas: 2015

December: 2015

Contributors included: Brian Rutherford, Rudi Thoemmes, Joe Jenkins, Robert Arnott, Cam Rutherford,

Steve Ashley, Lizzie Boyle, Chris Dillow, Chris Hoare, Joanna Rutherford, West Midland Hunt

Saboteurs, Chris Bessant, Craig Atkinson, Martin Taylor, Martin Mitchell ...

A pleasure to produce ... thank you for the experience.


HAND OVER

FIST PRESS

SOME BOOKS

available to read/view at

http://www.yumpu.com/user/AlfRodchenko

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SHEEP IN THE ROAD

Vol. 1

Alan Rutherford

2014

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

Vol. 2

Alan Rutherford

2015

SHEEP IN THE ROAD

magazine, 3–24

Alan Rutherford

Oct 2015–May 2017

KAPUTALA

The Diary of

Arthur Beagle & The

East Africa Campaign,

1916-1918

Alan Rutherford

Updated 2nd edn:

2014

IRISH GRAFFITI

some murals in the

North, 1986

Alan Rutherford

2014

NICETO

DE LARRINAGA

a voyage, 1966

Alan Rutherford

2014


TORY OR LABOUR

Capitalism Rules!

Alan Rutherford

1986 (out of print)

The Last Papersale

Paul Kaill &

Alan Rutherford

1986 (out of print)

There is no solution to the

Northern Ireland Problem:

NORTHERN IRELAND IS

THE PROBLEM

Paul Kaill &

Alan Rutherford

1987 (out of print)

KAPUTALA

The Diary of Arthur Beagle

& The East Africa

Campaign, 1916-1918

Alan Rutherford

First edition, 2001

ISBN: 9780954051709

(out of print)

H

16:45

Up Front, Inside

& Out’back

BENTHAM

CAMEroN

ruTHErford

Alan Rutherford

WRITING SOME WRONGS

Alan Rutherford

2007

ISBN: 9780954051716

16:45

Upfront, Inside

& Out’back

Alan Rutherford

2015

BENTHAM

Cameron Rutherford

Photobook: Konvictus

2015

ARTWORK & DESIGN

Alan Rutherford

2015


The photographs in this book were taken

on a very short trip to the North of Ireland

and represent a snapshot of that time, 4–8

November 1986. They were to convey my

interest in the political murals on display there ...

and came by way of my fascination for the street

art of the Constructivists in early revolutionary

Russia.

Even though there seems to be a concensus that

peace has arrived in the troubled communities

of Northern Ireland, its veneer is as thin as the

fact these territorial markers, these political

statements, these magnificently diverse graffiti

are still adorning unionist/protestant and

nationalist/catholic neighbourhoods.

IRISH GRAFFITI

some murals in the

North, 1986

Photobook:

Alan Rutherford

2014

Seldom considered respectable or ‘art’, graffiti

cannot be ignored. Immediate, rebelious,

public, confrontational, honest, malicious,

political, vulgar, informative, territorial and

in your face broadcasting of opinions, ideas

... and usually anonymous. This has been

a constant expression for the talented and

talentless since human stirrings, welcome or

unwelcome depending on your viewpoint.

Graffiti comes from the same loadstone as ‘high

art’, but because of its egalitarian and antiestablishment

nature it subverts ‘high art’ and

‘the artist’ modes of recognised celebrity and

value by undermining and one-finguring ‘high

art’s elitist and posturing nepotism.


A photobook of sorts ...

Although the time line for my sea bound

adventures was relatively short, from June

1964 until July 1966, the experiences and

observations of that period would take years

to understand, process and relate to. So much

happened so quickly that I lived those voyages in

a bubble of ignorant naivety, not quite appreciating

the amazing world I was experiencing and

discovering … I was young and a dickhead!

NICETO DE LARRINAGA

a Voyage

1966

Photobook:

Alan Rutherford

2014

Fortunately I acquired a good camera for my

last trip and the photographs in this book

are the best of a bunch. The camera, my first

35mm, was a fixed lens Voigtlander Vitomatic,

loaded with any film I could afford. A revelation,

its power and magic of recording life I managed

to underuse so criminally I would later live to rue

… a novelty in my untutored hands, so loads

of time lapse selfies … but a number of good

photographs amongst the usual technical failures

to at least challenge my memory banks.

Both books are available to view/read free at

https://www.yumpu.com/user/AlfRodchenko


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16:45

Up Front, Inside

& Out’back

Alan Rutherford

16:45

Upfront, Inside &

Out’back

Photobook:

Alan Rutherford

2015

Number 16, semi-detached, red brick, excouncil

3 bedroom house was built mid 1960s.

Since November 1970 we have lived in this

house, that’s 45 years, twenty as council house

tenants.

This book is dedicated to the house that has

stopped us from being homeless.

It has been a house, a home, an abode, a

nesting place, a place of folly, of dallience

and introspection ... a sanctuary, a place of

political agitation and peace ... an address, a

residence ... a human necessity shamefully now

considered a luxury!

Through all the 45 years I have known it ... it

has been, and is, a happy home. The images in

this book are some memories as photographs:

up front, inside and out’back.

For the winds of luck and fortune that have

placed us here, at this time, I thank you.

Alan Rutherford,

November 2015


BENTHAM

The photographs in this book show the remains

of the Bentham worksite. The site was used

recently as the location for a short futuristic film,

The Frontier. During filming Cameron took the

photographs included in this book.

CAMEroN

ruTHErford

The derelict site at Bentham was part of the

various worksites of the Gloster Aircraft factory

(1917 -1963), and it was at this Bentham site that

the UK’s very first jet engined fighter aircraft, the

Gloster Meteor, designed by Frank Whittle, was

built (WWII).

Other aircraft developed or built on this site

include: Bristol Fighter (WWI); Gloster Gladiator;

Hawker Hurricane and Hawker Typhoon (WWII);

and the Gloster Javelin ... amongst an impressive

roster of ‘Gloster’ flying machines.

BENTHAM

Cameron Rutherford

Photobook:

Konvictus 2015

It is truly a shame that all war and

armaments factories are not in this state ...

Both books are available to view/read free at

https://www.yumpu.com/user/AlfRodchenko



Updated 2nd edn:

KAPUTALA

The Diary of Arthur Beagle

& The East Africa Campaign,

1916-1918

Alan Rutherford

2014

This book is based on a diary kept by my

grandfather and covers his involvement in

the East Africa campaign. Drawing heavily from

other sources it tells the story of wasted lives.

Heroic tales of Lettow-Vorbeck and Smuts pale

against a backdrop of tragedy, starvation,

disease and death suffered by those, black and

white, serving King and Kaiser.

I hope all who read this account will find war

abhorent and feel a great sympathy for those,

black and white, forced, coerced or duped into

the ranks, for whatever reason – be it

straightforward intimidation or the sickly-sweet

lure of drum-thumping jingoism. Cutting away

all the bullshit, no matter how ‘gentlemanly’ the

conduct of some officers, a lot of people died

horrible deaths because the greed of competing

capitalisms could not co-exist on the same

planet.



KAPUTALA

The Diary of Arthur Beagle

& The East Africa Campaign,

1916-1918

Alan Rutherford

Hand Over Fist Press: 2001

ISBN: 9780954051709

!st edition

out of print

Both books are available to view/read free at

https://www.yumpu.com/user/AlfRodchenko


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