Pavement Licker started life in 2003 in a dirty London pub when graphic artist James-Lee Duffy told friend and writer Josh Jones about his idea to create a platform for artists and writers to be published without pushing a particular agenda or manifesto. They’ve been doing it ever since.
Described as “king of ‘zines” by i-D Magazine, Pavement Licker is entirely independent, has no theme, but always champions up and coming creative talent alongside established names.
James-Lee Duffy is six foot six of artist, Creative Director and designer. Heavily influenced by sub-cultures and underground scenes, he was part of the vanguard of the street art explosion in London at the beginning of this century. In the intervening years he’s exhibited around the world, has worked and led agencies that specialised in above, under and through the line while remembering it’s important to not always colour within the lines.
Josh Jones is an experienced UK-based culture journalist, editor, interviewer and publisher. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in art and music and is currently focusing on making brilliant publications, including the Dismaland show programme, books for Red Bull and The North Face, a sold out book featuring the mad folk he met at the top of Runyon Canyon, and is editor of the Pikes Hotel magazine, KANPAi! – a high end drink magazine, and, of course, Pavement Licker.
He loves making things – especially ‘zines. He mainly wears a hat.