There's something quite special about zines, don’t you think?! These little booklets are usually hand made, low tech and mostly produced in small runs by the artists themselves. As a zinester myself, I really appreciate the close insight a zine can give in terms of an artist's perspective and ways of thinking/working. I view them mostly as a labour of love.
Last Saturday I had a fabulous time at the London Zine Symposium, (see my brief review and lots of pictures here) and whilst there I managed to snap up a few great zines for my ever growing collection. Yes, they're an addictive thing to collect as they come in all sizes, styles, subjects, mediums, formats, monochrome, colour, etc.
So I thought I'd share some images of my zine library and compile for you DA readers exclusively a little list of my current top 7 favorites – why seven? Well, because it's my favorite number!
I just received the mother of all packages from Chris Piascik. Long time readers of DA should be quite familiar with his work by now. A simple search on the site reveals we've posted about his talent for type and doodles almost a dozen times in the past year and a half.
The man just doesn't stop. So what came in the envelope of goodies? Three zines (one a collaboration with Vaughn Fender called Eternally Unsatisfied but Tirelessly Optimistic), a limited-edition letterpress print, some stickers and a few loose doodles.Take a peak for yourself »