‘Today’ is a comic of sorts celebrating the extraordinary everyday. Each book is made by hand, photocopying the pages of the zines at Stef's the local newsagent and cutting each one to shape with a pair of scissors.
The Eyelids of Dawnis a collection of words, art, thought, review, poetry, fiction etc from some of the same minds that have previously released music on Frequency Thirteen, alongside some new associates who have joined the fold for this zine/journal.
Since 4 years the independent photography magazine has been offering a platform for photographs that really mean something. People from all over the world submit their favorite pictures and tell the stories that lie behind them. Romka is a collective photo album in which both amateurs and professionals archive their memories. The readers are encouraged to submit their own favorite photographs to participate in the ongoing project.
SNAPPING TURTLE PRESS publishes DIY poetry-zines which feature the best of lesser-known talent from poets and illustrators. We're about to publish our first punk book reviews and a review of the literature stage at Rebellion 2012.
Based in York, STP is the brainchild of Lizzie Alderdice and Henry Raby.
Katy Matich is a Philadelphia printmaker, bookmaker and draftsman who is equally passionate about visual artwork and historical conservation. Katy received her BFA degree in drawing and painting from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2008; and later completed her MFA degree at The University of the Arts in 2010 emphasizing in Book Arts and Printmaking. Upon graduating, she spent an 8-week post-graduate internship with the American Philosophical Society (APS) of Philadelphia. During her time at APS, Katy participated in a documentation and preservation project with the Oversize Rare Book archives.
The Alarmist is a fresh, new, dark, funny and twisted printed literary magazine published biannually."It’s not about trying to prove how clever or well-read you are. We’re not the Paris Review. We want to buck the modern trend, and tickle and entertain with what we publish."http://www.alarmistmagazine.co.uk/
Turbulence is a printed poetry magazine established in 2009 seeking to publish the best poetry it can find. We are based in Hull, East Yorkshire (famous for poets such as Philip Larkin, Andrew Marvell, Andrew Motion and Stevie Smith). We are looking for poetry written in (or translated into) English from around the world. http://turbulencepoetry.blogspot.co.uk/
Yuck 'n Yum is a not-for-profit curatorial collective that produces a quarterly art zine and hosts events that promote and distribute art outside the gallery setting.
Yuck 'n Yum was founded in 2005 by Andrew Maclean, who self-published and distributed YnY whenever he could. In 2008 he enlisted Gayle Meikle and Ben Robinson to aid him in the production of the zine and develop YnY as a distribution mechanism for artists. Since then, YnY has produced 20 issues (including two special editions) and hosted many events to promote artists, including Yuck 'n Yum's Art Distribution Unit, Turn Your Bluetooth On and the AGK.
The Office of Mark Simmonds Newsletter started in Arnhem in March 2011. Each newsletter contains a single article which is typed directly onto an A4 sheet using an AEG Olympia Traveller De Luxe typewriter at the office. The original is then photocopied, folded and posted via snail mail to national and international subscribers. If away from the office, for example abroad, the newsletter is handwritten. Initially a fortnightly bulletin, as of January 2012 it is posted monthly. In July 2012, the then total of 25 newsletters were compiled for the first time to commemorate the office's imminent relocation from Arnhem to a then unknown destination. http://www.marksimmonds.info/
"My first MA photography project explored social dimensions of modernity. By looking at the micro level we can deduct information about the social climate we live in. I also explored the notion that institutional constraint is always answered by individual acts of resistance."
Marianne van Loo
The collective unconscious in the city: The smoking ban
Giorgio di Palma was born in Grottaglie, Taranto, Italy in the 1981. He has no experience to boast about art institutes and academies and studied Archaeology. His first job had nothing to do with the world of art, he worked as computer technician in Budapest. Giorgio loved painting his dog Lucky next to characters of his imagination. But one day, in the 2009, He is now working with ceramic, like his father and other people in Grottaglie do. He always avoids giving his objects a real function. In an age of waste and excess, He wants to create unusable handmade products. http://giorgiodipalma.com/ http://www.mrspoqui.com/
BOOKLET IS A SMALL-SCALE PRESS; MEDIUM-SCALE LIBRARY IN TOKYO, JAPAN. OUR FOCUS IS ON THE DETAILS THAT MAKE IDEAS LEGIBLE. WE SUPPORT ARTISTS AND CULTURAL PRODUCERS WHOSE WORK POSITIONS AN ATTITUDE AND A WAY OF THINKING.
Peripeteia by Fette Sans
Long Shots by Rei Yanagi Signs Sentence Splayed David Roesing
"My work assumes a vernacular that tears up and cuts out, magnifying symbols that determine, question or potentially threaten aspects of my identity. Photography features as an integral component of my personal practice: crucial as I develop my processes, through drawing, collage and print. Repeated text and imagery act as logos within the works: as a metaphor for branding within an art context, questioning the nature of consumerism, with an emphasis on a personal fascination with everyday aesthetics. The works offer a proliferation of meaning, shift existing perceptions of reality and question the nature of artwork."
Salford Zine Library's new at Nexus Art Cafe in Manchester's Norther Quarter will open on the 28th June. I am always looking for new donations to fill the space so if you make a Zine or have a collection gathering dust in the attic then your Zines could enrich the archive. Thank you to everyone who has donated Zines to this project so far, without you this project would never have got of the ground.
To Submit Zines post to: Salford Zine Library 48 Landos Court Manchester M40 7WT