Friday, 2 November 2012


Ten by 10

10x10 revolves around a simple concept:
every issue develops a theme through 10 interviews (same 10 questions to 10 different people)
Issue #1 - Women force - 10 interviews to 10 women with 10 different jobs.

Made in Arnhem

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.

Milk, Two Sugars

‘ Milk, Two Sugars’ was an A5 publication produced every month by Bob Milner and Tom Senior

Friday, 12 October 2012

Laura Braun

Laura is photographer based in London. Laura runs photographic workshops for a variety of groups.

Zine Arcade


X Turbulence

Bored Zine

Tasha King is a student of Graphic Design at Stockport College.

Sticky Sounds

The aim of Sticky Sounds is to be one persons world view through words and photographs.

Sticky Sounds volume 3

Crummy House

Crummy House is Mason McFee and Jessica Rose Clark making stuff in their house in South Austin.

Durable Goods

Durable Goods is a printed micro-zine published by Aleathia Drehmer. It features small poems and micro-fiction from all over the world. 

Durable Goods 61,68 and 71

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Marianne van Loo

"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

Shrieking Violet

The Shrieking Violet is three years old and this is the latest issue.

Shrieking Violet 19

You can download your copy here:

Sticky Sounds

The aim of Sticky Sounds is to be one persons world view through words and photographs.

Welcome to Bata

Welcome to Bata forms part of my response to the cultural representation of south Essex, exploring the issues of belonging and how the past is remembered in the present, through collective memory.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Mr Spoqui + Giorgio di Palma = Ceramic Issue

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.

Durable Goods

Durable Goods is a printed micro-zine published by Aleathia Drehmer. It features small poems and micro-fiction from all over the world. Yes, it's on paper and it arrives in your mailbox. Go figure?

Durable goods #64, #65, #67, #68

Meat Plough

A journal of transgressive poetry and art.

Meat Plough Aug 2012

Paul Murray and Phil Earnshaw

Booklet Press


Peripeteia by Fette Sans
Long Shots by Rei Yanagi
Sentence Splayed David Roesing

Future Fantasteek

Softback Zine printed in colour on cream and white papers. 
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched.
Pink card cover with ‘googly-eyes’.
Brighton, July 2012, edition size of 40.

Future Fantasteek 13

Friday, 29 June 2012

Salford Zine Library is now open.

Come visit our new home at Nexus Art Cafe and enjoy reading the zines over a cup of coffee.

2 Dale Street Manchester, M1 1JW

Opening times
Mon to Sat 10am - 7pm
Sunday 12 - 6pm

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Booklet Press

Booklet is a small scale press in Tokyo, Japan. 

Before You Forget, Yuta Nakajima
published by Booklet

Land Art & Photographs I took from Facebook, E. Yumul


Fulsome Prism

City Zine

City Zine is a Derby based, open collective committed to provding a platform for anyone who wants to use it.
The ‘Zine is completely unedited and uncensored. They publish articles, poetry, stories, jokes, illustrations, photographs, reviews in fact they’ll publish anything…

City Zine issues 12,13,14,15

Crumb Cabin

Crumb Cabin is an independent publishing house focusing on printing limited runs of zine posters, shirts and music.

How to Buy Happiness by Joey Fourr

Jade Montserrat

"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."

Jade Montserrat


Misunderstood Dedication

Thursday, 14 June 2012

New home opening soon.

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
M40 7WT


Thursday, 7 June 2012

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A zine made using a Barbie typewriter.

The Filth

The Filth Zine is a literary zine by Karley Bayer. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., The Filth Zine is a 20+, full-sized, black and white publication. The binding is sewn by the Filth’s creator, editor and short story contributor Karley Bayer.

The Filth 

Landmark Seizures

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Every­thing That Rises Must Con­verge is a group exhi­bi­tion that explores the con­nec­tion between six emerg­ing pho­tog­ra­phers and their neigh­bor­hoods. A dia­logue is formed between these pho­tog­ra­phers and their imme­di­ate sur­round­ings that helps shape their art and is expressed through a per­sonal nar­ra­tive in their work. The pho­tog­ra­phers have become ambas­sadors for their neigh­bor­hoods, com­mu­ni­cat­ing the sto­ries, feel­ings and idio­syn­crasies that sur­round them. This Zine accompanies the exhibition.

Durable Goods

Durable Goods is a print micro-zine that is sent all over the United States and several places internationally as well. It features 2-3 writers an issue that have been invited to participate. This publication remains invitation only. This zine was set up to rekindle the idea of human connection and to retain the romance of the printed word in an age when everything is going digital.

Durable Goods #60,#61,#62,#63

Monday, 14 May 2012

Work has started!

We have started work on Salford Zine Library's new home at Nexus Art Cafe. Thank you to everyone for your support. I will keep you all updated with our progress. 

If you would like to donate your Zine to be housed in SZL new home, then please send contributions to:

M40 7WT

Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Experiment Notebook

Ont Road

Ont Road features stories from Luke B's personal travels around the world, and also tour reports from his life as a roadie. There are also a plethora of other articles ranging from getting in trouble with the police, non-league football, record, gig, and fanzine reviews. The zine is printed at Footprinters Workers Co-op, and has a print run of 500 copies per issue.

Contribution: Ont Road #17

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Just a fiver would be great help in this campaign to re-house Salford Zine Library. Many thanks to everyone who has donated so far.

Saturday, 21 April 2012


Many thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Only 9 days left so please keep spreading the word about the project and the fund raising.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention

The second Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention will look at how the virtual world is allowing networks of zine makers to share publications, news and experiences all over the world. 


'Making a noise: An express ride through the world of punk and riot grrrl fanzines and the UK feminist underground, 1977-2012': Cazz Blase

Cazz Blase wrote the fanzine Aggamengmong Moggie between 1993-1999, Real Girls in 2001 and Harlot's Progress between 2002 - 2006. Along with Holly Combe, she is one of two music review editors at The F-Word website, for which she has written extensively about both women and the UK punk scene and the UK riot grrrl scene. She was a contributing author to the book Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now! (Black Dog Publishing, 2007). Cazz is from Stockport and blogs about Manchester and Greater Manchester at She works as a library assistant at Manchester University.

'Pam Ponders Paul Morley's Cat: The Wired and Wonderful World of City Fun': David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson is a writer, musician, public librarian and PhD student working on the politics of British post-punk. City Fun was a Mancunian countercultural publication founded by Andy Zero in 1978. After Liz Naylor and Cath Carroll joined the editorial team, it became the city's dominant post-punk paper until it folded in 1984.

Rotherham Zine Library will talk about zine libraries (growing physical and online archives of self-published material comprising printed matter of different genres sent in by self-publishers all over the world).


Watch Salford Zine Library's 2011 film Self Publishers of the World Take-over, which features self-publishers from all over the world talking about their work.


Visitors will be able to take tours of the building.


Take part in workshops to make your own zine or contribute to a collective effort that will compile material into a collaborative Victoria Baths Fanzine.

Co-operative printing

2012 is the United Nations' first International Year of Co-operatives. Leeds-based Footprint Workers' Co-operative are bringing along a Risograph and will discuss how to prepare material for print on a Risograph — learn about page imposition, limits on paper size and margins, two colour work and picture quality for the Risograph digital duplicator with a quick guide to communicating with printers.

Co-operative working and living is creative, empowering and potentially radically anti-capitalist.

Find out:

What are co-ops and why should you be in one? Including workers' co-ops, housing co-ops, community co-ops, collective power and common ownership.

'Alice in apps land: explore your smart phone and your environment', presented by Visual Think Map in collaboration with Shift Space.

During this workshop you will discover the local landscape through digital stories and learn more about apps and the functionality of how your phone can enliven the world around you. Through an interactive and engaging tour of the area near Victoria Baths you will discover and digitally collate, using your phone, a variety of people's memories and your own as we introduce you to new apps and narratives, including old photos and memorabilia of the area. We'll finish by making an interactive map where everyone can share what they've made and then print a map. 

'Vapid for a Day' 

Feminist duo Vapid Kitten invite visitors to contribute creatively to a special edition of the fanzine Vapid Kitten (published both in print and for Kindle) which will be compiled throughout the day of the fanzine convention using an array of materials. At the end of the day, Vapid Kitten will have a new zine which will be emailed to everyone who took part. 


Nottingham's Caribou, a zine shop in a vintage caravan, will be setting up shop outside the building.


Norwich-based Deerly Beloved Bakery will be celebrating its first birthday at the Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention, returning with good food that is cruelty free including vegan cakes, whoopie pies, brownies and savoury pies and pizza slices. Deerly Beloved Bakery specialises in vegan cakes, pastries, biscuits, cupcakes, muffins, breads, salads, starters, mains and desserts. It does not use any animal products. All cakes and bakes are made by hand in small batches using real bourbon vanilla, unrefined non-bone char sugars and margarines free from hydrogenated fats. No artificial preservatives or flavourings are used.


Posters of Inspirational European Women: Taken from the zine 'Shape & Situate' 

Leeds-based illustrator and fanzine-maker Melanie Maddison will display a series of posters of inspirational European women around the balcony of the female pool, from her zine entitled 'Shape & Situate. The posters highlight the (often hidden) history and lives of radical, inspirational women and women's collectives from Europe, connecting us with the past, inspiring us in the present and visually bringing women’s social and political history to life and into view.


Stalls at the Convention will cost £10. Fanzine-makers (individuals and groups), cartoonists and comic book makers, self-publishing and printing collectives, artists' book makers, independent magazines and representatives from book arts and illustration degree courses are invited to have a stall. To register your interest fill in this short form:

If you would be interested in volunteering to help out on the day, please email
For more information, including news and interviews, visit

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012


Canned #1
Canned #2

White Fungus

White Fungus is an art magazine based in Taichung City, Taiwan. Founded by brothers Ron and Mark Hanson in Wellington, in 2004, as a quasi political manifesto, copies of the first issue were produced on a photocopier, wrapped in Christmas paper and hurled anonymously through the entrances of businesses throughout the city. Now a magazine featuring interviews, writing on art, new music, history and politics, White Fungus takes a dialogical approach to the work it covers. The name of the publication comes from a can of “white fungus” the Hansons found in their local supermarket in the industrial zone of Taichung City. Each cover of White Fungus is derived from a scan of the can.

White Fugus Issue 12

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Vapid Kitten

Vapid Kitten is made up of its creator Betsy Lamborn and its co-editor Anna Frew. Vapid Kitten was born as one of Betsy's last projects in the final year of studying Design and Art Direction. It was made to combine her twin interests of feminism and making zines.

The name came about after a portfolio crit with a designer (who shall remain nameless) who referred to Betsy's portfolio as a kitten. But a sad kitten who when your choosing your cat would be left as the last choice. Then the Vapid came about due to Betsy's growing indignation towards the majority of magazines created for women. Whose advertising led editors wrote articles about how we must wear this lipstick opposite a make-up ad... In one of this indignant moments/rants Betsy exclaimed 'its just SO VAPID' and vapid kitten was born!

Badweather Press

Badweather Press is an independent publisher founded in 2004 by Robert Roura and Pere Saguer.

Sea Bridge

George Butler

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Tooting Zine Fair

The Salford Zine Library Movie will be showing at  Tooting’s 1st Zine Fair on Saturday 25th February 2012.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Vanessa Berry

Vanessa is a prolific Sydney, NSW, Australia based artist and zinester, who has published notable one-off and seminal ongoing Australianzines, including Psychobabble (1996-1998), Laughter and the Sound of Teacups (1997-2002) and I am a Camera (1999-).


Disposible Camera

Band T-shirt

I am a Camera #15

Welmer Keesmaat is a Dutch Photographer, Graphic Designer and founder/editior of YVI MAGAZINE and CONTENTEMENT ART PUBLICATIONS.

Up Close

Jordan O 'Brien

Jordan is an illustrator based in Manchester, England.

Hard Luck


Informal discussions on contemporary architecture culture.