Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
This is the zine library of Jessica Williams
I'm not a collector per se but I have a collection
All the items cataloged here were acquired by me over the last decade
Not just zines—but also small artist books, editions, comics, etc.
I have also included a few independently published magazines but on the
whole have omitted anything with a mass-audience (this is probably arbitrary)¨
quoted from manystuff.org
The L-A-S-E-R-M-A-G-A-Z-I-N is a selectio of drawings, photos and collages. It is published six time a year in the shape of a handmade zine by artist Beni Bischof (content production). It is published in very small edtions between 12 and 80 (numbered and signed).
Primary Information is a non-profit organization devoted to printing artists books, artist writings, out of print publications and editions. Primary Information was founded by James Hoff and Miriam Katzeff, who met while working at Printed Matter, a non-profit artist bookstore in New York. United by their mutual interest in artist publications, they formed Primary Information to foster intergenerational dialogue as well as to aid in the creation of new publications and editions.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Printed Matter presents the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, November 5–7 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, NY,USA. Free and open to the public, the Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and publishers from twenty countries, offering the best in contemporary art book publishing.
Carlos Zéfiro was the pseudonym of Alcides Aguiar Caminha, a Brazilian artist who drew underground erotic comics between the 1950's and 1970's. His small publications, or catecismos, were 24-32 pages long, crudely drawn and circulated clandestinely during that time. It was sold discreetly in newsstands and street markets, and slowly developed a cult following. They were the initiation manuals to many young man, before the age of explicit sex magazines and movies. It wasn't until one year before his death in 1992 that Carlos Zéfiro's identity was finally revealed in an interview to Brazilian Playboy magazine. He had hidden this secret identity even from his wife and family, who didn't suspect of his parallel life as an erotic cartoonist. It turned out that he was a public servant and feared legal action against his work, resulting in the loss of his government job. During the dictatorship era in Brazil an investigation began looking into the author of such pornographic work but the results came out inconclusive. Today, his work is very much prized as nostalgia and the original editions of the booklets he published are highly collectible and hard to find.
text quoted from little-pumpking blog
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
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