HIRNPLATZT16






HIRNPLATZT16
Matt Burden
Published by: Hirnplatz Zine

Publishing Info:
London 2013
Saddle stitched zine in black and white on satin heavy paper.
A5 with 80 pages

Description:
"I started out by using objects and images from the 'Wellcome Trust' in London as a trigger for making
a series of stream-of-consciousness drawings. And then from those drawings I looked to see if I could find something to develop into some sort of narrative. This is what I ended up with."

This black and white zine is an unusual telling of the 'Nativity', drawn throughout the pace is frantic
as the narrative evolves. Matt is an Alumni of the Portsmouth illustration degree and completed his
Master's at the RCA in 2013.

Link to blog:
http://www.mattburden.co.uk/
Link to publisher: http://hirntrust.at/

Infrared Dreams in Times of Transparency





Infrared Dreams in Times of Transparency
Guest Artist: Amrei Hofstätter
Published by: Married Print, Germany

Publishing Info:
Berlin, Germany 2014
Folded offset-print poster (84 × 59.4 cm) on heavy paper.

Description, taken from the Married Print website:
In her essay Infrared Dreams in Times of Transparency – The Love Life of Drones and Other Western Cyborgs Vika Kirchenbauer investigates the concepts of transparency, love, the “western” gaze etc. by reference to the global drone system:
"Drones are masturbatory: they resemble only a self-consuming illusion of total subjectivity, a lonesome wank in the safest place. The drone is the ultimate peeping tom of modern warfare. Looking at the world through drones, with no-one looking back, the West –Former West, Global North or whatever term is considered adequate– ultimately stares back at itself. The gaze unmet by the observed is lastly directed inwards with self-satisfactory fulfilment."
Amrei Hofstätter translates some of these ideas into one of her signature illustrations, depicting transformations of unclear result that leave behind traces of abstract, absurdist machines on the brink of disintegration.

About Married Print, taken from the Married Print website:
MARRIED PRINT gives space to arguments about contemporary culture, society and politics.
For each issue, an author is invited to explicitly deploy a theme of her choice, and an illustrator
to comment and reflect on it visually in poster format.
The dense and detailed texts and images span a wide range of themes and styles, but as common thread we ask our contributors for overtwisted speculations or bold thematic cross-fadings and we trust in their indifference towards affirmative accomodations.

MARRIED PRINT comes as folded offset-print poster (84 × 59,4 cm) on heavy paper.
Additionally, the illustration is available as a fine art print in a limited edition of 10.

MARRIED PRINT is edited by Martin Müller and Inga Seidler and published by Dicey Studios

Link to blog: http://married-print.com/

How to Get Shit Done






How to Get Shit Done
DR Charlotte Cooper

Publishing Info:
London 2013
A5 saddle-stitched zine.
16 pages on off-white paper with slightly heavier cover.
(No images in this zine).

Description:
This zine is unusual in our collection since it only includes text. However, it's about getting things done, getting creative projects off the ground and how to avoid delaying and 'faffing' around. The zine is full of expletives used to emphasise action. The tone is humorous and there's some great advice about how to actually get work completed.

Excerpt from Charlotte's blog...
This is a zine for people who struggle to get shit done. It’s for the avoiders and procrastinators, the non-finishers, the inert, the moribund, and the people who dwell on fear and anxiety. By shit I mean DIY cultural work, but it can also mean the day-to-day stuff of life. I made this zine because I’ve been hearing a lot of conversations by people who struggle to get shit done. I am quite good at getting shit done, so I thought I’d share a little of what I know. The zine has 16 pages and a card cover. It’s written in a snappy, no-nonsense tone and features a fair bit of swearing. It’s a queer-punk self-help zine that critiques self-help culture and includes a broader political context. It contains the following:
Some things I’ve done recently
  • A discussion about what motivates people to do things and the difficulties of courting success
  • A consideration of the resources people may or may not have to do things
  • Three common obstacles to getting shit done (fear, time, discipline)
  • Helpful resources
  • A passage about the implications of archiving

Report



Report
Dr Charlotte Cooper

Publishing Info:
London 2012
A3 page folded into A5 printed front and back.
Black and white photocopy on white paper.

Description:
This zine contains selections from Charlotte's school reports with comments from her as she is now. Often satirical this is a positive zine showing life's long journey is more than your school reports may anticipate. This includes the mandatory school photographs we all remember so well.

Dal Riata - A Little Tactile History of a Scottish Kingdom




Dal Riata - A Little Tactile History of a Scottish Kingdom
Alastair Sommerville

Publishing Info:
A6 folded zine
20 pages on tracing film, cream paper and tactile folded paper (Zychem - that is heated to produce raised surfaces). Published by Bookleteer 2014

Description:
Designed by accessibility consultant Alastair Sommerville this folded zine explores the extensive neolithic remains in Kilmartin Glen in Scotland. Printed on special tactile paper (Zychem) that gives the maps raised surfaces. Tracing film is also used to add transparency to some pages.

The books are published by 'The Periodical' whose mission statement is as follows:
"The Periodical is publishing re-imagined as public authoring – anyone can take part simply by making and sharing a book. It is inspired by 17th Century pamphleteering as much as by today's contemporary digital communications and continues our exploration of how we create and share new forms of 'Public Goods'".

Institute of Cultural Inquiry



Institute of Cultural InquiryCollective: Lise Patt, Associate and Director
Sue-Na Gay, Assistant Director
Brian Douglas, Grounds Coordinator

Publishing Info:
A6 landscape saddle-stitched zine.
34 pages including cover colour on white heavyweight paper.
Los Angeles 2013.
ICI address: 1512 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA

Description:
"The Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICI) is a non-profit educational and cultural organization focused on ‘visual technologies’ and how they are used to document, imagine, remember and conceal the convergence of human activities and capabilities we call ‘culture.’ The Institute sponsors research, displays, symposia, workshops, performances and tactical interventions. In addition, it is committed to maintaining a number of long-term, ongoing projects that stretch across disciplines such as The AIDS Chronicles, The Manual of Lost Ideas, and Traumbagger (dream-dredger). The organization also maintains an active publishing program through the ICI Press. Headquartered in Los Angeles with satellite laboratories in London, Köln, and Venice, Italy, the ICI offers residency, curatorial, publishing, fieldwork and event horizon opportunities for visual researchers and/or fabricators and for curious spectators of visual culture." From ICI website
Link to Website: http://www.culturalinquiry.org/

New Wizard of the West (The)




New Wizard of the West (The)
Chauncy Montgomery M'Govern

Publishing Info:
First published in Pearson's Magazine 1899
A5 saddle-stitched zine.
16 pages plus cover colour on white heavyweight paper.

Description:
"A magazine interview with Nikola Tesla in his laboratory, a man often considered the most brilliant American inventor. This article presents a fascinating overview of the genius at the very peak of his illustrious career. One does not appreciate Tesla's greatness, until you realize that at the time people still used gas for lighting and traveled about in horsedrawn buggies. Among the miracles described in this audiobook article are Nikola Tesla's inventions of hydro-electric power generation, solar-electric power generation, wireless power distribution, high-voltage coils (which are used to power all of our automobiles on the road today), radio communication, videophones, cold-light, wireless lighting, and a nitrogen fertilizing machine. Nikola Tesla was born midnight of July 9-10, 1856, and died midnight of January 7-8, 1943. Tesla was a trained engineer specializing in the infant field of electricity. He was gifted with a keen sense of hearing and the ability to clearly visualize concepts in his mind. Tesla held over 110 US patents (700 worldwide), and, among other things, is personally responsible for inventing AC electricity (which is used to power the entire world today)."   Description from  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
The books are published by 'The Periodical' whose mission statement is as follows:
"The Periodical is publishing re-imagined as public authoring – anyone can take part simply by making and sharing a book. It is inspired by 17th Century pamphleteering as much as by today's contemporary digital communications and continues our exploration of how we create and share new forms of 'Public Goods'".
Link to blog: http://bookleteer.com/periodical.html

Lost Possessions



Lost Possessions
Kevin Harris and Martin Dudley

Publishing Info:
A5 saddle-stitched zine.
16 pages including cover colour on white heavyweight paper.

Description:
A collection of documentary photographs of lost items, such as gloves, hats and food. The images have accompanying prose text.

The books are published by 'The Periodical' whose mission statement is as follows:
The Periodical is publishing re-imagined as public authoring – anyone can take part simply by making and sharing a book. It is inspired by 17th Century pamphleteering as much as by today's contemporary digital communications and continues our exploration of how we create and share new forms of 'Public Goods'. 

Random Pages




Random Pages
Amanda Baeza
Publishing Info:
Published by Zine Arcade, Birmingham, 2013 edition of 100
A6 saddle-stitched zine.
48 pages including cover colour on white heavyweight paper.

Description:
"Random Pages (2013) features a collection of work by Amanda Baeza. 48 pages of comics and illustration, previously published in; Mr. Spoqui, kuš!, Chili Com Carne, Drops, Bombas Para Desayunar,O Panda Gordo, Bird Magazine and others."
Zine Arcade Website

A collection of themes including video games and mythology, dreams and surrealism.

Link to bloghttp://www.zinearcade.com/

Secret Spy Club




Secret Spy Club,  (Zine Arcade No.5)
Andrew Owen Johnston

Publishing Info:
A6 saddle-stitched zine.
48 pages including cover colour on white heavyweight paper.
Birmingham, 2013 edition of 100

Description:
"Zine Arcade 5 (2013) is edited by Andrew Owen Johnston. It features the work of 11 self-publishers from around the world. 48 pages of art, comics and top secret information. First edition of 100 copies."
Zine Arcade Website

Themed around a secret spy club, this zine has 11 contributors providing text, comics and illustrations. Sections include; What to do if you are captured; How to identify an enemy spy; Enemy agent identification sheets; Which rank are you quiz; Mindwipes and Surveillance.

Link to bloghttp://www.zinearcade.com/

Outside the Box Play Guide




Outside the Box Play Guide
Probiscis

Publishing Info:
A6 saddle-stitched zine.
20 pages including cover colour on white heavyweight paper.

Description:
A 'play guide' to accompany 9 illustrated cubes (not included). The book details ways that the cube can inspire children's games and imagination. The cubes can be downloaded for free here: http://bookleteer.com/collection.html?id=23 
They should be printed, cut out then folded. This is a great game for children that's interactive and can be reused.

The books are published by 'The Periodical' whose mission statement is as follows:
The Periodical is publishing re-imagined as public authoring – anyone can take part simply by making and sharing a book. It is inspired by 17th Century pamphleteering as much as by today's contemporary digital communications and continues our exploration of how we create and share new forms of 'Public Goods'.

2000 percent Buttitude




2000 Percent Buttitude
AUCB collective - editor: Elliot Coffin
Artists: Elliot Coffin, Hannah Mcintyre, Helen James, Jonny Clapham, Katherine Peever, Laurel Turner, Louis Wood, Lydia Hannah Thomas, Marina Muun, Mat Waudby, Nathalie Moore, Sinead Grabe.

Publishing Info:
A5 saddle-stitched zine.
36 pages on a variety of papers with screen printed card cover.

Description:
Well produced entertaining zine themed around sex and nudity. Various tones within from humorous to expressive. Illustrations use varied techniques, collaged, drawn, photographed, scanned etc.
Contains adult material.

Silt - No.2



Silt - No.2
R.Jackson, P.Bowers, J.P.Mitchell, R.Shalome, F.Partners and Blueboy.

Publishing Info:
London UK 2001, Paperboy Press.
A5 folded (no binding) 16 pages.
Colour and black and white on white paper.

Description:
Six contributors add musings, anecdotes, information and humor together in this zine.

Link to website: None listed

Al Pinocchio




Al Pinocchio
Charlie Kalsi

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK 2009.
A4 saddle-stitched 40 pages.
Black and white laser copy.

Description:
Story of Pinocchio-style character who struggles with drugs, wordless visual narrative.

"My business is about using creative techniques relevant to young people to address some of society’s most difficult issues. These often get hidden away, or are not tackled in a way that young people can identify with. My aim is to help young people understand how serious theses issues can be, not just for themselves but also for the community that they live in. Through my experiences, I have learned that young people respond to visual communication, and this method has the power to attract and retain their attention, especially with young people with disadvantaged backgrounds, who have short concentration spans or have a troubled history in the mainstream school environment."
Personal statement from Linked-In profile.

Radical Past in Spitalfields (The)



Radical Past in Spitalfields (The)
Past Tense Publishing Project

Publishing Info:
London UK 2009.
A3 single sheet printed double-sided.

Description: 
Political historical history of the Spitalfields area of London.

"Past Tense is a publishing project based in South London, exploring London radical history. Initially it began as the work of one person, uncovering the subversive, hidden and esoteric past around the Elephant and Castle and Southwark. As it exists now it has grown to include several individuals, autonomously following their own historical trails, publishing new texts and reviving old, out of print ones. However we also work together, for instance through the South London Radical History Group, which existed irregularly since January 2003 and 2008, as an open forum, discussing historical issues, organising history walks, inviting speakers on various topics." from www.past-tense.org.uk/

Link to Organisation Website: http://www.past-tense.org.uk/

W.A.G - Issue No.1




W.A.G - Issue No.1
Whitechapel Anarchist Group

Publishing Info:
London UK 2009.
A1 folded sheet.
Two sided.

Description:Protest zine based in London.
"As the Whitechapel Anarchist Group we created nine street papers, five posters, two pamphlets and dozens of leaflets. All of these were distributed on the streets, over the course of two and a half years we printed and handed out over 32000 pieces of propaganda. We always believed it was important to keep a historical record of what we had produced, too many anarchist groups vanish without leaving a
historical trace so were over the moon that all of our papers are now accessible at the Bishopgate Archives.
http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/content.aspx?CategoryID=1496
Over the years we have been part of dozens of interviews, radio shows, TV shows, news programmes and helped many students by answering questions for dissertations." excerpt from W.A.G blog.

W.A.G - Issue No.2



W.A.G - Issue No.2
Whitechapel Anarchist Group

Publishing Info:
London UK 2009.
A1 folded sheet.
Two sided.

Description:Protest zine based in London.
"As the Whitechapel Anarchist Group we created nine street papers, five posters, two pamphlets and dozens of leaflets. All of these were distributed on the streets, over the course of two and a half years we printed and handed out over 32000 pieces of propaganda. We always believed it was important to keep a historical record of what we had produced, too many anarchist groups vanish without leaving a
historical trace so were over the moon that all of our papers are now accessible at the Bishopgate Archives.
http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/content.aspx?CategoryID=1496
Over the years we have been part of dozens of interviews, radio shows, TV shows, news programmes and helped many students by answering questions for dissertations." excerpt from W.A.G blog.

Noir et Blanc - Issue No.1





Noir et Blanc - Issue No.1
Steve Bomford, Karl March, Daniel O'Neill.

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK 2009.
A4 black and white professional printing.
38 pages saddle-stitched.

Description:
Anti-advertising magazine, with features on body image, live music, twitter, creativity and the Arts.

Link to website: No longer active.

Propaganda -Vol.1 No.5





Propaganda -Vol.1 No.5
Unknown

Publishing Info:
Unknown location, UK 1996.
A4 black and white photocopy.
20 pages saddle-stitched.

Description:
Underground zine part of 'Reclaim the Streets'. Political stories and illustrations plus music.

Link to website: None listed

This Is My Work I Did IT





This Is My Work I Did It
John McCulloch a.k.a Johnny Mac

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK 2006.
A5 colour inkjet stuck on card.
Folded portfolio.

Description:
Intended as a self-promotional freebie, to solicit illustration commissions. John is now a senior designer at I Love Dust in Portsmouth.

Link to website: http://ilovedust.com/

ConspiraZINE




ConspiraZINE
Rosiland

Publishing Info:
Unkown location 2009.
A6 black & white photocopy.
12 pages.

Description:
Humorous zine with an outlandish conspiracy theory relating to the Moon.

Link to website: none listed

Can I Tell You A Secret?




Can I Tell You A Secret?
Lauren Baldwin

Publishing Info:
A3 foldy, screenprinted in 3 colours.
Portsmouth 2013, edition of 20.

Description:
Illustrations of a secret being whispered through 3 people.

Link to blog: http://www.laurenbaldwin.blogspot.co.uk/