Welcome to Deviation Street . We are ramshackle out of kilter , Blog and Magazine . Essentially a hybrid—an eclectic mix of words and images that encompasses a range of creative paths . Its also a place for people who, either through choice or happenstance have veered off the beaten track hence the name Deviation Street. Our aim is to provide a space for a creative community of readers, writers, visual artists and musicians .
Originally Deviation Street was a Fanzine established in 1977 by three spring chickens A knowledgeable and driven Kevin Anderson(who came up with the idea ) , John Evans clear headed and all round stable person and myself . We ran the fanzine with youthful passion, going to gigs taking photographs , getting interviews , writing stuff and like many other spirited enterprises of the time it ran for only a short while before we each moved onto other things.
Fast forward or click to 2017 and the notion of relaunching Deviation Street online starts to crop up in conversation. I’m not one for coffee table nostalgia but I’m also thinking “well maybe the world needs a bit more of that ramshackle DIY Ethos ” So tentatively I set up a blog and the feedback from contributors and readers is good . So we put together Issue 1 a 62 pg content packed Maga/zine with interviews with prankster and film maker film Joey Skaggs Artist and Jazz DJ Carlo Keshishian and the creative raw art of Uncooked Culture as well as some archive pages from the 1977 Fanzine .
Now we onto issue 2 Full colour with Interviews with The Monochrome Set and The Nightingales as well as interviews with the Metropolis Collective and Mark Steene of the arts charity Outside In and more . We want to keep doing what we do , we believe that its of value. The blog is free, the magazine we have reduced to £5.00 you can buy it from us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
Deviation Street Fanzine 1977
Deviation Street Magazine 2018
And here are some images from our archive
Penetration 1977 image Brian Gibson AKA Bri Nylon
The Ramones 1977 image Brian Gibson aka Bri Nylon
Tom Robinson Band image Brain Gibson aka Bri Nylon
Ian Dury image Brian Gibson aka Bri Nylon