lowercase reading room

April 4, 2012

Check out these books in the Reading Room!

Filed under: Uncategorized — lowercasebooks @ 5:45 pm

& they all fell down
is a zine by A. Cassidy. It is one of ten and is the first zine she has made. After talking to her in store she mentioned that each of the 10 zines are hand drawn, each slightly different from each other, purely due to this hand drawn aspect. The inside cover has an intricate and beautiful illustration and the overall zine conveys a sense of whimsy and delicacy.

C.A. Hiley has three little books in the Reading Room, each hand drawn and hand printed. Each book is from an edition of 40-50 and are printed in 3-5 colours. The three titles are In The Silks, On the Trapeze, and Rope, all focusing on a different form of acrobatics. The illustrations are simple but stunning and the use of spot colour is extremely successful.

The Secret Order of Space, Time & Circumstance: No. 1 Circumstantial Evidence
is an edition of 20 zines. This entire zine is cleanly printed and very crisp looking. The imagery is simply, but there is a lot of it, filling the pages well. I really like the simple colour pallet of this zine and the paper choice is well thought through.

Oh, Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me: Connecting The Dots To The Death of Orion
by Mimi Li (2011) is an aesthetically pleasing zine containing illustrations from various sources dating back between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Each page has a hand-sewn constellation in red thread over a red and black image and text, printed on cream paper. The zine is beautifully bound using the same red thread.


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