UK Zine Librarians; celebrating international zine month 2015




UK Zine Librarians; celebrating international zine month 2015
Holly Callaghan and Leila Kassir with contributions from many UK zine libraries/collections

Publishing Info:
UK 2015
Saddle-stitched laser printed on white paper.
Pink cover.
45 pages A5 portrait.

Description:Zine about zine collections and zine libraries, by a collective of UK zine librarians. A great resource for those wanting more specialist knowledge about zines and where to find them. Articles from curators and librarians (including us at Zineopolis).

Link to website: Separate links to collections included within the zine.

Cornflake Faces Hairy Porridge



Cornflake Faces Hairy Porridge
Nathan Walker

Publishing Info:
July 2015
Saddle-stitched zine day-glo pink on white paper.
12 pages A5 portrait.

Description:Anagram headline zine, from a series, see also; The Who Knew Nothing ManStrike War Bullies, No Cameron; Anger is Not Brown Enough; Bombshell Cheat drugs Paula and Bake Off Killed My Star Hubby.
Collaged newspaper headlines re-arranged and arranged again.

Bake Off Killed My Star Hubby


Bake Off Killed My Star Hubby
Nathan Walker

Publishing Info:
July 2015
Saddle-stitched zine day-glo pink on white paper.
12 pages A5 portrait.

Description:Anagram headline zine, from a series, see also; The Who Knew Nothing Man; Cornflake Faces Hairy Porridge; Anger is Not Brown Enough; Bombshell Cheat drugs Paula and Strike War Bullies, No Cameron.
Collaged newspaper headlines re-arranged and arranged again.

Strike War Bullies, No Cameron


Strike War Bullies, No Cameron
Nathan Walker

Publishing Info:
July 2015
Saddle-stitched zine day-glo pink on white paper.
12 pages A5 portrait.

Description:Anagram headline zine, from a series, see also; The Who Knew Nothing Man; Cornflake Faces Hairy Porridge; Anger is Not Brown Enough; Bombshell Cheat drugs Paula and Bake Off Killed My Star Hubby.
Collaged newspaper headlines re-arranged and arranged again.

Hackney Rebel


Hackney Rebel
Dawes Gray

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK 2014
Saddle-stitched zine made by Bookleteer
10 pages A6 landscape on white card.

Description:
Prints inspired by the life and work of comedian Tony Hancock as seen in the film 'The Rebel'
In 1991 I gained a First Class Degree in Painting at Canterbury College of Art, and after intervals in America and Japan I completed a Master’s Degree at Falmouth College of Art in Cornwall. It was at this point that I became interested in the relationship between words and images and began working within the book format. As well as exploring the inter-relationship between text and image, I was also interested in creating portable, accessible art that didn’t require a specific viewing context. (from website).

Link to website:

Collect/Obsess



Collect/Obsess
Sophie Pearce

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK 2015
Account book stab binding with red thread.
6 pages, french-folded.
A6 landscape

Description:
A small colour zine about collecting and obsessions, in this case train tickets and make-up.
The illustrations are digital collages printed on cartridge paper.

Shooting the Shit

Shooting the Shit
Joe Parker

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK 2016
A3 one-page foldy
2 colour screen print on turquoise card
A6 portrait

Description:
A small foldy zine with humorous illustrated puns based on sexual slang.

That Ubiquitous One-Page Book



That Ubiquitous One-Page Book
Louise Librarian

Publishing Info:
USA 2016

Saddle stitched zine laser printed in black and white.
Blue card cover.
A5 portrait with 22 pages
Includes a mini-zine (foldy).

Description: "This issue is a tribute to my favorite structure for making artist's books and mini-zines: an eight-page book made fro a single sheet of paper. It goes by many names and has been written about in many places, hence its ubiquitous identitiy."
(from the introduction).

This zine celebrates the one page book including descriptions, instructions, research resources and bibliography. The included mini-zine is a foldy that includes instructions for making itself.
Louise Librarian teaches with artists' books and zines at the Shadek-Fackenthal Library at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Blank Generation






Blank Generation
Anthony Eslick

Publishing Info:
Phoenix, AZ, USA 2015
Edition of 100

Saddle stitched zine laser printed in black and white on heavy card.
A6 portrait with 12 pages

Description: images only in monochrome black and white. The figures seem uncomfortable and melancholy. Details include e-cigarettes, skulls, starring eyes and art. The zine is a combination of images taken from larger scale drawings and paintings, that can be see on Anthony's website.

Link to Website: http://anthonyeslick.com/

Spooky Woomb (Issue no.1 the scream issue)





Spooky Woomb (Issue no.1 the scream issue)
Sprankenstein and Lorna-Leigh

Publishing Info:
UK 2015
Saddle stitched zine laser printed with card cover.
A5 portrait with 20 pages

Description: "A girl gang of Illustrators who like creepy, cute and eerie things...Crawling with Creeps, Freaks and Weirdos" Duo Sprankenstein and Lorna-Leigh have teamed up to make their first art-zine. Horror themed illustrations and typographic designs. Teeth, dead animals, ghosts, dissected frogs, curses and eyeballs abound.

Link to Blog: http://spookywoomb.tumblr.com/

Zineopolis goes to Hastings for a day out

It was great to meet all the new Illustration for Screen Art  and Graphic Design for Digital Media degree students at the University of Brighton's Hastings Campus on Monday!

I took a selection of lovely zines from the Zineopolis Art-Zine collection and gave a lecture about the collection and how we define an 'Art-Zine'.
In the afternoon I ran a workshop with Paul Burgess (their Course Leader) and we explored the idea of 'GOOD and BAD' through a folded-sheet zine workshop. Here are some images of the day.


Fun Play-Dough Food



Fun Play-Dough Food
Megan Bell

Publishing Info:
UK 2013
Saddle stitched zine in colour on photocopier paper.
A5 portrait with 12 pages

Description:
Pastiche of a cookery book except that all the food is made of play-dough. Making fake food from play-dough or plasticine was a popular children's pastime (before games machines).


Thomas the Human Photocopier




Thomas the Human Photocopier
Thomas Blatchford

Publishing Info:
Melbourne, Australia 2015
Saddle stitched zine in black and white with yellow card cover
A5 portrait with 24 pages

Description:
Pastiche of operating instructions for a photocopier. The human photocopier (like the mechanical Turk) has a human inside it, that must be fed and looked after. Satirical zine that includes illustrations, diagrams and instructions.
Included with the zine was a white folded card that contained a lock of the zine maker's hair.

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