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Bookleteer at Magazine Library 10, Japan

April 24th, 2012 No Comments

Hot on the heels of our recent representation at the ARCHIZINES World Tour, City As Material will also be featuring in Magazine Library 10 in Japan, from May 3rd to May 13th, 2012, alongside a diverse selection of books created with bookleteer over the years. “Magazine Library is a travelling series of events and exhibitions that […]

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DOG EAR: The Bookmark Zine

March 13th, 2012 No Comments

A very clever idea, this. DOG EAR is a magazine in the form of a concertina bookmark, with ten slim pages of writing and illustration selected from online contributions. It’s available for free from independent bookshops and libraries (cunningly hidden between the pages of books to perk up surprised readers, I like to imagine). I […]

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Zineage Kicks

March 6th, 2012 No Comments

I haven’t featured any Zine related stuff on the bookleteer blog for a while now, so whilst we’re busy producing the eBooks for City As Material 2, I thought I’d share a blog I’ve just discovered. Zineage Kicks is a behind the scenes look at a number of the early Zines of guest contributors, chronicling […]

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City As Material / Archizines Live @ Friday Late, V&A – 25/11/11

November 24th, 2011 No Comments

Thanks to Archizines curator Elias Redstone, tomorrow night, as part of Friday Late at the Victorian & Albert Museum, and to coincide with the transfer of the collection to the National Art Library hosted there, I’ll be talking about City As Material as part of a conversation about the role independent publishing can play in […]

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Archi Zines

November 3rd, 2011 No Comments

Archi Zines, due to open from the 5th of November at the Architectural Association, is an exhibition of international alternative and independent architectural publishing, curated by Elias Redstone. There’s an online catalog, where every publication featured is available to view online, along with specifications. The entire collection is also going to be permanently housed in the […]

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London Art Book Fair Picks

September 30th, 2011 No Comments

I paid a visit to the London Art Book Fair last Saturday at the Whitechapel Gallery, and have finally got around to writing a brief piece about it now – we’ve been swamped in the studio. Along with large publishing houses, the fair played host to a number of small publishers and unique handcrafted artists’ […]

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Upcoming Zine Fairs

August 31st, 2011 No Comments

I’m giving a shout out to two upcoming zine fairs, both held on the 25th of September 2011 – an unfortunate clash, alas. “THE BRISTOL COMIC AND ZINE FAIR When: Sunday 25th September 2011, 12pm – 6pm Where: Start the Bus, 7-9 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1RU (map) FREE ENTRY The Bristol Comic and Zine Fair […]

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Sketchbook Zines – Ying-Chieh Liu

July 26th, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve found Etsy to be a great source when looking for remarkable zines, often not featured anywhere else; either a sign that unfortunately, no-one has picked up on them yet, or the author is simply satisfied with creating and making their zines available to whoever stumbles upon them. Certainly the latter can make the reader […]

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Stop Sharpening Your Knives

July 6th, 2011 No Comments

An anthology series of poetry and illustration, Stop Sharpening Your Knives has been around for a good few years, and is currently accepting submissions for its 5th edition. I had the good fortune to hear a performance by one of its editors, poet Jack Underwood, at the launch night of the London Word Festival a […]

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“False Dichotomy” by Junyi Wu

June 3rd, 2011 No Comments

Whilst perusing Etsy for interesting zines, I was taken aback by the amazing False Dictotomy by illustrator Junyi Wu, filled with sombre, yet beautiful black and white artwork, paired with scrawled passages from the work of poet Emily Dickinson. The pen and ink illustrations of flora are set against sparse white backgrounds that highlight their […]

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Sketches In The City

May 25th, 2011 No Comments

An offshoot of City As Material, Sketches In The City is an occasional series of observational expeditions in various locations across the capital. Mandy, Radhika and I sketch, take photographs and write poems and prose to form a collaborative eBook with underlying themes. Focusing mainly on people and interactions in public places – places that […]

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Holy Ghost Zine

May 18th, 2011 No Comments

Unusually for an online zine, Holy Ghost, “a platform for artists across the world to show their work”, have also released three print volumes of art and photography by their various contributors. It’s interesting that a collective that initially started with an online medium (generally chosen as an alternative to print for whatever reasons), decided […]

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Treasure Zine

March 10th, 2011 No Comments

Time for me to feature some staggering artwork from illustrator Helen Vine now, taken from her zine “TREASURE”. A 15 page, saddle-stitched, illustration / photography zine inspired by “cemeteries and taxidermy museums”. Thankfully I share this slightly morbid fascination towards various creatures of the rigor mortis persuasion. Her work is amazingly intricate and captures the […]

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Hours Zine

February 22nd, 2011 1 Comment

The first issue of Hours, a monthly photography Zine is available now, and apparently issue 2 launches tomorrow. Convenient of me to have just seen it now, eh? Each month, someone is chosen to take 24 photographs in 24 hours, using only a manual camera. Hours then develop the photos and publish the results. It’s […]

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Zine Highlight: The Gentleman Caller

January 13th, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve just ordered “The Gentleman Caller” by Andrea Kearney, but can’t wait for it to arrive, so I’ll highlight it instead. This caught my eye whilst browsing the Zines page on Facebook and seems to be a piece you need to appreciate in physical form, so I might post a few more photos of it […]

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