Ambit 237: retrospective bumper issue

The 60th anniversary edition (Ambit 237) is a bumper highly collectable retrospective issue celebrating a wealth of talent from the Ambit archive. Designed by Craig Oldham, it features a special slip case and looks back on six decades of publishing artists and writers who have influenced art and culture across the world.

Many writers got their start in Ambit whose editors through a combination of inspiration, bloody-mindedness, imagination and sheer tenacity have often been the first to publish some of the best writers of the last six decades. The roll call of contributors includes Carol Ann Duffy, B.S. Johnson, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Edwin Brock, Stevie Smith, Peter Porter, Fleur Adcock, William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, Liz Berry, Adrian Henri and Deborah Levy to name but a small fraction. 

The covers of the magazine have featured art work from stellar names as Eduardo Paolozzi, Sir Peter Blake, David Hockney, Ralph Steadman, Vanessa Baird, Maggi Hambling, Ramesh Kalkur, Paula Rego and more recently, Doug Argue, Phillip King, Scott Myles, Alison Turnbull, Etel Adnan, Anna Barriball, and Jonathan Lasker.