Whoever said print was dead, needs to get their noggin over to Somerset House and see how pioneering publishers are still shaking up print media. The likes of gal-dem & Mushpit have generated enough of a buzz in the past decade, to prove the niche magazine scene’s anything but dead. PRINT! TEARING IT UP will take a walk down memory lane, revisiting the satirical beginnings of the Private Eye, alongside seminal cult titles such as The Face; before revisiting the surge in D.I.Y zines from feminist collectives in 1980s and their ripple effect onto Gen Z’s now. See how the creatives of Britain’s contemporary indie mag scene are using their platforms to voice unspoken and taboo subjects – from diversity, to media distortion, gender, mental-health and living in a diaspora. Learn how the digital era has shaped the demand for print and envisage what the future could hold for independent titles. With spin-off events from industry insiders, including PROCESS! a two-day festival on 21st & 22nd July by women’s biannual OOMK, full of zine workshops and discussions – consider it all the inspiration you need to go create your own.
WC2ExhibitionSunday July 8