Just one week until A Few Zines lands on Hollywood Boulevard. The panel will kick ass, we've got a DJ, roach coaches (did someone say Cool Haus ice cream?), and tequila. There is even a bartender ready to mix up a margarita. Things may get messy.
Also making its stateside debut is Go Sheffo. The folks at Go are zine romantics in the best sense. They relish the cut, paste, Xerox format and use it to make a case for why Sheffield, UK is an amazing place. Including a plea for Jarvis Cocker to return home to be the city's poet.
Here's how they describe themselves:
We talk about the cities and places we love, and what makes them special: the buildings, the people, the streets.
We are not interested in retail per square foot or mixed use developments. We have no time for buzzwords. Our cities aren't fresh or luxury or sexy. They are much more than that. This is about a city's soul.
Soul city, now we're talking. Check out all the issues online, then come to LA and handle the hard copies. While you're on the Go site, check out their 2005 master plan for Sheffield, Open Your Eyes, which is also in the exhibition.
And thanks to Sam Jacob for putting us in touch.