Thursday, 29 December 2011

One Eye Open

ONE EYE OPEN: a new magazine focusing on music, film and culture.

One Eye Open #1

Gag Me With A...

Gag Me With A... is a kitschy DIY charm of a mini zine. With only a word processing program, a printer, scissors & a glues stick, this deliciously quaint b&w photocopied zine is a product of love & papercuts. Made by you, with your help, for you. Just you.

Gag Me With A... Issue 4

Young Fresh and Relevant

Young, Fresh and Relevant is a new ongoing journal of art writing that has no interest in any of the previous adjectives. 


Young Fresh and Relevant  Issue 1# Featuring:

David Berridge
Benjamin Burtenshaw
Elena Colman
Noi Furer
Rebecca Jagoe
Guthrie Mitton-McKellar
Tony Rickaby
Chloe Stead
Becca Voelcker
Paul Wasserman

Young Fresh and Relevant  Issue 2# Featuring:

Ana Brotas
Elena Colman
Pola Fendel
Rae Hicks
Rebecca Jagoe
Catherine Alisa Jones
Grace Miceli
Alice Peragine
Maru Rojas
Liv Schulman

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Have a very merry Christmas

Season greetings to you all. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the library, Salford Museum and Art Gallery and to all who participated in the film project. The library can still be seen at Salford Museum and Art Gallery until 29th January. Look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Online v Printed

Taken from the Salford Zine Library film 'Self-Publishers of the World Take Over' 

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Freedom Of Self Publishing

Taken from the Salford Zine Library film 'Self-Publishers of the World Take Over' by Craig John Barr and Luca Rudlin

Friday, 2 December 2011

The Modernist

The Modernist is a magazine about the 20th century modernist architecture and design in the NW of England.

Zines form Brazil

Fique Rude
Tipycal  Girls 
Afroarte Komix

Monday, 28 November 2011

Salford University students visit exhibition.

Fashion tutor Elizabeth Moss and her students recently visited the exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery and watched a screening of the Salford Zine Library film as a starting point for a Zine making project. Salford Zine Library's Craig John Barr was on hand to talk about the archive and answer the students questions about self-publishing.

University of Salford Styling And Image Making:


Untitled is a self-published interdisciplinary zine celebrating photography, writing, art & design at University College Falmouth. Set up by five final year students from across different creative backgrounds: Hannah Godley (Photography), Seren Adams (English with Creative Writing), Josie Ainscough (Photography), Kayung Lai (Photography) and Rhiannon Williams (Textile Design). Untitled aims to promote a diverse range of creative work from all courses and to encourage a sense of community among them through creativity.

Ed Boxall

Ed Boxall is an artist and illustrator living in the seaside town of Hastings, England.

The Shell Collector 
The Gardener 

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Thanks to Andy

A big thank you to Andy for donating these punk zines that he distros through his TNS Records label.

TNSrecords is a Manchester based independent record label. TNS (That’s Not Skanking) was founded in 2003 as a fanzine and to put on local gigs. In 2008 TNS evolved to include a record label with the aim of supporting great underground Punk & Ska.

Burnout 35#
A Short Fanzine About Rocking 25#, 26#
NG Thrash 27#,28#
Light Go Out 8#, 14#
Ripping Thrash 26#
Mild Peril 19#
Gadgie 24#

Amber B Dianda

Australian born, California based, Amber B Dianda sews by night and shoots by day. She is best known for her imaginary world of hand-sewn plush creatures, and her ulterior world of photography.

Mr Phoebus

Monday, 24 October 2011

Self- publishing talk and film showing in Manchester

Shift Magazine- How to start your own publication  + Salford Zine Library film showing.

OK Cafe

6-7.30pm, Tuesday 25th Ocober.

The OKasional Cafe is squatted space which will hold a daily cafe, regular vegan meals and function as a radical space for meetings, organising actions, workshops and events.

It’s at 362 Wilmslow Rd, directly opposite the Ram & Shackle pub inFallowfield, a large red brick building with a ramp up to the front door.

Good Fuzzy Sounds

"It covers my own first experiences of fuzz and diy pedal-building, a detailed two-part history of early fuzzy sounds on records up to 1961, leading to the Maestro Fuzztone in the US and the Tone Bender in the UK, the growth of internet fuzz geek networks, the mythology of the mojo transistor, and interviews with Pepe Rush, an early fuzz innovator on the London scene, and Devi Ever, graduate of the internet DIY pedal scene and modern fuzz goodess. Plus 'my favourite fuzz', a true life story comic strip, drawings of all 33 of my fuzz pedals, and fuzz luminaries such as Gary Hurst, Vic Flick, Big Joe Sullivan, Lee Hazlewood, Glenn Snoddy, Craig Anderton and many more. It's all fuzz, all the time, printed in red on beautiful pale blue paper. It even explains what fuzz is if you don't happen to know. It's a winner!"
Simon Murphy 

Bettie Riot

Bettie is a queer feminist zinster and final year student mental health nurse. She likes to write about all those things and put them in zines.

Anatomical Heart 8#, 9# and10#
Buy Her Candy

Rebecca Hadfield

Rebecca Hadfield is studying Illustration at Stockport College.

Día de los Muertos

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Exhibition Opens!

The exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery is now open. 

Salford Museum and Art Gallery is a short walk from Salford Crescent railway station. 

Open Mon - Fri 10am - 4:45pm, Sat & Sun 1-5pm

Salford Museum  & Art Gallery
Peel Park
M5 4WU
Tel: 0161 778 0800

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Paul Paper

Lietuva. Stories of Everyday by Paul Paper
Released by Cafe Royal Books, 2011
32 Pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Poster 38cm x 26cm
numbered 2nd edition of 100

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Lisa Rockall

Lisa Rockall is studying illustration at Stockport College.

The Stars, The Moon and us

Vampire Sushi

Vampire Sushi is a UK based little zine distro run by Tukru and  Carl. They started the distro because there are so many amazing zines around but not enough distros, especially on this side of the pond. Tukru likes vampires and Carl likes sushi.

Typical Girls
I'm Drawing a Blank
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell #10
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell #12
Louis XIV

Jessica Hans

My Dream Trip

Philippa Lightburn is studying illustration at Stockport College.

My Dream Trip

Elvis Bakaitis

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Hanna Dawn

Hanna is an illustrator currently based in Manchester, England, studying in the city next door, Salford. She hails from Sterlingshire, Scotland, and have lived and studied in Breda, The Netherlands.

The tools of her trade range from ink, pencil, watercolour, and digital colour. She likes to theme her work around narratives, daydreams, ponderings, current events and cats.

Look Frank I'm a sound wave.
An Exorcism 

Frances Howe

Three zines from New Zealand.

Are we there yet? Vol 1
Are we there yet? Vol 2

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Girls Get Busy

Girls Get Busy is a feminist collective supporting female writers, musicians and artist with a monthly zine.

Girls Get Busy Issues 3-8

Jesse Tise

Space Spells
We Come In Peace
The Goomblaah vs Zaarlak!!
Plant Food
The Disintegration

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Sofia Niazi

Sofia is an illustrator and animator working in London. 

Talk to the scarf 
Social Networking

Sameer Kulavoor

Sameer Kulavoor is a designer and illustrator from Mumbai and the founder of Indian illustration-design studio Bombay Duck Designs .

Zeroxwallah zine is about Sameer's experiences in his local photocopy shop.

For more info on Zeroxwallah visit: 


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Each and Every Day Zine

Each and Every Day

Rain or Shine Books

From Siberia With Love
Nature Symbol
All Arrangements 
Community Garden

Blood of the Young

Blood of the Young is a Toronto based project concentrating on contemporary visual arts. We’re focused on hand made limited-run zines, prints, and ephemera as art. 

I guess it's safe to say your days of wine and roses are over

Mika and Anna

Monday, 26 September 2011

Salford Zine Library on You Tube!

Quantum Whatever

Quantum Whatever was a zine-style “creative journal” by and for Honors Program students at Iowa State University. Originally a hybrid newsletter, QW eventually dropped the
newsletter content and featured mostly poetry, fiction, drawings and photography. 

Matt Kuhns designed a new format as part of a relaunch in 1998, and
produced the layout for three issues. The journal folded a year or so, later;
upon reading of the "Revenge of Print" event/challenge this year Matt Kuhns decided to
participate by reviving QW for one more issue. With contributions from Danielle
Hughson, Matt's colleague from the original QW, Matt designed and published "Quantum
Whatever: The Broken Circle" with a modest print run in September, 2011.

Matt Kuhns is a freelance graphic designer based in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Polly Brannan

Polly has been publishing her own fanzines for the last 7 years. It started through her involvement as an artist with  the arts and architect collective public works, through working on a regeneration project in South Kilburn, London, Polly became increasingly frustrated by the lack of local voice in the community magazine initiated through the local council in the end Polly decided it was about time to publish a community led zine 'Stand Aside' dealing with local ideas, questions, thoughts and visions of their local area-from covering fashion on the estates to publishing a zine of an elder residents doodles. The zine ran for a couple of years and had 8 issues.

Since that moment she has continued to make her own zines through her art collective Avant Gardening, a series was produced as part of the exhibition 'Radical Nature' at the Barbican looking at how the local nature and fauna worked with and shaped the architecture of the Barbican. 'Green on the Move' was published as part of the London Festival of Architecture. The zine SQUARES was made with young people as part of the Collaborations programme at the artist led gallery, Studio Voltaire. SEAZINE was made in conjunction with the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate looking at the connection between local residents of Margate and the sea landscape surrounding them.

Avant Gardening
Stand Aside
Green on the Move
The Squares


Romka is a magazine devoted to personal favorite photographs. Unlike most other formats, in which artists showcase highlights of their portfolio or most recent work in order to promote themselves, Romka is an opportunity to discover pictures that really matter: the print from your fridge, the portrait of your lover that you always keep in your wallet, pictures of places you love and memories you want to cherish forever. Since all this has nothing to do with a commercial photographic career, Romka treats amateurs and professionals alike. The project started off as an online magazine in 2008 and finally made it to print with Issue #5.

Rigor Mortis


SCRIPT is a free publication that is distributed simultaneously in two cities: Madrid and Buenos Aires.500 copies are published in each city.