The Newsstand: Independently Published: Zines, Magazines, Journals, and Artist Books

The Newsstand: Independently Published: Zines, Magazines, Journals, and Artist Books

By: Lele Saveri (author)Paperback

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Description

The Newsstand was a pop-up conceptual retail store that transformed an ordinary subway hub into a mecca for independently published magazines, books, comics, and zines. Located within Brooklyn's Metropolitan Avenue L/G stop in 2013, the temporary space hosted events and art exhibitions in which the artists, acting as guest clerks, were given carte blanche to transform the space. In November 2015, The Newsstand will be re-created and built to scale at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, including the zines and books sold in its original location. The Newsstand catalogue features images of the zines, books, and ephemera sold; documentation of the events and exhibitions; images of the guest clerks and artists; essays by leading cultural figures; and interviews with the publishers, artists, commuters, MTA workers, and police officers influenced by The Newsstand. Designed in the style of a zine, this book not only documents a prolific time within independent publishing but also the thriving community that supports it.

About Author

Lele Saveri is an artist, photographer, curator, and founder of the art publishing collective 8-Ball Zines. Phil Aarons is president of the board of New York nonprofit Printed Matter and an avid artist's book collector. Ken Miller is a curator, writer, and the author of Shoot: Photography of the Moment and the editor of Revisionaries: A Decade of Art in Tokion.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780847847556
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780847847556
  • ISBN10: 0847847551

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