Yo. Tonight Zineswap went down to the Japan Foundation in Russel Square to hear Ivan Vartanian do a talk on Japanese Photobooks. We went to the Japanese Photobooks exhibition at Photographers Gallery a while ago and saw some totally wild publications—some hand made, some mass produced, some about cats—and Ivan curated the show. We also have a few Japanese photography zines in our collection, so of course we were eager to hear what he had to say about our friends in the East.
On Sunday we’ll be dusting down the archive and busting down to Hackney Downs Studios for this years’ RADFEST. It looks set to be a stonker. If you want to come, but you don’t have a ticket yet, message us on Facebook and we might be able to arrange something. Rob’s gutted cos he can’t come, but Gordo will be there in full force, with a couple of merry little helpers. Come say HI, it’s gonna be ACE. SEE YOU THERE
Hey folks, it has been a loooooong while. Thanks for waiting. Gordon and I left our jobs recently which means we are ready to give it all back to Zineswap.
Today I sifted through a load of the swaps that we have been sitting on for ages. See below for more on that.
I still can’t believe how much Plog has come along since I reviewed its first issue. The latest Plog issue from Son Emirali – who is amazingly only in his 2nd year on WSA’s GA course?! – features some really cool stuff I like. | am a sucker for infographics so I LOVE Simon Ellis‘s World Leaders Typographic Trump Cards. And Grace Hsu‘s really intimate photographs.
Also super chuffed to point out that Plog also features work from my own advertising students! Andrew Bevan’s TKMaxx ad - and probably the most entrepreneurial boy in my class, Ed Byrne, his On|Off Collective is also in this issue.
Yesterday we managed to rifle through a load of Zineswap post we have received of late and as usual we have received an exciting selection of zines from all over the globe. We will hopefully get swaps sent out by the end of the month. But one new arrival that grabbed my attention I wanted to mention was whipped up by the HARD WORKERS CLUB and showcases a selection of some lovely photography. Check it:
So its been a while since we posted anything to this section of the world wide web of wonder! Sorry for this, both me and Rob have been busy working on a mass of interesting new projects.
Anyway I was recently on a nice long break in America and found myself at a music festival in Gainesville, Florida of all places. An amazing, alcohol fueled and fast food driven time was had. But a highlight was coming across an epic zine library at the CIVIC MEDIA CENTER run by some really nice characters.
Check out the snaps below of their impressive collection:
YO! WE’RE GONNA BE HERE THIS WEEKEND. As well as swapping and the library, we’re gonna ask ya’ll to help us make a zine about SPACE and the PLANETS, then we’re going to put it in a box and bury it as a time-capsule for aliens from the future to unearth and have a riot over.
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