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A Short Exhibition About Music Zines

10th July 2017 - 21st July 2017

A Short Exhibition About Music Zines, presenting a brief history and overview of the movement in the UK, co-curated by LCC Library (UAL) and Jen Kavanagh.

Music zines feature heavily in the London College of Communication, UAL Library Zine Collection. From the original punk fanzines of the 1970s, through to the indie and alternative zines of the subsequent five decades, zines continue to be vital in providing bands and fans a means to share their music and express their ideas and opinions. The DIY ethos and aesthetic of punk subculture continues to influence and empower today.

Nick Mann’s zine, A Short Fanzine About Rocking (ASFAR), is an influential punk, metal and hardcore music zine which ran for 38 issues from 2001-2014. ASFAR provides a case study which highlights the importance of self-publishing for individuals and subcultural communities. ASFAR had a huge impact on the underground music scene in the UK and beyond, and on its long-term contributors. The exhibits shown will provide examples of Nick’s work and writing, and show the passion and process behind creating a music zine.


London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle
London, SE1 6SB United Kingdom
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