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ABOUT

HOAX is a counter-argument to the commonplace notion that art and creative writing are mutually exclusive. We champion all creative work that incorporates text in some way.

Started in early 2012, HOAX is an independent, artist-led project providing a space in print and online to show all forms of creative work incorporating text alongside each other without prejudice or predefined "rules" about the look, format, content or execution of the work. Our output is the weekly publication of new work to our website, alongside a free-of-charge, one-sheet print edition featuring works by artists/writers throughout the world, of which each issue is curated to be strong, dynamic, interesting and innovative.

We publish new work to our website every Thursday and a new printed issue every 6 months, with side-projects in between. You can subscribe to our weekly newsletters here.

HOAX is self-funded, and we never sell anything. As such, we rely on help, volunteers and donations to keep running. If you like what we do and you'd like to donate via PayPal it will go towards our printing costs and the costs of posting HOAX to our stockists, and would be very much appreciated.

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Manifesto

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Our Manifesto is Simple —

We refer to all that work we publish as Creative Work Incorporating Text* or “CWIT”.
*Text being any writing system, glyph or mark forming part of printed/written language.

Grouping together creative work based on stylistic similarities only serves to set precedents for production and inhibits the creative process.

Labels for work and names for “styles” of CWIT are outdated and unnecessary: literature, drawing, poetry, prose, typography, creative writing, artist writing, word art, lyrics, fiction etc.

There are no “types” of CWIT, but there are varying degrees of subjectivity. CWIT can be interpreted or defined differently by different people, but must be done so consciously.

It is wrong to make assumptions about a work's content from its execution — all CWIT should be experienced as a unique work unless otherwise intended by its creator.

By removing the need for CWIT to adhere to prejudiced definitions we make it possible for the work to exist in its own right and to validate itself, rather than having to conform to prerequisites about content, execution, reference or culture.

CWIT does not have to take language into account. All languages — living, dead, organic, constructed — are potential vehicles for CWIT but are not its media.

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Issue 1

06.06.13

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CONTRIBUTORS

Volodymyr Bilyk
Kat Hawker
Sam Kettel
John Henry Newton
Lulu Nunn
Luke Shaw

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Issue 2

01.08.13

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CONTRIBUTORS

Jack Eliott
Drew Hoad
Daisy Lafarge
Strofka
Clemence de la Tour du Pin
Zaza Zaza

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Issue 3

23.01.14

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CONTRIBUTORS

Dan Boehl
Dominic from Luton
Phil Illingworth
Rena Minegishi
Tessa Norton
Lillian Wilkie

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Issue 4

02.06.14

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CONTRIBUTORS

Sophie Jung
Mark Simmonds
Maru Rojas
Sara Nunes Fernandes
NaoKo TakaHashi
Daniel Ayat
Christina Mitrentse

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Issue 5

30.03.15

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CONTRIBUTORS

Lydia Hounat
AnnaMaria Kardos
Alice Ladenburg
Iain Morrison
Graham Rhind
Matthew Walsh
Heather Welsh

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Oaks 1

20.04.14

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CONTRIBUTORS

Bruno Neiva
John Henry Newton
Claire Poulter
Ruth Proctor
Calum Rodger
Erica Scourti
Libby Walker