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The Newsstand: Independently Published Zines, Magazines & Artist Books

Written by Lele Saveri, Foreword by Phil Aarons, Contribution by AA Bronson and Tom Sachs, Text by Ken Miller

  • February 23, 2016
  • Trade Paperback
  • Design - Graphic Arts - General
  • Skira Rizzoli
  • 6-11/16 x 9-7/8
  • $45.00
  • $45.00
  • 978-0-8478-4755-6

About This Book

This book documents and encapsulates the story of The Newsstand, a pop-up retail space conceptualized and produced by Alldayeveryday and curated by Lele Saveri.

The most comprehensive anthology of contemporary zine culture of New York and beyond, including more than a thousand contemporary artist publications and independently produced zines, books, and artworks. 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 documents not only a prolific time within independent publishing, but also the thriving community that supports it.

About the 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.

Reviews

  • "Unlike most subway newsstands in NYC, which sell candy and the Daily News, this newsstand sold zines—and lots of them. . . [The Newsstand is] an invigorating reminder of the power of self-publishing and I hope it inspires more of these types of newsstands to pop up."
    -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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