I’ve got a new zine coming out this month. Check out my Asking For Trouble blog for the details.
REVIEW; Creative Review London Underground 150 special issue
I used to read Creative Review a lot when I was at art school but I generally make do with the (excellent) blog these days. I splashed out on this issue though as who can resist London Underground design? It’s full of great articles including poster design, typography, maps, station design and merchandise, plus a mini guide to interesting things to look out for at stations. I really need to fit in a trip to London before October to see the poster design exhibition at the London Transport Museum.
Fantastic cover too, illustrating future London. Hover buses and digital Big Ben I can believe, but I draw the line at dolphins in the Thames.
CR is hard to find these days but you can get it from WH Smith branches at train stations & airports (well hidden - I eventually found it next to the tattoo magazines) and online.
More info on this issue.
US zinesters - submit your zines to this show in Savannah, GA. Like them on Facebook for updates.
Polkaros blogs about Only Free Paper, a Tokyo shop full of free postcards, leaflets and zines!
REVIEW: Japanese Whispers - Two Weeks Exploring Tokyo, Kyoto and Beyond by Lisa
Despite having a degree in Japanese Studies, Lisa had never visited Japan. She finally made it over in November 2012 and travelled around Japan visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Kamakura and Nikko. Packed with writing and photos in a cool cut and paste style, this travelogue zine tells us what she got up to in each place, where she stayed and tips on vegetarian restaurants. It also includes travel tips, a mini travel guides and a handy hiragana/katakana cheat sheet. Great for anyone planning a trip, as well as those who want to relive their own Japan visits.
I’m selling copies in my Asking For Trouble shop, for just £1.50, along with lots of other Japan zines and guides.