Toshiba TEC fuels the creative juices at Weekend Punk
Always more than just a musical genre, punk allowed a generation to express itself in new and exciting ways. Toshiba TEC, the leading imaging solutions provider, recently supported Weekend Punk, which took place at The Design Museum and formed part of Punk London – a year of events, gigs, films, talks, exhibits and more looking back at the excitement and energy of the movement’s genesis. It also aims to position punk as an ongoing catalyst that continues to inspire and spark creativity around the world.
Toshiba TEC provided two of its multifunction products (MFP) for a special fanzine workshop led by world-renowned graphic designer, typographer and art director, Neville Brody. Aspiring image-makers, writers, photographers, poets, designers and activists had the opportunity to create a two-page spread about a topic or issue of their choice. Their work was then printed out on a Toshiba TEC e-STUDIO 3055CSE or e-STUDIO 2050CSE colour MFPs and displayed.
Matthew Turtle, Producer of Public Programmes at The Design Museum, commented, ‘Punk wasn't just about music – it opened up new avenues of expression and enabled those with ideas to express them. An important part of this was the do it yourself ethos and the enduring appeal of the photocopier for creative practice in punk cannot be underestimated. Toshiba TEC was amazingly supportive and although Neville Brody’s fanzine workshop was an amazing way to close the weekend, it wouldn’t have been what it was without the MFPs.’