Ms. Keough and I are trying to juggle our jobs, our mag and Print Fetish - sorry dudes, sometimes the blog loses out! I really feel guilty though, because we've seen some great stuff lately, especially the goodies we picked up at The NY Art Book fair a few weeks ago. Print is not only alive - it's being made by some sexy ass people. Serious cruising was done at the art book fair.

Last week German business mag Werben & Verkaufen interviewed me about the future of Print. Andrew of Magtastic was also interviewed. Anyone see it?

New Releases from PF Favorites:

Featherproof Books: The Universe in Miniature in Miniature by Patrick Sommerville is the story of a Chicago man who is bequeathed a supernatural helmet that allows him to experience the inner worlds of those around him. This limited edition turns into a mobile! Buy here.

Gym Class Magazine is bigger and sexier! Buy it Here!

Hey! We're working on the 3rd issue of Put A Egg On It ! Bigger! Eggier! Check out our Kickstarter page if you want to support it and get some delicious goodies!

The Slice Harvester, Issue 2
8.5 x 5.5 32 pages, b/w photocopy

I went record shopping the other day and the counter guy said "Hey have you seen this 'zine The Slice Harvester?" Then he looked at me and was like "Oh you know about it, right? It's awesome, isn't it!" I actually didn't know about it but suddenly felt compelled to buy it. And good thing I did, it's hilarious! Colin has set out to eat every slice of pizza in New York and each issue covers a different neighborhood. Issue 2 takes the Upper West Side... His slice parameters are in keeping with my own (just your basic triangular cheese slice) and his descriptions are thorough and helpful, including amusing asides on his moods and how they might be affecting his tasting abilities. Particularly helpful/awesome is a discussion on how The Ramones are like a pizza slice--"..Joey's singing is the sauce-sweet, but containing a hint of worldly bitterness...." His tangential stories of pizza-eating companions and adventures are also fun. I'm looking forward to an issue that covers a neighborhood where I spend more time. Mr. Harvester does have a blog though, so I may just have to start there. Purchase the zine from him directly or at Academy Records on N. 6th St. in Williamsburg (if you happen to be in New York).

Check out The Exquisite Book, a modified version of the exquisite corpse surrealist game, played by one hundred contributing contemporary fine artists, illustrators, designers and comic artists. Put together by one of our favorite bloggers, Julia Rothman. I love, love, LOVE this book. One of the best covers of the year.

Also, this Saturday:
An Exquisite Handmade Crafternoon with Julia Rothman: Sept. 18th!

The Exquisite Book
100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game
by Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe
foreword by Dave Eggers

We are often quiet ... but now we have a reason! So, yeah. Our zine, Put A Egg On It, just came out and we're in the throes of promotion and post office trips. One cool thing: the zine was in this weeks New York Magazine Approval Matrix! If you're in New York, you can pick up a copy at St. Mark's Bookstore, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Marlowe & Sons, Cinders Gallery and Desert Island. Or you can get your copy here.

On top of that, we're moving into a new studio today and tomorrow! What should we name it?

Norwegian furniture designer Amy Hunting's Book Box is made out of factory wood waste, and can be flipped around to various book (or mag!) configurations. It kind of reminds me of a rustic space invader. Available on Amy's site by request.



01omslag.jpegRoomservice: Magazine About Real Life Transactions
100 pages, full color, perfect bound
170 mm x 240 mm

I particularly love magazines with a strong concept from which all of its content revolves around. When all choices are made based on their relationship to the central concept, a magazine becomes a unified whole, even though it contains a wide diversity of contributions. This is the real art of magazine making. I also love magazines that feature people who aren't famous - because fame isn't enough to make someone interesting. Found and Butt are two favorites because they exemplify these qualities and so does the new Dutch magazine Roomservice created and designed by Jacco Kranenburg. Issue one is a collection of the magazine's winning bids on ebay auctions of human billboards. Through auction descriptions and photos of sellers displaying their Roomservice advertisements, we get a fascinating glimpse into the lives of strangers.

Roomsevice is an intriguing example of the possibilities of internet/print symbiosis. It has the democratic and accidental qualities of the net contained in quality editorial arrangement.

See Also: Jacco's interview at Gym Class

Roomservice is available on their site

In celebration of the arrival of Put A Egg On It: Tasty Zine Issue #2, we cordially invite you to join us in McCarren Park in Williamsburg this Sunday, the 18th of July from 2 until 5pm. We will be hanging out and picnicking near the Driggs and Lorimer entrance of the park. Feel free to bring a dish to share! Or just show up! We'll be making food, as will Lia of Diavolo Hot Sauce, Andrew from Rockaway Taco and others.

lists_1.jpgPut A Egg On It #2
5.5" x 8.5", 32 pages, full color on green paper

We've been quiet - WHY? Well, we were busy getting our own zine out! Whew! Put A Egg On It is a tasty little morsel that represents the feeling we get when lots of pals are scrunched at the table and involved in multiple conversations while snack trays and dinner plates are flying around. Put A Egg On It features writing, photography and drawings about the lovely, messy communal joys of preparing and sharing meals. Our Second issue features local products by Susie Karlowski, James Keough and Nick Catucci. Essays by Paul Gerard, Elizabeth Pearce, Kristal Hawkins and Max Blagg. Photography by Laura June Kirsch and Billy Sullivan. Drawings by Aaron Renier, Jason McClean, Shayne Ehman and mc sub-zero permafrost. Yum!

Get it here!



Flickr Finds: Some of my favorite illustration/design work are 1960's/70's Krautrock record covers, enso-on has a few great ones in his record collection.

Check out The Huffington Post's list of 15 Feisty Small Presses.

I am so seriously not a fan of Wonder Woman's new costume. It won't last.

The Cabinet Staff doing their own distribution! It's rough out there.


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