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Chicago People: Kaugummi at Golden Age, one-night-only!

by Suzanne on July 8th, 2011


From Dondoro by Estelle Hanania & Hoichi Okamoto, published by Kaugummi, 2011, 48 pages, FR/EN, full colour offset, 1000 copies - click to enlarge

If you happen to find yourself in Chicago tomorrow evening: This is an event not to be missed as one of my very favourite French publishers of small press is having a retrospective displaying more than 70 zines from their 7-year publishing history.

If you've never heard of Kaugummi Books, you obviously haven't been paying attention to this blog and I suggest you go stand in a corner and think about what you've done.


From It's My Life by Aleksandra Waliszewska, published by Kaugummi, 2010, 20 pages, black and white on pink paper, 100 copies, handnumbered - click to enlarge

For all others: The event will take place at Golden Age from 6 - 9 PM tomorrow and I highly suggest you show up with a few bucks to support independent publishing.

Venue details below.


From Death Patrol by Stephane Prigent, published by Kaugummi, 2011, 20 pages, printed on grey paper, 100 copies, handnumbered - click to enlarge

On show: Jul 9, 2011, 6 - 9 PM

Address: Golden Age, 119 N Peoria St. #2D, Chicago, IL 60607, USA, tel: +1 312 288 8535

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 12 - 6 PM and by appointment

Kaugummi Books

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New articles, publications, blogs worth checkin'

by Suzanne on June 22nd, 2011

I didn't really want to turn each of the following into separate posts, so please do apologise the rather random character of what's to come.

READIN'

Ingestion / Planet in a Bottle (by Christopher Turner for Cabinet Magazine)

A fantastic article about the bionauts, Buckminster Fuller, and why humans just can't and won't coexist with nature.

Bones with Bling (by Paul Koudounaris for ForteanTimes)

Nomen est omen. A short but sweet article about Europe's old bejewelled skeletons.

BUYIN'

Fantastic Animals (by Aleksandra Waliszewska & Matthew Wascovich for My Dance The Skull)

A new publication from the amazing Aleksandra Waliszewska - a few people have told me that the above is most certainly a portrait of yours truly humpin'... SOMETHING... but I guess we'll never know.

Edition of 100 copies, 20 pages, 14 x 21 cm at only £5! Get one while they last.

OOHIN' & AAHIN'

Uno Moralez Mention No. 238917258

Sickeningly talented Uno Moralez posts pictures of an abandoned project.

Steven Cook's Alternity

The year is 2011 and it looks like Steven Cook has taken up alternifying reality again. Oh boy! Seen above is The Traveller Returns.

JAPANIN'

Incredible Custom Akira pinball machine

Based on a boring Gottlieb. Found by Otomblr - dedicated to the art of Katsuhiro Otomo.

Tokyo Scum Brigade Tumblr

TSB now have a Tumblr. Noice.