Much has been written about the need for alternative and underground cultures to take an active role in preserving their history, the amount that can be learned from it, the inherent solidarity in knowing you were never alone and instead operate as part of a long and rich history of struggle and that if we [...]
So this isn’t necessarily a zine, it just happened to be I picked up a copy from the 56a Infoshop in Elephant and Castle which they had printed out in zine form. Had I waited a few weeks, I could’ve picked up the book version from all the major gallery bookshops and even my college [...]
This is #4 in the “Simple History Series” and this time the focus is to present in the most down-to-earth, matter of fact fashion, what went down during the Spanish Civil War. And it’s a great little A6 introduction. For those who, like me, went to Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia as the first port of [...]
I expect those involved in the DIY punk scene may be familiar with Owen Richards, if not with the man himself then of his photographs that have spilled over from record sleeves, magazines and even national newspapers for the last few years. Not only a super nice guy, he’s also a talented man, constantly taking [...]
If you have been even peripherally involved in the DIY zine scene in the past few years, there is a high likelihood you are already familiar with these two.
If, like me, you are really interested in physics and space and the sheer enormity of the universe but are also, not thick, but just need a little help with understanding it all, then this beautiful little zine will be right up your street.
I got this fat wad of cut and paste punk free when I paid in at the recent Born/Dead gig in Lewisham. South London Mess is the literary output of the promoters and their band The Scaredy Cats, who I admit I have never heard.
Cislo Dvacet-Sest, boasts the cover of the latest edition of long running Nottingham zine Shadowplay which I am guessing is 26 in some foreign tongue. Alex Lawson has been producing these A5 booklets for a fair while indeed and 26 is no small feat for a zine maker (coming from someone who has never got past 4 issues of any particular zine).
This isn’t just a zine it’s a whole package, complete with plastic fold-out conference-style holder, an introductory letter and a set of stickers. I guess the conference-esque presentation is relevant to the general ethos of the House of Approval, a pseudo-cult in which Hive Operator Alpha Dr. Shamash will make your life better through his collection of short stories.
I’m not sure if this completely fits the definition of ‘zine’, but ANP (Artist Network Programme) is a quarterly published, giant-sized free journal produced by art/punk/skate ‘important dude’ Ed Templeton (artist, skater and founder of Toy Machine), Brendan Fowler (of BARR) and Aaron Rose (curator-extraordinaire and man behind the Beautiful Losers show/documentary).