Zine Review: MoMa PS1 Zine Tent
The MoMa PS1 Zine Tent at the NY Art Book Fair had something for everyone, from baby owl zines to flip books of celebrities’ faces made out of bar codes. If you can attend Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair next September, don’t miss it! For all those who did, here are a few of the graffiti and street culture zines you can purchase online.
Paperwork NYC represented for graffiti/lowbrow culture with a variety of zines, several of which were published specifically for exclusive release at the NY Art Book Fair. Paperwork NYC publishes limited edition zines that lead us onto gritty New York streets, into the trap, behind the can, under the covers and deep into international lands for unique sight seeing, all while maintaining a unique perspective on storytelling.
“Unfocused” by Cory Nenninger
Red Champagne is a collaboration between Mike Krim, Rachel Roze, and Lulu Draghiza. The trio create a tantalizing zine, mixing intimate photography with collage that will leave your mouth watering.
Natalie Krim created a coloring book titled “Babes II: a collection of naughty girls.” Cover to cover, illustrations of naughty women are waiting to be filled in with provided crayons. The zine also comes with a one of a kind condom with packaging designed by Natalie herself.
They carried a lot of zines and other content not available on their website, so be sure to visit them in person whenever you can.
Visit Paperwork NYC’s website to preview other zines and purchase them before they run out!
Stephen McClintock’s table showcased a collection of his 6×10 prints and his zines. His photo collection features the grimiest, often highly humorous, photographs of street life.
McClintock’s zines harness elements of both the grimy and the comical. Shoplifters Unite showcases worn Polaroid’s of shoplifters, some with handwritten captions by the shoplifter’s themselves. His newest zine, Senior Prom is a collection of stills from McClintock’s homemade porn tapes. Pick up Shoplifters Unite at his online store, and email him personally for inquiries about Senior Prom or his photographs.
For all the B-Boys and B-Girls out there, break dance crew Break Fresh NYC and FistBiz had zines showcasing break dancing and hip hop lifestyles. It’s Just Begun is a solo effort by Break Fresh NYC featuring selections from modern classics of B-Boy photography in NYC.
Break Fresh spread
Break Fresh Back
Mellow Hopes of Paradise
Mellow Hopes of Paradise is limited edition zine published in Berlin showcasing their international participation in the Hip Hop culture featuring shots from locales as varied as Arizona to Bushwick to Germany.
Fist Biz’s solo venture is the zine Street Sensitivities. This zine is full of striking graphic and abstract work inspired by Fist Biz’s travels around the world.
Photo credit: rise4art Additional words: Disco Bryso