Monday, March 22, 2010
Dead Letters and Rare Words, The Lucky Ones
by Mark Burrier
Mark Burrier is an illustrator and designer whose zines I bought last year from his Etsy Shop. Dead Letters and Rare Words is a collection of sketchbooks pages from 2006-07, also featured in the Print 2008 Regional Design Annual, and The Lucky Ones, featured in magazines such as Print, How, and STEP Inside Design, contain pages from sketchbooks kept in spring/summer 2005.. Anyone who knows me can guess how excited I was when I found sketchbook zines professionally printed on fancy paper with silk-screened covers. I always wonder why there aren’t any more zines like this out there. A lot of times I feel zines are shoddily put together - rushed, unevenly cut and folded with sentences printed off the page - instead of being treated as a tangible piece of art. And art is always better when you put love and time and care into it. Conclusion: These zines are definitely of professional quality and well worth the $6 price tag.
You can buy them here from his website.
He also has a cool blog called RareWords where people give him words and he posts the corresponding illustration.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
"THE INTERNATIONAL GIRL GANG UNDERGROUND compilation zine aims to document and dissect how Riot Grrrl's legacy has manifested twenty years later, as well as provide guidance for those who want to transform "revolution girl style now!" into "REVOLUTION GIRL STYLE FOREVER!"
If Riot Grrrl doesn't resonate with you or your cause, that's okay! We also want to know about all the do-it-yourself, grassroots music movements currently being run by women/girls/trans/genderqueer/queer folks today."
I think this zine is an awesome idea, and needs to be done. For all interested, visit the Call for Submissions page on their website for more information.