For more than 60 years, fanzines have been one of the most significant forms of self-expression. Often handmade and disseminated through underground networks, the fanzine is credited as being both the original medium for many of todays mainstream publications and the predecessor to the blogging craze. This highly visual compendium showcases the best, most thought provoking, and downright weirdest fanzines ever produced. With topics ranging from punk to personal politics, Fanzines includes both widely known fanzines as well as rare publications culled from passionate collectors. Spanning the history of the fanzine from the early experimentation with underground presses to contemporary and electronic fanzines, this is a comprehensive and unprecedented look at a fascinating phenomenon.
For over 70 years, zines are a field of expression to alternative crops. They cover topics as diverse as science fiction, comics, music, politics, feminism ...
With over 750 illustrations, this book presents the best publications in the history of the fanzine. It offers a journey through the decades since the first handmade zines to the contemporary digital e-zines.
Cult punk fanzines to publications that subsequently evolved into well-known magazines, collections presented in the pages express the richness of a universe full of energy and subversive.
|Type of Research:||Book|
|Additional Information (Publicly available):|
The book has been reviewed to critical ‘scholarly’ acclaim by The New York Times, Time Out, Print magazine, Wire, Eye and others.
There is also a French Version of the book titled: Fanzines: La Revolution du DIY, published in Paris by Pyramid Editions ISBN: 978-2-35017-214-9
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Fanzines, self-publishing, information environments network|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication|
Colleges > London College of Communication
|Date:||20 October 2010|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||Prerna Bhatt|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2011 14:41|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2011 11:16|