Tuesday, 18 February 2014

New In: Disguised #1

"Disguised #1 is my first Zine.

It's a political fashion Zine and meant to be an alternative to common fashion magazines.

In this first issue I wanted to show what the thoughts behind our daily outfits are and in how far people demonstrate their political thoughts and action within their clothing."

New in: Pop

A zine with pieces about Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Grimes, Rihanna and more by the creator of Disguised Zine. Mostly German text but definitely worth a look! If you don't speak German, bring a dictionary with you.

New in: Hullu

Jessica Gwyneth recently self published her first zine 'Hullu', documenting young creatives through photography in their creative spaces and own artistic environments - some photos of which were recently featured online as part of Ballad Of Magazines' "Brand New Art We Heart".

You can buy copies of the zine by emailing jessica_gwyneth@yahoo.co.uk

New In: The Shrieking Violet issue 22

The 22nd issue of The Shrieking Violet by Natalie Bradbury has just landed and this one's a good 'un. Includes loads of really great stuff, like Tom Whyman discussing the legacy of Alan Shearer, David Wilkinson discussing "The Fall, The Blue Orchids and the working class autodidact" and plenty more where that came from. You can read all about it and even read a free online version of the zine at The Shrieking Violet blog.

A quick word with... #1: Joseph Kendrick

In the first of a new series of interviews with zine makers that we're calling 'A quick word with...' (If you have a better title, let us know!), we've asked Joseph, who writes the zine 'Read This Outside', to answer a couple of questions for us. We received a copy of the first Read This Outside yesterday and you can find it at the zine library (Along with loads of other excellent stuff) now! If you want to talk to us about your zine, send us an email to salfordzinelibrary@gmail.com.  

What was your motivation for making 'Read This Outside’?
Over the last year, I had been gathering an internet following based around my positive posts and comments. I wanted to create something physical which people you could hold and share. As my first ever publication, I’ve kind of done it backwards as it’s almost an autobiography. I wanted to capture my thoughts and ideas as well as give a shout out to those who influence me.

When are you moving in at Boost House? Can you tell us a little bit about that project?
I am heading off to Boost House for 3 months at the end of February. The concept for the house is the creation of prolific 'internet poet’ Steve Roggenbuck. He is starting up an intentional community of like-minded, 'posi' people to produce uplifting media on a huge range of platforms. Be it physical books, image macros on Tumblr, statuses on Facebook or video on YouTube - it’ll be positive and fun. The house will be all vegan, feminist and LGBTAT* allying as he wants everything to be underpinned with anti-oppression ideals.
More on Boost House at http://boosthouse.tumblr.com/about

Do you have any favourite zines?
Max Mitchell, from Sheffield, has put out some awesome stuff. ‘Beyond the Limit’ and ‘Back on the Bins’ are two that stand out for me. He speaks a lot on pushing yourself physically, hardcore music and just living life to the fullest. It’s the sort of stuff I love to read to get me pumped up for getting out there. It’s also great to hear ideas and viewpoints from people as there are always some nuances of life I have never thought about before.

Will there be a 'Read This Outside 2’?
Most definitely. The response to this one has been awesome. I have sold over 200 in 11 days. I really couldn’t ask for more! I feel like there would definitely be demand for a follow up edition. However, some people told me I created too much content and that I won’t have enough to fill the next one but I beg to differ. I am thinking about having some sort of diary or travel journal on my three months in America interlaced with positive nuggets.


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

New in: Diary of a Teenage Girl Crush

Diary of a Teenage Girl Crush by Seleena Laverne Daye

A zine all about having crushes on celebrities in the 90s!

New In: The Aphrodite of Milos

A photo diary by Hristina Papadopulos

"This booklet consists of collages containing analog photographs that I took during my visit to the beautiful Greek island, Milos. The booklet also contains several pages of old Greek books that I have collected.

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, was discovered on 8 April 1820 on the island of Milos. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, it is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty."

Outside the Box Play Guide

"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"

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Zines of Wonder

Hello! This Friday marks the beginning of the Zines of Wonder exhibition at Salford Zine Library. Students from Stockport College's BA (Hons) Graphic Arts & Design course have made a whole bunch of nice zines and have worked together to curate an exhibition. You'll be able to see the fruits of their labour throughout February.

Come along to the launch event on Friday tea time, between 5pm and 7pm, and you can chat to the students about their work and you'll even be able to talk to me and Liz if you like. A big draw. All the details can be found over on the Facebook event for the exhibition which you can access by clicking here.

Hope to see you there! If you do pop in, tell us what you think by using the #zinesofwonder hashtag on Twitter. Or just drop us an email or something.