Zine Review: Don't Sleep Issue 5
Australian zine Don’t Sleep has just released its fifth issue since it was founded in 2009. Don’t Sleep is predominantly a graff zine, however a quick flick through any of the issues and you will find that it is also a celebration of other aspects of the scene including urbex, tattoos, and film photography.
First and foremost, the way that the zine is presented is impressive. Arriving in a black envelope printed with the “Don’t Sleep” logo, the zine manages to look sleek whilst also maintaining the old school graff zine content that we have all grown to love. It is full of quality images and includes interviews with photographers who specialise in shooting urban decay and vandals.
The zine is a hefty 112 pages and is put together so nicely that when reading it, it felt more like a small perfect bound book. However, Don’t Sleep still embraces the personalized touches that you would expect in a $15 zine; from the envelope to the stickers that are included with each purchase.
Don’t Sleep releases two issues a year, and you can grab issue 5 or any of their past releases from their website.