Sunday, April 01, 2012

Chapbook in Zine Collection

In spite of – or because of – the ease of putting a fanzine on the web, there are still plenty of people producing printed publications (phew!). The London College of Communication (LCC) Library (part of the University of the Arts London) preserves examples of printed materials including flyers, bookmarks, posters and fanzines as a learning resource and inspiration to students, staff and visitors to the library. Their Zine Collection now houses over 300 zines – including Chapbook, the fanzine designed by the then-edgy graphic designer Chris Chapman (now a Saatchi & Saatchi sell-out) and largely containing writing taken from this very blog.

So, if you never got a copy of Chapbook and want to have a look at it, you'll have to go to the college in Elephant and Castle to do so (where you can also take in the nearby Heygate Estate, a neo-Brutalist series of blocks, used as a symbol of urban decay in films such as Attack the Block and TV series The Bill, currently being demolished). There is a Facebook page containing 'some examples' of fanzines but, alas, not Chapbook.

Due to the overwhelming success of Chapbook, we are now in the early stages of producing another, bigger budget, fanzine. Watch this window.

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