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Nothing is as inspirational as Ilse Content. Even when it doesn’t try to be, by its very nature it gives hope and power where there seems to be none. Never ceasing to be interesting and surprising, the first eight years of Ilse Content are collected here for the first time.

Bringing back to life many long out-of-print issues, the first ten volumes are anthologized in this clean and artistically beautiful book from Mend My Dress Press...[ continued ]

In this issue of our favorite Portland photo journal: “Building New Ground." 20 photographers from around the world respond.

With work from: Katherine Akey, Tal Ben Avi, Linda Borst, Craig Buchan, Fergus Coyle, Alexa Cushing, Chris Giuliano, Illesha Khandelwal, Bryan May, Giuseppe Mileti, Svetlana Mladenovic, Azikiwe Mohammed, Paolo Morales, Naveen Naqvi, Kumi Oguro, Joaquin Palting, Rhombie Sandoval, and Jeanette Spicer...[ continued ]

A quiet and haunting issue of the Incandescent photo zine that looks at what it means to be “brittle string in a big storm.”

Work from: Krasimira Butseva, Carmen Colombo, Kristin Dillon, Yael Eban, Lorena Endara, Yoav Friedlander, Juan Giraldo, Juliane Herrmann, Martin Holik, Hannah Nikkelson, Joaquin Palting, Sarah Pfohl, June Tay Sanders, Rhombie Sandoval, Dakota Sumpter, and FeiFan Zhang...[ continued ]

This issue of our favorite photo journal organizes under the banner of the “Slow Read.” And within there are shooting ranges, Mars simulations, fruit harvests, kids in the back of a truck going nowhere. As poet Hajara Quinn writes in her foreword, "A suite of photographs has the quality of a poem with many possible permutations...stirring up the space between the subconscious and conscious worlds...[ continued ]

Parking meters, pensive basketball players, proud dogs, explorative cats, tomatoes in a shirt, a swamp room, a shack. All gathered, figuring out how “to approach stillness,” the latest theme of Incandescent, our very favorite photography journal.

With work from: Poli Blum, Ally Caple, Christiana Caro, Carmen Colombo, Catherine J. Davis, Lisa Gidley, Justine Higgins, Mitchell Hurst, Clay Maxwell Jordan, Nick Kozak, John Murphy, Kelli Pennington, Evan Perkins, Claudio Rasano, Tom Rees, Cody Schlabaugh, and Sarah P...[ continued ]

Portland photo zine Incandescent gathers photographers from around the world to respond to the idea of “To Save and To See.” Quiet moments that speak volumes. Foreword by Sarah LaPonte. Cover image by Tommaso Fiscaletti.

76 pages, perfect-bound, full color using solid wax ink. 6.5" x 8." First pressing of 250.

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One of the best zines ever, collected for the first time. Volume One puts together some long out of print issues, which is definite cause for celebration.

"From scooping chicken salads to selling clothes to shelving books to teacher training, Truckface details years of embarrassment and missteps. This volume contains stories of rowdy backyard brawls, awful customer service, awkward social interactions, underpants dance parties, staying angry and learning how to try...[ continued ]

This volume collects LB's writing from her first five years as a public school teacher. It is at turns powerful, hilarious, sad, inspirational, and always always always amazing. If any zine deserves a 400+ page anthology, it's Truckface.

"Through strikes, standardized testing, violence, bouffant wigs, school closings, and drawings of wieners, Truckface documents the life of one Chicago public school teacher...[ continued ]

Brilliantly styled as a Choose Your Own Adventure book, this book is “about being an ace starfighter pilot who has crashed on a planet of malevolent space ants, but it is actually about a four year relationship with an incredibly self-destructive alcoholic.”

Amazingly raw, familiar to anyone who has been in a bad relationship, and sometimes tragically funny. Landing it somewhere between outstandingly clever, sad, and hilarious...[ continued ]

A beautiful collection of the first six (long out of print) issues of Mend My Dress - a zine that for years has been constantly impressive in its openness and strength. Seeing it in this form puts into perspective how great it is. It’s also one of the best laid out and cleanest zine collections in book form that I have seen.

“Mend My Dress offers a complex, nuanced, and skillfully constructed picture of multifarious girlhood vulnerability...[ continued ]